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There’s been so much hype about Indonesia. We just don’t understand why.

That could only mean one thing – these people must never have travelled to other destinations before.

Here’s 25 reasons to convince you that travelling to Indonesia is absolutely pointless.

1. It’s not like Indonesia has a great sunrise view.

1. borobudur
Photo via 

2. Light from heaven? Come on, it’s only Jomblang cave in Yogyakarta.

23. Jomblang cave via Zexsen Xie
Photo via Zexsen Xie

3. The glowing lava at Kawah Ijen Volcano is so blue it hurts.

20. Kawah Ijen Puchong Pannoi
Photo via Puchong Pannoi

If you are still not intimidated by it, you should follow us on Instagram

Photo via Olivier Grunewald  

4. There’s really nothing to see at Munduk Moding Plantation, just clouds.

munduk moding

Infinity pool at Munduk Moding Plantation

2. munduk moding 2 via dreamka tour

5. See crater lakes in Mount Kelimutu? Nay, not pretty either.

12. Mt Kelimutu, Flores via Shann Biglione

Yeah, they will change colour, but that’s all.

12. Mt Kelimutu, Flores collage
Photo via holykaw.alltop

6. A sea of ugly islands you don’t need to check out?

Wayag 6.

7. Water bungalows in Raja Ampat? Ugh, the water is too dirty!

13. rajaampat islands via misoolecoresort
13. rajaampat islands via misoolecoresort 2

8. Watch the sunrise at Tebing Keraton in Bandung? I would rather snuggle in my bed.

4. tebing keraton via rajatourbandung
Photo via rajatourbandung

They say Tebing Keraton is the coolest destination in Bandung on Instagram. I say, spare me please, I can see the same thing in Norway.

9. There’s no interesting wildlife in Indonesia.

Traveling to Komodo Islands is like entering the Jurassic Park. Why would you risk your life getting eaten up by these wildly-roaming monsters that can grow up to 3m?!

8. komodo islands view via remotelands

The one-ton heaviest known bony fish Mola Mola is not interesting either, seriously, don’t bother diving at Nusa Penida.

8. mola mola via divetravelfriends

10. Don’t even mention the stingless jellyfish in Kakaban islands, they are truly gross.

9.kakaban jelly fish lake via CheanChong Lim
Photo via CheanChong Lim

11. Panoramic view at Kalibiru, Bukit Menoreh? Nope, you will fall to your death.

16. Kalibiru, Bukit Menoreh via Sherly Septiana
Photo via Sherly Septiana

12. Desert? There’s not even a blade of grass here at Gurun Pasir.

5. gurun pasir mount bromo via setapakkecil

Why bother going to Gurun Pasir at Mount Bromo?

13. Too humid and wet in Green Canyon Java.

6. green canyon java via
Photo via youkeepustraveling

14. Indonesia has no culture.

What about the Minangkabau dance again?

7. minangkabau dance via archipelagofastfact
Photo via archipelagofastfact

You have to take more than 11 hours to reach the Wae Rebo Traditional Village. Are you sure you want to see this weird place?

7. Waerebo traditional village via
Photo via Minakmataphotography

And what’s so special about these paper and bamboo monsters during the Ogoh Ogoh festival in Bali?

7. ogoh ogoh via thejakartapost
Photo via thejakartapost

15. Kenawa Island in Sumbawa just resembles Middle Earth. Now what’s all that hype about?

22. Kenawa Island in Sumbawa via

Really, what’s there?

Photo via

16. Have I told you about the smelly white lake at Kawah Putih?

10. Kawah putih via vebi
Photo via Vebi

17. You will be alone in Karimunjawa with lots of tiny islands like this.

11. Karimunjawa private islands by Eri via Path

You will be BORED to death.

Photo via Eri

18. Indonesia’s beaches are not unique at all.

Do you know about the Tanjung Ringgit beach in Lombok? It’s pink, eww.

14. pink beach via Ferdinan Darmalim
Photo via Ferdinan Darmalim

Kolbano Beach – Copycat of Nice’s pebble beach in France.

14. Kolbano Beach via yukpegi
Photo via yukpegi

There’s no one here at Walea beaches at Togian Islands, absolutely no one, so boring.

14. walea beaches togian islands via waleadiveresort
Photo via Waleadiveresort

19. The urban planning in Bandung is just so messy.

21. Caringin Tilu, Bandung nightview via nicko vandha
Photo via Nicko Vandha

What’s wrong with those people who keep going to Caringin Tilu for the night view?

20. Madakaripura Waterfall? Why do you want to get yourself totally wet in here?

15. Madakaripura Waterfall via
Photo via jelajah-nesia

21. The underwater life isn’t really interesting.

17. rajaampat islands via Conservation International: photo by Sterling Zumbrunn
Raja Ampat Islands (Photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)
Bunaken National Park (Photo via originaldiving)
17. wakatobi via dailynewsdig
Wakatobi islands (Photo via dailynewsdig)

22. What’s there to say about Lake Toba? Too overrated.

18. Lake toba via Clement Gultom
Photo via Clement Gultom

23. Why are people so fascinated by this abandoned plane that’s chilling out at someone’s backyard? Seriously. You can find it anywhere.

19. abandoned plane kuta

They are just ruins, isn’t it?

24. Why bother climbing Puncak Jaya when you can conquer greater mountains? Say, Everest?

24. carstensz pyramid puncak jaya, papua via
Photo via yukpegi

25. Mount Bromo is just another volcano.

25. Mount Bromo via bromoeastjava
Photo via Mazrobby

You should really never travel to Indonesia, because……

friendly indonesia kids

Photo via worldnomads

Once you are here, you’ll fall in love, and won’t bear to leave.


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