Comprising over 17,000 large and small tropical islands, Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago and home for at least 235 million people. The vast Indonesian archipelago spans 5,120 km across the equator, positioned between the Asian and Australian continents. Four-fifths of the area is sea with the major islands of Sumatera, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua. The 300 ethnic groups that exist harmoniously give birth to a potpourri of cultures and fascinating people. Indonesia's landscape is greatly varied because of its location, and geology; two of the main islands Java and Bali have the most fertile ricelands, while Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua are wrapped in rainforests; to the savannah grasslands of the Nusatenggara islands and snow-capped peaks of West Papua.
It has an amazing wildlife that ranges from the prehistoric giant Komodo lizard to the Orang Utan and the Java rhino, to the Sulawesi anoa dwarf buffalos, to exquisite birds.
Culturally, Indonesia fascinates with her rich diversity of ancient temples, music, ranging from the traditional to modern pop, dances, rituals and ways of life, changing from island to island, from region to region.
In terms of facilities, Indonesia has hotels that cater to all kinds of travellers. Major cities of Indonesia like Jakarta, Bali, Yogyakarta, Batam, Bandung, Surabaya, or Makassar are a shopper's paradise offering upscale boutiques selling top brand names, to local goods at road-side stalls. The gourmets here can treat themselves to many regions' delectable spicy cuisine or dining sumptuously at international restaurants. Indonesia offers world class spas to reinvigorate both body and mind. For events and conventions all the main cities are well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.