Located close to the resort paradise of Bali, the Islands of Flores dubbed the “Dragon Kingdom” is a hidden travel gem but little known by tourists.
Talking about Indonesia, people will immediately think of the famous tourist paradise Bali. However, there are equally attractive islands for adventure lovers, which is the “dragon kingdom” – Islands of Flores.
Favored by nature with many beautiful views, Flores Islands are known as the “wild flower” in the ocean, which can capture the heart of anyone who comes here. If you are planning an ideal post-pandemic travel, this is a great suggestion for you.
Flores, Indonesia: More than just the “Dragon Kingdom”
Looking for the “wild flower” in the ocean
Flores Island is located in eastern Bali with a relatively large area compared to the surrounding areas. Although compared with other famous tourist islands, Flores’ reputation seems to be more modest, but in the eyes of connoisseurs, this place is a paradise with many impressive beauty.
To enhance tourism development, the Indonesian government has invested in development for areas on Flores Island. The most prominent is Labuan Bajo, the best destination in Flores, where many restaurants, hotels, and tourist services are concentrated while in the past it was just a small fishing village. Combined with the natural scenery, this place has attracted more visitors and is in the top of the most beautiful islands in Indonesia.
Discover the “Dragon Kingdom”
On the west side of Flores Island is the habitat of the famous Komodo dragon. You can fully see them in real life when traveling to Komodo Island by ship. The time of April and May currently has extremely ideal conditions for you to explore the “dragon kingdom”, while watching the green plants typical of summer.
The famous dragon viewing spot for tourists is Komodo National Park with pristine beauty, wild. In addition, visitors can visit the island of Rinca, but be aware of the ferocity of these dragons.
The ideal “tourist paradise”
Flores Island with its potential can become a tourist paradise to attract future visitors. It owns many beautiful, poetic beaches along with colorful coral reefs. Especially for those who love diving, Flores is the ideal choice. You will discover the pink sand beach that used to be “storming” on Instagram, immerse yourself in the clear blue water and discover vibrant underwater life such as dolphins, manta rays, turtles …
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Flores is the Kelimutu volcano located in the center of the island, close to the town of Moni. It owns a unique lake in the heart of the volcano with colors shifting from red, green and blue. Due to the acid oxidation phenomenon, nature has created a wonderful landscape for souls to explore.
Besides, from Flores, you can easily move to famous tourist destinations around such as Gili Lawa Island with brilliant coral reefs, Nadar Island of Komodo National Park with beautiful scenery.
Unique local culture
Besides the attractive natural beauty, the “dragon kingdom” Flores also attracts visitors by its unique local culture. Here the Nagda ethnic people almost still preserve the traditional activities. You can explore the villages hidden under the majestic mountains, built of straw roofing soil. Here, the relics from the Stone Age are still preserved along with the traditional customs and traditions will give visitors a cultural space with 1-0-2.
In addition, visitors can explore the oldest villages in the Bajawa city area. Currently, Indonesian tourism is still focusing on hot places like Bali, so this place retains its pristine and rustic features. Visitors can join the trekking tour to learn more about the indigenous culture.