Photo: The famous aquamarine pebbles of Ende.

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Things to see and do

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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 local swimming spot, you can take shelter from the sun in a sandy cliffside area that boasts a large ... Read more about Ende Beach .

Wolotopo
12 east of Ende

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. Wolotopo is known for its traditional and lovingly maintained adat (traditional) houses, which visitors are eagerly ushered into for a token 20,000 rupiah donation. We toured the sao ... Read more about Wolotopo .

Blue Stone Beach
25km west of Ende

This striking beach is composed almost entirely of unusual turquoise, pastel blue, and reddish stones, a geological marvel. The scenic 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 black strips of sand, and colourful villages occupying space that would be taken up with overpriced beach ... Read more about Blue Stone Beach .

Bung Karno Museum
Jl Perwira, located near Ende's western coast.

This is a rather empty free museum built into Sukarno's former Ende bungalow, where the exiled political icon wrote a Frankenstein knockoff, sat under trees having deep political thoughts, and painted nicely executed pictures of local rituals. While the bungalow and grounds are very well kept. there's not much here beyond some dusty beds, plates and a few paintings and photos but almost ... Read more about Bung Karno Museum .

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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 Maluku -- the answers are as exotic as Flores itself. You'll see mid-sized container ships idling in the harbour as well as the occasional ferry and passenger ship. Kids play in the clear waters, and it's a great place to watch ... Read more about Ende harbour and market .




Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ende? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.


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