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Togean Islands, Bada Valley among top priority destinations

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, November 2, 2016  /  01:36 pm
Togean Islands, Bada Valley among top priority destinations

Bada Valley's unique ancient structure sits in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi. (Shutterstock/File)

The government has revealed plans to prioritize the development of three destinations in Central Sulawesi to boost tourism in the country.

The province's tourism and creative economy agency head, Norma Mardaju, said the destinations included the Togean Islands, Matantimali and Bada Valley. 

"The Togean Islands in Tojo Una-Una regency is quite popular among foreign tourists due to its breathtaking and unique underwater scenery complete with various types of coral reefs," said Norma as quoted by Antara news agency on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Matantimali in Sigi regency has become a top destination among paragliding enthusiasts from across the globe. "Some of the world's greatest paragliders have visited this destination and praised it. It is quite unique since they are able to fly all the time thanks to the strong wind."

(Read also: Ancient structures could rewrite Indonesian history)

Bada Valley in Poso regency, which is home to primordial objects and megalithic statues, has been attracting humanists, students and researchers from all over the world.

Norma said the administration continued to improve the province's infrastructure, including the roads leading to the destinations and supporting facilities like accommodations.

This year, Central Sulawesi has set a target of attracting at least two million tourists, which is achievable thanks to the free-visa policy implemented by the government. (mra/kes)

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