Flores is the second largest of the Lesser Sunda islands in the Indonesian Nusa Tenggara province.
Located 500km east of Bali and 300km south of Sulawesi, it measures 350km from east to west and 65km from north to south at its widest point (total area of 15175 km²).
Flores is a very mountainous islands with several volcanoes, some of which are still active. The island is very green and largely covered by tropical rainforests. Some parts of Flores are more dry and are covered by savannahs.
The population of Flores consists of five ethnic groups (the Manggara in the west, the Ngada around Bajawa, the Ende and Lio people in Ende, the Sikkanese in Maumere and the Lamaholot around Larantuka), for a total of 1.8 million inhabitants. The main tourist attractions are the Komodo national park near Labuan Bajo, the traditional villages in the interior, beaches and islands near Flores and the scenery and mountains. The main entry points for tourists are the airports in Labuan Bajo, Maumere and Ende, which have flights to Bali, West Timor and Sulawesi.

Labuan Bajo photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Labuan Bajo
Mountains photo gallery  - 24 pictures of Mountains
Cities and villages photo gallery  - 30 pictures of Cities and villages
Agriculture photo gallery  - 40 pictures of Agriculture
18 photos of the city of Labuan Bajo, the main access point to the Komodo national park
24 photos of mountains and landscapes on Flores
30 photos of cities and villages on Flores island
40 photos of agriculture, farms and plantations on Flores
Bela photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Bela
Bena photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Bena
Luba photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Luba
11 photos of Bela, a a traditional Ngada village located in the mountains near Bajawa
18 photos of Bena, the largest and best preserved of the traditional Ngada villages in the Bajawa region
13 photos of Luba, another traditional Ngada village in the Bajawa area
Coastline photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Coastline
Ende photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Ende
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
16 photos of the coast and beaches on Flores
19 photos of Ende, a small city along the southern coast of Flores
16 photos of bamboo forests, the Malanage hot springs and the Mt Kelimutu national park.
Gallery with all images
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