The tourist destinations in Indonesia are of course endless. Indonesia’s natural wealth is indeed a miracle that is never priceless. Several tourist destinations in Indonesia also have unique and legendary stories. Usually, tourist destinations that have this legendary story are visited by many local and foreign tourists. Here are 3 tourist destinations that have legendary stories that must be visited:
Lake Toba is located in North Sumatra. Lake Toba is included in one of the 5 Super Priority destinations. In addition, Lake Toba is one of the largest caldera lakes in the world and was designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2020. Lake Toba itself has a legend, a farmer whose name is Toba who married a goldfish that resembles a human.
Komodo Island is located in East Nusa Tenggara. Similar to Lake Toba, Komodo Island has also been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1991. Not only that, Komodo Island is one of the 7 wonders of the world. The legend of Komodo Island itself is born from the story of a twins and one of them was isolated because born like a lizard (Ora) and to be killed by his own twin. Since the legend spread, humans and dragons have lived side by side like brothers.
Air Manis Beach
Air Manis Beach is located in Padang, West Sumatra. There is an inscription of ship wreckage and Malin Kundang’s body which turned into stone. The legend of Air Manis Beach, that was born from the story of Malin Kundang who was disobedient to his mother so that he was cursed to stone.