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Travel and Destination in Thailand

Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent years, Thailand has indeed been widely recognized by world travel lovers. It is not only known in the Asian region, but the country which is nicknamed the “White Elephant” is also very popular to various other countries outside Asia. The number of tourists who come is certainly not in doubt, considering that this country does have a wide selection of promising tourist destinations to visit.

If you intend to travel abroad, then there’s nothing wrong with visiting a country known for its beaches and beautiful scenery.

Not only that, a variety of famous Thai culinary delights are also of course very interesting to taste. You can enjoy a variety of the best culinary and interesting destinations that are popular and have been visited by many in this country. Immediately set your travel schedule and choice of the most appropriate tourist destinations for you to visit in this country, so you can enjoy different traveling than usual.

Here are the following 10 selected tourist destinations, which are exciting and must be visited when you go to Thailand:

Phuket

Phuket is indeed so popular and has been widely recognized by the world community. This destination is often used as one of the main destinations on a trip to Thailand, especially for those who have a long vacation. This one tourist destination will be very suitable for those who like beach and sea tourism.

Phuket is a beautiful island that has white and clean sandy beaches. The sea is so calm and will make you comfortable when playing on the beach and the white sand. You can enjoy the calm and beautiful atmosphere on this island which also has delicious culinary delights. When visiting Thailand, be sure to spend a day or two on this beautiful Island.

The Grand Palace

For those who like historical tourism, this one destination is certainly one that you must visit while in Thailand. The Grand Palace is an old building that has various historical relics of Thailand. So rich and unique, in this place you will be treated to a view that is second to none.

This location consists of various parts, including: temples, interesting cellars and contains a maze of halls from the past Thai empire, various historical relics, and beautiful architecture. You will see the rich culture and glory of this country in the past in ancient architecture that is so beautiful and amazing.

Wat Arun

One more historical destination that is a pity for you to miss when visiting Thailand is Wat Arun. This building is one of the oldest temples in the country, so it is full of ancient and interesting architecture. Wat Arun offers such beautiful views, especially at night. You can visit this beautiful temple which is only a short distance from The Grand Palace by walking from the ancient royal building. Save time and money, you can enjoy these two tourist destinations at once.

One more historical destination that is a pity for you to miss when visiting Thailand is Wat Arun. This building is one of the oldest temples in the country, so it is full of ancient and interesting architecture. Wat Arun offers such beautiful views, especially at night. You can visit this beautiful temple which is only a short distance from The Grand Palace by walking from the ancient royal building. Save time and money, you can enjoy these two tourist destinations at once.

Krabi


For those who like nature and sea tourism, Krabi will be a mandatory destination that you should visit while in Thailand. This beautiful island will spoil you with exotic scenery that is second to none. Not only the island of Krabi, but the cluster of small islands around it is equally beautiful and will make your vacation trip even more memorable and enjoyable. Panoramana sea with the beauty of a calm island, will give a different feel than usual.

Sung Nong Nooch

Located in the Pattaya area, this beautiful park will present a very unique and different panorama for you. Not only by local residents, this tourist destination is even so popular and very popular with foreign tourists visiting Thailand.

This tourist destination has a beautiful and cool panorama, complete with views that are second to none. Here, you will feel comfortable and calm, because this location already has a variety of complete facilities for tourists who come. Nong Nooch has a variety of adequate supporting facilities, such as: lodging, zoo, swimming pool, various delicious culinary delights, souvenir centers, and others.

Railay Beach

Another beautiful beach that you must visit in Thailand, Railay is an exotic beach so beautiful. You will enjoy sea water that is really clear in this area, equipped with clean white sand along the shoreline. All of this will certainly provide a comfortable nuance in your vacation. Not only that, in this place you can also enjoy an exciting and thrilling rock climbing sport. With an amazingly beautiful scenic backdrop, this one sport is certainly worth a try.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

This tourist destination is perfect for those who like shopping. This location is one of the cheapest shopping centers in Thailand, so it’s a shame if you miss it. At Chatuchak Weekend Market, there are various unique and interesting items at low prices, including various souvenirs. You can also bargain with the merchants there, so that the price of groceries will be even cheaper later.

Pattaya

This beautiful beach is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. You can enjoy a variety of culinary and entertainment along this beach, even though the beach is still crowded with visitors. You also don’t need to worry when visiting this location, because Pattaya has a lot of lodging options that are offered at prices that are quite cheap for tourists.

