(visitkhatulistiwa.com) – The eastern part of the Indonesian archipelago is truly a haven for tourists. One of them is Labuan Bajo, the capital of West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. Labuan Bajo is located precisely at the western tip of Flores Island visit also tourist attractions in Ende Flores. The majority of Labuan Bajo residents have jobs on water. Interesting right? this can be seen a lot of sailboats and boats in the bay. Beautiful scenery in the capital of West Manggarai is very amazing, wooden huts with a thatched roof of straw and various trees in the surrounding environment becomes the main object of the scenery in Labuan Bajo.
Labuan Bajo is a center points for people who are going on vacation to Komodo Island or Rinca Island. Therefore, Labuan Bajo is very much visited. You can explore the various islands around Labuan Bajo starting from Seraya Island, Bidadari Island, Sabolo Island and Kanawa.
In the southern part of Labuan Bajo, there is a route to Rinca Island where at dusk comes a lot of bats show up. Currently Labuan Bajo has been visited by many local and foreign tourists so that various facilities have been available.
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There are some recommendations of Labuan Bajo tourist attractions that you can visit while on vacation.
1. Komodo Island
Komodo Island is an island located in West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara. Labuan Bajo is located inside Komodo Island. Komodo island is a place of live komodo animals, the number of living dragons at this time reached 2500 head. In addition there are animals Komodo dragons, which became the attraction of the tourists that exotic beauty of nature around the island of Komodo. the small islands around it are enchanting with the sea water is clear blue and still clean. In addition to the island of Komodo dragons there is also a national park that was founded in 1980.the park was created with the aim of protecting the Komodo from extinction and protect the living flora around the Komodo National Park. UNESCO recognizes the island of Komodo is a world heritage site and belongs to one of the seven wonders of the world.
Komodo National Park consists of several islands such as Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and other small islands. some interesting activities that can be done while on vacation to Komodo National Park include seeing the Komodo dragon directly, playing water in the sea, diving, snorkeling. In addition we can also circle the island of Komodo and visit other small islands. and one thing not to miss is diving in Batu Samsia if you want to swim with turtles and sharks, then dive in Crystal Rock if you want to see various fish such as fish Barramundi, Parrotfish and various Komodo dragons. and the last dive at Manta Point which is the best point to dive because we can see Manta Panta fish close by.
2. Gili Laba
Gili Laba is one of the small islands located in Komodo National Park, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. if you visit Labuan Bajo do not miss to visit Gili Laba. Because the beauty of nature is very fascinating. Sea streets look very beautiful from the top of the hill. The view of the clear blue sea water with white sand looks stretched from here. from the top of the dyke you can see the whole landscape of Komodo Island. During the rainy season the colors of the trees around the hill are green and during the drought the color of the trees is yellow.
3. Rinca Island
Rinca Island is one of the island clusters located in the islands of komodo. In addition to the Komodo Island apparently live on this island of Rinca Komodo. Although the extent is not as wide as the island of Komodo, but the dragons that live on the island of rinca ranges from 1500 tails. Rinca island has a closer distance from Labuan Bajo, on this island the highest point is Mount Ora (670 mdpl). In addition to dragons, there are other animals that live on the island such as buffalo, birds and wild pigs.
access to the island of Rinca that is if from Labuan Bajo then it can use a boat with time of 2 hours from Labuan Bajo and the ship is anchored in the dock Loh Buaya.
4. Cunca Wulang Waterfall
Cunca Wulang Waterfall is located in the Mbeliling forest area. this waterfall is located at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, this waterfall looks like Green Canyon but narrower version. Various rocks that flank along the river can be climbed because the stone has no sharp edges. if you have a hobby jumping from the rock then can do it jump on the rock as high as 6m in this Cunca Wulang waterfall. But it is still advisable to consult first to the guide because sometimes the water debit can be reduced if it starts to enter the dry season.
the route to Cunca Wulang waterfall is 30 KM from the port of Labuan Bajo or about 1 hour. Wersawe Village is the main entrance to Cunca Wulang waterfall, in this Wersawe Village you have to write your name in guest book and hire guide. to get to this waterfall you have to walk through the forest, rocks and shrubs and takes about 1 hour.
5. Kanawa Island
Kanawa Island is an island located in East Nusa Tenggara with an area of ??about 35 hectares. this island has a beautiful beauty that is very beautiful and fascinating, especially the beach and the underwater. Natural beauty is visible from the turquoise waters of the sea and white sand is still very clean. the beauty of the sea on the island is not less beautiful with the underwater park Bunaken.
Even its beauty can be seen from the sea surface of various coral reefs, colorful small fish, sunfish and turtles can be seen clearly this is because the sea water is still very clear. the uniqueness of this island is when the afternoon before the sea water will slowly recede. For visitors who want to dive in Kanawa Island diving center available.
6. Cave Stamps
Cave Rangko is a cave located in Rangko Village, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. cave stamp is a cave where there is clear blue sea water with decorated various stalactites that make the scene around the cave is very exotic. However, to get to this place is quite difficult because it is more easily accessed by using the motor.
7. Padar Island
Padar Island is one of the famous island after Komodo Island. Unlike the case of Komodo Island and Rinca Island, on this padar island we can not find the animals Komodo dragons. To get to Padar Island, it takes an experienced skipper and guide. on the island padar grow only grass and there are no big trees.
From the peak of Padar Island we can see the beauty of the ocean around and other small islands.
In addition to the seven places above, there are still some more places you can visit in Labuan Bajo.
- Batu Cermin Cave
- Seraya Island
- Bukit Cinta
- Cunca Rami Waterfall
- Kalong Island
- Angel Island
- Pink Beach
- Manta Point
- Lake Sano Nggoang
- Peak of Mount Mbeliling
- Pulau Kelor
- Goat Island
- Wae Rebo
Have a good vacation. source: tempatwisataunik.com
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