Eka Karya Botanical Garden in Tabanan, Bali, has won the Cipta Pesona Award 2011, defeating Thousand Islands National Park in northern Jakarta and Goa Gong in Pacitan, East Java.
The award was handed out by the Culture and Tourism Ministry in recognition of natural tourist attractions, cultural tourist attractions and artificial tourist attractions.
The winner will receive an award and stimulus funds worth Rp 25 million (US$2,790).
Meanwhile, the Thousand Islands National Park lost in the category of natural tourist attractions managed by government agencies or local government.
“We don’t feel discouraged,” Thousand Islands National Park chief Sri Andjani said Wednesday as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.