Phu Thok

If you want to enjoy the mountainous scenery, then Phu Thok is a must-visit destination when you go to Thailand. This location is a mountainous area with a comfortable and cool feel to reach this location, you must have enough courage, because Phu Thok is on the side of a cliff with a fairly steep slope. But this is certainly worth all the beauty that such a cold place has to offer.

Chiang Mai

Another cheap shopping center that must be visited while in Thailand, Chiang Mai is a popular location among tourists visiting the country. Here you can also enjoy a variety of delicious Thai culinary delights, including shopping for various cheap items that you can buy with a bargaining system. No need to worry and rush when shopping, this area is open from 5 am to midnight, so you have a very long time to visit every corner.

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Travel and Destinations in Palembang (South Sumatra)

Ilustrasi: Jembatan Ampera, Palembang, Sumatera Selatan.

Palembang has a number of interesting tourist attractions to visit. This place offers a variety of interesting things. Tourists can see cultural heritage to interesting history to add insight.

Ampera Bridge

Jembatan Ampera di Palembang.

The Ampera Bridge is located on Jalan Lintas Sumatra, Seberang Ulu I District, Palembang City, which is the most famous icon of Palembang City’s pride.

Visiting Palembang will be lacking if you haven’t visited this iconic bridge. The bridge, which was once the longest bridge in Southeast Asia, is more than 1000 meters long, 22 meters wide and 63 meters high.  At night, the Ampera Bridge looks even more beautiful with its decorative lights.

 

Kuto Besak Fortress

Benteng Kuto Besak di Palembang, Sumatera Selatan, Selasa (22/8/2017).

Kuto Besak Fortress is located at Jalan Sultan Mahmud Badarudin, 19 Ilir, Bukit Kecil, Palembang. This fort is a tourist place with historical buildings located on the banks of the Musi River. It was built in 1780, was styled by the city government of Palembang into a plaza in the front yard of the fort, equipped with benches, food vendors, and boat rental facilities for traveling on the Musi River. To visit Kuto Besak Fortress, visitors will be charged an entrance ticket of IDR 5,000. Located quite close to the city center of Palembang, with a distance of about 4 km can be reached in about 15 minutes.

Cheng Ho Mosque

Masjid Cheng Ho di Pandaan, Pasuruan, Jawa Timur.

Cheng Ho Mosque is located on Jalan Pangeran Ratu Perumahan TOP Atlit, 15 Ulu Village, Seberang Ulu I District, Palembang City, is a mosque with an architectural blend of Palembang, Chinese and Arabic cultures. The mosque with the full name of Masjid Al Islam Muhammad Cheng Ho,it is a symbol of multiculturalism in Palembang, the mosque is dominated by the distinctive colors of green and red.

Punti Kayu Nature Park

Presiden Joko Widodo menghadiri acara pembagian Surat Keputusan Perhutanan Sosial di Taman Wisata Alam Punti Kayu, Palembang, Minggu (25/11/2018). Jokowi beridalog dengan Bambang, salah satu petani karet.

Punti Kayu Nature Park is an urban forest area located on Jalan Kolonel Burlian Km 6.5, Karya Baru, Alang-alang Lebar, Palembang. This park has an area of ​​about 50 hectares, which is very suitable for family tourism, because it is often used as a picnic area by laying out mats and eating food. Punti Kayu Nature Park has rides that can be enjoyed by visitors, such as replicas of the wonders of the world, farm zone, flying fox, and others.

Balaputradeva Museum

Rumah Limas khas Palembang yang masih berdiri kokoh di Museum Balaputra Dewa.

The Balaputradeva Museum houses collections from pre-historic times, the Srivijaya era, the Palembang Sultanate era, to the Dutch colonial era. The location is located on Jalan Srijaya number 1, Alang-alang Lebar sub-district, Palembang City.

Siguntang Hill

Bukit Siguntang.

Siguntang Hill is a place to eat figures of Sriwijaya Kingdom descent, located on Jalan Srijaya Negara, Bukit Lama Village, Ilir Barat I District, Palembang. Based on history, It is also a place of worship for Buddhists, with evidence of a Buddha statue made of granite which has a height of 2.77 meters. Bukit Siguntang is visited by visitors to make a pilgrimage, just to relax, to become the location for pre-wedding photos.

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Mosque

Masjid Agung Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Palembang dipenuhi ribuan jemaah shalat idul adha

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Grand Mosque which is located on Jalan Jend. Sudirman, 19 Ilir, Bukit Kecil District, Palembang City is the largest mosque in Palembang, a legacy of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate. Visiting Palembang, take time for a religious tour at the Great Mosque of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II.

