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  • Ende Beach
    4 stars

    This attractive strip of black sand and electric blue water, located east of Ende on the road out to Wolotopo, would attract pricy condominiums almost anywhere else in the world. Here, it's the sole domain of crabs and the occasional group of local teens -- but only in the afternoons. A known ... read more

  • Wolotopo
    4 stars

    This beautiful hillside village is reached by a pleasant motorbike ride through steep and electric green canyons 12 kilometres east of Ende following the coast, a scenic journey that takes about 25 minutes give or take. Wolotopo is known for its traditional and lovingly maintained adat ... read more

  • Ende Island
    3.5 stars

    You can take a ferry to reach this volcanic island, which is predominantly Muslim and features some Portuguese ruins that date all the way back to the 1570 arrival of the Europeans on this isolated stretch of land. The Euros arrived hoping to protect their nationals from attacks by Javanese pirates ... read more

  • Ende's local market
    3.5 stars

    Located to the west of the harbour and running alongside the ocean, this market is an especially vibrant place to visit in the early morning, as locals hawk their wares of cassava, ikat cloths, red hot chilli peppers, fresh coffee and much more. It's an interesting place to take photographs and ... read more

  • Blue Stone Beach
    3 stars

    This striking beach is composed almost entirely of unusual turquoise, pastel blue, and reddish stones, a geological marvel. The attractive 25 kilometre drive northwest from Ende on the road to Bajawa takes about 30 or 40 minutes, and passes by green canyons tumbling into the sea, gorgeous ... read more

  • Bung Karno Museum
    3 stars

    A rather empty free museum built into Sukarno's former Ende home, where the exiled political icon wrote a Frankenstein knockoff, sat under trees having deep political thoughts, and painted nicely executed pictures of local rituals. There's not much here beyond some dusty beds, plates, and a few ... read more

  • Harbour and Market
    3 stars

    The small Ende harbour isn't exactly a tourist attraction, but it's interesting to wander out onto the pier and ask the boats where they're heading. Makassar, Bali and the Moluccas — the answers are as exotic as Flores itself. You'll see mid-sized container ships idling in the harbour as well as ... read more

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