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Bali’s diving heaven Pemuteran among best Asian destinations

Intan Tanjung
Intan Tanjung

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, July 14, 2016  /  06:07 pm
Bali’s diving heaven Pemuteran among best Asian destinations

A snorkeler glides underwater near a metal structure with corals at the Biorock restoration area in Pemuteran, Bali. (Shutterstock/-)

Pemuteran in Bali has been recognized as one of Lonely Planet's best destinations in Asia.

The list is based on reviews by the travel guidebook publisher's Asia-focused writers after they explored the continent's jungles, beaches and cities, CNN Travel reported.

"The result is a varied hit list of classic destinations offering a fresh twist for travelers, regions packed full of action and edge-of-the-map places you may never [have] heard of," said Lonely Planet spokesperson Chris Zeiher.

(Read also: Indonesia home to ‘world’s best hotel’ of 2016)

Sitting at number seven in the ranking, Pemuteran is a village in north Bali’s Buleleng regency. The area, surrounded by a lush hilly landscape and bordering the Bali Sea to the north, offers a laid-back atmosphere and an abundance of marine life. No wonder it is mostly visited by divers looking to explore stunning coral reefs. The place also provides a great stop for those who want to explore surrounding tourist attractions, such as watching dolphins and the sunrise at Lovina or diving and watching deers on Menjangan Island.

The Top-10 list below inspires travelers to unveil Asia’s most unique places this year. (kes)

(Read also: List of world's best airlines for 2016 revealed)

Lonely Planet's best in Asia for 2016

1. Hokkaido, Japan

2. Shanghai, China

3. Jeonju, South Korea

4. Con Dao Islands, Vietnam

5. Hong Kong, China

6. Ipoh, Malaysia

7. Pemuteran, Indonesia

8. Trang Islands, Thailand

9. Meghalaya, India

10. Taitung, Taiwan

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