Bali is the ultimate paradise. Conjuring screensaver images of beaches, centuries-old temples, pampering villas, and even healers, the Hindu-driven island nation within the country of Indonesia has rich culture and centuries-old rituals still practiced today. Temples are ubiquitous, as are moss-covered stone shrines.
The Tourism Ministry is holding a series of workshops from April 20 to 22 to discuss the competitiveness index of the nation’s 10 priority tourist destinations, also known as 10 New Bali, in Tanjung Lesung, Banten, as quoted from The Jakarta Post.
Below are the best of the best: the beaches, towns and islands that Kelly tries to hit each and every year, the places that mean the most to him on this planet. Take a minute to dive into Kelly’s world and get some insight to why he holds each of these places in such high regard.
We already know about the things that shouldn’t happen in Bali: excessive drinking, tourists exposing way too much flesh on the beach and blatant ignorance of the island’s culture. But that’s not the real Bali. Beyond Kuta there is plenty that will surprise, and delight, the first-time visitor to the Island of the Gods.
Across Indonesia’s 17,000 plus islands, there is something for everyone – even the pickiest of travellers. As the country opens up further to foreign tourists, visitors are finding that the beautiful destinations span far beyond Bali and Papua.
Recognized as the largest Buddhist monument in the world, the magnificent Borobudur Temple in Central Java, Indonesia has again received worldwide acknowledgement: National Geographic placed Borobudur in the Top 3 of 15 in World’s Iconic Adventures Worth the Effort, after the awesome Machu Picchu in Peru and Petra in Jordan, as published on 26th April […]
How many times have you been charged a price well above average from a taxi driver who refuses to set the meter?
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia showed a 15 percent increase in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to a statement by the Ministry of Tourism.
Poverty, sickness and pure survival – just a few reasons why genuinely needy people beg on the streets for money. But as these images show, the poor in southeast Asia are increasingly being joined by wealthy Western backpackers who are begging simply to fund their trips, as quoted from Daily Mail.
Famous for its volcanic mountains, iconic beaches and coral reefs, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has topped 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards for destinations.