East Manggarai’s 4 Best Destinations
For Nature Lovers
With edits by Flores Plus editor
Borong City, located in East Manggarai Regency, Flores has a number of wonderful tourist destinations. In addition to tradition, arts, culture and traditional music, there are also panoramic views of the coast and the enchanting mountains.
Here are four destinations in East Manggarai that must be visited:
Cepi Watu Beach
Not ideal for sunbathing, Cepi Watu beach has its own unique charm. Surrounded by medium-sized rocks that are covered with sand, this beach offers a bright atmosphere and distinctive colours. Cepi Watu offers mesmerizing panoramic views of Mount Ndeki and clear waters to swim in.
Mbalata Beach is located in Kota Komba sub-district, 42 km east of Borong, with fantastic views of Mount Inerie in the east and the beauty of the hills in the west. You can climb the Nangarawa hill where you will be able to find beautiful views of the sea and the surrounding farmland. Mbalata Beach has beautiful views of white grayish sandy beaches, palm trees, rice fields and grasslands around the beach.
Poco Ndeki Forest
A beautiful forest covered mountain forest perfect for bird lovers located only 12 km away from Borong, the capital of East Manggarai Regency. In the local dialect of Manggarai, “poco” means “mountain”.
Ranamese means big lake. The lake is located approximately 20 km from Ruteng, the capital of Manggarai district, or 30 km from Borong, the capital of East Manggarai district. You’ll find it in the middle of the forest and surrounded by lush vegetation. Since the water is quite calm and clear, you can easily spot colourful fishes and a wide variety of bird species. The atmosphere surrounding the area is peaceful, quiet and relaxed.
Photo Credit: Florestourism.com
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