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The Environment and Forestry Ministry launched on Friday a mobile application to help both foreign and domestic tourists seeking to explore the country’s vast natural landscapes. (Shutterstock/File)
The Environment and Forestry Ministry launched on Friday a mobile application to help both foreign and domestic tourists seeking to explore the country’s vast natural landscapes.
Available for Android smartphones, the Wisata Alam Indonesia (Indonesia’s Natural Wonders) app offers details on Indonesia’s 54 national parks and 119 nature tourist parks, including their basic description, attractions, flora and wildlife, as well as a photo and video gallery.
Some of these destinations include Mount Leuser in Aceh, Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara, Aketajawe Lolobata National Park in North Maluku, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Teluk Toutefa National Park in Papua, Mangolo in Southeast Sulawesi and Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan.
According to kompas.com, the app is also equipped with a calendar of the various activities scheduled in each park.
Interestingly, it also offers advice on the proper behavior while hiking, such as respecting others, walking and camping on a hard surface, refraining from disturbing the area’s flora and fauna, as well as the correct way to throw trash.
Users can also access information on how to apply for and extend a conservation zone entry permit (Simaksi). (kes)