Indonesia is a wealth of cultures, each as distinctive as the 13,000
islands that comprise the archipelago nation that sweeps in a grand 6,400 km arc
along the Equator. While the dominant culture, centred in Java, is Muslim,
Hindus reside in Bali and dozens of unique animistic peoples populate the rest
of the islands.
Travellers visit Indonesia as much for its art and culture, as for its
tropical beauty. Its rainforests hold a multitude of rare species of exotic
birds as well as the orangutan. Komodo island is home to a famous dragon.