Indonesia (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) by Justine Vaisutis, Neal Bedford, Mark Elliott, Nick Ray,

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Observe IndonesiaStretch your hand via historic stone latticework to the touch the fortunate Buddhas atop Java’s majestic Borobudur.Drink with the lifeless (and don’t slip on buffalo blood!) at an complex and riotous Torajan funeral.Sniff out the notorious durian or scaly salak at an area fruit market.Step apart as a massive Komodo dragon swaggers by means of with the arrogance simply 100kg of top-of-the-food-chain lizard can exude.In This Guide:Eleven authors, greater than three hundred days of in-country examine, seventy three ferry journeys, 197 distinct maps, 205 bowls of nasi goreng.Includes in-depth details on volcano hiking, browsing, diving, orang-utan staring at and the easiest adventures.Content up-to-date day-by-day: stopover at for up to date stories, updates and traveller feedback.

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Brassware was mostly of Indian and Islamic influence. Today, some of the best brass workmanship is that of the Minangkabau in Sumatra, but brassware is also produced in Java, South Kalimantan and Sulawesi. The most important ironwork objects are knives and swords such as the Javanese kris and the parang of Kalimantan. Parang are sacred weapons used in everything from clearing jungle to – at one time – headhunting. Scabbards for ceremonial parang are intricately decorated with beads, shells and feathers.

Most of Indonesia’s national parks are very isolated and have minimal facilities. Exploring the country’s magnificent wilderness areas requires time, endurance and usually a guide. Some parks have huts where visitors BLOOMIN’ STINKY Of all Indonesia’s flora, the most spectacular is the rafflesia arnoldi. Considered the world’s largest flower (it’s actually a parasite) the rafflesia grows up to 1m in diameter, weighs as much as 7kg and unfurls inch-thick petals. The plant blooms between August and November, and in doing so emits a perfume of rotting flesh to attract insects necessary for pollination – it’s not recommended for a romantic gift.

In 2006, the discovery of never-beforeseen species of wildlife in Papua’s Pegunungan Foja (the Foja mountain range) highlighted just how rich Indonesia’s natural environment is. It also emphasised the value of what is being destroyed for limited gain (see p79). Animals The fact that Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Bali (all part of the Sunda shelf) were once linked to the Asian mainland is reflected in the animals roaming the region. Some large Asian land animals still survive in this area, including tigers, rhinoceroses, leopards and the sun bear.

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