Flores is one of the
Lesser Sunda Islands, lying in the region of Nusa Tenggara, and is
the third island east of Bali. Together with Sumba and Timor,
Flores has been familiar as 'Flobamor', one of the names of NTT.
Flores is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo and west of Lembata
and the Alor Archipelago.
To the south-east of
Flores is Timor, to the south, is Sumba, and to the north, beyond
the Flores Sea, is Sulawesi. Set amidst active volcanoes, and
rugged mountains, Flores which means “flowers” in Portuguese, is a
wonderful tourist destination.
People from all over
the globe travel miles to this little island, to see the amazing
combination of beaches and mountains, with a stunning
picture-postcard kind of landscape. There are numerous sites of
interest spread all over Flores, Indonesia.
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Penggajawa Beach, in Flores is one of the best unusual attractions
of the place. Miles of empty beach, with people piling up pastel
blue, green, and pink stones, so that these can be sold for use in
landscaping, and exported to far-off lands, the Penggajawa Beach
is a wonderful place to take some amazing photographs in.
The lakes of Kelimutu, in Flores are a major attraction of this
town. This is actually a combination of three volcanic craters in
the Mt. Kelimutu, which have three lakes of different colors.
Apparently, these colors often change over time. It has not yet
been discovered as to what causes these colors, but this mystery
has made the volcanic lakes more famous. The last seen colors of
the Lakes of Kelimutu, in 2003, were turquoise, green and red.
The nearest airport to Flores is
Ende Airport, located 118 km south east of
Flores. To make arrangements for a taxi from Airport
to Flores, contact one the taxi operators or travel agents that have
counter in the Airport.
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