Enjoying Cheap Tour Solo City, Central Java


INDONESIA TRAVEL – Since 2008, Taman Balekambang has been officially opened into the city forest of Surakarta residents. Visiting the complex of more than five hectares, we can enjoy the atmosphere is really different. Twelve hundred-year-old trees become natural shelter for everyone. So no wonder now, almost every day, tens to hundreds of children enliven the atmosphere.

When the holidays arrive, do not ask how busy it is. Small monkeys, deer and goose monkeys are an additional entertainment object for children, as well as the parents and families that accompany it. Train horses, paddle boats and cars that can be climbed four people are available to complement the city tour facilities.

Not only for children, teenagers and adults would be fascinated if you visit it. No less, many brides make a number of angles Taman Balekambang as an attractive spot for pre-wedding photoshoot, so that the invitation card does not seem monotonous and ‘crisp’.

For those who do not want to miss surfing in cyberspace, no need to worry. There is a free Internet connection there, which is provided by the Government of Surakarta. Two towers are installed to transmit the need for an Internet connection for you. Fast-slow is relative, depending on the number of visitors who take advantage of free access.


Balekambang, supposedly derived from a combination of Balé (Balw) and Kambang (floating), refers to the existence of a hall above a small lake in the past. So simple is the Javanese in making the new term, in a very practical way, which is essential for easy pronunciation, and easy to remember. Because the floating hall that lies between large trees nan shady, then refined it into the park.

Balekambang Park was built by KGPAA Mangkunagara VII in 1921. The park was then named Partini Tuin, a name to immortalize his beloved daughter named Partini. Not only to mingle during the day, there also becomes a public space in the real sense. A variety of traditional arts, including dances and often held there, and ketoprak performances held routine every night.

For those of you who want to travel there, it is advisable to bring food / beverage supplies as needed. And please remember, do not like to throw garbage indiscriminately, let Park Balekambang still beautiful and clean, so the park remains sustainable, so it can be a recharge area, so the water is not increasingly rare from the city of Surakarta.

Taman Balekambang, exactly located on the north side of Manahan Stadium, not far from Tirtonadi Bus Terminal, even the Racing Station. Public transport access is not available to get there. From Tirtonadi, you can reach it by rickshaw with a cost of about Rp 10 thousand, or Rp 15 thousand from the Station Racing.


Best of Karon, Thailand Tourism

TRAVELNESIA – Karon is the second largest of Phuket’s tourist beaches at 3 km length. It is 8 km south of Patong on Rte 4233 and 20 km from Phuket town.

Few, if any, hotels have direct beach frontage. Most are across the road (which usually is not a busy one). The entire beach is public (as are all beaches in Thailand). Large resort complexes line the opposite side of the road from the shoreline, but the long, broad beach itself has no development. The sand is very white, and squeaks audibly when walked upon. The southern point has a fine coral reef stretching toward Kata and Bu Island. Also, there is a wide pedestrian / bicycle path on the beach side of the road running the length of the beach.

Most restaurants, bars, tour companies and other non-hotel businesses are at the north central end, near the traffic circle, or near the south end, on Bangla Rd (not that Bangla Rd!) connecting the back road with the beach road. Nightlife is pretty much confined to dining and a few beer bars.

The northern third of Karon Beach is essentially undeveloped and flanked by Nong Harn Lake which is the largest beach side park in Phuket offering a nice exercise/jogging/cycling path. North Karon also offers white beach and clear water with no crowds.

At the south end of Karon, a narrow road between Kata and Karon has a number of small businesses.

There is a regular daytime bus service to and from Phuket Town.

The Beauty of Pasir Putih Pantai Pagatan in Banjarmasin

TRAVELNESIA – For those of you who live in Banjarmasin, definitely no stranger to the beach pagatan. Beach pagatan is one of the beaches located in Kalimantan, precisely in the subdistrict Kusam Hilir Tanah Bambu district.

This beach is not less special with other beaches, Pagatan has a small wave, panorama of the beautiful blue sea, coconut trees and the breeze of the beach breeze. This beach also has a typical ritual fisherman event of bugis descent which is usually called by Maccera tation or often also called a sea party.
The ocean party at the beach was held in April. The sea party is an expression of gratitude from the abundant seafood, and ask for protection as long as the fishermen go to sea. This ceremony includes anchoring the offerings that have been previously read a kind of mantra to the middle of the sea.

