Patagonia, Chile

Indonesia tour

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Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,508 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta.

The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world's sixteenth largest by nominal GDP and fifteenth largest by purchasing power parity.

The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with China and India. Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE, and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. Muslim traders brought Islam, and European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolize trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Discovery.

Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia secured its independence after World War II. Indonesia's history has since been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters, corruption, separatism, a democratization process, and periods of rapid economic change.

The people are as radically different from each other as the variety of landscapes you'll see, with every island a unique blend. Over time, deep and rich cultures have evolved, from the mysteries of the spiritual Balinese to the ancient animist belief system of the Asmat people of Papua.

Facts about Indonesia
  • Indonesia is the largest country in the world comprised solely of islands.
  • The country’s economy centers around agriculture and oil, with approximately 90% of the population involved in agriculture.
  • The Indonesian government only recognizes six religions: Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Protestantism, Catholicism, and Confucianism.
  • Indonesia is home to thousands of different flora and fauna, making it the country with the second-highest level of biodiversity in the world.
  • Indonesia is the world’s leading exporter of frog legs!.
  • Indonesia exports the world’s most expensive and without a doubt most unique coffee: Kopi Luwak. Kopi Luwak is coffee made from coffee beans eaten and defecated by an Indonesian cat-like animal called the palm civet.
  • Indonesia is home to some 400 volcanoes. They make great tourist attractions but the country does experience around one volcanic eruption per year and a total of 127 volcanoes are active, which is about a third of all the world’s active volcanoes.
  • 8. Headhunting; the practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing the person… Apparently it hasn’t died out completely yet! The Indonesian side of Timor is said to be home to some of the last-remaining headhunting villages. >
  • The small Indonesian Hindu population mostly lives on the island of Bali.
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