British guidebook publisher Rough Guides has included Indonesia in its list of the world’s most beautiful countries – and quite high up, too.
The ranking was updated on Jan. 4 based on Rough Guides’ readers voting on social media channels.
This was not lost on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who hailed the achievement with a video shared on his Instagram account.
“Renowned UK publisher Rough Guides recently conducted a global survey on the world’s most beautiful countries. The result [shows] that Indonesia was ranked sixth in the world, but [was named] the most beautiful country in Asia,” Jokowi wrote in the same post.
The video shows some of the most popular tourist attractions, from temples to surfing spots in Bali, beautiful beaches in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and orangutans in Kalimantan.
“Rough Guides’ polling strengthens Indonesia’s position as a world-class tourist destination,”
Source - TheJakartaPost
Here’s the full of the world’s 20 most beautiful countries, according to Rough Guides readers.
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United States