East Nusa Tenggara ( NTT) is a province that is rich in tourist destinations.
Where the province has the nick name “Best Value” because NTT has sustainable tourist destinations.
NTT can be said to be the province with the best tourist destinations in the word.
According to the Lonely Planet.
This is supported by the existence of the charming nature as an extraordinary sight for tourist both domestic and foreign.
NTT can be put on the list of your holiday plan if you want to make your vacation schedule.
check out this article which will discuss about 10 tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara.
1. East Nusa Tenggara tourism-Komodo Island
Who doesn’t know Komodo island? an island that has beauty not only on the lands but also has the charm of the sea that we can enjoy the scenery.
Where we can explore the beauty of underwater that presenting 70 types of sponges, 386 types of corral reefs,various of seaweed and thousand species of fish that lives in ecosystem on the Komodo island.
Komodo island is famous as an island that can be used as the dive site in the world.
Because here we can enjoy the natural scenery under the sea with a variety of underwater ecosystems.
No wonder all the tourists are very fond of going to Komodo island to dive.
of course,diving is the one of the hobbies of the tourists to explore the natural beauty and the wealth under the sea.
One of the best diving point in Komodo island is Samsia rock. You can interact with shark turtles,small fish and various living creature in Samsia rock.
It has been recognized by UNESCO that Komodo island is one of the wonder of the world. So no wonder there are many tourist who curious to visit this island. Apart from being the best diving tourism object in the world.
And just like the name, you will encounter the giant ancient reptiles that still alive until today.
however, you dont need to worry to see these animals because you will be guarded by a tour guide so the Komodo dragon can not attack you.
No wonder that Komodo island is dubbed as a tourist spot with two charms, namely the land and the sea.
And you can say that Komodo dragon is the only ancient animal that is still alive until today and only in Indonesia.
Entrance ticket to Komodo island for local is 5000 rupiahs on weekdays.
But for foreign tourist, the entry ticket is different. it’s IDR 150.000 on weekdays and IDR 225.000 on weekend.
Several small islands that surround Komodo island make Komodo tourism park a very interesting tourist destination to visit.
There is prohibition that women who are menstruating should not visit Komodo island. Because Komodo has the sharp sense of blood smell. So it will very dangerous for woman who are menstruating when approaching this ancient Komodo dragon
2. East Nusa Tenggara tourism- Wae Rebo
It feel incomplete if you go to NTT without visiting Wae Rebo which is one of the interesting tourist destination to visit.
You could say that Wae Rebo is a cultural tourist spot that you can visit when you were traveling to NTT and you want to learn about the culture and customs there.
Wae Rebo is an old village in Mangarai area, East Nusa Tenggara.
You will enjoy the charm of Mangarai houses. And you will enrich your experience when you hangout with local people in Wae Rebo because you will learn about their local wisdom
Wae Rebo houses have characteristichs such as Mbrau Niang which has conical roofs with unique architecture.
The conical roof has a diameter about 15 meters and a height about 10 meters which almost covers the entire house.
The Mbaru Niang Traditional house is made of various type of grass covered with palm tree fiber,where these materials are able to withstand wind and rainwater.
Althought it’s look fragile but these houses is not weak as what we see. Because these traditional houses still used by local people in Wae Rebo until today.
you will feels comfort when you try to spend the night in that house, where the familiarity of local will make you more comfortable to live there.
i will write more detail about Wae Rebo in next article so stay tune guys :))
3. East Nusa Tenggara tourism- Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo is a village in NTT where this village has hight popularity in NTT. Because of the natural beauty that they have.
Labuan Bajo has several tourist attractions that can be used as reference for tourist to vacation.not only for domestic tourist but also for foreign tourist because Labuan Bajo is so beautiful.
The calm and refreshing nature makes Labuan Bajo a natural village that visited by many tourist both domestic and tourist from abroad.
It said that Labuan Bajo is like small paradise in NTT.
So this village makes many tourist feel so reluctant to leave Labuan Bajo.
I will write more detail about Labuan Bajo in my next article so keep in touch guys:))
4. East Nusa Tenggara tourism-Pantai Pink ( Pink Beach )
The Pink beach is one of beaches that have unique.Because in plain view,this beach is Pink.