Usually this event is also on the rise with the attraction of traditional music and dances. At the peak event will be enlivened by ships fishing jewelers to the middle of the sea. In addition, for almost three weeks, the city of Pagatan every afternoon and night since it opened until the closing of the customary festival of fishermen there is a night market.

White sand beach and blue sea, not only in Bali. Please come to Pagatan Beach in Tanah Bumbu, South Kalimantan. There, the sun rises amazingly!
Pagatan beach is located not far from Syamsudin Noor Airport, approximately 285 km. The beauty of the beach can be seen directly when we walk from the direction of Banjarmasin to Kotabaru, because this beach is located beside the main road Trans Kalimantan.

The beauty clearly evoked especially during the morning, the morning sun tinge painted gold ink in the sky. In the afternoon even this area looks crowded by young couples who want to enjoy the beach breeze and the sound of the waves are calm.
Increasing number of beach visitors, making managers begin to clean up. Currently, there are improvements, such as building siring, setting stalls, shelters, camping ground, and fishing rods.

Geopark Ciletuh, Cool Place of Interest In Sukabumi, West Java

TRAVELNESIA – Talking about the choice of tourist detention, then a name should try. Geopark Ciletuh that’s the name, Geopark Ciletuh area is a geological park that has natural beauty in the form of natural scenery and old rocks that have experienced weathering since millions of years ago, even to the bedrock of the earth that appears surface. Ciletuh Geopark is one of the interesting tourist attraction in Kecamatan Ciemas, Sukabumi, West Java.


This natural tourism area has been certified as a national geopark of the Indonesian National Committee for Unesco and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The concept of Geopark or earth park is an integrated area with a significant geological heritage in the world. In this earth park, geological heritage sites are becoming the area of ​​the holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development.


The landscape in Ciletuh Bay is indeed interesting. The stretched landscape resembles a gigantic amphitheater that looks like a horseshoe facing directly toward the Indian Ocean. Geopark Ciletuh is able to provide a variety of rides of extraordinary natural charm. When visiting this Geopark you will be exposed to the beauty of the world that you find hard in other locations in Indonesia. Rocks, mountains and beautiful landscaping from the sea to the waterfall are available completely in this Geopark Ciletuh.


Not only 1 or 2 waterfalls, but you can see and enjoy up to 10 spot gorgeous waterfalls nan stunning in this beautiful tourist location. In addition, you can also see the natural rocks that are the result of sedimentation of various fossils, fractures, and plates of earth tens of millions of years ago. Ideally it takes three to four days to explore Ciletuh Geopark. This is because the natural attractions that spread in some areas, difficult to reach in one day only. But if you may only have limited time, you can still visit some of the main locations in Geopark Ciletuh that can be reached within one day.


For example like Panenjoan, Palangpang Beach, Curug Cimarinjung, Curug Awang, Curug Sodong, and Puncak Darma. With the Geopark Ciletuh this can be a site and a site for the occurrence of large geological events that occurred in the past that caused the plates and rocks from the base of the earth lifted far tens of kilometers to the surface of the earth. Not only the natural scenery, but by visiting the Geopark Ciletuh area you will interact with the local residents and be treated to various traditional nuances from food to art performances typical of Sundanese that you rarely find.


Located in Ciletuh, Sukabumi for those of you who want to visit it can contact first PAPSI as a manager who can help you explore this Geopark well, because for now the new available in the form of tour packages, so with the package you can get interesting facilities ranging from 4 wheel transportation to explore the Geopark area and is included by eating also homestay in people’s homes.


Also read: Tours that must be visited while on holiday in Sulawesi

10 Tourist Places in Malaysia that Must Be Visited

TRAVELNESIA – Malaysia is one of the countries that became one of the favorite holiday destinations of Indonesian tourists. It is also supported due to ticket promo by airlines. So many domestic travelers who choose a holiday to Malaysia compared to domestic destinations because the price of airline tickets are the same or even much cheaper.


