JAKARTA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia is ranked as the world's No. 6 most beautiful country compiled by the London-based travel guide website Rough Guides, making it the best among Asian countries.
According to the results of voting submitted by Rough Guides readers, Indonesia was famous for myriad of islands and volcanoes that span across its vast territory.
The nation was also rich in cultural heritages from ethnic groups inhabiting thousands of islands in the country.
In the voting process, Indonesia left behind two other Asian countries voted by readers, India and Vietnam, at ranks of 13 and 20 respectively.
Scotland tops the list followed by Canada, New Zealand, Italy and South Africa. A total of 20 countries ranked on the list.
Rough Guides said Indonesia has ethnic, cultural and language diversity that is correspondingly great.
The tropic nation in equatorial line between Asia and Australia continent has an almost 2 million square km area, filled by over 17,000 islands and inhabited by over 250 million of population who speak over 500 different languages and dialects.
"The largely volcanic nature of the islands has created tall cloud-swept mountains swathed in the green of rice terraces or rain forest, dropping to blindingly bright beaches and vivid blue seas, the backdrop for Southeast Asia's biggest wilderness areas and wildlife sanctuaries," the prominent travel guide website said in a statement.
Thanks to its geographical condition, Indonesia provides an endless resource for adventurous trekking, surfing and scuba diving, the website said.
Indonesia also earned prestigious awards from prominent diving magazines for its diving sites with distinctive features.