Ngurtafur Beach Maluku Indonesia

Ngurtafur Beach Maluku Indonesia

Ngurtafur Beach Maluku
Ngurtafur's White Sand Beach (image: ArafuruBeautiful Indonesia)

The Maluku is a province that offers much natural beauty places. One of the attractions is the Ngurtafur Beach located in Kei Islands, Southeast Maluku. Indonesia. The Kei Islands is a group of islands located between the Seram Sea, the Banda Sea, and Arafura. The islands are divided into two, namely Pulau Kei Besar and Pulau Kei Kecil.

This beach has a natural splendor this is pretty uncommon. Also, this beach additionally has capabilities that aren't found on different beaches is a mattress of sand is white and has a period of about two kilometers off the Warbal island toward the ocean with a width of more or less 7 meters.

When you're at the beach, you will feel strolling inside the center of the vast ocean, but in truth, you're taking walks on quality white sand that divides the seaside into two aspects. Not most sufficient that, the sea water at the Ngurtafur Beach could be immaculate and beautiful.

On the beach there are also belimbing turtles is well-known with “tabob” by the local people. This type of turtle is covered and has a captive across the coast that is controlled with the aid of the WWF. In fact, if fortunate you could meet with a flock of birds Australian pelicans migrating to the Maluku from their house in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Attractions flock of pelicans is a special treat once you set foot at the Ngurtafur beach.

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Ngurtafur Beach's White Sand
At Ngurtafur Beach, You feel in middle ocean (image:flickr.com)

Things to do in Ngurtafur Beach


On this beach, you can do a variety of tourist activities such as relaxing on the beach, swim, enjoy the scenery around, sunbathe, and snorkeling. Underwater surroundings provided with the aid of Ngurtafur seashore itself is gorgeous, or even the coral reef on the shore can be seen at once from the boat.

Best Time to Visit Ngurtafur Beach and Accommodation


Now not many people knowing Ngurtafur seaside. The excellent time to go to this beach is on April-may additionally and October-December in each year. This is due to appropriate weather, and gentle waves are maximum to be had for the one's months. Do not forget to deliver your personal meal if you want to head Ngurtafur seashore because no any eating place for meals supplier are available here.

And if you want to stay, then no need to worry, because on this beach there are plenty of available hotels surrounding Ngurtafur Beach. You can choose the type of lodging to your liking. There is also the inn directly overlooking the beach. For the cost of staying around the coast range in price between Rp 150,000 to Rp 200,000 / night (prices can change at -time depending on the season).
Australian Pelicans
Australian Pelicans at Ngurtafur Beach Maluku (image:flickr)

How to get to Ngurtafur Beach


Surely you have to fly to the airport Pattimura, Ambon, the City of Maluku. And then from the airport, take a flight to Dumatubun Langgur Airports with the journey more or less one and a half hours. On arrival at Langgur, please continue the trip to Tual. To be able to reach the Ngurtafur Beach, you can rent a speedboat at the Debut Port. The ship transport capacity of 15 persons with the cost of rent for a round trip approximately Rp 700.000 to Rp 1.000.000. What it will take are about one and a half hours.

Other access may use a boat directly from the Yos Sudarso Port, Ambon. Mileage traveled to the Tual Port about 18 hours. Before heading to the Tual, the ship will transit in the Banda Naira port. On arrival in Tual, you may continue your trip to Ngurtafur Beach by speedboat for one and a half hours.

Top 7 Must Visit Places in Solo

Top 7 Must Visit Places in Solo


The Solo City or Surakarta is a strategically located town in the province of Central Java, Indonesia. Because Solo City has a strategic location and is in the middle of the land, the city of Solo is always crowded with people on their way to another city for transit. In addition to transportation, Solo City also has attractive tourist spots. Here's a list of the best tourist attractions in Solo City Indonesia:

1. Pasar Klewer

Pasar Klewer
Pasar Klewer (image:flickr.com)

Pasar Klewer (Klewer Market) is the center of textile and clothing in the city of Solo. The market is synonymous with Solo city offers a variety of fabrics and various clothing, especially batik. Pasar Klewer is not only as an economic hub, but also a shopping destination and landmark for the city of Surakarta.

