Labuan Bajo

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Labuan Bajo, once a small fish­ing vil­lage, is the bustling cap­i­tal of Ko­modo Dis­trict and West Mang­garai Re­gency in Easy Nusa Teng­gara. Lo­cated on the western coast of Flo­res Is­land, it is filled with many nat­u­ral won­ders that any­one would surely en­joy. Take note that it is not rec­om­mended to visit in the rainy sea­son be­cause you would miss many out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. The vil­lage and tra­di­tional mar­kets on the is­land are of­ten crowded with lo­cals, whereas the hills and beaches are more peace­ful and suited for re­lax­ation. Stroll along the beach with its sand glow­ing un­der the morn­ing sun­light like thou­sands of little jew­els. Re­fresh your eyes with the gen­tle puls­ing of the dark blue sea, the clear waves lap­ping at the shore. The beau­ti­ful sun­rise and sun­set also make great photo op­por­tu­ni­ties. If just look­ing at the scenery is not enough to please you, you can go hik­ing on the fresh green hills with the bright sun and the breath­tak­ing view en­cour­ag­ing you to hike higher. Cool off af­ter hik­ing with a dive into the sea and wit­ness a new world un­der­neath the calm wa­ters. Take a snorkel and mar­vel at the un­usual tex­tures of the dif­fer­ent colour­ful corals. Look at the schools of gor­geous fishes as they swim by. Swim deeper and you might see the sea­weed and wa­ter plants sway­ing gen­tly from side to side in sync with the waves. Af­ter ad­mir­ing the beauty un­der the sea, pay a visit to the beaches, tra­di­tional mar­kets, and restau­rants serv­ing tra­di­tional dishes. Each and ev­ery one has a unique taste that can­not be matched with any other food in the world. You can also so­cialise with the friendly and wel­com­ing lo­cals there. End your day with a trip to the sou­venir shops to pur­chase a thing or two to serve as me­men­tos of the pleas­ant trip you had. Keep in mind though that you should know how much items cost in gen­eral be­cause some cus­tomers have been taken ad­van­tage of. Labuan Bajo is known to be one of In­done­sia’s most beau­ti­ful is­lands. It is ad­vised to be very well pre­pared in terms of bud­get and itin­er­ary as cer­tain fa­cil­i­ties are not as good as in the city. If you would like to go is­land hopping, you can al­ways rent a boat. Rent­ing a mo­tor­bike to explore the is­land is faster than us­ing a car. Labuan Bajo has an amaz­ing cul­ture. You can grad­u­ally learn it just by tast­ing the lo­cal food, com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the lo­cals and some­times even try­ing to speak their lan­guage. Sure, they might not have all the mod­ern perks like those avail­able in the city. How­ever, this place stands out as unique be­cause of the things that can­not al­ways be found in the city. The orig­i­nal tra­di­tional food recipes which have been per­fected over many gen­er­a­tions, the in­ter­est­ing cul­ture, and the an­tiq­ui­ties avail­able in the tra­di­tional mar­kets can­not be found any­where else, mak­ing Labuan Bajo a mem­o­rable ad­ven­ture.

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