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 kmĀ²).
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.

01 Tourists walking to airport terminal 02 Garuda plane in LBJ airport 03 Airport 04 Airport hall 05 Airport
06 Labuan Bajo bay 07 Labuan Bajo bay 08 Harbour
09 Bay at sunset 10 Restaurants and travel agencies 11 Green Hill restaurant 12 Grilled salmon with rice
13 Harbour 14 Coastline 15 Labuan Bajo bay
16 Labuan Bajo harbour 17 Boats in the harbour 18 Tour boats in the harbour 01 Road from Ruteng to southern coast
02 Mountains and paddy fields 03 Road to Ruteng 04 View towards Labuan Bajo 05 Road Ende-Moni
06 View towards Labuan Bajo 07 Road to Ruteng 08 Forest 09 West Flores mountains
10 Ranamese mountains 11 Ranamese lake 12 Forest 13 Forest
14 Road to Bajawa 15 Forest 16 Volcano in Bajawa 17 Volcano in Bajawa
18 Mountains in Bajawa 19 Gunung Inerie 20 Gunung Inerie 21 Inerie volcano
22 Slopes of Gunung Inerie 23 Volcano in Ende 24 Road works on Ende-Moni road 01 Minibuses in Tangge
02 Schoolchildren in Tangge 03 Market in Tangge 04 Ruteng 05 St Vitalis church in Ruteng 06 St Vitalis church
07 Pu'u village 08 Pu'u village 09 Street in Ruteng 10 Regional Representatives Council in Ruteng
11 Pertamina petrol station in Borong 12 Bougenvile bakery in Borong 13 Bajawa 14 Bajawa
15 Bajawa 16 Street in Bajawa 17 Church and mosque in Bajawa 18 Bajawa market hall
19 Vegetables market 20 Bananas 21 Bananas 22 Bajawa market hall
23 Old market in Bajawa 24 Moni 25 Guesthouses in Moni 26 Boy in Moni 27 Boy in Moni
28 Guesthouse in Moni 29 Angi lodge in Moni 30 Moni 01 Cloves drying in the sun 02 Cloves drying in the sun
03 Cloves 04 Cloves drying in the sun 05 Cloves 06 Rice plants 07 Rice plants
08 Kapok tree 09 Kapok tree fruits 10 Dry rice field 11 Lettuce 12 Coffee beans
13 Coffee beans 14 Cocoa beans drying in the sun 15 Cocoa beans drying in the sun 16 Cloves drying in the sun
17 Cloves drying in the sun 18 Terraced rice paddies 19 Terraced paddy fields 20 Terraced rice fields
21 Terraced paddy fields 22 Spiderweb rice field 23 Terraced rice paddies 24 Arak liquor distillery
25 Arak liquor distillery in Aimere 26 Palmyra palm 27 Cloves tree flowers 28 Cloves tree flowers 29 Cloves tree flowers
30 Cloves trees 31 Cloves trees 32 Cloves trees 33 Kapok tree fruits 34 Coffee beans drying in the sun 35 Cocoa beans
36 Terraced rice paddies 37 Terraced rice fields 38 Terraced rice fields 39 Rice paddy
40 Terraced paddy fields 01 Road to Bela village 02 Hut 03 Ngadhu shrines 04 Children
05 Bhaga shrines 06 Bela 07 House with high thatch roof 08 Bela village
09 Central square with ngadhu and bhaga shrines 10 Traditional huts 11 Roofs 01 Bena village 02 Bena
03 Bena 04 Houses on alley 05 Traditional houses 06 High thatch roof
07 Houses on alley 08 Stone terrace 09 Buffalo horns 10 Megalithic formation
11 Nuts 12 Bena village 13 Thatch roof 14 Bena 15 Double house row
16 Bena 17 Bhaga shrine 18 Megalithic structure 01 Luba
02 High thatch-roofed houses 03 Luba 04 High thatch-roofed houses 05 Black and white threads
06 Ngadhu shrines 07 Buffalo horns 08 School 09 Luba village
10 Tombs 11 Tombstone 12 Thatch roof detail 13 Woman weaving cloth 01 Black sand beach in Aimere
02 Black sand beach in Aimere 03 Southern coast 04 Southern coast 05 Southern coast
06 Southern coast 07 Nanga Penda blue stones beach 08 Nanga Penda blue stones beach 09 Blue stones beach
10 Nanga Penda blue stones beach 11 Nanga Penda blue stones beach 12 Nanga Penda blue stones beach 13 Nanga Penda beach 14 Southern coast with Ende peninsula
15 Ende coastline 16 Ende coastline 01 Barata shopping mall 02 Cemetery memorial 03 Long distance taxis
04 Vegetables market 05 Vegetables market 06 Vegetables market 07 Vegetables market 08 Beans
09 Red chillies 10 Betel nuts 11 Fish fillet 12 Fish for sale 13 Fish stall
14 Market 15 Ende airport 16 Airport 17 Airport 18 People walking to airplane
19 Lion Air ATR-72 plane 01 Christian church 02 Passion fruit juice 03 Bamboo 04 Bamboo forest
05 Malanage hot springs 06 Malanage hot springs 07 Malanage hot springs 08 Malanage hot springs 09 Malanage hot springs
10 Malanage hot springs 11 Malanage hot springs 12 Remote village
13 Kelimutu parking area 14 Mt Kelimutu 15 Staircase to Mt Kelimutu summit 16 Mt Kelimutu summit
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