Beyond Bali: Five Alternative Travel Destinations – Fri 10 Jun 2022
Raka Ibrahim (Jakarta Post)
Fri, June 10, 2022
As Indonesia gradually opens its borders to foreign travellers, here are some of the archipelago’s hidden gems to explore on your next visit.
For diehard international travelers, Indonesia is perhaps the world’s worst-kept secret. Before the pandemic hit, tens of millions of foreign visitors arrived each year to roam the country, though many ended up visiting the usual destinations: the historic districts of Yogyakarta, the wild adventures of Lombok, the eternal paradise of Bali.
It’s always a good idea to take the road less traveled while avoiding the rush of tourists. The sprawling archipelago is home to a complex history, fascinating cultures and some of the most unspoiled natural wonders on the planet. Although some of the places below might not be the easiest to reach, once you get there you will realize that the trip was definitely worth it.
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