Bali temples Tanah Lot, Ulun Danu to get cleaned up for IMF-World Bank meeting

The stunning Tanah Lot temple. Photo: Harry Kessell/Unsplash

Some extra TLC is going to go into two of Bali’s most iconic temples and popular tourist destinations, Tanah Lot and and Pura Ulun Danu ahead of the much anticipated IMF-World Bank meeting to take place on the island in October 2018.

Bali Province has been hard at work to make things on the island more “attractive” and functional in anticipation of the all the delegates and their families that the meeting will bring. The meeting has dictated quick-approaching deadlines for an underpass in front of the airport, a luxury cruise ship terminal, and completion on a larger than life sculpture at GWK that’s been years in the making.

Now the latest thing the government will be focusing on readying are two of the island’s top-visited temples in Tabanan Regency.

Tabanan’s Tourism Office has gotten a request from the province to prepare for a visit by the IMF-World Bank, which would mean cleaning up facilities around the temples.

“We have been invited to coordinate in order get ready if tourist destinations in Tabanan are visited by the IMF and World Bank delegation,” I Wayan Budi Artana, head of Tabanan Tourism Office’s promotional division, told Berita Satu on Thursday.

“Cleanliness, the toilets, and the parking area are of serious concern. That’s what we are coordinating about and monitoring on a regular basis,” Artana said.

Jatiluwih, Alas Keraton, and various tourist villages are also under consideration by the regency for upkeep in case delegates choose alternative sites, he said.

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