Deserted beach west of Ende, Flores, Indonesia

Deserted beach west of Ende, Flores, Indonesia

Deserted beach west of Ende, Flores, Indonesia


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A sprawling and sunwashed port city, Ende is not exactly a tourism hotspot but has a certain maritime, beachy charm that becomes apparent after a few days of exploration on the outskirts.

The capital of Ende regency, the town hosts a considerable Muslim population as compared to the interior of Flores, which gets along well with the majority of Catholic Christians. Ende entered Indonesian history when President Sukarno was exiled here by the Dutch government from 1934 to 1938, who hoped (in vain) that placing the charismatic activist here would prevent him from challenging the status quo. It's rumoured Indonesia's iconic "Pancasila" national philosophy came to Sukarno as he sat under a breadfruit tree in Ende, which still stands in the park near the town soccer field.

Accommodation choices are limited here, but Ende and its surrounding areas make for a lovely ... Read our complete Ende travel guide

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