Currently, Indonesian tourism is trying to rise slowly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for approximately two years. This is marked by the reopening of shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions.
Tourists are also coming back, plus since the enactment of regulations related to domestic travel which no longer requires COVID-19 antigen or PCR tests, as a travel requirement for tourists who have been fully vaccinated.
Not only that, Indonesia has also hosted the Mandalika MotoGP international event. Luckily again, the G20 event chose Bali as the location for its implementation which will be held in October-November 2022.
Ahead of the G20, Bali is also slowly opening the doors of tourism to foreign tourists who are already longing for the beauty of the Island of the Gods. For example, by presenting Visa on Arrival (VoA) for 23 countries.
The opening of tourism doors for foreign tourists is not without reason. Because, Bali is known as one of the favorite destinations for foreign tourists to spend their holidays. Its beautiful nature, delicious culinary delights, to its charming beaches are a number of reasons why the Island of the Gods has always been a vacation paradise.
Not only that, in fact Bali also has other charms that are difficult for tourists to resist. The following are some areas that have not been visited too much and are hidden gems, so visiting here can be a very satisfying experience.
1. Immerse the Spirit of I Gusti Ngurah Rai in Carangsari Tourism Village
Carangsari Village, which is located in Petang District, Badung Regency, Bali, has the motto “Rumaketing Taksuning Jagat” which means gathering village potentials to develop villages.
This tourist village has a history that is very close to the struggle for the Republic of Indonesia during the Dutch colonial era, namely I Gusti Ngurah Rai. Besides being the place of birth, Carangsari Village also has a monument from I Gusti Ngurah Rai.
Because it has extraordinary tourism assets and potential, the village administrator makes this village a tourism village based on sustainable conservation.
In this tourist village, visitors can enjoy various kinds of tourism, ranging from nature tourism, cultural tourism, to spiritual tourism. If you are a lover of water sports, you can try white water rafting on the Ayung River.
2. Road Trip Around Ubud to Kintamani
Planning to go to Ubud in the near future? If so, there’s nothing wrong with trying a road trip to Kintamani.
One way to enjoy Kintamani is to do a road trip. Alam Kintamani is suitable for road trip lovers because the views that spoil the eye make the trip very enjoyable. You only need to travel about an hour by car or motorbike from Ubud.
Kintamani is very attractive for tourists who come on vacation to Bali. Its charming nature, instagramable location, and cooler air than Ubud are a number of reasons why Kintamani, even though its area is in the north of the island of Bali, is an area that must be explored.
In Kintamani, we get to know the Kintamani dog breed. In addition, Kintamani also has other charms such as Mount Batur which has a height of 1,717 meters above sea level.
3. Souvenir Hunting at Tenganan Pegringsingan Tourism Village
Tenganan Pegringsingan Village is located in Manggis District, Karangasem Regency, Bali. This village is located about 70 km from Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, and it takes about 1 hour 45 minutes by car to get there.
This village is famous as a producer of Ggringsing cloth which is made using the double tie technique. This technique is even only used by the people of Tenganan Village and cannot be found in other areas in Indonesia.
Not only Ggringsing cloth, Tenganan Village is also famous for other handicrafts typical of the Island of the Gods, such as bamboo carvings to paintings on palm leaves which are favorites of domestic and foreign tourists. Not only that, this village also offers many interesting activities for visiting tourists, such as traditional ceremonies, dancing, and other unique events carried out by the local community.