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Exotic Islands of Nusa Tenggara

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Flores Island

Lying to the east of Sumbawa and to the west of Lembata in Nusa Tenggara, the island of Flores offers an array of natural and archeological wonders. The foremost illustrious attraction in Flores is that the Kelimutu volcano gas, that has 3 lakes fed by volcanic gas that change color according to the amount of oxidation in the water. Archeological finds occur Flores. A prehistoric bronze boat is on show close to the village of Maumere, the villages of Bena and Luba are legendary their Stone Age megaliths and at the Liang Bua Cave is western Flores, skeletons of the previously unknown species Homo floresiensis, nicknamed “hobbits,” were discovered in 2004.

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Komodo National Park

Encompassing each Rinca Island, Komodo Island and variety of islets, the Komodo National Park is thought the globe over as the environs of the Komodo Dragons, large carnivorous monitor lizards which will reach up to three meters (10 feet) long. The reptiles roam freely over the islands, and guests accept fully fledged tour guides to stay them safe. Komodo National Park is additionally noted as a foremost scuba diving destination. Because sharks, sea snakes and sea-wasp jellyfish share the coral reef with other sea life, however, it’s not an area for novice different.  Snorkel diving areas like those at Pantai Merah provide an alternate possibility for underwater explorations.

Lombok

The most western island of Nusa Tenggara, Lombok is commonly compared to its nearest neighbor: Bali. Lombok has same quite lovely beaches, splashing waterfalls and volcanic scenery as the island across the Lombok Strait, with less transaction and fewer crowds. In some ways it’s the tropical paradise that a lot of individuals still mistakenly imagine Bali to be currently. The island’s northern space is dominated by the big volcano of Gunung Rinjani, and trekking at least part of the way up is the reason several tourists visit the island. The 3 Gili Islands, simply off the northwest coast are Lombok’s preferred beach destination, where the luxurious Senggigi resort and Kuta, a well-liked surfing center, additionally provide nice beaches. With its manmade lagoon and blend of Hindu, Islamic and native Sasak architectural styles, the Narmada Taman temple is worth a visit as well.

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