Indonesia lies in south-east Asia across the equator and comprises more than 17,500 islands across an extensive archipelago.
It’s one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with nearly 240 million people. Some 60% of the country is forested and it’s also one of the most bio-diverse places in the world.
Scenes can be set amid one of a thousand temples, lush tropical rainforests packed with unique wildlife (including the legendary Komodo dragon), palatial ruins, colonial buildings, royal water gardens, deserted pink, gold and black sand beaches, underwater coral gardens, ancient rice terraces and villages.
While not particularly well known as an international filming production centre, Indonesia offers its fair share of filmmaking resources.
The filming industries are mainly based in the capital, Jakarta, which, along with the popular island resort of Bali, is also the main entry point from around the world.
Indonesia has hot, humid weather throughout the year, especially on the coast. The inland highlands are cooler.
There are heavy monsoon rains between December and March, which make local travel difficult. The best time to travel to Indonesia is during the dry season between April and October.