Klewer Market initiated during the Japanese colonial period, where many people are hawking fabrics and garments by way of hanging on the shoulders. Because wares dangling irregular or "kleweran". From the word "kleweran" the name, Pasar Klewer is taken. Klewer Market has undergone several refurbishment markets, to adapt to market developments.

Klewer Market is located at the west gate of Keraton Surakarta and south of the Masjid Agung (Grand Mosque). In addition to a cloth merchant, around Pasar Klewer there are also typical foods vendors are also a culinary destination.

Surakarta Sunanate or Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat

Keraton Surakarta (Surakarta Sunanate) is a symbol and a forerunner of Surakarta or more famous Solo City. Keraton Surakarta or the official name Surakarta Sunanate is a historic place that should not be missed when visiting the Surakarta. Built in stages since the first was established in 1744 by Sunan Pakubowono II, made the Keraton Surakarta an exotic locale also save a lot of historical value.

Physically Keraton Surakarta has much in common with the Sultan Palace Yogyakarta regarding spatial archetype, because one of the architects was the Prince Mangkubumi or Sultan Hamengkubuwana I, which is also the primary architect of the palace of Yogyakarta. The similarity of the spatial pattern is most evident in the location of the square at the north and south of the castle.

Keraton Surakarta experienced a golden age during the reign of Sunan Pakubowono X in the years 1893-1939. Keraton Surakarta undertakes massive restoration, with a mixture of architectural styles between Java and Europe in shades of white and blue.
Keraton Surakarta is located right in the city center, adjacent to several of Solo city landmarks, such as City Hall, Pasar Klewer, and Pasar Gede. There are many various means of transportation can be used to reach this location, especially the traditional transportation like rickshaws and horse cart.

3. Ngarsopuro

Ngarsopuro Surakarta
Ngarsopuro Surakarta (image:flickr.com)

The Solo city is synonymous with unique places that must be visited by people from local and foreign tourists. One area of interest to visit is the integrated area Ngarsopuro. Ngarsopuro is located in Diponegoro street right in front (south) Mangkunegaran.

Ngarsopuro is a pedestrian area with artistically styled and comfortable to use as a hangout for young people. In 2009, Ngarsuporo which is a range of electronic shops Surakarta successfully conjured up by the Government to be more beautiful and exciting to visit.

In the area of Ngarsopuro become crowded in the afternoon until the evening to society community gathering on street furniture supplied. Ngarsopuro increasingly visible ethnic and unique with paintings on display, street lights installed in a bird cage, sculptures Loroblonyo and others.

4. Radya Pustaka Museum

Radya Pustaka Museum
Radya Pustaka Museum (image:wikimedia.org)

The museum is located near Sriwedari Park is one of the old hall, even the oldest in Indonesia. It founded by KRA Sosrodiningrat IV during the reign Pakubuwono IX. Precisely in one room in the palace Kepatihan on October 28, 1890. In 1913 moved to its current location, at Jalan Slamet Riyadi. Previously, the museum building was the residence of Johannes Busselaar, a citizen of the Netherlands, which was later bought by Sri Susuhunan Pakubowono and serve as the location of the new museum.

Also, a renowned cultural figure, Go Tik Swan or also known as KRT. Hardjonagoro, which is known as the creator of the archipelago batik motif, also contributed significantly to the development of this museum.

There are a lot of historical objects that is a collection of the Radya Pustaka Museum that provides valuable information, although it was marred by the theft. Surely this is a particular note for the manager. There is a collection of objects the museum several gifts from the guests of state, for example, some porcelain gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to Sri Susuhunan Pakubuwana IV.

Radya Pustaka Museum could be an option for those of you who want to travel to see the city of Solo in the past. The location is easily accessible, and adequate transportation options and of course can be a plus to visit there.

5. Kampung Batik Laweyan

Kampung Batik Laweyan
Kampung Batik Laweyan (image:kampungbatiklaweyan.org)

Kampung Batik Laweyan is a center of batik in Solo. Laweyan is one of the old villages in the city of Solo, who is now also the name of the village and sub-district in the town of Solo. This community has existed since the 14th century to the royal era Pajang. Laweyan derived from the word "Lawe" which means the thread of cotton spun because at that time the place is the center of cloth manufacture. Until now Laweyan reputed to be a center of batik and fabric, especially in the city of Solo.

