Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago composed of over 17,000 islands scattered over 5,000 miles of ocean. It is famous for its exotic spices. It has beautiful sandy beaches, verdant landscapes and tropical climate. Jakarta is the vibrant ca pital of Indonesia, while Yogyakarta presents a more traditional face and is the starting point for visits to the enigmatic temple ruins of Borobudur and Paramban. Lombok island has beaches to rival the world's best and in general offers a more laid back experience than Bali. Komodo is the tiny island that is home to the prehistoric Komodo Dragon. Visitors to Indonesia will return enthralled from their encounters with the local people and spectacularly diverse fauna and flora.