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Indonesia is a country full of life, history and islands. With Jakarta being the most populated city, there are over 100 cities in Indonesia, each immersed in adventure and nature. A shelter to dozens of islands and exotic flora and fauna, a trip to Indonesia is bound to be a mind-opening one!

Here is the list of 7 Cities in Indonesia

1. Bali - The Island of the Gods

Bali - The Island of the Gods
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Known For : Ulu Watu Mount Batur Scuba Diving

Indonesia’s most famous island, Bali is the best place for any tourist who needs a week of absolute relaxation, fragrant cuisine, scenic beauty and a galore of culture and tradition. With its elaborate temples, endless coastline, scenic coral reefs, waterfalls and retreats, Bali is indeed, a place of leisure and idyll, and simultaneously, a place for the adventurous and the explorers.

Best Time: April, May, June and September

274 Bali Attractions

2. Jakarta - A Melting Pot of Differences

Jakarta - A Melting Pot of Differences
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Known For : National Monument of Indonesia (MONAS) Grand Indonesia Mall Merdeka Square

The capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is its cultural, economic and political centre. Established in the 14th century, it has a rich, varied history, and is a city of exciting metamorphosis- with its bustling traffic, its strong affiliations to its own historical roots, and a hub of development in Indonesia.

Best Time: July to October

114 Jakarta Attractions

3. Surabaya - The City of Indonesia's History

Surabaya - The City of Indonesia's History
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Known For : House of Sampoerna Arab Market Suroboyo Carnival Park

The centre of the Indonesian freedom movement, Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia. With mixed Islamic, Chinese, Dutch and Indonesian culture surrounded by traffic and high buildings, this city is another unique mix of traditional and modern.

Best Time: May to September.

57 Surabaya Attractions

4. Medan - A Thriving Multicultural Metropolis

Medan - A Thriving Multicultural Metropolis
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Known For : Lake Toba Tjong A Fie Mansion Mesjid Raya Mosque

The fourth largest city in Indonesia, Medan is one of the most diverse areas in the country, with people from almost all kinds of Asian ethnicities, including Chinese, Javanese, different Indonesian tribes, Southern Indians, and Northern Indians. This diversity has led to a vibrant culture, making Medan a must-visit for any tourist wishing to explore Indonesia.

Best Time: May to September

14 Medan Attractions

5. Makassar - Indonesia's Modernised Port-City

Makassar - Indonesia's Modernised Port-City
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Known For : Fort Rotterdam Losari Beach Malino

A bustling port, Makassar is the largest city in East Indonesia. Its cosmopolitan nature and urban attractions make it a must-visit city in Indonesia.

Best Time: June to September

9 Makassar Attractions

6. Bandung - The City of Flowers

Bandung - The City of Flowers
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Known For : Kawah Putih Tangkuban Perahu Situ Patenggang Lake

Also known as 'The Paris of Java', Bandung is a city with interesting contrasts and is characterised by an urban sprawl alongside rippling rice fields and volcanic mountains. It is one of the cooler cities in Indonesia, perfect for a day-trip from Jakarta or Bali.

Best Time: June to September

6 Bandung Attractions

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7. Batam, Indonesia - An Adventure-Filled Retreat

Batam, Indonesia - An Adventure-Filled Retreat
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Known For : Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple Barelang Bridge Adventure Sports in Batam

The island of Batam is one of the most picturesque islands in the Riau Archipelago, and also one of the most modernised areas in Indonesia. Tourists from usually flock here for a retreat, and some fresh ocean air. It's proximity to Singapore also makes it a very popular weekend destination for residents of the island-nation.

Best Time: May to September.

11 Batam Attractions

With the above options in mind, pack, hike, explore and do not forget to share your valuable experiences in the comments below!

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