(visitkhatulistiwa.com) – Labuan Bajo tops the list of 10 CNNIndonesia.com Reader Reader Destinations destinations for 2018. Flores water area is selected for a variety of tourist activities that can be done there, ranging from diving to visit the National Park Komodo dragons. The second rank is occupied by Sumba located in East Nusa Tenggara. Same with Labuan Bajo, this tourist destination also offers various tourist activities on land and water. Sumba is also referred to as a photogenic tourist destination.
Meanwhile, the third to fifth rank is occupied by Gunung Rinjani National Park, Banyuwangi, and Mandalika. Of the three tourist destinations, Banyuwangi and Mandalika spelled out as a new area of ?? Fragrant name. Adjacent to Bali, Banyuwangi is referred to as the choice of diving and surfing places, because the coastline has beautiful underwater beauty and the waves are quite challenging.
While Mandalika is a tourist destination that since last year was polished by the Indonesian government to bring in tourists and investors. Located in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, this water tourism area is flanked by beautiful cliffs.
Both Banyuwangi and Mandalika became popular after the many direct flights from Jakarta that landed there.
Coastal Tourism still seems to be the choice of readers CNNIndonesia.com for this year’s tour, because in the sixth to ninth rank is dominated by the tourist destinations bermedan: Alor, Banda, Mentawai, and Lembeh Strait.
However, the interest of readers of CNNIndonesia.com to enjoy the mountains also remains with the entry of the Baliem Valley name in the tenth place.
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Baliem Valley located in Jayawijaya Mountains, West Papua, keeps the natural beauty that is still very sustainable as well as the life story of Dani tribe interesting.
The list is compiled based on survey results in social media CNNIndonesia.com with a total of 740 votes.
The following is a complete list of selected CNNIndonesia.com reader destinations for 2018:
1. Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara
There are many tourist activities that can be done in Labuan Bajo, ranging from diving to visit Komodo National Park. For those who want to explore, many hills and beaches are beautiful scenery. Currently there are many cruises from Bali that offer trips to Labuan Bajo.
2. Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara
This area was first known through the upload of photos and videos of Indonesian celebrities who support the preservation of a typical woven fabric Sumba. Padang weeds and blue sea blend under the ever-bright sky. There are many inns that are open there, just choose to the concept of a hostel or five star hotel.
3. Mount Rinjani National Park, West Nusa Tenggara
Mount Rinjani is still a prima donna of tourists who like to climb. This mountain is in a national park area that sustainably protected the government. For the average traveler, there is no need to climb to the top because this mountain also has some easily accessible points like Plawangan Sembalun, green hills overlooking the lake.
4. Banyuwangi, East Java
Tourists who are bored with the atmosphere of Bali can go to Banyuwangi, because this area also offers the same beautiful tourist attraction plus not much touch of tourists. Red Island and Plengkung Beach became the main tourist destination for tourists who want to surf. While the fond of diving can go Bangsring. For those who want to climb can visit Ijen Crater.
5.Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara
Lombok is not just the Gili Islands, as there is now an increasingly popular Mandalika. This area has just been inaugurated by President Joko Widodo as a Special Economic Zone, where the construction of access is prioritized for the arrival of investors and tourists. Before many touched immigrants, there is no harm in visiting here this year.
6. Alor, East Nusa Tenggara
Raja Ampat is still much visited by tourists, but now many foreign tourists who began to arrive to Alor, the archipelago located in East Nusa Tenggara. Those who have already been there say that the beauty of these islands is heaven and almost rival those in the Caribbean Islands.
7. Banda, Maluku
Spices make the name of Banda. Not only that, the territorial waters also make famous one of these islands. Coral reefs here are spelled more diverse as they emerge from the melted lava of the Banda Volcano that erupted decades ago.
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8. Mentawai, West Sumatera
In addition to Plengkung Beach, tourists who like to surf also usually come to the Mentawai, which has a challenging wave. Tourists who have already come to say that the waves there are similar to those in Hawaii. Various world championships are also often held here
9. Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi
Being in Sulawesi, this region is said to have a very diverse marine life. Both professional and beginner divers can enjoy the underwater beauty, because there are various fields of diving points that can be visited.
10. Baliem Valley, West Papua
It seems, not to Indonesia if you have not visited West Papua. Tourist activities that can be done here is climbing and visiting the Dani tribe who has a variety of stories and traditions. (cnn)
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