An anecdote says that Bali is even more familiar than Indonesia. Because of its popularity, not a few foreign tourists think that Bali is a separate country. Indeed the beauty of the island has been favored for a long time as a holiday destination
Starting from the beauty of beaches, mountains, lakes, to the habit of the island of a thousand temples is an attraction for tourists. No wonder that Indonesian tourism activities are still centered in Indonesia. However, it turns out that this beautiful country has a variety of different destinations that are no less interesting. So that goal was decided as Bali Baru by the Indonesian government.
There are 10 New Bali that will become Indonesian tourism icons. Surely that concept will further popularize the appeal of Wonderful Indonesia on the world stage. The ten destinations are Lake Toba, Belitung, Tanjung Lesung, Pulau Seribu, Borobudur Temple, Mandalika, Mount Bromo Tengger, Wakatobi, Labuan Bajo, and Morotai.
- Lake Toba, North Sumatra
The taste will not be surprising when Lake Toba enters the composition of New Bali. Because the lake in the Bukit Barisan mountains offers a special beauty and charm. Unmitigated, this lake even exceeds the size of the Singapore district. In addition, this lake is also unique because it was formed from an ancient volcanic eruption that was so powerful.
If you move to Lake Toba, then the spot that must be visited is Samosir Island. This tourist area is the heart of the Batak tribe. Usually traditional ceremonies can be enjoyed from April to August. For staying, there is a very adequate accommodation facilities with so many choices, like ordinary lodging, resorts, and hotels.
- Belitung, Bangka Belitung
Since the popularity of the Laskar Pelangi book and film, the prestige of Belitung Island continues to climb like Bali. The beauty of marine tourism in the area of the archipelago is the main prima donna. Starting from Tanjung Tinggi Beach with the features of soft white sand, clear and calm sea water, and a seafood culinary tourism center. In addition, tourists can continue the journey to Tanjung Kelayang Beach. Divided into two parts, the west side of the beach is in the form of granite rocks which contrast with the eastern side of the white sand.
After that, there’s no harm in feeling Belitung on Galangal Island. You can travel from the nearest port and feel comfortable vacationing in Belitung. The beauty of the beach can be watched freely past the lighthouse that has been built since 1882.
- Tanjung Lesung, Banten
Similar to Lake Toba, the Tanjung Lesung area can also be a tourist destination because of volcanic eruptions. The eruption of the dominant Krakatau Mountain was so bad that it created an area of extraordinary biological wealth. Because of this diversity, not only tourists who visit. Researchers from many parts of the world often do research related to Tanjung Lesung biota, both on land and underwater locations.
To feel the beauty of Tanjung Lesung to the maximum, you need to find an area of approximately 15 hectares. In addition to feeling the beauty of beach tourism, tourists can fulfill vacation time by strengthening the sense of togetherness through several outdoor activities provided by the tour manager.
- Thousand Islands, DKI Jakarta
Not far from Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, you can find Bali that is no less beautiful on the north side. Namely the Thousand Islands with a group of exotic tropical islands with a variety of interesting activities that can be done. Among them is Tidung Island.
Tidung Island is divided into two separate land sites connected by a long bridge. The bridge called the Love Bridge became an icon that should not be missed when visiting the Thousand Islands. Tourists can directly plunge into the sea from the bridge for an unforgettable empirical of a lifetime.
- Borobudur Temple, Central Java
Not surprisingly, the Borobudur Temple entered into the ranks of the arrangement of New Bali. The fact that this temple is the largest temple in the world and has remained standing since approximately 750 AD makes Borobudur never devoid of tourist traffic. As one of the favorite tourist attractions, Borobudur offers many instagramable portrait spots. Relief on the walls of the temple is equally unique to learn.
During the Borobudur Temple, you try to visit other unique tourist attractions in the vicinity. Being in the administrative district of Magelang Regency, among the tourist destinations that can be visited are Punthuk Setumbu, Pawon Temple, and Mendut Temple.
- Mount Bromo, East Java
Among all the mountains in Indonesia, it seems that Mount Bromo is very popular for travelers. Having an elevation of 2,392 meters above sea level, Bromo is a link between one of the valleys and canyons and surrounded by caldera and sea of sand. So there are so many spots that must be visited at the Bromo location.
The most unique activity during the climb to Bromo is watching the sunrise. From the top of the peak, climbers can also see another mountain cluster, namely Semeru. In addition, the custom festival will give its own impression when the local community celebrates the Yadnya Kasada people’s party once a year.
- Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi
With a location of 1.39 million hectares, Wakatobi National Park is one of the largest national parks in Indonesia. In direct proportion to the area, Wakatobi presents the richest biodiversity of marine life. There are at least four large islands that must be visited around to Wakatobi, namely Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. The combination of the names of the four islands made this area named Wakatobi.
Mandatory activities when vacationing here of course diving. Tourists will feel the thrill of swimming with sharks and watching a variety of colorful coral reefs and fish. Certainly will feel at home for long and ideal in order to become a place to cool off from the hustle and bustle of daily routine.
- Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara
As a neighboring province of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara is no less offering a captivating destination. Precisely in the area of Mandalika which is predicted to be a MotoGP circuit. Various popular tourist destinations are ready to welcome when on vacation to Mandalika. Starting from Merese Hill, Goa Kotak, Batu Payung, and Seger Beach.
The tourist spots can be matched with the preferences of the activities you want to carry out while in Mandalika. The best place to experience the beauty of sunset can be found at Merese Hill. Meanwhile, interesting stone landmarks can be found at Batu Payung. As if becoming a paradise on earth, Mandalika certainly will not disappoint.
- Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara
Labuan Bajo Located in the District of Komodo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. The name Labuan Bajo comes from the words “labuan” which means “anchorage” and “Bajo” which means “Bajo tribe”. So, in short Labuan Bajo is the place where Bajo tribes once anchored from Flores.
When traveling to Labuan Bajo, world-class tourist destinations are ready to offer their beauty. No less than Bali, including the Komodo National Park, Batu Cermin Cave, Bidadari Island, Kanawa, Wae Lulu Island, to Waringin Peak. Another very popular spot is Pink Beach, which has pink sand. Unique because there are only 8 pink beaches in the world.
- Morotai, North Maluku
Morotai in North Maluku has begun to unfold its charm as a new Bali. Dodola Island is a very popular spot and is favored by domestic and foreign tourists. This island consists of two islands, namely Dodola Besar Island and Dodola Kecil Island.
When the water is receding, the two islands will be connected to the sand road. So that tourists can take place in the middle of the ocean. The allure of this uninhabited island is the view of white sand and the gradation of the color of the sea that is so unsightly.