If Southern Badung becomes the center of accommodation with its coastal tourism and Northern Badung is famous for its agro tourism, so the Central Badung becomes the center of nature tourism chiefly the adventure. Precisely, the potential exists at Sedang village, Abiansemal subdistrict that has become the center of adventure tourism. The natural beauty of this village can be enjoyed by riding All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
I Gusti A. Oka Ardana, a tourism figure becoming one of the adventure tourism organizers at the village, said the existence of adventure tourism by ATV had become one of the major tourist attractions in Central Badung tourism region. “This attraction is exciting and challenging because it can poise the overcrowded tourism market in Southern Badung,” said the owner of Bali Badung Adventure.
The man having a concern for the environment said the village had a panoramic countryside view to be developed into a tourist destination. Moreover, the village of Jagapati, Angantaka and Sedang (JAS) was the center of sculpture craft, so that it could strengthen the position of the village to attract the tourists visit.
According to Oka Ardana, since the operation of ATV attraction at the beginning of 2012, tourists from Australia, Europe and Asia had started to come. Supported by some travel agencies, the potential of adventure tourism at Sedang village increasingly turned popular. “In the future, we also plan to develop the adventure by cycling around the village,” he said.
Oka Ardana also said the impact of adventure tourism at Sedang village could be felt by the surrounding community. Sedang village having the potential of sculpture craft, now had began to draw some visitors. “Hopefully, the existence of this new tourist attraction could revive the vivacity of craftsmen at JAS,” he concluded. (BTN/015)