Kemaro Island

Pulau Kemaro di Palembang, Sumatera Selatan, Selasa (22/8/2017).

Kemaro Island is located in the middle of the Musi River, which was formed by natural processes from the soil and silt that accumulated in the river mouth and formed an island.It has historical sites such as the 9-story Pagoda, Hok Tjing Rio Temple, Klenteng, love trees, and the tomb of the island’s guard. Visitors who come will feel the atmosphere of the bamboo curtain country.

The best time to visit is during the Cap Go Meh celebration or 15 days after the Chinese New Year, because a number of activities are held to celebrate Cap Go meh such as Barongsai, Drama, Wayang Potehi, musical performances, to culinary tours.

 

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Travel and Destinations in North Sumatra

The province of North Sumatera is home to many of Sumatra’s most popular attractions, including the magnificent Danau Toba, the enchanting Orangutan Rehabilitation Center or the culturally enriching Karo Batak Highlands around Brastagi. It has a population of more than 11 million, with Medan as the main city.

City of Medan

The capital of North Sumatera and the third-largest city in Indonesia, most travelers treat the city as an entry and exit point. Indonesians in general love the city for the amount of authentic food scene this city offers; from Chinese-influenced food such as the bakmi and seafood places and some Indian-influenced street food and restaurants.

Must visit places are Jalan Semarang, the city’s closest definition of Chinatown that is an automotive part retail street by day cum food market by night. Here you can find great Chinese food and some pork dishes. Also don’t miss Kesawan square, an 800 m long street food surrounded old colonial buildings, selling an array of local favorites.

If you’re staying for a few days, some recommended attractions include Istana Maimoon, Mesjid Raya, and the two-story mansion of Tjong A Fie (1860-1921), a Hakka merchant who came to own much of the land in Medan through his plantations and became the richest person in Medan.

Lake Toba & Samosir Island


Danau Toba is one of Sumatra’s, and Indonesia’s, most spectacular sights. It occupies the caldera of a giant volcano that collapsed in on itself after an eruption about 100,000 years. Not only that it is the largest lake in Indonesia, but it is also the largest volcanic lake in the world. Out of this huge expanse of deep blue water rises Pulau Samosir, an island almost the size of Singapore. This is home to the Batak Toba people (notice the previously mentioned Batak Karo from the North) the air is cool and relaxing; just try to avoid going here on weekends and long holidays, where busloads of tourists from all over the place would flock all crevices.

Day trips from Medan are available, but staying a night or two is highly recommended. There are numerous hotels and guest houses, mainly in Tuk Tuk but with a few scattered in other small towns around the island.

Bukit Lawang

Located 96 km north-west of Medan, Bukit Lawang is a popular tourist destination known for the largest animal sanctuary of Sumatran orangutan and is home to the Bohorok Orangutan Rehabilitation center, with around 5,000 orangutans occupying the area. It is also the main access point to the massive Gunung Leuser National Park from the east side.  In Bukit Lawang, you can do short walks or trekking to even camping in the jungle, with tour operators and hostels offering packages for one day or multiple day treks. It is the best way to see the local birds, reptiles, a range of tropical plants, and of course, primates.  Apart from visits to the jungle, Bukit Lawang offers a relaxed atmosphere alongside the banks of the Bohorok River, with many guests staying for weeks or months on end.

Berastagi

Berastagi or Brastagi is a picturesque hill town in the Karo highlands, about 70 km from Medan. Situated around 1300 meter above sea levels, this is where you need to be if you’re looking for a cooler and more refreshing climate. It is particularly popular as an entry point and set up the base for ascending to Gunung Sinabung and Gunung Sibayak or even treks to the Gunung Leuser National Park.

 

Sipiso – Piso Waterfall

Sipiso-piso waterfall, is one of the tallest waterfall in Indonesia. The name Sipiso-piso mean ‘like a knife’; it has 120m high and it located in Tonggiang village, 45 Kilometers from Berastagi at the northern end of Lake Toba.

This waterfall is formed by a small underground river of the Karo Plateau and flows out into the Lake Toba caldera. To get to Sipiso-Piso falls catch a local mini-bus from Berastagi to Kabanjahe At the bus terminal in Kabanjahe catch any bus going to Siantar and ask to get off at Sipiso-Piso.

Sipiso-Piso Waterfall has beautiful scenery and fascinating sightseeing. Among the cliffs that look greenish, the fall water is looking majestic by its grace. As we stand or sit far from the location, we can enjoy the beauty Sipiso-piso and Lake Toba from a distance at the same time.

