The Jakarta Post
Aerial view of Padar Island in between Komodo and Rinca Islands near Labuan Bajo in West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. (Shutterstock/File)
The Komodo dragon is not the only interesting thing to see when you travel to Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
The picturesque town on the island of Flores offers the following attractions worth exploring, as compiled by kompas.com:
Situated in Komodo National Park, Gili Laba boasts enchanting panoramic views, as well as breathtaking beaches and underwater scenes.
Do make the effort and time to reach the top of the hill for a breathtaking view of the surrounding azure-blue ocean and NTT’s signature hills. Arrive at 3 p.m. and you’ll get the bonus of catching a beautiful sunset.
Batu Cermin Cave
Though some parts of Batu Cermin Cave are man-made, it is still a fascinating place to visit for nature lovers, featuring fossils of sea creatures its walls that prove it once rested at the bottom of the ocean.
The name of the cave itself means "mirror stone," because its walls reflect sunlight streaming through an opening in the ceiling, creating a mirror-like effect.
Cunca Wulang Waterfall
Take a cooling dip in the fresh-water pool of Cunca Wulang Waterfall, located some 30 kilometers from Labuan Bajo, and enjoy its lush surroundings.
Expect to marvel at paddy fields uniquely formed like a giant spiderweb in Cancar village. Travelers usually climb a hill named Puncak Weol to take in a fantastic view.
Labuan Bajo also has a tourist destination for culture enthusiasts named Kampung, where visitors are welcomed with a traditional Manggarai caci dance.
Kampung Melo also offers a gorgeous view that is perfect for photos. (kes)