Lush fields, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Lush fields, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Lush fields, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia


Taken on: 31st March, 2013. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Ruteng is the first town of any size you'll reach once you head inland from Labuan Bajo. Save a fair-sized church, Ruteng has few points of interest downtown, but it serves as a convenient base to explore some of the surrounds.

A small town, you can walk around the heart of it in about 30 minutes. Most of the restaurants and warungs are found around the southern part of town. Somewhat inconveniently, both of the decent hotels are some way out of town, around a 15 minute walk from the centre of the action. This presents a problem after nightfall, when ojeks become almost impossible to flag down and a long dark walk back to your lodging becomes all but inevitable -- it's a good thing Flores is relatively safe. Some ojek drivers may hang around Agape restaurant downtown if you're in dire straits.

Arguably the biggest highlight near Ruteng is the "hobbit ... Read our complete Ruteng travel guide

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