President Joko Widodo is focusing on the development of tourism and creative economy
President Joko Widodo is focusing on the development of tourism and creative economy in five super-priority integrated destinations across the archipelago, most of which are well-known for their beautiful landscapes and natural beauty.
Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Likupang in North Sulawesi, Borobudur in Central Java, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara, and Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara — few people would be unfamiliar with these five destinations targeted by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and their immense cultural and historic value.
The five tourism destinations are famous for the uniqueness of their landscapes that attract domestic and international tourists alike.
Among these destinations, the ministry has selected North Sumatra’s Lake Toba as a new icon for Indonesian tourism based on its natural beauty.
Spread over 1,145 square kilometers and measuring 450 meters in depth, Lake Toba, which brings to mind the vastness of the ocean, is one of the largest lakes in the South East Asian region and one of the deepest in the world.
Here, visitors can soak in the scenery while kayaking, riding a canoe, or choosing one of the three lake expedition routes of Tongging-Silalahi, Tongging-Samosir, and North Circle.(helen/henry/pn/ant)