Sustainable Tourism continues to be developed in Indonesia. Reporting from the article entitled ‘Tourist Destinations Based on Sustainable Tourism in Indonesia’ by kemenparekraf.co.id, sustainable tourism is defined as a concept for managing tourist attractions that can have long-term effects on social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects. Reported from various sources, here are 5 sustainable tourist destinations in Indonesia:
Megalithic Sites (Flores and Cianjur)
(The picture above Megalithic Sites Cianjur)
(Image Below Megalithic Sites Flores)
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, declared that historical sites such as the Megalithic Village in Flores, Pokekea in Lore Lindu National Park, and Mount Padang Cianjur could become promising tourist destinations. Megalithic sites offer historical and cultural strengths that are unique to Indonesia and of course can educate the public.
Baluran National Park (Situbondo)
Offering beautiful natural charm, Baluran National Park is still sustainable with its natural conditions and animals well maintained. Nicknamed ‘Little Africa’, this tourist spot shows the characteristics of a savanna. Baluran National Park is never empty of enthusiasts, in fact according to bps.go.id data, in 2016 there were more than 92 thousand visitors from domestic and foreign countries in one year.
Umbul Ponggok (Klaten)
For those who enjoy underwater tourism, Umbul Ponggok can be used as an option for sustainable tourism in the Central Java area. Umbul Ponggok offers underwater tourism in the form of snorkeling, diving and underwater photo services. Uniquely, this is done in a pool that is made to resemble the seabed. Reporting from disporapar.jatengprov.go.id, Umbul Ponggok was originally a water source in Ponggok Village hundreds of years ago. Visitors seem to be taken to enjoy the atmosphere like an open beach.
Monkey Forest (Bali)
Apart from being a center for natural tourist destinations, Bali also has sustainable tourism that is no less interesting. Known as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary or monkey forest, this tour gives the feel of a nature reserve which is home to more than 1,200 monkeys. Local residents consider these monkeys to be sacred. According to the website monkeyforestubud.com, this area has existed since the 14th century with an area of 12.5 hectares.