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Indonesia’s Vivacious Volcanoes ~ a hiker’s paradise

Mt Merapi-Silhouette of farmers against volcanic Mt Merapi in Central Java-www.d.umn.edu

Silhouette of farmers against Merapi Volcano in Central Java. Photo: http://www.d.umn.edu

Indonesia forms part of the Ring of Fire – a chain-linked range of volcanic mountains that encircles the Pacific Rim. And Indonesia is home to the largest number of volcanoes in the world. At any given time, there’s at least one volcano that is active. No surprises there.

Not only are volcanoes an integral part of the landscape, giving Indonesia its fertile soil, but they are deeply entrenched into the fabric of the society, touching everything from belief, customs, traditions, architecture and folkore. While Indonesians revere volcanoes for their might, foreigners will find them as a nature-lover’s paradise.

Here’s a look at some of her most famous “Fire Mountains” (as Indonesians refer to them in Indonesian “Gunung Api”) as reported by trails.com.

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Wild Indonesia ~ A BBC documentary on Indonesia’s unique flora & fauna – 3 of 3

An excerpt from a BBC documentary that chronicled the Komodo Dragon, the Proboscis Monkey, and Indonesia’s other unique wildlife.

The greatest archipelago in the world… today this land of a thousand islands has a wider diversity of life than anywhere else on the planet

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Wild Indonesia ~ A BBC documentary on Indonesia’s unique flora & fauna – 2 of 3

An excerpt from a BBC documentary that chronicled the Komodo Dragon, the Proboscis Monkey, and Indonesia’s other unique wildlife.

The greatest archipelago in the world… today this land of a thousand islands has a wider diversity of life than anywhere else on the planet

~ “Island Castaways,” Wild Indonesia, BBC Continue reading

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Wild Indonesia ~ A BBC documentary on Indonesia’s unique flora & fauna – 1 of 3

An excerpt from a BBC documentary that chronicled the Komodo Dragon, the Proboscis Monkey, and Indonesia’s other unique wildlife.

The greatest archipelago in the world… today this land of a thousand islands has a wider diversity of life than anywhere else on the planet

~ “Island Castaways,” Wild Indonesia, BBC Continue reading

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