Especially when this beach is exposed to sunlight,the color will be striking and the pink color will be more clear
This beach is located in Komodo National Park.Jalan Kasimo,Labuan Bajo district West Manggarai ,East Nusa Tenggara.
you can visit anytime because this beach is open 24 hours.
Entrance fee for local is IDR 10.000 and for foreign tourist is IDR 50.000
If you want to rent public boat the price is IDR 30.000-40.000 but if you want to rent privat boat the price is IDR 800.000-900.000
5. East Nusa Tenggara tourism-Taman National Kelimutu ( The Kelimutu National Park )
Kelimutu National Park is popular as a tourist destination in East Nusa Tenggara.
The Popularity of Kelimutu National Park not only among indonesian citizen but also reach around the world.
So that’s why many tourist both domestic or international, they come and visit Kelimutu National Park.
The existence of three colored lakes in this park make this tourist spot very popular because it’s so beautiful.
This three-colored lakes object is better enjoyed at sunrise or when the morning come.
Where there is a composition of three colors on the lake. natural phenomena amaze our eyes from the rays of the rising sun.
Another tourist spots
Not only the beauty of the colors on Lake Kelimutu but you will also spoiled by the beautiful and amazing nature charm around mount Kelimutu.
Inside the lush and beautiful natural trees you will also find various flora and fauna that you can make as a natural photo object
Kelimutu is famous for it’s wide area of up to 4,5 hectares in East Nusa Tenggara as the beautiful tourist attraction.
Three colored Lakes
Kelimutu lake has changing color,namely red to dark brown.
If you want to enjoy the natural charm of Lake Kelimutu, you need to climb mount Kelimutu which has a height of about 1631 above sea level.
The uniqueness of Lake Kelimutu is according to it’s colors,that has three parts.
The Blue lake color is the place for the soul of the youth who died.
The Red lake color is the place of the youth soul who have died and when they still alive they always commited crimes.
The White Lake color is a gathering place of soul of old people that already pass away
Kelimutu National Park is located in Detusoko sub-district,Ende district,East Nusa Tenggara.
And you can enter this place at 6.00-18.00.
Entrance fee for domestic tourist is IDR 5000 and for foreign tourist is IDR 150.000.
6. Padar island
Padar Island is an island that offer view of the hill,provides a unique charm.
Because these hills are surrounded by a wide blue sea. So you can enjoy two charm namely hills and the blue sea.
Just go up to the top of Gilli Padar hill then you can enjoy the amazing natural charm there.
Although there is no security as facilities such a handrails or a stair on that place but this tourist spot still crowded with domestic or foreign tourist who comes and visit.
7. Cunca Wulang Waterfall
If you like challenges,you can try one of these NTT tourist destinations,namely Cunca Wulang waterfall.
Where you need to go through several hidden and challenging travel routes.
Many said that this destination is Grand Canyon of Indonesia.
But the different is, here you can enjoy a fresh and clear waterfall.
You can also soak and swimm under this waterfall, where there are large limestone that can be used as a jumping point then you can jump into the water.
8. Lasiana Beach
The next tourist destination in NTT is Lasiana beach. this beach is no less enchanting comparing other tourist destinations in NTT. Where there are various object and photo spots that we can use to update social media status.
You could say that this beach is very easy to access. why? because of this beach just 12 km from the city center.
So you don’t have to be bothered to be able to visit Lasiana beach.
On this beach you can do diving to enjoy the charm of the sea.
Reportedly, Lasiana beach is a beach with the second longest coastline in the world.
It’s no wonder that many foreign tourist visits because their curiosity and they want to prove
9. Monkey island tour
As the name suggest,when you want to interact with cute monkeys, you can try visiting monkey island tour.
Where this place is surrounded by forest as a habitat for small apes.
No wonder this island is called the island of monkey.
10. Neam Beach
The last NTT tourist destination is Neam beach.
When you visit Neam beach you should prepare you surfing board because this beach is popular with the big waves and can be used as the most interesting surfing spot.
Actually there are many tourist destinations that you can visit when you traveling to NTT
I will write another spot in next article