5 World Famous Indonesian Tourist Villages

A number of well-known Indonesian tourist villages have received various international awards.

Of the many tourist destinations in Indonesia, tourist villages are one of the places that attract local and foreign tourists.

Although the number is starting to grow, there are only a few famous Indonesian tourist villages. The village has also won awards so it is not surprising that it has become a reference for many tourists.

Quoting the Destinations - Indonesia Travel page, here are a series of tourist villages in Indonesia that are world-famous.

1. | Pemuteran Village, Bali

Pemuteran tourist village is located in Buleleng Regency, Bali. Before it was known as it is now, this area was a fishing village.

Over time, Pemuteran Village has been transformed into a tourist village. In this place, you can see firsthand the charm of marine biodiversity.

In addition, visitors can also indulge themselves in enjoying marine tourism. Such as diving, snorkeling, underwater photos at the Temple Garden, to visiting the turtle hatchery.

In 2018, Pemuteran Village was named one of the 10 Best Destinations in Asia according to the BBC's Lonely Planet travel guide.

2. | Penglipuran Village, Bali

The next famous Indonesian tourist village is still from Bali, namely the Penglipuran Traditional Village. The people of this village highly respect the traditions of their ancestors.

Penglipuran Village spatial planning has the concept of Tri Mandala which has been passed down from generation to generation. The bamboo forest that surrounds this village is also preserved because it is believed to be a protector.

Penglipuran Traditional Village is a favorite for tourists when visiting Bali. In addition to enjoying the warm atmosphere of the village, there is also a cultural festival that attracts attention.

If you have the opportunity to visit Penglipuran Village, don't miss the typical culinary tour, namely enjoying tipat cantok food and loloh cemcem drinks.

In 2018, Penglipuran Village was named to the list of the three cleanest villages in the world according to the readers of the Conde Nast Traveler travel magazine.

3. | Nglanggeran Village, Yogyakarta

Nglanggeran volcano tourism village is located in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. This village has stunning natural attractions.

Tourists who visit can do many activities. Starting from climbing mountains, visiting Embung Nglanggeran, playing waterfalls, to cultural tourism in Pitu Village.

Griya Chocolate Nglanggeran is also a favorite tourist attraction for travelers. There, visitors can witness the chocolate processing directly.

Nglanggeran Village has received an award from the ASEAN Community Based Tourism (CBT) Awards in January 2017.

But unfortunately, during this pandemic Nglanggeran Village is still temporarily closed to tourists.

4. | Importantsari Village, Yogyakarta

Still from Yogyakarta, next there is the Tourism Village of Importantsari which is located in Sleman. Located near the Mount Merapi area, this village is located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level.

The residents of Importantsari Village still preserve the use of traditional tools from nature from generation to generation.

Cultural tourism activities for visitors include camping, batik, hiking, outbound, learning gamelan, dancing, to making grass puppets.

Tourists who want to explore the culture of Importantsari Village can stay at homestays provided by local residents.

Various prestigious awards have been won by Importantsari Village. One of them is the Green Bronze Indonesian Sustainable Tourism Award (ISTA) for the economic category in 2017.

5. | Tamansari Village, Banyuwangi

Tamansari tourist village is located at the foot of Mount Ijen, Banyuwangi, East Java. This village, known for its beautiful atmosphere, is known as a producer of rubber, cloves, coffee beans, and chocolate.

In addition, there are also a number of dairy farmers around the Tamansari area who claim to produce high quality dairy products.

Tourists who visit Tamansari Village can do various activities such as learning to raise livestock, culinary tours, or exploring nature.

Tamansari is included in the list of famous Indonesian tourist villages because it has won many titles as 'Best Tourism Village Utilization'.

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, travel is still categorized as a non-emergency trip, so it should not be done to prevent the spread and transmission of Covid-19, especially in areas with minimal health facilities.

If you want to travel between cities or between countries, don't forget to obey the Covid-19 prevention health protocol, by wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining physical distance between visitors. Don't come when you're sick and go home sick.

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