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GUNUNG RINJANI NATIONAL PARK

GUNUNG RINJANI NATIONAL PARK

A large, active volcano looming over the island, Gunung Rinjani culminates at 3726m and is the 3rd highest peak in Indonesia.

The last eruption was in May 2010 but several treks are available from 100’000 Rp to 2’500’000 Rp. In 2008, approved by UNESCO, the Gunnung Rinjani National Park became the first geological park in Indonesia (entrance fee 150’000 Rp).

The lower and middle slopes of the volcano are densely forested with tropical species and must be climbed during dry season. Low temperatures at the summit make warm clothes a must-have.

 

Komodo Island

Located between Sumbawa and Flores, the Komodo Island is home to Jurassic Park-like, famous Komodo dragons. The Komodo lizards are indigenous to the region and grow up to three meters long (making them the world's largest living lizards). There are nearly 5,700 Komodo dragons in the park, spread over three large islands of Komodo, ...

Gili Islands

Meaning 'Small Island', this cluster of three islands has escaped the trappings of modern life, with their undeveloped, immaculate sandy beaches and lush tropical vegetation. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air were 'discovered' by party-loving backpackers in the eighties. Horse-drawn carts replace automobiles and ...

Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park is a 335.000 ha national park located in the province of Central Kalimantan which is in the Indonesian part of Borneo. The park is a jungle, home of Orangutans, and is one of the most essential places for the preservation of wild life in Southeast Asia. The park actually shelters three quarters of the ...

Prambanan

Built in the 9th century, Prambanan is a hinduist temple in Central Java, located 16 km east from the city of Yogyakarta. This temple was built during the reigns of two kings named Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. The temple is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its history and impressive ...

Lake Toba is a lake set in the crater of a super-volcano in the province of North Sumata. The lake is 100 kilometers long, 30 kilometers wide, and 505 meters deep, with a surface elevation of about 900 metres. The lake is around 1,000 km² larger than Singapore! Imagine that! Or to put it in another way, the lake is as long as a drive from ...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Sound of Mine: The Sound of Alternative Rock with a Touch of Blues and More!

Bali has sure seen the birth and progress of numerous bands this year, and here we are, happy to do our part related to the births and happenings related to the island's music scene! We are sure passionate to cheer for the newcomers to make their way and earn their place, of course starting in the local scene.   This week we...

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