In addition to the ticket price factor, Malaysia also has a variety of attractions and interesting sights that pity to miss. Malaysia is well-known as one of Asia’s most diverse ethnic, religious and cultural countries. Despite the many varieties, they can live side by side and peacefully. For those of you who plan to vacation to Malaysia, there are 10 tourist attractions in Malaysia that you should visit, namely:


10. Bharu city .


Bharu city  is often a stopover for travelers to visit the beautiful Perhentian Islands. Located in Peninsular Malaysia near the Thai border, Kota Bharu offers its own unique charm, be it attractions, shopping, and culinary. In Kota Bharu there are many historical and cultural heritage Kelantan with one of the famous museum is the Royal Museum. The museum offers many photographs and luxurious royal family artifacts and unique wooden palaces located within it. Down the street in Kota Bharu, do not forget to visit Central Market which is the biggest market here. In this market, there are many colorful food and fruit vendors. For those of you who want to enjoy the water tour, can visit the Cahaya Bulan Beach and Stong Mountain State Park. At both locations you can enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, rafting, and scuba diving located on the Japanese shipwreck from the Pacific War.


9. Melaka.


Holding an important position on the super-busy sea route between India and China on the southwest coast of Malaysia, Melaka was fought for centuries by the governments of India, Portugal, Britain and the Netherlands. This makes the city packed so attractively by Malaysia in terms of architecture or culture as it is a valuable cultural heritage. Known as a blend of diverse cultures, Melaka consists of several districts that each feature different attractions. Portuguese heritage is characterized by charming villas, historic churches and the remains of an old fort. In the Chinese quarter there is a Chinese temple, Cheng Hoon Teng temple and one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside of China. The Dutch districts leave some of the Dutch architectural heritage on the east side. In addition, each culture zone has its own traditions and festivals such as the Portuguese “Intrudu” and Chinese New Year.


8. Kuching.


Kuching is the largest city in Borneo. Kuching is famous for its tropical rain forest where travelers can do tracking as well as outdoor recreation. Regarded as the cleanest city in Malaysia, Kuching presents a unique urban setting with skyscrapers and modern architecture and is surrounded by lush forests. It is situated on the banks of the Sarawak River with beautiful views of the park and also historical sites such as Fort Margherita and Astana Palace. Along the seafront, you can find food vendors, musical fountain shows, observation towers, and outdoor theaters. You can enjoy historic Chinese temples, markets, food stalls and many antique and craft shops on Kuching’s oldest streets.


7. Kinabalu city.


As the State Capital of Sabah in Borneo Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is a fast growing tourist destination as it is close to tropical islands, rain forests, wildlife refuges, national parks and the highest peak of Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu. Regularly called KK by the locals, Kota Kinabalu has a small town center that has several landmarks as well as an observatory with beautiful scenery. Most of KK’s main attractions are out of town like Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, Kota Kinabalu Wetland Center and Kinabalu National Park, offering wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, tigers, orangutans and elephants as well as outdoor adventures such as camping, forest trekking, mountain climbing, rafting and cruising the river by cruise ship. Just minutes from town, you can find Tunku Abdul Rahman Park has five small islands ideal for snorkeling, diving, swimming and sailing. You can also visit the Monsopiad Cultural Village to experience the traditions and culture of the Kadazan indigenous people.


6. Cameron Highlands.

Green Tea Plantation with Path, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Malaysia. Built with breathtaking British park concept, this beautiful highland offers lush scenery, colorful flower plantations, tea plantations, forests, lakes, wildlife habitats and outdoor recreational facilities. The road to Cameron Highlands is pretty good so it’s easily accessible by bus, car, mini van, and taxi. During the trip to this location, you can see the beautiful green scenery. Here is also the Time Tunnel Gallery which displays the history of the development of the Cameron community. One of the famous locations here is Mount Brinchang and Tanah Rata. Mount Brinchang offers a very refreshing view of the plateau. While Mossy Forest offers a jungle track where you can enjoy the thrill of exploring the forest ecosystem with beautiful waterfall scenery.   As the main producer of tea and flowers from the country of Malaysia, Cameron Highlands has many tea plantations and flower gardens, there are also vegetable gardens, orchards, butterfly gardens, and honey farms accessible to tourists. Here also there is a golf course for you lovers of the game of golf.


5. State Park.


State Park  is famous as the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. An ecotourism that offers adventure as the most popular destination. Here, you can adventure in the wild while enjoying the ecosystem of rare plants, exotic birds and some rare animals such as the Malayan Tiger, Asian Elephant, and the Sumatran Rhinos. There are various interesting ways to enjoy wildlife tour with hiking, fishing, exploring cave and 4WD safari. One of the most popular things you should try here is to visit Canopy Walk, a long suspension bridge over the treetops. Walking through this bridge, you can enjoy the exotic views of flocks of birds that fly freely in the air. There is also night safari facility to see plants that only bloom at night, glow in the dark, and nocturnal creatures like owls, leopard cat, and water dragon. You do not have to worry about culinary because there are floating restaurants in Kula Tahan River.


