Spider web fields

Worth a look

Photo of , , Ruteng

What we say: 3.5 stars

An image commonly seen in Western Flores is that of Lingko -- or spider web fields -- where rice is cultivated as if on a massive pie chart.

Traditionally related to communal land-use practises, segments of the "pie chart" were farmed by particular families within the community -- we were told the bigger the family and therefore labour supply, the bigger the segment they'd be given to work.

While you'll see examples of spider web fields as you travel from Labuan Bajo to Ruteng, one of the best examples is an Cancar, around 17km west of Ruteng. Any driver or guide will know where they are and there is a viewpoint beside a telecoms tower that offers an excellent view over the fields. If you have your own transport, be sure to stop before you get to Ruteng to avoid needing to backtrack.

More details
17km west of Ruteng
Last updated: 6th May, 2013

Travelfish reader reviews

There have been no reviews written by Travelfish readers so far.
Why don't you start the ball rolling?

Have your say

Photo gallery

Photo for

Jump to a destination


Sights to see in Ruteng



Newsletter signup

Sign up for Travelfish Burp!

Our weekly wrap on Southeast Asian travel.
Click here to see a recent newsletter.

We respect your email privacy