Ricefield views, Moni, Flores, Indonesia

Ricefield views, Moni, Flores, Indonesia

Ricefield views, Moni, Flores, Indonesia


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The paddy-surrounded village of Moni is the closest accommodation point to Gunung Kelimutu, so if you're aiming to see dawn at the summit, this is where you want to stay.

Little more than a couple of tight curves in the road, Moni is a hamlet more than a village, furnished with around a dozen places to stay and a handful of eateries. Set on the side of a riverine ricefield valley, there is ample opportunity for ricefield walks, casual exploration and visiting a pretty waterfall and a set of hot springs -- but for most, this acts chiefly as a launchpad for Gunung Kelimutu.

Most visit Kelimutu from Moni to see the sunrise from the peak. To take in the full lightshow we would strongly suggest leaving Moni (that is, being out the door) at 04:00, 04:30 at the absolute latest. This is because much of the beauty of the peak is in the early light playing ... Read our complete Moni travel guide

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