Indonesia is an archipelago country with so many beautiful landscapes on each island. Every inch of the island has the beauty of mother nature that exist decades ago. It spreads from the Western part into Eastern Indonesia.
Western Indonesia becomes so popular with the easier access to get there. Moreover, most of the Indonesian population is living in this Western part. This makes it easier for people to explore there compared to Eastern Indonesia.
Since a very long time ago, exploring Eastern Indonesia is popular not only for local tourists but also foreign tourists as well. With so many challenging experiences to get there, visiting the beauty of Eastern Indonesia becomes thrilling for some reason.
Speaking of beautiful places in Eastern Indonesia, some of those places have become the most magnetic tourism for local and foreign tourists. With some effort, you can also get the chance to explore them. Let’s see some of them below!
1. Lorentz National Park
Lorentz national park becomes one of the most beautiful places in Eastern Indonesia. It is located in Papua, which has so many beautiful places from the mountain to the sea. It also becomes one of the provinces with the largest forest in Indonesia.
Lorentz national park becomes one of the biggest national parks in South East Asia. It has about 2.4 hectares of area, which spreads from the mount glacier of Puncak Jaya to the seashore. It has the beauty of nature, which so many native flowers of Indonesia and the Fauna living there.
In 1999, Lorentz national park was admitted by UNESCO as one of the Indonesian world heritage. If you want to visit these beautiful places, you need to get to the Timika regency first, then take some routes by local transportation that is available in Papua.
2. Raja Ampat
Still, in Papua, Raja Ampat becomes one of the most iconic beautiful places in Eastern Indonesia. Raja Ampat is a kind of a little archipelago area in Papua that contains so many little islands.
If you love to do diving, snorkeling, and swimming, Raja Ampat is the best place to explore. You can find so many sea biotas from the native Indonesian seawater that you can barely found them in another country.
3. Kei Island
Visiting Maluku, don’t forget to reach one of the most beautiful places in Eastern Indonesia on Kei island. It is located in the southeast of Maluku, which is not far from Ambon city.
The nearest city to reach Kei island from Ambon is Tual city. Once you reach the island, you can find so many beautiful places to explore. The island contains some little islands. The Adranan and Bair island becomes two most popular islands to visit.
There are also Ngurbloat and Ngurtafur beaches, which have pure white sands. Moreover, you can snorkel around the Gowa Hawang as the most sacred cave on Kei island.
4. Komodo Island
Komodo island becomes one of the most beautiful places in Eastern Indonesia. It is located in East Nusa Tenggara. You need to reach Labuan Bajo city as the nearest place to reach the island.
There are so many beautiful things you can explore on Komodo island from diving and hiking spots in Indonesia as well. You can even find the giant lizard in Komodo national park if you are lucky.
Other than that, around Komodo island, you can also visit Padar island with the epic beauty of hills among the ocean. Having tired after hiking, reach the pink beach so you can relax there enjoying the blue water of the ocean combines with pink sands.
Larantuka is a little city in East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. It has one of the most beautiful places in Eastern Indonesia. This city is well known as the little Vatican in Indonesia many years ago.
Larantuka has so many beautiful places that are worth visits. Such as Asam Satu beach, Oa beach, Meko island, Waibalun island, and many more. The most popular place in Larantuka in the religious tourism visit around the Bukit Fatima prayer park, Semana Santa festival, and Yubelium cross as one of the Indonesian most famous landmarks.
6. Waingapu, East Sumba
The beauty of East Nusa Tenggara becomes one of the iconic paradises in Indonesian tourism. Exploring part of the part on the area feels couldn’t be enough for you. There are so many beautiful places in this part of Eastern Indonesia, such as in Waingapu, East Sumba.
Waingapu is the biggest city in East Sumba. It is surrounded by hills, beaches, and forests as well. You can explore the green view of Warinding hills, beautiful rock at the Watu Parunu beach, mangrove forest at Walakiri beach, beautiful rock cave in the Tanggedu waterfall, and many more.
7. Bima, West Nusa Tenggara
Bima becomes one of the biggest cities in West Nusa Tenggara, which has so many beautiful places. As part of Eastern Indonesia, the city is worth exploring from the mountain, hills, beach, and national park as well.
You can explore the beauty of the nature of columnar joints in the Tanjung Meriam. Other destinations which also popular there is Kelapa island, mount Tambora, Lariti beach, Lakey beach, Kalaki beach, Matompo hills, and many more.
8. Labengki Island
Labengki island is located in South Sulawesi, which has so many beautiful places to visit. The island becomes popular as the miniature of Raja Ampat, which has so many little islands around the island.
Snorkeling and diving have become the most favorite things to do on Labengki island as one of the best snorkeling places in Indonesia. And if you are lucky you can see some dolphins there.
So, there are some of the beautiful places in Eastern Indonesia that are worth visiting. Have you ever visiting one of them?