To reach the bottom of the waterfall, we do have to spend a little extra energy. For the peak of the waterfall is located at an altitude of about 800 meters above sea level. Moreover, the walking trails are steep and winding.

Mount Sibayak

In terms of effort to enjoyment ratio, Sibayak is easily one of the top volcanoes in Indonesia. Situated above the friendly hill town of Berastagi which is just 2 hours from Medan, the volcano’s crater lies just over an hour’s walk from the nearest road and can therefore be explored by anyone in reasonably good shape. The most popular route is from the road at Jaranguda just 3km from the town of Berastagi but some people even just allow an extra hour or so (three hours in total) and walk from Berastagi such is the volcano’s proximity to the town it self.

Pandan Beach

Pandan Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Sibolga. Sibolga itself is the name of a small town located on the coast of Central Tapanuli Regency, North Sumatra. Sibolga is quite famous for its marine tourism. Pandan Beach is located on the coast of Sibolga, always busy with visitors both on weekdays and holidays.

Travel and Destinations in Bali


Bali Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. It is also famous for surfers’ paradise! Bali enchants with its dramatic dances and colorful ceremonies, its arts, and crafts, to its luxurious beach resorts and exciting nightlife. And everywhere, you will find intricately carved temples, beach and any others.

Pura Ulun Danu Di Tengah Danau Beratan Bedugul Bali
If you have never had a vacation to Bali before, choosing to visit a famous tourist spot in Bali is the answer. Therefore, if you have a priority on a vacation to Bali to visit famous tourist attractions in Bali, find out the answer below. I summarize the list of famous tourist attractions in Bali, which are 6 tourist attractions.

UBUD

Ubud is one of those places where a holiday of a few days can easily turn into a stay of weeks, months or even years. The size of the town’s expat community attests to this, and so do the many novels and films that have been set here, creative responses to the seductive nature of this most cultured of all Balinese towns. This is a place where traditional Balinese culture imbues every waking moment, where colourful offerings adorn the streets and where the hypnotic strains of gamelan are an ever-present soundtrack to everyday life. It’s also somewhere that is relentlessly on trend – a showcase of sustainable design, mindfulness, culinary inventiveness and the very best that global tourism has to offer.Come here for relaxation, for rejuvenation and to have what may well be the most magical holiday of your life.

BANYUMALA TWIN WATERFALL

Not as well-known and frequently visited as other waterfalls in Bali, Banyumala Twin Waterfall still maintains its pure natural beauty. This stunning waterfall is on the crater rim road between Munduk and the main highway from Singaraja to Denpasar. The definition of “nothing worth having comes easy”, as it is not an easy hike or even an easy waterfall to find, but definitely worth the walk. Your whole journey will be surrounded by lush trees, rocks, a river you’ll come across and the beautiful waterfall itself. Visit Banyumala Twin Waterfall for a relaxing time, which would be perfect to unwind during your holiday!

KUTA BEACH

Bali Kuta Beach is located near Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, only 15 minutes’ drive by car from the airport. It is the most famous beach resort on the island. Kuta Beach is the bustling area with the most tourists in all over Bali. In the past, it was only a very small village. Nowadays, it has developed into a prosperous tourist resort. On the beach, there are many peddlers along the street, selling various local specialties, such as crafts, T-shirts, beach clothes and accessories. As the beach is windy with high waves, it is not suitable for boating or swimming there. But it is an ideal place for wind surfing, which is favored by the young who look for excitement. It is also an ideal place for watching the beautiful sunset. At night, there are local Balinese singing and dancing, performing especially for tourists.

GWK CULTURAL PARK

Looking for a trip filled with rich culture, a majestic historical monument, exotic traditional dances and adrenaline-pumped events in one stop? Well, a visit to GWK Cultural Park is the right choice for your next holiday trip. Witness with your very own eyes the beautiful dances like the haunting Kecak, the dance for a royalty of Legong dance and so many other unforgettable experiences rich in a culture right here in GWK Bali.

TANAH LOT

One of Bali’s most important landmarks, Tanah Lot is an exotic ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves. Famous for its unique offshore setting and stunning spots to see the sunsets. This is simply an iconic place that you should certainly visit for a true Bali experience. Since it is also one of the most popular attractions for tourists, the onshore site of Tanah Lot offers you all kind of Bali’s own culture. From cultural masks, traditional bags and many other souvenirs, you can pick.

