#44 best destination in the world

Grand Indonesia

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  • Integrated multipurpose 6,900,000 sq ft complex that consists of a huge shopping mall, office tower, high end serviced residential tower, and a five-star hotel

Gereja Ayam

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  • Prayer house often referred to as a church
  • The structure is constructed in the shape of a dove, but instead reminds many onlookers of a hen, hence, the locals have taken to calling it the chicken church
  • The building was erected during the 1990s by Daniel Alamsjah, who claimed to have been inspired by God to build a prayer house through a dream he had in 1989
  • Alamsjah is Christian, but envisioned Gereja Ayam as a place to welcome followers of any religion for prayer or meditation
  • Due to financial difficulties and local resistance, the construction was halted in 2000 and the building has since largely been left to deteriorate

Waterbom Bali Indonesia

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  • Water park with a rides for all ages, plus restaurants, a food court, and a swim-up bar

Double Six Beach

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  • Relaxed beach popular with travelers offering umbrella rentals, live music, and chill ambiance

Tanah Lot

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  • Rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali
  • Home to the ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot, a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography

Ubud Monkey Forest

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  • Sanctuary and natural habitat of the Balinese long-tailed Monkey
  • About 1049 monkeys live in this sanctuary
  • The monkeys are divided into 6 groups, namely in front of main temple group, forest conservation group, central point group, eastern group, Michelin group, and cemeteries group
  • The village’s residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village

Mount Agung

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  • Active volcano, and the highest point on Bali, and dominates the surrounding area, influencing the climate, especially rainfall patterns.
  • The mountains are frequently covered in clouds
  • A stratovolcano, with a large and deep crater, its most recent eruptions occurred from 2017–2019

Pura Lempuyang Luhur

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  • Holy temple that is actually a collection of several temples along the hiking path to the summit
  • The main temple, also the highest, the Pura Lempuyang Luhur, lies at 3,854 ft above sea level, up on the peak of the namesake, Mount Lempuyang
  • The temple complex is dedicated to Ida Betara Hyang Iswara, the guardian of the east
  • With its towering white candi bentar split gate, three dragon stairs and three kori agung gates, this compound has views to the west overlooking Mount Agung, the highest volcano in Bali

Komodo National Park

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  • Founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard
  • Komodo islands is also a part of the Coral Triangle, which contains some of the richest marine biodiversity on Earth
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Kelimutu

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  • Mountain that has three volcanic crater lakes that differ in color
  • Lake colors periodically change due to adjustments in the oxidation-reduction status of the fluid of each lake, and also considering the abundance of different major elements, such as iron and manganese, thought to be mediated by the groundwater system in the volcano itself
  • The colors in the lakes change independently from each other, as each has its own unique connectivity to the underlying volcano’s activity
  • Between January and November 2016, the colors of the craters changed six times

Raja Ampat Islands

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  • Archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands
  • The archipelago straddles the Equator and forms part of Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth

Costs

Number of Days: 30 days

Best Time To Fly: May-June, Sept

Airline tickets: $1,328

Seattle -> Jakarta (round trip) $777
Jakarta -> Yogyakarta (one way) $24
Yogyakarta -> Denpasar (one way) $43
Denpasar -> Labuan Bajo (one way) $31
Labuan Bajo -> Ende (one way) $33
Ende -> Jakarta (one way) $124
Jakarta -> Sorong (round trip) $296

Ferry/cruise tickets: $30

Sorong -> Raja Ampat Islands ferry (round trip) $30

Food: $5/day x 30 days = $150

Driver: $42/day x 30 days = $1,260

Entertainment: $295

Airbnb: $65/day x 27 days = $1,753

TOTAL: $4,816