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BALI among Most Preferred Destination for Chinese Tourists in 2011

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BALI once again received worldwide recognition when it received an Award as one of the Top Ten Favorite Tourist Destinations in the World for Chinese citizens. The Award was received by Indonesian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Mongolia, H.E. Mr. Imron Cotan during the 1st Global Tourism Thermal List—the Most Preferred Tourist Attractions for the Chinese in 2011, at a ceremony held at the Beijing Broadcast Building on June 16th2011.

Award Presentation

The Award presentation was attended by the head of the PRC Tourism Administration Office, representatives of the PRC Tourism Institute, Beijing Tourism Development Committee, Foreign Travel Bureaus in Beijing, and members of the press. The ceremony was recorded by the Travel Channel and is scheduled to be aired on June 26th 2011 at 20.00, local time.

Selection of the top ten favorite tourist destinations in the world for Chinese citizens 2011 was done through a poll conducted by the Beijing People’s Broadcasting Station since April 25th.  Internet users and radio audiences had chosen 10 of their favorite destinations among 68 destinations around the world.

The top ten favorite destinations were:

  • Bali
  • Australia
  • Cape Town
  • Edinburgh
  • Hawaii
  • Madrid
  • Egypt
  • Niagara Falls
  • Paris
  • Switzerland.

Bali was recognized as the only Asian tourist destination polled.

Bali had also been rewarded “the Best Leisure Destination in Asia Pacific” by Business Travelers Asia Pacific Hong Kong Magazine in 2010. From over 50 million Chinese tourists traveling abroad in 2010, Bali was visited by 196.925 Chinese tourists.

Bali is magical.

bali2As probably the most famous island in Indonesia, Bali blends spectacular mountain scenery and beautiful beaches with warm and friendly people, a vibrant culture and out of this world resorts.

Travel & Leisure Magazine has awarded Bali the World’s Best Island in 2009, while the Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel 2010 ranked Bali second place among the world’s Top Regions.

Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. Bali enchants with its dramatic dances and colourful ceremonies, its arts and crafts, to its luxurious beach resorts and exciting night life.  For this exotic island has much to offer, from inspirational spirituality to fine dining and meeting experiences, from world class surfing and diving to exhilarating treks in the wild. And everywhere you will find intricately carved temples.

For, the Balinese, who embrace the Hindu religion, are a most devout people where a large part of their lives is dedicated to rites and ceremonies aimed at maintaining harmony in this world.  Indeed, this relatively small island holds many   surprises.

This is a miraculous island indeed, for after decades of popularity, Bali continues to amaze both local and international visitors alike.  Here gather a variety of visitors from around the globe: from those who come to surf the waves of Kuta, Uluwatu and Dreamland, to others who love the panoramic beauty of mountains and lakes at  Batur, Kintamani, or  Lake Beratan at  Bedugul, to those who merely love shopping or spend endless days on the beach.

Source: Indonesian Ministry for Foreign Affairs 17th June

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