When entering the village Laweyan as if entering the old town with views of the old architecture that still stands. Many houses in Laweyan built with a touch of European architecture is magnificent and sturdiness. This house the residence of the batik merchants in antiquity. Their wealth surpassed even the nobles, so no wonder they can build their own castles.

Also, old houses are belonging to merchants, many historical sites in the village Laweyan, such as the Museum Samanhudi. Samanhudi is one of the leaders of the national movement. Not just enjoy the history and beauty of the building. In Kampung Batik Laweyan, you can buy all kinds of batik products, fabrics, clothes, and handicrafts, as many stores batik in this village.

6. Mangkunegaran

Magkunegaran Surakarta
Mangkunegaran Surakarta 

Mangkunegaran or Puro Mangkunegaran in the Javanese pronunciation is one of the Palaces in the city of Solo, although it is smaller than the Surakarta Sunanate, its beauty is still visible today. As mentioned in various sources, Mangkunegaran built after the Treaty of Salatiga in 1757. Just as Kraton Surakarta, Mangkunegaran also changing the architecture of the building, which can be seen from mixing European style in some parts of the building. It is estimated Mangkunegaran current form was built by KGPAA MANGKUNEGARA II who ruled between the years 1804-1866.

In this place, visitors are invited to browse through the traces of history and heritage that is amazing, because, in addition to the beautiful buildings, Mangkunegaran also keeps a collection of books and literature. Everything is arranged in Rekso Library (Rekso Pustoko, in Javanese pronunciation) built by KGPAA Mangkunegoro IV, to maintain the treasures of science that flourished in Mangkunegaran.

Mangkunegaran is located in the center of the city of Solo, making it easy to reach by various means of transport. It is precisely located at Jl. Ronggo Warsito, Jl. Kartini, Jl. Students and Jl. Teuku Umar.

7. Museum Batik Danar Hadi

Museum Batik Danar Hadi
Museum BAtik Danar Hadi (image:flickr.com)

Batik is an important cultural heritage to be preserved. Even UNESCO has confirmed batik as world cultural heritage. Danar Hadi is one of the famous batik producers in the city of Surakarta. Besides the production of batik and product innovation, Danar Hadi also preserves valuable cultural this by setting up a museum, the Museum of Ancient Batik Danar Hadi.

There are a variety of patterns, motifs and batik cloth from all over Indonesia in the collection of Ancient Danar Hadi Batik Museum. The collections even reach 10000 pieces of batik cloth, so that the museum is recognized by MURI (Indonesian record museum) as a museum that has the largest collection of batik fabric.

Opened in 2002, the museum holds a variety of patterns and motifs of batik cloth along with the values of its history. Dutch batik fabric is one of the important collections of Ancient Danar Hadi Batik Museum. This material is influenced by the variety of patterns and colors typical of Europe, brought by the Europeans in the Dutch colonial period. Also, there is the motif Djawa Hokokai.

Type of batik fabric is influenced by the variety of patterns and colors typical of Japan, which at that time occupied Indonesia. The combination of this cultural model is making batik cloth Djawa Hokokai more unique and beautiful.

Ancient Danar Hadi Batik Museum, in addition to being a place to store the fabrics are priceless, also provide historical and cultural information for all visitors.
                                                                                                           
Nemberala Beach Rote Island Indonesia

Nemberala Beach Rote Island Indonesia


Rote Island (Pulau Rote), it is an island located in the southern tip of Indonesia is in East Nusa Tenggara. On this island, there may be the seaside with a beautiful panorama and world-magnificence waves that always hunted by surfers. In addition to the natural scenery and marine tourism became the main attraction. One of them is the Nemberala Beach that has charm stunning beach with sea waves that make surfers want to conquer it.
World-Class Waves Nemberala Beach
World - Class Wave at Nemberala Beach, Rote Island (image:flick.com)

The expanse of pristine white sand beaches blue sea water and provide fresh nuance. Many trees are growing on the shores increasingly making this area was cool. Not only that the waves on the beach are also suitable for surfing. If you are interested, you can do snorkeling at this beach.

