Labuan Bajo, A Raised Patch of Heaven in Eastern Indonesia

KUPASONLINE.COM — Labuan Bajo is a hidden paradise in eastern Indonesia. This village is located in the Komodo District, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province which is directly adjacent to West Nusa Tenggara and separated by the Sape Strait. Labuan Bajo is one of five Super Priority Destinations being developed in Indonesia.

This destination is the gateway to the Komodo National Park which holds stunning natural beauty and ancient animals that are worldwide.

Starting from the endemic animals of the Komodo dragon on Rinca Island and Komodo Island, a row of exotic islands, underwater biodiversity, to fantastic beaches, you can find all of them by starting your journey in Labuan Bajo. Enjoying the view of the evening sky can also be another way to enjoy Labuan Bajo.

This strategic spot to enjoy the beauty of the sunset is not far from Komodo International Airport. Pesona Friends can choose the Bukit Cinta, Amelia Peak, and Silvia Peak destinations, to capture the calming evening sky.

There is also Rangko Cave which has the charm of an oasis with its saltwater pool which is so refreshing. If you want to go on an adventure in Labuan Bajo, a short trekking to Cunca Wulang Waterfall can be an option. Don’t miss the exciting experience of trying live-on-board, which is trying to stay on a pinisi boat for a few days while sailing to visit beautiful islands, and you can also dive to see the special underwater beauty of Labuan Bajo.

The Gate to Heaven on Earth Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park are an inseparable entity. The two are interconnected so that when you are in Labuan Bajo, you need to visit the Komodo National Park. To get there, you can use a ferry or fast boat. There are many departure options from morning to evening.

Komodo National Park, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, consists of Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Padar Island, and several other islands in the vicinity. The presence of the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), which is the world’s largest lizard, was first covered in a scientific journal in 1912.

The journal was written by Pieter Antonie Ouwens, Director of the Bogor Zoological Museum. This discovery was the beginning of the existence of Labuan Bajo in the eyes of the world because many tourists and scientists came to see ora, as the local residents call the Komodo dragon.

When you are in Komodo National Park, you will be presented with some amazing attractions. One of them is taking pictures with Komodo dragons. This will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime, namely taking pictures with rare animals that only exist in Indonesia.

Apart from the Komodo dragons, this national park is also famous for its charming panoramas. Friends of Pesona who like photography, must include several spots here as a place to take pictures. Call it the iconic Padar Island with its hill-shaped island and gradations of blue sea in the background.

Kelor Island is no less cool, you know, the view of the island and the clear blue sea from the top of Kelor Island is too beautiful to miss. Another spot that you can’t miss is Pink Beach or what is known as the Red Beach by local people. Charm friends do you know?

The red color on this beach actually comes from microscopic animals and reddish coral fragments around the coast. Labuan Bajo can be accessed by land, sea and air. The beauty of Komodo Island with its rich local culture and exotic islands around it make Labuan Bajo a potential and crowded tourist spot.

1. Airway If you want to use air transportation, Transnusa Airlines directly connects Labuan Bajo with several cities in Indonesia, such as Makassar, Semarang, Balikpapan, Kupang and Mataram. If you are from Jakarta, you can go to Labuan Bajo with several airlines such as Batik Air and Citilink. Departure schedule between morning and afternoon.

Travel time from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo is only about four hours. Pesona Friends can also travel to Labuan Bajo from Gewayantana Airport in Flores, Frans Sales Lega Airport in Ruteng, or H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport in Ende. For more flight schedule information, visit the relevant airline’s website, OK, Pesona Friends!

2. Land Line Doing a road trip to Labuan Bajo via Flores is also interesting to try, Pesona Friends. The travel route starts from Flores, Bajawa, Ruteng, Nancar, Mboera, until it reaches Labuan Bajo. Another alternative is from Flores, to Riung, Wera, Ruteng, Nancar and Mboera before ending in Labuan Bajo. This road trip can take up to 12 hours.

If you want another alternative, Pesona Friends can take a bus from Bali to Mataram, Lombok. From there, Friends of Pesona will continue the journey to Bima on Sumbawa and then continue on to Sape. When you arrive at Sape, Pesona Friends can take a ferry to Labuan Bajo.

3. Sea Route Interested in enjoying a trip by sea transportation to Labuan Bajo? Pesona friends can take the Leuser ship from PELNI which sails from Makassar, South Sulawesi or the PELNI KM Binaiya ship which departs from Denpasar (Benoa) to Labuan Bajo. Those are the things you need to know about Labuan Bajo.

Besides you being able to find out what’s interesting in Labuan Bajo, you can also capture moments of the sights and atmosphere of Labuan Bajo through a device or camera. Keep wearing a mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands with running water when you are at any tourist spot in Labuan Bajo

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