Basking along the equator in Southeast Asia lies Indonesia, The Emerald of the Equator. Here are a few facts about this beautiful country:
- The Komodo dragon found in Indonesia, is the largest lizard in the world, can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and weigh up to 166 kilos (360 pounds)
- According to the CIA World Factbook, Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world (55,000 km / 34,000 mi) after Canada (200,000 km / 126,000 mi)
- Indonesia became the first developing country to operate their own domestic satellite system, Palapa.
Home of 261 currently active geocaches, here are three luar biasa (incredible) geocache suggestions for Indonesia:
This is one of the most popular and Instagram-worthy walks in Bali. The cache is about 1.5 km (0.6 mi) north along the ridge that runs between two rivers with superb scenery in every direction. There is little shade along the way so be sure to bring sun protection, a wide-brimmed hat, and water with you. Also, plan to grab this one in the early morning or late afternoon because of the extreme heat and humidity.
A stunning white sand beach, perfectly clear waters, and excellent snorkeling. This is truly an idyllic spot and you are likely to have it all to yourself apart from a few local villagers and an occasional dive boat anchored offshore.
Gunung Bromo (Mount Bromo) is an active volcano and part of the Tengger Caldera in East Java. At 2,300 meters (7,600 feet) it is an exhausting hike to the top of the most well-known peaks in Indonesia.
We announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 10, 2018. If you have found a geocache in any of these countries, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here.