Nemberala Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches and famous for the waves in the village of Boa, District West Rote, Rote Ndao regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The beach has also been named as the winner of Pesona Indonesia Award 2016 in the category of Most Popular Surfing Spot in 2016.

The beach is touted to have similarities with the beautiful beaches of Kuta beach in Bali. The rote island has white sand is clean and natural as well as the waves are quite challenging for the lovers of surfing. Many surfers come to this beach to challenge the waves from the Nemberala Beach. The wave at the beach is international so no wonder a lot of tourists come to visit this Nemberala Beach. Even in August through October, waves on the Nemberala Beach can achieve a peak of seven meters. It's awe-inspiring, is not it?

Many wave hunters are coming from everywhere in the world who wants to visit Indonesia because of this beach. The Nemberala Beach has come to be one of the attractions that can hypnotize them to challenge one of the exceptional waves in Indonesia.


Reefs and Corals in Rote Island
Reefs and Corals in Rote Island (image:flick.com)


Things to in Nemberala Beach


In Nemberala Beach of Rote Island, there are many matters you may do like swimming, fishing, and surfing also lots of extra water sports activities. Fishing is one of the maximum popular games considering that the ocean around the seaside has numerous species of fish. The most common species of fish you could locate in the sea include marlin, Spanish mackerel, canine teeth tuna, yellow fin tuna, sailfish trevalli, sea perch, grouper, and wahoo.

Some other thrilling hobby is snorkeling or diving. You can experience stunning underwater life in this seaside, such as colorful stay corals, small reef fish, and large pelagics as well as beautiful sea shells nonetheless alive with their tenants and an incidental octopus. Different activities include village trip, island hopping, and surfing. The island hopping method you can go to other islands nearby which include Do’o, N’Doa, and Donna.
The Nemberala Beach Resorts
The Nemberala Beach Resort (image:indonesiakaya.com)

Nemberala Beach Accommodation


You may discover a high priced hotel close to the seaside. The resort affords complete facilities for site visitors. You can stay in the resort equipped with beautiful bedrooms and air conditioner. The resort also presents delicious menu, ranging from nearby to the global list. Additionally, the resort has a beautiful view because it's far constructed close to the beach. You could enjoy the scene of Nemberala Beach in Rote Island from the resort and pay attention the sound of the waves hitting the rock alongside the shoreline. This is a high-quality experience.

How to get The Nemberala Beach


Access way to the Nemberala Beach, Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara, from Kupang city, can be reached by air and sea. If through the air, you can use the plane from El Tari Airport, Kupang to Rote Lekunik airport.

While using the sea lanes you can use the ferry from Port Dolok, anchored in the port of Kupang and Pantai Baru, Rote takes about three to four hours, or you can use a speedboat from Port Tenau, Kupang takes about one to two hours toward to The Nemberala Beach.

Pulo Cinta Gorontalo Sulawesi Indonesia

Pulo Cinta Gorontalo Sulawesi Indonesia


Resorts in Pulo Cinta
Resorts in The Middle of Sulawesi Island (source boalemokab.go.id)

Pulo Cinta Review

If you hear the word Sulawesi definitely in your mind is Bunaken. But the interesting sights this one is not inferior to the natural beauty of Bunaken Marine Park.Indonesia is a country with many islands. Talking about Indonesia travel, then a beautifully awesome location in Gorontalo, you should try to visit. The beauties of its location make all of you cannot turn away and always miss the natural beauty. The site name is Pulo Cinta. Pulo Cinta is a fantastic eco resort that stands in the middle of the Gorontalo Island.

Pulo Cinta is one of the mainstay attractions Indonesia, located in the province of Gorontalo or approximately within 460 kilometers of the city of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The island is located near the Gulf of Tomini, you will be presented with marine biodiversity, and the island is decorated with lush rain forests and exotic beaches and unspoiled.

The island is one of the small islands in the southern mainland of Gorontalo originally was uninhabited, but this time, the island developed into a resort area that has a range of exclusive and romantic travel. This beautiful island has been visited by many foreign tourists from abroad, especially tourists from Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Australia.
According to the story in Gorontalo, Pulo Cinta reputedly became the location of secret meetings between the Prince of Gorontalo with a princess of merchants from the Netherlands.

