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3 Interesting Facts About ASEAN Para Games 2022 That You Have to Know!

After the sensational MotoGP 2022 was held in Mandalika a few months ago, Indonesia will host another international sporting event. Held in Indonesia from 30 July to 6 August 2022, the ASEAN Para Games 2022 has some interesting facts worth knowing! Curious about these facts? Let's find them out together below!

 

1. Held in the Historical City of Surakarta or Solo

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The ASEAN Para Games 2022 will be held in three regions within Central Java: Surakarta City, Sukoharjo Regency, and Karanganyar Regency. As one of the venues for this prestigious sporting event, the City of Surakarta or commonly known as Solo, is a city that holds a significant history. Often referred to as "the City of Batik," Solo was once the central government of Mataram Kingdom; one of the largest Islamic sultanates in Java, back in the 18th century.

Therefore, if you visit this city, the architecture of the old buildings that are found regularly and still very well preserved will put you in awe. You can visit the Surakarta Palace to learn more about the city's rich history while enjoying the scenery. Visiting Klewer Market to shop for countless unique souvenirs can also be a perfect activity to do while on vacation here.

 

2. The Logo of ASEAN Para Games 2022 Features Several Local Wisdom

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This year's ASEAN Para Games logo adopted many elements of Surakarta cultures, such as keris and gunungan wayang. According to the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the ASEAN Para Games, Gibran Rakabuming, the logo depicts combined aspects representing the city's fighting spirit. The most important aspect of the logo is the keris or kris, a traditional weapon which symbolizes the will of the paralympic athletes participating in the ASEAN Para Games 2022. Meanwhile, the gunungan behind the keris, symbolizes the opening of a new chapter after the pandemic.

 

3. 14 highly exciting sports are contested

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The ASEAN Para Games 2022 will be highly exciting as the event features a wide array of sports. These sports include athletics, swimming, badminton, weight lifting, table tennis, chess, CP football, blind judo, boccia, sitting volleyball, goalball, wheelchair tennis, archery, and wheelchair basketball. Out of these 14 sports, which one got your attention the most?

 

Are you interested in attending ASEAN Para Games 2022 after knowing about its three interesting facts? If you plan to travel to Solo, Sukoharjo, or Karanganyar to watch this action-packed sporting event, make sure to comply with the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) protocols.

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