Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a developing country comprised of more than 17,000 islands, making it the world’s largest archipelago. The country ranks fourth in the list of most populous nations in the world, with an estimated 250 million people. The majority of Indonesians are followers of Islam, making it the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.
Indonesia has a tropical climate, which varies from area to area. The driest weather is typically June to September, while the western monsoon brings most rain from December to March. However, rainstorms occur year-round. Indonesia has a diverse population of other cultures and hundreds of ethnic groups, each with its own culture and social norms. Indonesians are polite and will extend endless courtesies to visitors whom they trust and like.
Indonesia’s several islands provide endless activities and attractions for the country, with the most popular and unique destinations including the island of Bali, the Ancient Temple of Borobudur, the dragons of Komodo National Park and the lava of Mount Krakatau. Despite being a predominately Islamic country, Indonesia has its share of night life. Jakarta night clubs feature international singers and bands and are open until 4:00 AM on the weekend.