Pulo Cinta, as the name suggests this island has a shape resembling a heart. This unique heart-shaped island has 16 eco resorts floating in a romantic and unique design around the island and shows the nice architecture concepts. The idea of these building mimics the traditional houses exist around the island.

Things to do in Pulo Cinta

Enjoying the Beautiful Sea View

In Pulo Cinta you will be presented with stunning ocean views, white sand that naturally clean, swim, sunbathe and enjoy the sunset and sunrise from the balcony of your resort will be an enjoyable experience not to be forgotten.
Pulo Cinta Eco Resort
Enjoying a Beautiful Under Water and Blue Sky (source marischkaprudence.blogspot.co.id)

Snorkeling and Diving

One of the activities that must be done here is diving and see the underwater beauty of Tomini were so incredible. Crystal clear waters here make you do not need to dive too deep, only about 2 to 3 meters diving you can see the beauty of a wide variety of marine life and coral reefs. You will be served by the sight of coral "Salvador Dali", this coral is the only one in the world. Coral is quite surprising, and the numbers are very much on this island. So you do not miss this one activity.

Island Hoping

Island Hopping Activities are also not to be missed. You can get around to several small islands in the Gulf of Tomini by boat. There is a sandy island Gulf of Tomini, Bajo Island, Lito Mohupombo Kiki Island, and more. To be able to surround the islands takes only about 1 hour.
An Evening at Pulo Cinta
An Evening with Background of Full Moon in Pulo Cinta (source marischkaprudence.blogspot.co.id)

Enjoying the Coastal Forest Boalemo

In the area of land that is across Pulo Cinta which is an area of coastal forest belongs to Boalemo District. There you can hike and trekking.

Enjoying Food is typical of Sulawesi

In Pulo Cinta, you can enjoy the tasty food blend of nature, culture, and love. And you will be served a full range of typical culinary Sulawesi with a delicious flavor. With spices typical of Sulawesi exotic and of marine resources.

Pulo Cinta Accommodation

Pulo Cinta Eco Resort is the only resort in Pulo Cinta. The resort does not have air conditioning because all ventilations designed well so that the air flow fills the entire room with the good. The resort has a family room, terrace, private swimming pool.

The prices of the resort may change according to the seasons. The price range is between Rp 3.000.000 to Rp 5.000.000 ($300-$500) per day. The price includes the cost of three meals a day, supplies snorkeling equipment, transportation from the Jalaluddin airport and Port Tilamuta.
Eco Resort Room in Pulo Cinta
An Exclusive Room with Beautiful View (source marischkaprudence.blogspot.co.id)


How to get Pulo Cinta Gorontalo

To reach this place you can book a flight from the city where you live to the Gorontalo, Sulawesi. From the Airport Gorontalo Jalaluddin, you continue by land about 2 hours to Boalemo district, precisely in the Sub-District Tilamuta. The land trip you can rent a car or travel by intercity bus Gorontalo to Tilamuta. After arriving in Tilamuta, proceed to hire a motor boat towards Pulo Cinta. The distance covered to this place about 30 minutes.

The Extraordinary of Kawah Putih Bandung Indonesia

The Extraordinary of Kawah Putih Bandung Indonesia


Kawah Putih Bandung
The Scenery is so Beautiful in Kawah Putih Bandung

Kawah Putih Bandung (White Crater), including one of the favorite tourist spots in Bandung that you must visit. Here, you'll find a view of the Crater Lake that contains sulfur, making them have lovely shades to be immortalized through the camera.

Kawah Putih is the most famous tourist attraction in Bandung. Kawah Putih is located in Ciwidey, Bandung, West Java, more or less 50 kilometers south of the downtown of Bandung. Because of its location in Ciwidey, it is often called by the name Kawah Putih Ciwidey. Kawah Putih is a lake fashioned by using the eruption of Mount Patuha. Real to its name, the area in this spot is white because of mixing the elemental sulfur.

Kawah Putih (White Crater) is located in a mountainous region have a height of over 2.400 meters above ocean level. With the elevation, the temperature in the Kawah Putih Bandung is approximately 9 degrees Celsius to 23 degrees Celsius.

