Visiting Ruteng

Visiting Ruteng

Ruteng is a fascinating town with many interesting facts. The capital city of Manggarai is located at the foot of a mountain range in the centre of a network of valleys. It is surrounded by the largest rice-producing areas in Flores. Ruteng is also a major producer of coffee.

Ruteng is a large town, with supermarkets, shops and even a soccer stadium. Due to its altitude, the weather here is cool and relaxing. When in Ruteng, do visit the lively local market that is located to the south of the town; aside to local and fresh produce, you’ll see that the market is a great meeting point for those in the surrounding villages.

Just like most other towns in Flores, Ruteng is steeped in culture and tradition. In the centre, there is a large red chapel called the Ruteng Cathedral. The famous Caci Dance or Caci Whip Fight, a huge traditional part of the Manggaraian culture can often be seen performed here at weddings or ceremonies. You can also visit traditional ritual sites and village centres while in Ruteng.

Travel Tips

– Get a local guide to help you translate

– Attend a local ceremony or wedding; ask the locals at the local market

– There are plenty of facilities in Ruteng as it is a large town

Article Source and Photo Credits:

Best of Flores – Flores Plus Magazine

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