3 MOST RECOMMENDED PLACES FOR SOLO TRIPS IN INDONESIA
Solo travel serves several benefits, such as being able to visit great places that you are interested in. Check out some of these recommended places for your solo soul.
Solo traveling can always be fun. Not only that you get to spend the time doing all the things you are interested in, but it is also stress-relieving as you have the opportunity to gain new knowledge and friendship.
However, arbitrary solo travel is not suggested for safety reasons. Indonesia is the world's largest island country and for solo travelers, you need to know what to expect to be safe. In addition, keep in mind that some Covid-19 restrictions are applied to these places.
Known for its fascinating culture, Bali is famous as the Islands of Gods and has attracted many foreigners to visit. In fact, Bali is one of the safest places to visit in Indonesia thanks to the kindness and hospitality of the locals.
Bali holds a strong belief in Hinduism, but not known to many, Bali's religion is different from the well-known Hinduism from India. In Bali, the religion is more known as 'animism' in which the Balinese believe that all things in nature have souls. This is why Balinese people are very considerate and respectful of everything around them, including tourists.
The Balinese culture and religion are very festive: ceremonies, village traditions, pilgrimage, dances, purification rituals, and many more. Fortunately, these are open for tourists to enjoy, and solo travelers are welcome to join too! But, keep in mind to always be respectful, and be sure to ask the leaders of ceremonies for permission to join.
In Bali, one of the recommended places to visit is the Nusa Islands. One of the southeastern corners of Bali, Nusa Lembongan has attracted most of the tourists. Followed by the smallest, Nusa Ceningan which has baby blue water, and Nusa Penida which has rocky sites and rural areas, all of which are not as busy and crowded as the city of Bali so that you can enjoy serenity and peace.
Another solo destination is Yogyakarta. In the city of 'Gudeg', the city's national food made of jackfruit stew, you can enjoy a night stroll down Malioboro Street to shop around for traditional clothes, souvenirs, or have a taste of Yogyakarta's legendary cuisines.
Activities like roaming the bazaars at Pasar Beringharjo and enjoying photo spots at Candi Ratu Boko are easily accessible. In Yogyakarta, public transportation like trains, buses, or local taxis is all available. If you're opting to live like a local, Yogyakarta has 'Delman' which is a horse-pulled carriage, and 'Becak', a human-powered tricycle.
Another alternative is Prambanan Temple or Roro Jonggrang Temple which are the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia built in the 19th century. The temple is a UNESCO-recognized world heritage site in Central Java. In these temples, tourists can also enjoy art and cultural performances called ‘Sendratari Ramayana’.
Not as popular as Bali, but considered just as beautiful is the island of Flores. This eastern Indonesian island is famous for its endemic animal, the Komodo Dragon. The island is also commonly known the Island of a Thousand Smiles - a nickname picked up from the friendliness and smiles of the locals.
The island is a secluded area, so it is the perfect destination for solo travelers to relax and enjoy their solitude while enjoying the sun in the white sand beaches and clear water. Recommended activities in Flores include boat rides and snorkeling with Manta Rays, visiting Komodo Dragon National Park, and walking on the iconic beaches. Additionally, a quick escape to Labuan Bajo and Desa Wae Rebo is made easy as boat services are offered every day.#THE S MEDIA #Media Milenial #solo travel #indonesia #best places #visit indonesia