When hearing the name of “Indonesia”, most travelers must be saying “Bali, right’? If compared to other provinces, Bali is indeed very popular due to its charming natural beauty. However, if you move toward the Southeast of Indonesia, there are various tourist attractions in East Nusa Tenggara that as good as what Bali has. Besides Labuhan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara also has several tourist attractions known for their heaven-like views. If you plan a trip to East Nusa Tenggara.
These are 7 Popular Tourist Attractions in East Nusa Tenggara
1. Komodo Island of East Nusa Tenggara
Komodo Island is the only island which had been included in the list of seven wonders of the world. This island has a natural beauty that will make you say “wow, amazing!”.
Besides visiting the biggest komodo captivity in the world, you could also visit other places, including Pink Beach.
But unfortunately, the cost of a vacation package to Komodo Island can be considered expensive. To save some fortune, you can do a backpacker trip with your friends.
2. Nembrala Beach of East Nusa Tenggara
Love surfing and want to challenge the waves? Nembrala Beach is the place! In here you can surf to your heart’s content from dawn till dusk. There are three transportation routes that you can choose namely water, air, and land routes. There’s no entrance ticket for this beach. But you have to pay to rent the surfing equipment.
For the rental cost itself, you could directly ask the renters which are available in that area. You can also bring your own surfing equipment if you don’t want to spend your money.
August-October is the best time to visit the beach. In these months, Nembrala Beach will organize a surfing competition. Well, for you who want to “show off”, you can absolutely join this competition.
3. Kelimutu Lake of East Nusa Tenggara
At the top of Mount Kelimutu, there is Kelimutu Lake which familiar as Three-Coloured Lake. The naming of this three-colored lake is not perfunctory but based on reality because this Lake indeed has three different colors namely red, blue, and white.
It was said that the lake has been referred to as a sacred lake because it can fertilize its surrounding area. Believe it or not, it’s based on what faith you embraced. To enjoy the beauty of Kelimutu Lake, the visitor will be charged Rp.2,000 as the retribution fee.
4. Alor Island of East Nusa Tenggara
Alor is a small hidden island in East Nusa Tenggara. No kidding, this island is known as the best diving spot in East Nusa Tenggara. Its clear water plus the fascinating underwater charm will make anyone reluctant to leave this place.
From the popularity-wise, Alor Island is quite famous because a lot of foreign sites have published information about the beauty of this island. So don’t be surprised if there are a lot of travelers who visit this place frequently.
5. Oenesu Waterfall of East Nusa Tenggara
Oenesu Waterfall is dubbed as a waterfall of grace for Kupang City. The existence of this waterfall has made Kupang City, which was so hot and dry, turns into a cool and comfortable city because the water in Oenesu Falls never experiences drought despite the dry season.
Oenesu Waterfall consists of four tiers. On the sidelines of each measurement, there is a mini pool which is often made as a place for swimming and bathing. With a distance of 20 km from the city of Kupang, you can get to this beautiful waterfall.
6. Sano Nggoang Lake of East Nusa Tenggara
Feel tired after going around the city all day? You can stop by Lake Sano Nggoang, one of the volcanic lakes in the Mbeiling Forest area. Here, you can enjoy natural relaxation steps.
You can do this by plunging into the hot spring baths. Besides being used as a bathing spot, the lake is also used as the source of water to irrigate the area around Labuhan Bajo.
7. Ruteng City of East Nusa Tenggara
Ruteng is a city located in the highlands of Flores which is a part of the Manggarai Regency. The city is known for its neat and beautiful city structure, coupled with the relaxed rhythm of its people’s lives.
Of all the cities in East Nusa Tenggara, Ruteng City is one of the most organized cities. Because all the people who live in this city really take decent care of every corner of the city.