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Govt to develop new tourist destinations around Borobudur

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, August 9, 2016  /  01:13 pm
Govt to develop new tourist destinations around Borobudur

The concept aims to lure tourists arriving via Yogyakarta's new airport in Kulonprogo to visit surrounding areas prior to visiting Borobudur temple, which attracts around 3.5 million tourists every year. (Shutterstock/-)

The government has revealed plans to develop surrounding areas of Borobudur temple in Magelang regency, Central Java as new tourist destinations, including Bener district, Salaman and Tritis.

“Among the new destinations in the development concept are Bener district in Purworejo regency, Salaman in Magelang regency and Tritis in Kulonprogo regency,” said Central Java Tourism Agency head Prasetyo Aribowo last week as quoted by Antara news agency.

(Read also: Borobudur to offer pilgrimage tour)

The concept aims to lure tourists arriving at Yogyakarta's new airport in Kulonprogo to visit the aforementioned destinations prior to visiting Borobudur temple, which attracts around 3.5 million tourists every year.

“Therefore, people will not just come to Borobudur, but they will also enjoy other destinations,” he said, adding that a new road would be built from Kulonprogo airport to the temple to support the plan. (tif/kes)

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