5 Super Priority Travel Destinations in Indonesia, What’s So Unique?

Hey, Bestpackers! 

In an effort to re-activating Indonesian tourism post-covid, the Indonesian government through the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is introducing the 5 Super Priority Travel Destinations.  

Of course, each of these tourist destinations has its own uniqueness and advantages. Curious to know more about the priority travel destinations and why they are so unique? Then let’s dive into it.

Super Priority Travel Destinations in Indonesia

Are you planning to travel to Indonesia? These 5 destinations are just being announced as the ‘priority,’ keen to check it out in person?

1. Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java

Borobudur Temple is a historical heritage located in Borobudur District, Magelang, Central Java. This temple was built during the Sailendra Dynasty between 780-840 BC. Borobudur Temple has been named a world heritage by UNESCO and is included in 5 super priority tourist destinations in Indonesia.

Currently, Borobudur Temple is used for Buddhist holiday celebrations and is also the venue for the Tri Suci Vesak event. Here, Bestpackers can also enjoy the scenery around the temple, which includes seeing the sunrise, rafting on the Elo River, and various other tours that are still in the same area as the Borobudur Temple.

2. Lake Toba, North Sumatra

The island of Sumatra is often underrated as a tourist attraction site. Who can resist the beauty of Lake Toba, though?. The place where the Toba Batak people live is a priority tourist destination that is definitely worth the visit. 

Bestpackers can enjoy the beauty of Lake Toba by kayaking or glamping around the lake. Interestingly, Bestpackers can also find their signature culinary dish known as “naniura“.

This dish is cooked using no fire AT ALL. Because of the concept, many people call this food the “sashimi” of Indonesia. Interested in trying it?

3. Likupang, North Sulawesi

Likupang is the true definition of Indonesia’s hidden gem. Even not so many locals know its existence. This one tourist destination is quite easy to access because it is not so far from downtown Manado. At this location, Bestpackers will be greeted with the jaw-dropping beauty of the beach.

Don’t miss Paal Beach and Likupang Beach when visiting Likupang. Bestpackers can also enjoy enchanting islands such as Lihaga Island, Gangga Island, Bangka Island and Talise Island. Don’t forget to capture your moments there and oh, definitely pack your sunscreen!

4. Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara

Komodo dragon in Labuan Bajo (Source: Kemenparekraf)

Want to see the world’s largest lizard in its natural habitat? The last dragon species ever existed? Well, Bestpackers can visit Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara which is currently one of the super priority tourist destinations in Indonesia. Bestpackers can also visit Komodo Island and Rinca Island at the same time.

In Labuan Bajo, Bestpackers can enjoy the beauty of its waters by boarding the Phinisi ship for several days. Bestpackers can try snorkeling to enjoy the underwater beauty. Fun is it not?

5. Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara

Sade Tourism Village in pictures (Source: Kemenparekraf)

Who doesn’t know Mandalika? Yups, this area is famous for being the venue for the Moto GP in 2022. Not only that, Mandalika also has quite good natural tourism potential, such as its stretch of green hills and charming beaches.

Bestpackers can explore Kuta Beach Lombok, Aan Beach, to Seger Beach which is famous among foreign travelers. Besides that, Bestpackers can also get to know the local culture by visiting Sade Tourism Village and Sukarara Tourism Village.

In these two tourist villages, we will be treated to the uniqueness of the houses of the Sasak tribe with plant roofs. You can also learn to weave with the community. So, when are you going to come to visit? 

Those are 5 super priority tourist destinations in Indonesia that have their own potential and advantages. If Bestpackers have never visited it, you can start planning now!

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