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What is Indonesia famous for?

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Indonesia is famous for its great vacation destinations, among which are Jakarta, Krakatau, Bali and Borneo. Jakarta, the colossal capital of Indonesia, is home to 10 million people as of 2014. This is the economic hub of the country, featuring remnants of Old City Jakarta, interesting museums and world-renowned shopping centers.

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Krakatau offers a different glimpse of Indonesia. While Jakarta is a bustling metropolis, Krakatau is home to dozens of islands with active volcanoes. Of these islands, Krakatoa is the most famous. An eruption that occurred in 1883 was heard around the world, killing thousands of people. Prior to the eruption, there were three volcano cones on the island. The eruption destroyed more than half of the surface area. Decades later, a new island and accompanying volcano appeared, dubbed Anak Krakatau, or "the child of Krakatoa."

Borneo is another island in Indonesia, but instead of being covered in volcanoes, it's cloaked in a rain forest and pristine beaches. Indonesia shares this wilderness paradise with both Malaysia and Brunei. This island offers intrepid adventurers opportunities to hike, mountain climb and visit sanctuaries.

Known for its beaches and Hindu temples, Bali is one of the most famous Indonesian islands. Tourists can lounge on the beaches, parasail, swim or jet ski.

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