The History of Kawah Putih Bandung


The tale of the history of the White crater started out in the 10th century in which there has been an enormous explosion via Patuha. After this eruption, there are lots of people expect that this region is a haunted part of every bird flew past the area will die. After some time, belief in haunted this location began to fade, until eventually in 1837 there has been a German botanist came to the site to behavior studies.

A researcher named Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn are very inquisitive about the isolated mountain place which isn't even a foul flying over it, so he went to the village to look for records. At that time, all of the facts he got was cited that the region haunted and inhabited with the aid of spirits.

For Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, the local community statement became not reasonable. Due to the fact he did no longer agree with those tales, he went into the jungle to find out what is in there. Lengthy story quick, subsequently Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn effectively reached the summit of the mountain, and from the pinnacle, he saw there was a stunning white lake with a pungent odor of sulfur.

Seeing that then, the life of Kawah Putih Ciwidey became famous and started from 1987, the government advanced this vicinity as a vacationer spot that offers an entirely unique experience of seeing the lake which could alternate coloration.


Kawah Putih on the Slopes of Mount Patuha

Things to do in Kawah Putih


What do to in Kawah Putih? You can perform the following activities:


Enjoying of Hot Spring in Kawah Putih


In Kawah Putih area there are three hot springs: Patuha, Cimanggu, and Walini. Each hot spring has its own feature. And in Walini hot spring there are some swimming pools complete with hot water firstly from the mountain. There are a variety of benefits you may get from the primary season. First, the water carries precise mineral which is ideal for your pores and skin, then the new water additionally helps to enjoy your muscle. Playing hot spring is a must to do in Kawah Putih.

Exploring the Tea Plantation


After you have enjoyed the hot spring, you can proceed with your experience by studying the tea plantation, you simply stroll around taking after the little way of the tea estate or seeing the general population culling the tea take off.

Take a Photo


That is the most popular activity in Kawah Putih. In reality, kawah putih is an artificial sulphuric lake. So it has beautiful surroundings view with foggy slope and green water. So, the primary element to do and seem in your thoughts is to take a photo of it. This sulphuric lake that encompassing by evergreen scene ought to be recorded by camera or video, and this is an excellent spot.
The splendor of Kawah Putih additionally makes it a favorite location for people who enjoy images. This region has been referred to as one of the preferred web sites for detailed consultation, inclusive of pre-wedding. There also are expert photographers that traveling Kawah Putih, in particular, hunting for this spectacular scenery.


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Thick Fog in Kawah Putih Bandung
Thick fog in Kawah Putih Bandung

Kawah Putih Accommodation


Within a radius of 1 kilometer to 10 kilometers from Kawah Putih in Ciwidey, there are many accommodation options, from hotels, villas, up to the resort and guest house. To get lodging, maybe you should make bookings in advance to get an empty room, especially during the holiday season. You can contact the hotel directly or search online at Kawah Putih Bandung.

Kawah Putih Entrance Fee


Kawah Putih Bandung also included one of the tourist attractions in Bandung, which is quite cheap. The admission price of the Kawah Putih Bandung on weekdays and weekends is Rp. 18.000 ($2)/person. The ticket is valid for all domestic travelers. As for foreign tourists, a tariff is Rp 50.000 ($5)/person.

Travel Transportation Rates (Ontang Anting)


The fare is Rp 15.000 ($2)/person for the round trip, and the car will escort any visitor of the gate (which was parked in the parking lot below) to the location of the crater. The term Ontang Anting taken from the Sundanese language that means for. The most extreme limit for 1 Ontang Anting is 12 individuals, but do not worry if you do not get a place because many Ontang Anting is operating in the area.
Kawah Putih Bandung tourist attractions are open daily from 7 am until 5 pm.


Kawah Putih Bandung from Google Map
Kawah Putih Bandung from Google Map

How to get Kawah Putih Bandung


The trip to Kawah Putih from Jakarta using private vehicles, you just need to utilize the highway paths Cipularang and way out through the road stall of Kopo. From that point, you need to go to Soreang and drive toward the south Ciwidey.

On the off chance that you utilize accessible transportation, you can ride convenient transportation from the transport station of Leuwi Panjang making a beeline for the Ciwidey transport station. From the Ciwidey transport position, you can utilize accessible transportation to the Situ Patenggang and down before the doors of Kawah Putih Bandung.

