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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