Island of the Gods to witness entrance fee increases at popular destinations


In a move that may impact the plans of future visitors, several well-known tourist attractions in Bali are preparing to implement higher entrance ticket prices starting January 1, 2024. Notable locations affected by the price adjustments include the iconic Ulun Danu Beratan in Tabanan Regency and the revered Tanah Lot.

I Putu Toni Wirawan, Assistant Manager of Tanah Lot Tourist Attraction, revealed that the decision to raise ticket prices was motivated by economic factors. "Our plan is to increase it on 1st January 2024 if, at this time, there is no permanent increase in general prices," Wirawan explained. The revised rates will apply to both domestic and foreign tourists, with children and adult categories facing adjustments.

For domestic tourists, children will now be required to pay Rp20,000, and adults Rp40,000. Meanwhile, foreign visitors will experience a new rate of Rp40,000 for children and Rp75,000 for adults.

While the announcement has been made, Wirawan clarified that the current ticket prices are still in effect, and efforts are being made to communicate the changes to agents and through brochure distribution.

Similarly, Ulun Danu Beratan is set to see an uptick in ticket prices in January 2024, with Made Sukarata, Public Relations Management, confirming the adjustments. However, these changes will only apply to domestic tourists, with varying rates for weekdays and weekends. On weekdays, the rate will increase from Rp30,000 to Rp40,000, and on weekends, it will rise to Rp50,000. Foreign tourists, on the other hand, will continue to pay Rp75,000 per person.

Not all Bali attractions are following suit, as Pelingpuran Tourism Village in Bangli Regency and Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Badung Regency have not witnessed an increase in ticket prices ahead of the festive season.

I Wayan Sumiarsa, Manager of Penglipuran Tourism Village, assured that their ticket prices remain in compliance with regional regulations. The Head of the Bali Tourism Service, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, expressed hope that the industry stakeholders would keep prices reasonable during the holiday season, appealing to them to avoid surprising tourists with significant increases. As Bali navigates the delicate balance between economic considerations and maintaining its allure for tourists, the impact of these changes on the tourism landscape remains to be seen.

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