4. Penang.


Pulau Penang is a popular tourist destination due to the diversity of history in George Town. Located along the world cruise line, the city has a variety of cultural, architectural and culinary colors. When deciding to visit Penang, you should really explore this city, whether it’s by car, bicycle, bus or taxi. Some of the locations you can visit while in Penang are the Botanic Gardens, Bird Sanctuary, Butterfly Garden, Supreme Bliss, and the white sandy beaches of Batu Ferringhi located along the north coast. It’s incomplete when visiting penang without trying to ride a pedicab while walking through George Town, enjoying the classic architecture of British relics. Prepare your camera while on a tour here. Occasionally stop by at a restaurant, market, or bar to taste the typical culinary because Penang is famous as a culinary mixing location from all over the world.


3. Kuala Lumpur.


Kuala Lumpur, as the capital city of Malaysia has many tourist attractions that are a pity to miss. While in Kuala Lumpur do not forget to visit Kuala Lumpur Railway Station which has a very unique design, a mixture of western and eastern architecture. When else feel the train ride with facilities like in Japanese dramas? In addition to trying out the sensation of the train ride, some things you can do in Kuala Lumpur include visiting Thean Hou Temple, feeling the sensation of shopping at Berjaya Times Square, visiting the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, visiting KL mania, Bird Park, Merdeka Square, Batu Caves, and The Petronas Twin Towers is an icon of Malaysia. Oh yes, one more favorite location for tourists to shop in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang. Bukit Bintang offers a variety of malls, shopping, culinary, and entertainment from morning till night.


2. Langkawi.


Located off the northwest coast of Malaysia, the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is an archipelago that boasts beautiful beaches, rainforests, mangrove forests and mountains. This makes Langkawi one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. In recent years, resorts, hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities have grown rapidly in Langkawi. The island’s natural beauty is the main attraction here. The sandy beaches are as white as snow and the blue of clear sea water is set against limestone cliffs. One of the most popular beaches is Pantai Cenang which offers a variety of restaurants and bars. For a quieter beach, you can visit Pantai Tengah and Pantai Kok because these two beaches are beaches that seem isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here is also available trekking mangrove forest and tourist attractions where visitors can enjoy the view of Telaga Tujuh Falls, exotic birds and monitor lizards or monkeys. You can enjoy the beauty of Langkawi from altitude at Gunung Raya and Mat Mat Cincang. Gondola and skybridge are the perfect facilities to enjoy reaching these two mountains.


1. Gunung Mulu National Park.


Gunung Mulu National Park (TN) is famous for its extraordinary limestone structure and also a phenomenal cave system making it one of the most amazing natural attractions in the whole of Southeast Asia. Located in Sarawak state, this TN has the largest and longest cave system in the world. One of them Sarawak Chamber, which is expected to accommodate 40 Boeing 747 aircraft. Nestled among tropical rainforests, crystal-clear rivers, and the rugged mountains of Mount Mulu Mountain features the Pinnacles, a limestone sync known as the Garden of Eden. Here are also two majestic peaks of Mount Mulu and Volcano. The park is also home to a number of species of wildlife such as hornbills, bats, gibbons, antelope and bearded pigs. In addition to cave and hiking tours, the popular activity here is the longest canopy walk in the world.


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The beauty of Tanjung Kasuari Beach Sorong

TRAVELNESIA – Tanjung Kasuari Beach is one of the mainstay attractions of Sorong City, West Papua Province. Although named Tanjung Kasuari Beach but this beach is not located exactly in Tanjung Kasuari. This beach is located in the bay located behind Tanjung Kasuari. And do not imagine you can see the cassowary in this tourist spot. This tourist spot is a beautiful white sandy beach and comfortable to visit.


Cool atmosphere you can feel while visiting this beach because there are many groves of trees that grow along this beach. You can swim and feel the cool water is clear. And although the beach is directly opposite the open sea, but the waters on this beach is quite safe. You will not encounter big waves reaching the shore because the waves will break down within a distance of about 100 m from the shoreline of the exposed beaches. During weekends or holidays, Tanjung Kasuari Beach will be crowded by visitors from both Sorong City and from outside Sorong City who spend time to relax on this beach. But on weekdays, this beach becomes a quiet beach.


