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Indonesia sixth in top-20 ranking of ‘most beautiful countries’

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, February 4, 2019  /  07:39 pm
Indonesia sixth in top-20 ranking of ‘most beautiful countries’

Rough Guides readers mentioned temples and surfing spots in Bali as some of the popular tourist attractions in Indonesia. (Shutterstock/Nikita Shchavelev)

British guidebook publisher Rough Guides has included Indonesia in its list of the world’s most beautiful countries – and quite high up, too.

The ranking was updated on Jan. 4 based on Rough Guides’ readers voting on social media channels.

This was not lost on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who hailed the achievement with a video shared on his Instagram account.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Penerbit ternama dari Inggris, Rough Guides, baru-baru ini menggelar jajak pendapat secara global tentang negeri terindah di dunia. Hasilnya, negeri kita Indonesia berada di peringkat keenam di dunia, tapi yang terindah di Benua Asia. Apa yang menarik dari Indonesia menurut para netizens? Banyak. Dari suasana perdesaan, ketenangan pulau-pulau terpencil, hingga puncak gunung yang menjulang. Indonesia dianggap sangat menarik karena memiliki 17.508 pulau dari barat ke timur yang memiliki keanekaragaman flora dan fauna yang luar biasa. Netizens terpukau oleh adat istiadat, kuliner, dan bahasa daerah. Bali dikenal karena kuil-kuilnya dan titik selancar kelas dunia, Lombok karena pantai-pantainya yang memesona, Kalimantan dengan satwa liar orang utan di habitat aslinya, dan sebagainya. Hasil jajak pendapat Rough Guides ini semakin mengukuhkan posisi Indonesia sebagai destinasi wisata kelas dunia.

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“Renowned UK publisher Rough Guides recently conducted a global survey on the world’s most beautiful countries. The result [shows] that Indonesia was ranked sixth in the world, but [was named] the most beautiful country in Asia,” Jokowi wrote in the same post.

The video shows some of the most popular tourist attractions, from temples to surfing spots in Bali, beautiful beaches in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and orangutans in Kalimantan.

“Rough Guides’ polling strengthens Indonesia’s position as a world-class tourist destination,” said Jokowi.

Read also: Bali ranks 4th among TripAdvisor's top 25 global destinations

Here’s the full of the world’s 20 most beautiful countries, according to Rough Guides readers. (jes)

  1. Scotland
  2. Canada
  3. New Zealand
  4. Italy
  5. South Africa
  6. Indonesia
  7. England
  8. Iceland
  9. United States 
  10. Wales
  11. Slovenia
  12. Mexico
  13. India
  14. Finland
  15. Switzerland
  16. Peru
  17. Norway
  18. Ireland
  19. Croatia
  20. Vietnam