Labengki Island Untouched Paradise in Sulawesi

Labengki Island Untouched Paradise in Sulawesi


Labengki Island is located in the village Labengki, District Lasolo, North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, or about 70 km from the capital city of Kendari. The island consists of several large coral islands and small coral islands so that the island is divided into Pulau Labengki Besar and Pulau Labengki Kecil. Labengki name itself comes from the local language Tolaki "laabenggi" which means an urn because the Labengki Island has a shape resembling a jar when you see from a distance.
Labengki Island Sulawesi
Labengki Island is so Fascinating (source flikr.com)

Things to do in Labengki Island Sulawesi


On The Labengki Island, you can also enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs are incredibly charming and fascinating. Many rows of coral grow naturally surrounding the Labengki Sulawesi. Moreover, on this island, tourists can go climbing hills on small islands, swim, and enjoy the white sand, to get around the island.

Labengki Island offers an exotic charm, calm waters, clear, rocky hills surrounded by green forest and orchids. Biodiversity under the sea is very diverse. There are many beaches with the white sand spread in every area of the Labengki Island. The island with clear water and colorful coral overlay makes the Labengki Island hidden paradise for lovers of diving, snorkeling, fishing, climbers and orchid lovers.

In the area of this island, you can also do fishing activities. This type of fish in the region is very varied, you can get Grouper, Barracuda, Yellow Fin Tuna and Red Snapper fish that you can immediately enjoy the results.

For those of you who have a hobby of enjoying the underwater beauty, on the Labengki Island, there are several diving spots. Besides being able to dive on the island, you can do snorkeling activity. The underwater scenery is very charming and unspoiled, crystal clear sea water turquoise, the waves are calm and beautiful beaches is a paradise with white sand is clean and soft makes Labengki Island as a favorite holiday destination for you to visit.

Besides the charm of nature nautical, Labengki island is also a center for marine research, conservation, and rehabilitation of various species of giant clams or mussels ( Tridacna ) which is the only population of giant clams in the world.The habitat labengki clams also keep unique underwater treasures. In this island of rare and protected animals living on the sidelines of the reef and can be found at a depth of 20 meters. The size of clams in this area could reach 50 centimeters, which is the second largest species of giant clam in the world so this region serves as a breeding species of giant clams in the world.

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The Magnificent Labengki Island
Untouched Paradise (source flikr.com)

Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love)


There is also an interesting place on the Labengk Island, where there are a lot of many cliffs are arranged on a white sand beach on the island. There is also a landscape that is very popular on the Labengki Island.The scene was named Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love). 

Because in this bay is very unique, if seen from the air resembles a picture of the heart or love. Therefore, many people who call this place as the Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love). This love bay you can snorkel, or we can also enjoy the charm of the underwater world with accompanied with various types of fish in it. Even the Teluk Cinta became one of the favorite photo spots for tourists visiting the Labengki Island.

Labengki Island Accommodation


In this island has not provided facilities such as hotels, inns or restaurants. We recommend that you prepare some food and drink for at this tourist spot. Meanwhile, if you want to stay, you can set up a tent in the area around the island. Or you can find lodgings around the center of the city of Kendari.

At this time Kima Marine Wildlife Conservation Tolitoli being pioneered as a Labengki Island Underwater Adventure Destinations. They provide travel packages that include transportation of Tolitoli towards Labengki, diving and snorkeling equipment, guide services, food, and beverage as well as lodging in a modest cottage.

Labengki Island Cottage
Labengki Island Cottage (source flikr.com)

How to get to Labengki Island Sulawesi


Labengki Island is about 70 km from the city of Kendari. From downtown, you can go directly to the Port of Kendari. Most of the ships or boats in the harbor are not available for 24 hours, and the boats do not operate daily. From the port, you can rent a vessel or a boat to get to the island Labengki. The lease rates vary depending on your agreement with the driver and take about four to five hours of travel, depending on the weather.

Labengki Island can also be accessed from the port districts Sawa (North Konawe), and this is one of the best paths for visitors can be profitable with time efficiency. From Sawa to Labengki Island can be taken for 1-2 hours.

Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi Indonesia

Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi Indonesia


Breathtaking Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi
Stunning Curug Cikaso

Curug Cikaso Location


Curug Cikaso (Cikaso Waterfall) isn't really a new nature tourist destination in Sukabumi. A hidden waterfall is already being targeted visitors, including those visiting Ujung Genteng, because the location is not too far away. Nature Waterfalls Curug Cikaso is located in the village of Cibitung, Surade subdistrict, Sukabumi, West Java. And the distance is about 8 Kilometers from the District Surade.

The Beauty of Nature Tourism Curug Cikaso


Curug Cikaso artifacts three waterfalls are close together in one location with the water being so cold, and the water was colored bluish-green and surrounded by shady trees make this waterfall looks very impressive and the main attraction for tourists to visit natural attractions this one, in particular, you.

In Cikaso Curug, you can feel the tranquility in a visit in this area, because the atmosphere in this area is still very natural, plus another with sound in an audible Curug original. Made us feel at one with nature. Also, we can also swim in the pool, but it needs to be oversight of the pool attendants because of Cikaso waterfall pools deep enough and has a depth of about 15 meters.


Cikaso Waterfalls
Curug Asepan and Curung Meong

Cikaso Waterfall has three waterfalls up to 80 meters high, with a width of approximately 100 meters. Three waterfalls are originating from the river where the current is split by rock cliffs, so it is divided into three waterfalls. Each waterfall also has its own name. The leftmost waterfall called Curug Asepan , Curug Meong  in the middle, and the far right is called Curug Aki .

Curug Meong and Curug Asepan have a waterfall that is quite large and cumbersome. Both are also co-existed on the same side of the cliff so that from a distance you could only see two of this waterfall, while the rightmost Curug Aki has a relatively small waterfall. Curuk Aki also flows on the cliff overlooking the East, and apart from two other waterfalls, so that Curug Aki will look hidden if you look at the West.

Curug Cikaso History


Curug Cikaso which in Indonesian means Cikaso waterfall also known as Curug Luhur this is one of the most beautiful waterfalls located in West Java. The waterfall is located in the southern district of Sukabumi, in the surrounding community better known by the name of Curug Cikaso. Because the flow of water contained in Curug Cikaso comes from tributaries Cikaso.

How to get Curug Cikaso


To achieve Cikaso Falls waterfall is quite difficult because it is hidden in the forest area of Sukabumi. From the center of the city of Sukabumi, Cikaso waterfall is about 70 Kilometers by private vehicle, you can reach the Cikaso waterfall about 1.5 hours. You have to cross the area of population and rice fields. For those of you who are adventurous, Curug Cikaso is a perfect tourist destination.

If you start the trip from Jakarta, you will find a T-junction Surade when entering the area of Sukabumi. From here, Curug Cikaso is just about 12 kilometers and many guides that direct you to it, so you're less likely to get lost. For those who come by public transport not to worry, from this T-junction, there are many Ojek services (motorbike escorted is very famous in Indonesia) that will take you to a waterfall that was already well-known.

When you arrive at the entrance to Curug Cikaso, there are two alternatives that you can choose before actually arriving at the waterfall, by foot or rent a boat across the river Cikaso. Both have their own sensations that if you miss.

If you're the type of traveler who had the spirit of high adventure, please choose walking to Curug Cikaso, because you will pass through an area resident, hills, and rice paddies and through some stairs to arrive at the location of the waterfall. The Green scenery along the way will refresh the eyes so the walk for approximately 15 minutes with a relatively steep terrain will not be tiring.
Traditional Boats at Curug Cikaso
Traditional Boats ( source from flickr.com )

For the second option, you can rent boats and rafts are sold tour guides on-site parking. The price offered for lease is varied, ranging from Rp 80.000 to Rp 120.000 per boat with a capacity of up to 10 people. Only by paying the fare, you'll get a fantastic view, not only of the hills that passed along the journey across the river upstream Cikaso but the sensation of bobbing in the raft traditionally also give a different experience.

Entrance Fee of Curug Cikaso


The ticket price for admission to an area of the Nature Waterfalls Curug Cikaso West Java is pretty low, which is around Rp 3.000 per person.