So you can choose when suitable time to visit this beach according to taste. Want the atmosphere of a busy beach or quiet live set yourself a day visit you.


Access transport

Tanjung Kasuari Beach is located about seven kilometers to the east of Sorong City. You can reach Tanjung Kasuari Beach by motorcycle taxi at a rate of about Rp. 30,000 or rent public transport if you go berserik with friends with a rate of about Rp. 100.000-200.000. (The price could changes every time)


Ticket fee fee

If you visit Tanjung Kasuari Beach you are required to buy an entrance ticket of Rp. 10,000 per person.

A must-visit tour in Tana Toraja

TRAVELNESIA – This destination is very interesting to visit, the culture is still thick to make its own magnet for the tourists both coming from within and abroad. indeed for those who just visited Tana Toraja mystical impression is felt, but behind it all the natural scenery in Tana Toraja will make you hypnotized and want to linger – long enjoy it.

Tanah Toraja

Geographically Tana Toraja is a district located in the province of North Sulawesi, and the capital of Tana Toraja is in Makale. Toraja people themselves still hold firm beliefs and lifestyles that are very similar to the culture in Nias, which makes Tana Toraja become one of the world cultural heritage sites registered in UNESCO. Tana Toraja community itself holds many traditional ceremonies in which presents a variety of dances and attractions are very interesting, and for you art lovers certainly not menyianyiakan opportunity. besides that here also there is a very unique custom house which only exist in Tana Toraja.


Activities Can Do in Tana Toraja

Kuburan Tana Toraja

Here you can walk to Lemo, Londa and Allo’s, where in the area you can see a very unique cemetery that is very famous even in the international world. The cemetery is a cave – the cave is located on the rocky walls and the caves – the caves are filled with coffins and human bones, it’s we think sometimes weird, but that’s the uniqueness of the culture of the community around this tourist attraction in South Sulawesi.


If you visit Tana Toraja in June, July, or December, you can see the butchers performing dozens of pigs and buffaloes colossal. And you can also see how the uniqueness and the sakralnya culture or customs of Tana Toraja. Buffalo and pig itself is an animal sacrificed for the death ceremony in this place. According to the beliefs of the Toraja community these animals are a means of transportation to the puya for the dead human spirits. In Tana Toraja there is a traditional ceremony to catch the dead by holding a party and slaughtering dozens of buffaloes and pigs.


This ceremony is familiar with the traditional ceremony of Rambu Solo ‘death. This party is usually held for one night or even up to seven nights depending on social status in Toraja society tradition. Besides, if you want to see a typical residence or home of Toraja people Tongkonan beautifully decorated and equipped with rice barn, you can visit Ke’te Kesu Village. Here there are many rows of Tongkonan whose roof is similar to a saddle. The roof of a typical Toraja community house made of bamboo split and arranged piled up. but over the development of the roof era of a typical house Tana Toraja people use a lot of zinc as a material maker.


Tongkonan itself has a different type – different that adapted to the degree of nobility of the owner. then on the walls are decorated with abstract patterns and geometrically white, red and black natural. in Ke’te Kesu also you can meet bamboo carving craftsmen and various other traditional crafts. Then when you visit the Lemo area, you can see the grave that lies hanging on the wall which is a special grave for the nobles.


This area is called Lemo because in this place there is a stone cave that size is very large and round-shaped, the shape is similar to the citrus fruit and in the burrows to form spots as well as citrus fruits. Here also there is a customary grave chairman named Songgi Patalo who was about 500 years old. Then when you continue your visit to Suaya, you will find the tomb of the royal family, then near Sangala you will find a baby tree grave.


According to Toraja people’s own belief when there are babies or children who die then it should be buried in the tree, and the tree will grow around. In addition, when you visit Palawa, you will find a typical Toraja weaving craft center, which also includes Tongkonan and burial areas, ceremonies and festivals that are usually used by the people around this tourist spot in South Sulawesi.


Not only that, your visit can be continued to Batu Tumonga yag located on the slopes of Mount Sesean which is about 25 kilometers from Rantepao. Here you can see the natural beauty of rice fields are shaped terraces and there are many rocks.