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Lampung seeks Unesco’s endorsement on Krakatau

  • Oyos Saroso H.N.

    The Jakarta Post

Bandar Lampung   /   Tue, October 9 2012   /  09:20 am

The Lampung provincial administration is seeking endorsement for Mt. Anak Krakatau to be included in the Unesco’s Global Geopark Network (GGN) so the volcano and the Krakatau Islands Natural Park can become more internationally recognized.

According to Lampung Tourism Office head Gatot Hudi Utomo, “with the inclusion of Mt. Anak Krakatau in the GGN, we are hoping that more tourists will visit Lampung,” Gatot was speaking during his visit to the 22nd Krakatau Festival, held from Oct. 6 to Oct. 13.

“The Krakatau Festival, which we have been organizing for the past 20 years, is part of our efforts toward the goal,” Gatot said on Monday.

“In the last several years, the Krakatau Festival has invited envoys from foreign countries. The exotic Mt. Anak Krakatau and Krakatau Islands are as beautiful as other tourist objects in Indonesia,” he continued.