ULUWATU TEMPLE

Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of six key temples that are believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars.A Kecak dance performance based on the Ramayana is performed daily in Uluwatu temple at every 6pm on the cliff-side. The performance which is outdoors also shows the beautiful sunset at the background of the performance

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Travel and Destinations in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the “Land of Thirteen Months”. It’s a magical country with ancient and spiritual roots, rich in significant religious history and that has a fabulous story to tell. The beauty of wild mountains is only surpassed by the awe-inspiring religious architecture that draws visitors to this amazing country. It’s where legends of the Ark of the Covenant live side by side and in harmony with ancient Islamic mosques.

Simien Mountains

Nestled in the highlands of northern Ethiopia you will find the spectacular Simien Mountains.  These majestic mountains seemed to have been hand-shaped by nature and are home to a rich cultural heritage. They now draw people here to learn about ancient religious sites and to witness the jagged peaks and seemingly endless vistas. The Simien Mountains are also home to a unique but endangered ecosystem, complete with rare and unusual animals like the Gelada baboon, Walia ibex and Ethiopian wolf.

Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

The Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela are monolitic churches located in the Western Ethiopian Highlands near the town of Lalibela, named after the late-12th and early-13th century King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela of the Zagwe Dynasty, who commissioned the massive building project of 11 rock-hewn churches to recreate the holy city of Jerussalem in his own kingdom

St. George Church in Lalibela Ethiopia (Rock Churches)

The Holy City of Harar

Harar is a city in Northeast Ethiopia near the border with Somalia and a great seat of Islamic culture. Its walled city dubbed “Africa’s Mecca,” is home to more than 100 mosques and is also considered the “fourth holy city of Islam”. Harar was built in the 16th century to protect the city against religious invaders. As you stroll down the city’s cobbled and narrow alleys, you will be greeted by friendly Harari women dressed in brightly coloured dresses.It won’t take long to be told about the legendary “hyena man of Harar”.

 

Harar, Ethiopia

Gondar

Nestled in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia, you’ll find the fabled city of Gondar. The castle was the medieval home to Ethiopian Emperors and Princesses who led the country for nearly 1000 years. Once you have reached the main site, check out the Royal Enclosure which is home to the main attractions in the city.

Gondar, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the fourth largest city in Africa and is the diplomatic home to the African Union. This vibrant city sits atop the Entoto Mountains and has both an African and international feel. Addis has a mystical aura that seems to act like a portal to the past. It’s a place where you can explore the beautiful orthodox churches and museums. Make sure to check out the National Museum where you will find the 2.3 million-year-old fossilized hominid “Lucy”. Also visit the Merkato, which is the largest open-air market in Africa. Here you’ll have your senses awakened with the smell of pungent spices and roasting coffee.

 

Blue Nile Falls

The locals call it Tis- Isat Falls (translated as “Smoke of Fire”) and it is the most impressive sight on either the Blue or White Nile. The falls stretch a quarter-mile wide during the flood season and drops into a gorge of more than 150 feet deep. You can see how the falls got their name because it throws up a never-ending mist that drenches sightseers from half a mile away. The rainbows produced are awe-inspiring and creates an Eden-like perennial rainforest of lush verdant foliage. You will not be alone in this paradise; the forest is home to a wide variety of monkeys and exotically coloured birds.

 

Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

Aksum

Head to Aksum and you will see more ancient history that you can imagine. Aksum is one of the oldest cities in all of Africa and is rich in legend and mystery. It is believed to be the home of the Queen of Sheba and the final resting place of the legendary Ark of the Covenant. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed into the church where the Ark is said to be, but you can still check out the ancient Aksumite obelisks found in the Northern Stelae Field.

Aksum in Ethiopia

Arba Minch

The most incredible sight in Arba Minch is the cliff top holy spot of Abuna Yemata Church. This rock-hewn church is found only after a mildly challenging climb up the sheer cliff wall.

Danakil Depression

The Depression overlaps the borders of Eritrea and Djibouti and is part of the great East African Rift Valley. It call this northeastern part of Ethiopia home and against all odds, have not only existed for centuries but still have a thriving community.Having said all that, this unearthly landscape is an incredible place to visit.

The People of the Lower Omo Valley

It is dependent on the Omo River to live as it feeds the dry savannah that supports the local communities. Each of the villages has their own customs and language and have lived basically the same lifestyle for centuries. They are proud people who adorn themselves in unusual body art and jewellery and cattle are vital to their existence. They are also very territorial and will fiercely defend their land and way of life. Portrait of Hamer Tribe Men

 

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