Have you ever wondered if there are any highest cities in Indonesia? If you love to travel to higher places then visiting Indonesia is a perfect choice to explore. The archipelago contains a beautiful landscape with mountains and hills within the cities that live there.
Some of the highest cities in Indonesia commonly become popular spots that are worth visiting for tourists. Not only local but also domestic tourist love to visit there which offers a different vibe to their everyday life such as their ways to celebrate the new year in Indonesia.
If you are wondering where to find the highest cities in Indonesia are worth visiting to explore, here we have some of them on the list below. Let’s check them out!
1. Kota Mulia
Kota Mulia is one of the highest cities in Indonesia located in Puncak Jaya, Papua. It is located around 2.448 meters over the seawater, which makes the city becomes the coldest city in Indonesia.
When night come through the Kota Mulia the temperature can even reach around eight Celsius degrees. That is because the city is located not too far from the Jaya Wijaya mount one of the highest mounts in Indonesia.
The city of Kota Mulia has difficult access to reach and some music festivals in Indonesia are barely held there. You need to fly by local plane to reach the city from Jayapura. That makes everything, such as food supply has a higher price there.
Waghete is one of the highest cities in Indonesia located in Deiyai regency, Papua. The city is not too far from Kota Mulia as a part of the hills area under the feet of Jaya Wijaya mount.
Waghete is located around 2.200 meters over the seawater which makes the city becomes one of the oldest cities in Indonesia. During the day the temperature is around 18 Celsius degree and the night can reach up to eight Celsius degree.
Similar to Kota Mulia, the city of Waghete has a difficult way to reach as well. Most of the supply stock is distributed by plane making all of them have a higher price and locals commonly come from the most isolated tribes in Indonesia.
Berastagi is one of the highest cities in Indonesia located in Karo regency, North Sumatra. It is situated between Sinabung mount and Sibayak mount, precisely under the feet of those mountains which makes some Indonesian television station list company are a bit difficult to reach the area.
Berastagi has a consistent temperature between 14 to 22 Celsius degree daily. That makes some plants and fruit growth well over there and make the supply of food easier to get compared to other cities in Indonesia.
Mamasa is one of the highest cities in Indonesia located in West Sulawesi. The city is a bit far from the capital city of the province in Makassar, which can be reached within six hours by driving from Pare-Pare regency, where local commonly lives traditionally without modern restaurant such as the best cafes in South Jakarta.
The city of Mamasa has a unique landscape that spreads between 1.200 to 1.900 meters over the seawater. That makes locals live from nature in this city where they can easily grow fruits, and vegetables, farm, and even fish from the river.
Ruteng is one of the highest cities in Indonesia located in the Manggarai regency of East Nusa Tenggara. The city is located around 1.200 meters over the seawater which makes it colder all the time.
Ruteng has a beautiful landscape with the unique oldest building from the colonialism era. One of the most favorite places to visit in Ruteng is Desa Adat Compang which offers the most historical place in Indonesian history before independence was declared.
Lembang is one of the highest cities in Indonesia located in Bandung of West Java. The city is popular for tourism visits, which offers many popular spots from the natural landscapes and off-road activities.
Lately, Lembang is an iconic tourist visit in Bandung. That makes locals made living through tourism activities outside farming and planting. Since the city has a good temperature for growing plants makes the city becomes the source of supply for other cities around.
7. Gayo Lues
Gayo Lues is one of the highest cities in Indonesia located in Aceh of North Sumatra. The city is popular with the Gayo coffee as the most iconic coffee in North Sumatra. The temperature and landscapes also support the local growing of the best coffee in town.
Gayo Lues is specifically located under the feet of Leuser mount, which make the city have the coldest temperature than other cities in North Sumatra. The most popular place to visit in Gayo Lues is the hot water near Leuser mount.
Batu is one of the highest cities in Indonesia, located in Malang, East Java. The city has beautiful landscapes with so many popular tourist spots that are worth visiting. It looks similar to Lembang in Bandung, which offers a tourist spot from nature.
Batu not only offers natural tourism spots but also a great culture from East Javanese tribes that live there. For years, the city becomes one of the places that choose for business living rather than tourism.
So, some of the most popular highest cities in Indonesia are worth visiting to explore. Most of them are located under the feet of the highest mountain in the city, which makes them have the coldest temperature than others.
Since most of the highest cities in Indonesia are typical kindly places for living, they have more beautiful landscapes than other cities. Have you ever visited one of those highest cities in Indonesia? Which one that becomes your favorite so far?