6 tourist areas will become the Geopark - Part 2

Lake Toba

Continuing the first section of the previous article “6 tourist area will become the Geopark”, making many government parties related focus to the region that deserves to be geopark in Indonesia.

Following the previous proposal on the area of Mount Rinjani in West Nusa Tenggara, Sewu Karst region in Central Java and Mount Batur in Bali during the period 2012-2014 as a geopark region, three other locations become the attention of UNESCO.

4. Merangin in Jambi. Regions of ancient royal relics, Kingdom of Mataram. You'll find thousands of manuscripts written on palm leaves and a series of fossil flora in the form of petrified logs, trees clinging to a rock or sueseki rocks stretch of river in the village of Batang Merangin river in Air Batu Village, Kerinci and surrounding rivers.

Air Batu village since the early inhabited by descendants of the royal ancestors hundreds of years ago, and now only rubble stone foundation of the building in the middle of the bush forests and fields.

5. Lake Toba in North Sumatra. Known as the largest volcanic lake in the world as a result of the eruption of Mount Toba about 74,000 years ago has become a kind of symbol of the world for the event Supervolcano eruption.

Toba eruption also had to make the world a "dark" because of storms and volcanic sulphate aerosol concentrations in the atmosphere blocking the sun's rays as the main intake of life on earth. The Lake Toba is unique to the existence of the island above the island and the lake on the lake.

Wayag Islands in Raja Ampat

6. Raja Ampat in West Papua. Special district with a cluster of steep karst islands shaped like mushrooms popping up out of the sea, islands of Wayag in Raja Ampat.

Being one of the places that must be visited by any tourists visiting the Raja Ampat. Geological heritage area that has scientific value of knowledge, rarely have comparable elsewhere, as well as having aesthetic value in a variety of scales.

Apart from the proposed 6 geopark tourist destination above, the extraordinary potential for the region as a potential winning world geopark tourism in Indonesia and became a favorite of tourists from various places.

( Sources of ESDM, Ministry of Tourism, Kompas /Images J Mudas, S Winata)


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