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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Krakatau Festival


Indonesia, with the capital of Jakarta is one of the most populous countries of the world. This country has about 17,508 islands. It is also the largest archipelagic state in the world. Indonesia is frequently visited by visitors not only from countries like India, Pakistan or other Asian countries but also from all other countries like USA, UK, France and other countries. This country is popular world wide for its exotic locations, sightseeing spots and also for its festivals and events. One of the popular festival and events in Indonesia is the Krakatau Festival. Krakatau Festival is a festival, which continues for one week. People wait for the whole year to take park in this event. This festival mainly commemorates the eruption in the year 1883.In this eruption of Krakatau numerous people lost their lives. The death toll approximately rose to over 35,000 people. During the Krakatau Festival week many cultural programs are organized by the local artists. Sometimes some international artists also take part. The visitors can even enjoy the art and tourism exhibitions.
There are also some adventurous and recreation activities which are organized during the course of the event. Some of the recreational activities include boat races. In this boat race the visitors can see many boats with different colors and sizes sailing in the blue crystal water of Indonesia. Snorkeling is also the other recreational and adventurous activities, which are organized over here. While snorkeling during the festival the snorkeler get to see many colorful aquatic lives all around him.
Kite competitions and running competitions are the other activities which are held during the week long Krakatau Festival. Moreover while on a tour to this festival the visitors can also embark on a tour to the volcano island, which is clearly visible off the coast of Lampung .one of the popular and renowned sights, which the tourists will come across, is the Krakatau Monument. This monument is generally an extremely large metal buoy, which was washed up in Lampung Bay after the tragic incident. There are also numerous other sightseeing spots and memorials related to the disaster caused by the volcanic eruption which can also be seen around the island. This Krakatau Festival is usually celebrated in the month of august. But this year the festival will be held from 8th July to 15th July, 2007.
Krakatau Festival, Indonesia and get yourself refreshed.


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