As a proud host of the 17th G20 Presidency Summit on 15-16 November 2022, Indonesia welcomes you to the archipelago where the limitless wonders will never cease to blow your mind. While you’re in Indonesia, why not try to make your visit even more memorable? Take the opportunity to extend your stay and discover plenty of marvels that make Indonesia famous worldwide. We have some recommendations for traveling in Indonesia after attending the G20 Summit in Bali!
The G20 Summit is going to be held in Bali, after all. So why don’t you start exploring the island? There are plenty of reasons: countless pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, festive cultural celebrations, lush waterfalls, and many other great things. Bali also has a range of luxury resorts and leisure amenities that are second to none. You can also explore the neighboring small islands such as Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan for an additional dose of tropical adventure. Don’t forget to buy endek, traditionally-woven clothing from Bali that you can use to decorate your room or even to add some exotic touch to your daily fashion. Bali definitely exists to fulfill everyone’s dream holiday, so experience Bali by yourself; because experiencing is believing.
Situated just in the east of Bali, Lombok is also one of the most incredible places for a holiday with immaculate beaches and natural attractions to explore. Take a look at Mandalika, which was also the successful host for the 2022 MotoGP World Championship. The area is blessed with a myriad of exotic white sand beaches that offer serenity and good vibes.
A little bit up north is the Sade Tourism Village; you can mingle with locals and experience the traditional lives unspoiled by modernity. For a true vitamin sea experience, hop onto the Gilis on the northwest: Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. Feel yourself actually healing and make the best out of your holiday!
Renowned as the Harbor of Sunset, Labuan Bajo is a true gem of East Nusa Tenggara. It’s only one short flight away from Bali, yet it possesses not only mesmerizing natural attractions but also a gateway to an otherworldly archipelago, home to the famous Komodo National Park. Climb onto the highest peak in Padar Island and enjoy the stunning view of the landscape unfolding below you; bathe under the sunlight in the miraculous Pink Beach; meet the protected Komodo Dragons on Rinca Island. Lastly, you can also try to explore the secluded Wae Rebo Village and experience a serene and authentic traditional life with the local Flores people.
After exploring the eastern part of Indonesia, head to the west a little bit for an equally exciting time-travel tourism experience in the city of Yogyakarta, where the mighty Kingdom of Mataram once ruled in the 16th and 17th centuries. The remnants of the empire had been preserved and you can still admire the architectural design from the magnificent Prambanan Temple to the Sultan’s Palace or Kraton in the center of the town. Looking for another marvelous thing nearby? Head northwest from the city to Magelang, Central Java, and marvel at the majestic Borobudur Temple, the world's largest Buddhist monument that you need to visit once in your lifetime. Lastly, don’t miss out on the chance to purchase batik, a locally produced traditional cloth that has been inscribed as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2009.
Nothing is wrong with going a little bit further, right? Fly west to North Sumatra and witness the ancient crater of Lake Toba, which is not only bewitching to the eye but also dwells a flourishing traditional culture preserved by the local people of Batak Toba. There are many things you can do here, such as rowing a boat along the route on the lake, hiking to the vantage points around Samosir Island, mingling with the locals on Tomok and Simanindo Village, and trying the deliciously intriguing traditional dishes. Immerse yourself within the beauty of Lake Toba and find new philosophies to enrich your life. You can also purchase a traditionally woven ulos for a memento. Plus, it looks uber fashionable to wear on any occasion!
Lastly, find a different kind of natural thrills on Bangka Island and Belitung Island in Bangka Belitung Islands Province. The beaches are amazing and the landscapes are enchanting. What you’re going to find in these islands will be beyond your wildest tropical fantasy. Take a look at Lake Red Hill Ampar: a former mining site in Bangka that is now formed into a lake with natural red rocks. Dinding Batu Beach, which translates as stone wall beach, also offers you jaw-dropping scenery. There’s also a picturesque Lengkuas Island in the Belitung area, which will give you a lighthouse and white sand beach view that is straight out of a postcard. Other beaches such as Tanjung Kelayang, Batu Berlayar, and Tanjung Tinggi also offer sights that you simply cannot miss.
With all these wonderful destinations waiting for you, there are absolutely countless reasons for you to extend your stay in Indonesia after the G20 Summit in Bali and create one of the best holiday moments in your life. If you’re planning to visit Indonesia, kindly remember to comply with all the health protocols, be a responsible traveler, and keep practicing healthy habits such as wearing a mask in public places, washing hands frequently, and implementing social distancing. Learn about the latest international travel regulations and follow our social media channels in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok for updated information regarding travel and creative economy in Indonesia.
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