Flores Island

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Flores Island

Flores Island is one of the Indonesian islands located within the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara Region), located east of Java Island, with its capital in Kupang, while the island has an area of ​​about thirteen thousand square kilometers, while the population of it is one million and eight hundred thousand people, according to a statistic In 2010, Maumere is the largest city in the island. Flores, in Portuguese, means flowers, and is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Indonesia.

Surrounding islands

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

The most important tourist sites in Flores

Kelly Moto Lakes

These colorful lakes are located within the Kilimoto National Park, which includes many green areas, whether mountainous or plains, and it is a natural reserve, which includes many varieties of plants and animals threatened with extinction, and the inhabitants of the region consider these lakes a sacred place; in their beliefs are inhabited by the souls of the dead, Kelly Mutu is a volcanic mountain located in the village of Quanara on the island of Flores, on top of which there are three extremely beautiful volcanic lakes, characterized by the color change of each of them due to chemical reactions between the minerals contained therein, in addition to the volcanic activity of them, and they are called: Danao Teja and Rana, because of their red, blue, and white colors that do not last due to their color change over time, and by returning to the name of the mountain (Kelly Moto), then it divides its meaning into two parts: the word Kelly; meaning the mountains, and the word Moto; means boiling liquid, and the following We explain three lakes:

  • The first lake: It is located east of the mountain, and its name means in the local language to residents of Lake Flores (Enchanted).
  • Central second lake: Its name also means in the local language, the lake of youth, and it connects with the first and second lakes, with one crater, meaning that they are adjacent to the place, but separated by a rock barrier similar to the wall.
  • West Third Lake: Its name means in the language of the inhabitants there are the elderly or the wise, and it is separate from the other lakes.

The village of Labuan Bajo West

It is a traditional fishing village located in the west of the island of Flores; it was recently considered a local diving front, and a jumping station through trips heading towards Komodo Island, and near this village there are many tourist places such as the Petrified Forest, and caves such as Batu Kermen Cave which contains Shiny white limestone, and bats and spiders abound.

Tourist activities in Flores

  • Swimming in lakes and crystal waterfalls.
  • Snorkeling, as there are more than fifty diving sites on the island.
  • Kayaking among the rocky coasts.
  • Take a tour of mysterious caves.
  • Mountaineering.
  • Visiting heritage sites belonging to prehistoric times, that is, pre-writing eras.
  • Enjoying the world of the seas in Flores, such as watching dolphins and sea cows, as well as seeing whales on a journey that migrated from one marine habitat to another.
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