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Flores

FLORES, RUGGED AND FASCINATING

Flores is a long, narrow mountainous island stretching over 350 kilometers and has an irregular coastline. It has a rugged dramatic landscape with majestic volcanoes, mountain lakes and a rich flora and fauna. There are good snorkeling and diving locations along the islands north coast, notably at Maumere and Riung.

More than 85% of its inhabitants are Roman Catholic. Traditional ceremonies and rituals are of both Catholic and animalistic backgrounds that include the awesome ritual whip fighting of Manggari, the solemn Catholic Easter festival in Larantuka, traditional boxing bouts called sagi or etu in Bajawa.

The capital of Flores is Maumere.

MAP & TRAVEL REGIONS :

  • KELIMUTU
    Kelimutu

    The most fascinating and famous attraction in Flores is Kelimutu, three coloured lakes in the district of Ende and close to the town of Moni.
     

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  • KOMODO & RINCA
    Komodo & Rinca

    These two hilly, desolate islands located between Flores and Sumbawa, are home to the legendary giant reptile – the Komodo Dragon.
     

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  • LABUAN BAJO
    Labuan Bajo

    A traditional fishing village at the extreme western part of Flores, it is a local diving destination and attracts scuba divers as whale sharks inhabit its surrounding waters.

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