Article published by : Elsie on Friday, January 13, 2012 - Viewed 839 times


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How To Enjoy The Travel Destinations In Indonesia

Indonesia, It is easy to say that most people would love to visit Indonesia. However, where do you start? Most of us remember that Indonesia is world's largest archipelago. So - where should you visit? Here are a few suggestions.

Consider East Nusa Tenggara. Surely, you have heard of the Top Travel Destinations in Indonesia in the country too. Not only does this Famous with Komodo New Wonders, but it also offer much to do. East Nusa Tenggara is a lovely sight by boat, car, and air transportation. The West Timor with its capital Kupang is the administrative and cultural center of East Nusa Tenggara. This is the starting point, the hub and the springboard for your adventure tour of the region as well as having an abundance of tourist attractions itself. as many of us have seen in photographs. East Nusa Tenggara also offers interesting history lessons for the traveler looking for world diving community. Timor offers some of the most interesting diving opportunities in the region, including freshwater caves, wreck and big fish diving around the off shore Islands.

Kupang Known as Indonesia's culture capital, there is much to do in Kupang. The Indonesian Ballet is based here. visit the sacred houses of Belu, explore the limestone caves, dive, swim, visit the Museum or just relax on any of the many palm fringed white sandy beaches found throughout the Island. There are currently four airlines with daily flights from Jakarta via Surabaya or Bali and an International airline with flights twice a week from Darwin Australia. There is a direct road link to Timor Leste or East Timor and a ferry service linking all of the islands in the region. The National shipping line, Pelni also island hops through East Nusa Tenggara. Timor Island is literally the stepping-stone to the other islands in the region. From here, you can take a short scenic ferry ride to Rote Island or jump on one of the daily flights or ferries to any destination you wish to explore next.

West Timor has been well established amongst the world diving community as the place to go. Timor offers some of the most interesting diving opportunities in the region, including freshwater caves, wreck and big fish diving around the off shore Islands. Timor Island, along with Rote and Sumba are fast becoming known as the Game Fishing capital of Eastern Indonesia. While there is no special Game fishing boats available, it is possible to charter local boats, the local Fishermen actually catch Marlin and Sailfish on their hand lines!

Timor island has several tranquil waterfalls just a short drive from the capital where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the rugged sub-tropical bush lands. These become a meeting place for locals and visitors alike on weekends, cooling off in the crystal clear rock pools. If you prefer the beach, Lasiana is the place to be, where the coconut palms come right up to the waterline. Why not enjoy a young coconut drink or a grilled sweet corn while you work on that suntan?

Timor Island due to its centralization has many examples of every traditional art form available from this region. The timber carvings in the region were original carved as tokens to the animistic gods previously worshipped by the people before they were converted to Christianity. The majority of carvings originate from the Belu district of Central Timor. The Ikats weavings vary enormously from district to district throughout East Nusa Tenggara, each with its own exclusive motif and distinctive colors.

As far as adventure tour and travel is concerned, East Nusa Tenggara Province truly must be one of Indonesia's best-kept secrets. The diversity of the landscape, the people, and the world-class tourist attractions, all located in a safe and unspoiled environment make it a "must visit" destination.

The unabashed friendliness of its people contrasts with the exotic and energetic traditional ceremonies like the Pasola of Sumba, the whip fighting of Flores and the war dances of Sabu. See the prehistoric Dragons of Komodo, the three colored crater lakes of Keli Mutu in Flores; dive in the world-renowned diving destinations of Alor and Komodo; surf the waves of Rote and Sumba or just relax on any of the hundreds of unspoiled beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Try your hand at game fishing in Kupang, Rote, or Sumba where Black Pacific Sailfish and Blue Marlin abound. With more than 95% of the population Christian, it is considered one of the safest regions in Indonesia for foreign travelers. The people will embrace you with open arms and are very happy to welcome you into their villages to experience their traditional way of life.

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