10 Epic Places in Indonesia Even Locals Don't Know About

Stingless jellyfish in Kakaban Lake
Stingless jellyfish in Kakaban Lake | © TomaB / Flickr
Edira Putri

With more than 17,000 islands, countless mountains, expansive coastlines and an endless list of natural wonders, Indonesia will never run out of travel destinations. From a mysterious lake to remote islands, discover epic places in Indonesia that even the locals don’t know about.

Pulau Biawak

Komodo Island, the land of the mighty komodo dragon, is well-known, but not many people know about a similar island off Indramayu, West Java. Giant monitor lizards roam free, along with other exotic bird and fish species. The island is also home to a majestic lighthouse built during Indonesia’s colonial era. Pulau Biawak, or Biawak Island, is characterized by dense mangrove in the middle and stunning beaches with rich corals around the edge.


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