May 5, 2022, 02.22 PM
Indonesia?s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno attends an event held at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Thursday, March 24, 2022. KOMPAS.COM/ Yohanes Valdi Seriang Ginta Yohanes Valdi Seriang GintaIndonesia?s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno attends an event held at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Thursday, March 24, 2022. KOMPAS.COM/ Yohanes Valdi Seriang Ginta– Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno delivered a keynote speech during the first-ever High-Level Thematic Debate on Sustainable Tourism at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday, May 4.

“I attended the event at the invitation of President of [the 76th session of] the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid,” Sandiaga said in a statement.

“During the event, I talked about the development of tourist villages and a fair economy for all levels of society in Indonesia,” he added.

Under the theme “Putting sustainable and resilient tourism at the heart of an inclusive recovery” the event was held with UNWTO, UNDP, UNEP, and UNCTAD.

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He said that the development of the tourist village conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is in line with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) strategic plan.

The development aims to recover a quality and fair tourism sector for the welfare of the people in the world.

Sandiaga also touched on community-based tourism implemented in the tourist village development program. “We will continue to encourage the development of sustainable tourism investments that bring prosperity to the community,” he said.

Previously, the ministry also announced the recipients of Indonesia's top 50 tourist villages in 2022.

As many as 3,419 out of 70,000 tourist villages in 34 provinces participated in the 2022 Indonesia Tourist Village Award. A panel of judges made their assessment in various stages. The selection process began from the top 500 to the top 300 and 100. In the last round, 50 places have been named tourist villages.

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Sandiaga congratulated the 50 selected tourist villages. “Make this achievement a motivation to continue to develop quality and sustainable tourist villages for Indonesia,” he said.

The award is known as one of the major programs of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. The judges will look at seven categories: authenticity (natural or unnatural), homestays, souvenirs, digital and creative, public toilets, CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, Environmental Sustainability), and village institutions. Last year, 1,831 tourist villages participated in the award.

Here’s a list of the top 50 tourist villages in 2022:


Gampong Ulee Lheue Tourist Village, Banda Aceh city.

North Sumatera

Hilisimaetano Tourist Village, Nias Selatan regency.
Buluh Duri Tourist Village, Serdang Bedagai regency.
Kampung Warna Warni Tigarihit Tourist Village, Simalungun regency.

West Sumatera

GTP Ulakan Tourist Village, Padang Pariaman regency.
Silokek Tourist Village, Sijunjung regency.
Pariangan Desa Terindah di Dunia Tourist Village, Tanah Datar regency.


Dayun Tourist Village, Siak regency.


Pentagen Tourist Village, Kerinci regency.

South Sumatera

Tebat Lereh Tourist Village, Pagar Alam city.


Belitar Seberang Tourist Village, Rejang Lebong regency.


Pulau Pahawang Tourist Village, Pesawaran regency.

Bangka Belitung Islands

Perlang Tourist Village, Central Bangka regency.

Riau Islands

Kampung Tua Bakau Serip Tourist Village, Batam city.


Glodok China Town Tourist Village, West Jakarta

West Java

Gunung Padang Tourist Village, Kabupaten Cianjur.
Hanjeli Tourist Village, Sukabumi regency.

Central Java

Bugisan Tourist Village, Klaten regency.
Sembungan Tourist Village, Wonosobo regency.

Yogyakarta Special Region

Widosari Tourist Village, Kulon Progo regency.
Tepus Tourist Village, Gunung Kidul regency.

East Java

Semen Tourist Village, Blitar regency.
Keris Tourist Village, Sumenep regency.
Tirta Agung Tourist Village, Bondowoso regency.
Pandean Tourist Village, Trenggalek regency.


Saba Budaya Baduy Tourist Village, Lebak regency.


Undisan Tourist Village, Bangli regency.
Sudaji Tourist Village, Buleleng regency.

Buwun Sejati Tourist Village in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Dok. Jadesta Buwun Sejati Tourist Village in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

West Nusa Tenggara

Taman Loang Baloq Tourist Village, Mataram city.
Buwun Sejati Tourist Village, Lombok Barat regency.

East Nusa Tenggara

Umauta Tourist Village, Sikka regency.

West Kalimantan

Kampong Melayu BML Tourist Village, Pontianak city.

Central Kalimantan

Sei Sekonyer Tourist Village, West Kotawaringin regency.

South Kalimantan

Kubah Basirih Tourist Village, Banjarmasin city.

East Kalimantan

Pela Tourist Village, Kutai Kartanegara regency.

Pulau Sapi Tourist Village in Malinau regency, North Kalimantan. Dok. Jadesta Pulau Sapi Tourist Village in Malinau regency, North Kalimantan.

North Kalimantan

Pulau Sapi Tourist Village, Malinau regency.

North Sulawesi

Budo Tourist Village, North Minahasa regency.

Central Sulawesi

Malangga Tourist Village, Toli-toli regency.

South Sulawesi

Campaga Tourist Village, Bantaeng regency.
Matano Iniaku Tourist Village, Luwu Timur regency.
Barania Tourist Village, Kabupaten Sinjai.
Kambo Tourist Village, Palopo city.

Southeast Sulawesi

Limbo Wolio Tourist Village, Baubau city.
Moroamo Sumbersari Waterfall Tourist Village, South Konawe regency.


Lonuo (Bukit Arang) Tourist Village, Bone Bolango regency.

West Sulawesi

Tondok Bakaru Tourist Village, Mamasa regency.


Negeri Hila Tourist Village, Central Maluku regency.

North Maluku

Lapasi Tourist Village, West Halmahera regency.

West Papua

Kampung Ugar Tourist Village, Fakfak regency.


Tobati Tourist Village, Jayapura city.

(Writers: Yakob Arfin Tyas Sasongko, Ni Nyoman Wira Widyanti | Editors: Agung Dwi E, Ni Nyoman Wira Widyanti)



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