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Let’s Visit these 7 Magnificent Tourism Villages in Indonesia

by Ivonne Puspakencana
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Indonesia has lots of tourist attractions, from the nature to the historical ones. Indonesia also has several villages that are designed to welcome tourists. Each of the villages offers its own uniqueness. Some of the tourist villages in Indonesia both attract both the local and foreign tourists.

Those tourism villages in Indonesia are continuously developed by the government as well. Indonesia also has these villages above the Cclouds in Indonesia you must visit at least once!

By traveling through these villages, you’re not only experiencing an amazing journey. By visiting these tourist villages, you will also take part in advancing our country tourism and economy. So, let’s list down these 7 amazing tourism villages in Indonesia.

  • Waturaka, Ende
Waturaka Village, Ende

Waturaka Village is located near Lake Kelimutu area. This village has the potential of horticultural agriculture, panoramic view of natural beauty which is able to spoil the eyes. Besides, it also has cool air along with the sacred and noble cultural wisdom values.

These points make Waturaka Village continues to grow as one of the most favorable tourism villages in Indonesia.

If you wish to visit this village, you can stay at the resident’s house and experience the village life by yourself. If you want to visit Kelimutu Lake, make sure you read Kelimutu Llke.

  • Penglipuran, Bali
Penglipuran Village, one of the best tourist destinations in Bali

Bali has a lot of interesting places, including Penglipuran Village. This village is well-known as one of the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali. In this village, the people are still able to carry out and preserve Balinese traditional culture and apply it to their daily lives.

The land management and the architecture of the buildings still follow Tri Hita Karana concept. Tri Hita Karana is a philosophy of Balinese society concerning about the balance of relationship between God, humans and the environment.

The management has successfully built the tourism in this village that benefit the whole community without losing the original traditions and culture.

Interestingly, Penglipuran Village once received a Kalpataru award from the government as an appreciation of its effort protecting Bambo Forest in the local ecosystem.

  • Pujon Kidul, Malang
Pujon Kidul Village, one of the Instagrammable villages in Indonesia

Pujon Kidul Village is served as an educational village for the community. In Pujon Kidul Village, tourists will be able to do various fun activities close to nature, such as processing milk, horse riding, outbound rides, waterfalls and other natural attractions.

Regarding to the location, this tourism village is located on a beautiful plateau and surrounded by cool air and breathtaking view. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful rural panorama too.

  • Wae Rebo, Nusa Tenggara Timur

Located at an altitude of 1,200 m above the sea level, Wae Rebo is known as a remote and mysterious traditional village. There are seven main houses known as Mbaru Niang in this village. The location is quite far from the crowd, but it still attracts the attention of the tourists because of its unique architectural designs of the houses.

The houses are conical in shape and the roofs are made of palm leaves. The locals also sell the local handicrafts, coffee, vanilla and cinnamon bark for the tourists to take at home. The price is affordable too! Make sure to buy them before you leave.

Visiting Wae Rebo is considered as one of the things to do in Nusa Tenggara. Remember, it is a must!

  • Madobak, Mentawai
Madobak, Mentawai Island

Mentawai Island is known for its three traditional villages, one of which is Madobak Village. This village is located in South Siberut District, Mentawai, West Sumatra. Interestingly, this village has a tattoo culture that is set to be the oldest tattoo culture in the world.

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The local government has been serious for preserving the uniqueness of the local culture. As a result, this village ever chosen to be the Best Traditional Village.

  • Kete Kesu, Toraja
Kete Kesu in Tana Toraja

Kete Kesu is a tourist village that is located in Tana Toraja area. It is known for the customs and traditional life. You will find ancient relics in the form of stone graves which are estimated to be more than 500 years old.

The stone tomb resembles the shape of a canoe or boat, and inside it, there are remains of human skulls and bones. All the stone graves are mostly laid hanging on a cliff or cave. In several places, there are some graves of the nobles too.

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  • Bontula, Bontang
Bontula Village, Bontang

Bontang is known to be an industrial area, however, it also has natural interesting tourist attractions to visit too. One of which is Bontula Village, a tourism village that presents the maritime beauty. The position of this village is flanked by the sea, so it has a very beautiful and magnificent beach.

The main tourist attractions in this tourism village are the sea itself and the activities of the coastal residents. No wonder, Bontula Village has ever earned the title as the Best Tourism Village in the Maritime Category.

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