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FLORES FOR EXOTIC CULTURE

Home of Homo floresiensis (the ancient man of Flores), Flores is home of truly indigenous living heritage. Due to its 8 different ethnics, Flores is exotically rich of cultural diversity.

Flores well preserved traditional kampong, such as the UNESCOs award-winning Waerebo and Ngadha kampong are home of Flores people, who still strongly hold their custom and respects their ancestors.

FLORES FOR DIVERSE NATURE

Flores is world-known for its endemic species of Komodo (Varanus komodoensis) at Komodo NP and its three-color-lake at Kelimutu NP.

Flores’ biodiversity, from coral reef, Komodo, birds; and unique ecosystem, from coast, low land tropical rain forests, and hills; has placed Flores in the heart of birdwatchers, divers, wild life lovers, adventure seekers, and simply anybody who is seeking for exotic destinations with stunning landscape.

COME AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF FLORES AND EXPERIENCE A BREATHTAKING MIX OF ADVENTURE, PRISTINE NATURAL SCENERY AND CAPTIVATING ART AND CULTURE

COME AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF FLORES AND EXPERIENCE A BREATHTAKING MIX OF ADVENTURE, PRISTINE NATURAL SCENERY AND CAPTIVATING ART AND CULTURE

Flores is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an island arc with an estimated area of 14,300 km2 extending east from the Java island of Indonesia. The population was 1,831,000 in the 2010 census and the largest town is Maumere. Flores is Portuguese for "flowers".

Flores is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo and west of Lembata and the Alor Archipelago. To the southeast is Timor. To the south, across the Sumba strait, is Sumba and to the north, beyond the Flores Sea, is Sulawesi.

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JEREBU'U

Jerebuu valley is located about 20km (30 minute drive) south of Bajawa (the capital city of Ngada district). It is home to many traditional villages of Ngadha, such as Bena, Tololela, Gurusina, Nage, and many others
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CUNCA WULANG

Cunca Wulang is a phenomenal and unique waterfall. The waterfall is not that tall, but it is very special because it is formed between two huge rock cliffs that are shaped like a cave. The unique nature of the waterfall is enhanced by its green river flowing between the two rock cliffs.
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TADO

TADO IS KNOWN FOR ITS HISTORIC TALES OF MANGGARAIN VILLAGE LED BY A LOCAL LEADER CALLED TUA GOLO. THE LANDSCAPE IS DOMINATED BY HILLS AND FIELDS. ITS DRY AND HOT CLIMATE HELPS TO PRODUCE CANDLE NUT, CASHEW NUT, AND TEAK WOOD.
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LIANG NDARA

LIANG NDARA VILLAGE (624 METER ABOVE SEA LEVEL) IS LOCATED ONLY A SHORT DRIVE FROM LABUAN BAJO, AROUND 40 MINUTES. IT IS A NICE PLACE SITUATED AT THE LOWER SLOPE OF MOUNT MBELILING WHICH IS STILL COVERED BY DENSE FOREST.
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WAEREBO

WAEREBO TRADITIONAL VILLAGE IN MANGGARAIAN HINTERLAND IS TRULY THE LIVING HERITAGE OF FLORES. TO REACH WAEREBO YOU HAVE TO DRIVE 8 HOURS FROM LABUAN BAJO AND THEN CONTINUE ON FOOT FOR 3-4 HOURS
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Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Festival & Events in Flores
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Flores Island has been more popular since the entry of the Portuguese in the 16th century by naming it Copa de Flores, meaning Tanjung Bunga, otherwise known as Nusa Nipa means Snake Island.

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LIVEHOOD

LIVEHOOD

Most of the Flores communities live from agriculture with the main commodity of coffee, cloves, cashew, rice and corn. They also raise cattle for customs and additional family income. Nowadays, people are taking advantage of the natural scenery, volcanoes, ocean, wildlife, tradition and culture.

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ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE

Not many people knows that the nearest lingko from Labuan Bajo is located only 1,5 hour drive away. In Tado, you can also see a lingko, a unique lands

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ART AND CRAFT

ART AND CRAFT

Diverse cultures of Flores are tourist attraction. A variety of dances, folk songs, music instruments and other cultural products are a wealth of Flores, which is still preserved and have been packaged as a tourism product.

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