Sri Baduga Water Fountain Park in Purwakarta, West Java. (purwakartakab.go.id/File)
The Purwakarta administration claimed that four million tourists visited the regency in 2017, higher than the initial target of three million people.
The high number of tourists is the result of the administration’s efforts in developing tourist attractions in the regency.
Purwakarta Youth, Sports, Tourism and Culture Agency head Heri Anwar said there are at least 45 tourist attractions in the region.
“There were only 32 attractions back in 2015, now we have up to 45 attractions. Most of them are nature-based and the rest is culinary and religious tourism,” told Heri.
One of the must-visit attractions is Sri Baduga Park that has a dancing water fountain. Moreover, the fountain has become the icon of Purwakarta.
Heri said around 30,000 visitors, consisting of domestic and foreign tourists, came to Sri Baduga Park every weekend.
Additionally, Purwakarta administration is set to develop 16 villages, such as Pesanggrahan and Sukamulya villages in Tegalwaru district, and Sindang Panon, Cihanjawar and Cipeundeuy villages in Bojong district, into tourist villages. (kes)