If you are planning a post-pandemic vacation, it's appropriate to include Komodo National Park in your vacation bucket-list. Yes, this National Park which is located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life! Why? This is because this National Park, which covers about 2,000 km2, has millions of charms that can make tourists fall in love and want to come back again. What are they?

#1 You can Take a Closer Look at Komodo Dragons in Their Natural Habitat


If usually you can only see komodo dragons through pictures on magazine pages or on your cellphone screen, then this is the time for you to witness this natural wonder in person! Komodo National Park is the 'home' for around 2,500 Komodo dragons. Anyway, you will be amazed to see this ancient animal with a length of 3 meters and a weight of about 70 kg or more in person! Even so, you can only see this animal from a distance of 300 meters, because the Komodo dragon is a wild animal. In addition, the saliva also contains poison. So, you need to stay alert! Rare experiences like this, you can only find in Indonesia!

#2 Apart from Komodo Dragons, There are Also many other Fauna

Apart from being the original habitat of the Komodo dragon, it turns out that Komodo National Park is also home to various other types of fauna. Call it several types of mammals that live on land, such as horses, buffaloes and Timor deer, then reptile species, such as 12 species of snakes and 9 species of lizards. In addition to the fauna that live on land, the biodiversity in this area also includes the fauna that live in the waters. Komodo National Park holds about 1000 species of fish, 10 types of dolphins, 7 species of whales and green turtles. Not to forget, 40 birds are also residents of the Komodo National Park. So you can increase your insight into the life of fauna with a vacation in this area.

#3 World Class Diving Paradise

It's incomplete if you go to Komodo National Park without exploring its enchanting underwater charm. Komodo National Park is located right in the heart of the Asia Pacific coral triangle, making it one of the richest underwater paradises in the world. In this area, there are at least 100 world-class dive sites which are always the target of professional divers, scientists and photographers from all over the world. With colorful expanses of coral reefs, various species of fish that inhabit this area, including the main attraction, namely interacting directly with manta rays, sharks and dugongs, diving in Komodo National Park will definitely be an unforgettable holiday experience!

#4 Unique Climate and Geography

The climate around Komodo National Park tends to be dry, this makes the hilly land drier and rockier. It's no wonder that this area is very suitable as a trekking area, because the hills are quite steep and challenging. Even so, the land exoticism of Komodo National Park blends perfectly with the enchanting beauty of the sea. This view is the specialty of Komodo National Park!

#5 Like Hiking? Padar Island is Ready to Conquer

For those of you who like to climb, Padar Island in Komodo National Park is the right spot to conquer! It only takes about 2 to 3 hours with the climbing terrain of rocky roads that go uphill, you can reach the top of the Padar Island hill. Fatigue will disappear instantly, when you arrive at the top of the hill. The beautiful scenery presented by Padar Island, seen from a height, is second to none. The expanse of the open sea looks like a diamond sparkling due to the sun's rays. The calm ripples of the waves are also able to provide peace of mind and soul. It will be even more perfect if you come here while hunting for sunset panoramas. Don't forget to capture this special moment with a camera shot!

#6 Charming Pink Beach

When you come to this area, don't forget to visit the beach that is currently being hit on social media! It's called Pink Beach! Yes, as the name suggests, this beach does have pink sand. This pink color comes from a combination of white sand and red coral degradation. Taking photos on this beach is mandatory, especially if you take a photo using a drone. The view of the blue sea combined with the green nature around looks very instagrammable, anyway!

#7 Traditional Village on Mesa Island

This should also be included in your bucket-list when visiting Komodo National Park, namely stopping by a traditional village on Mesa Island whose people are known to be friendly. When visiting this village, you can see up close the daily activities of the residents, such as drying cucumbers, processing fish, and preparing seafood. Don't hesitate to chat with them!

#8 Beautiful Sunset Panorama on Kalong Island

Sunset panorama is the main attraction on Kalong Island. How could it not be, when the day is approaching dusk, you will be treated to an enchanting sight by witnessing thousands of bats flying in the sky towards the mangrove forest with a mesmerizing violet background. Anyway, you can only find the beauty of this atmosphere in Indonesia.

#9 Snorkeling on Kanawa Island

If you like snorkeling, Kanawa Island, which is located in the Komodo National Park, has the perfect snorkeling spot. When you stop by Kanawa Island, get ready to be fascinated again by the natural beauty of the underwater world which is really captivating. The clear water allows you to see clearly the colorful coral reefs, the variety of marine life, and various types of fish.

#10 Complete Tour on Rinca Island

You can find quite complete attractions on Rinca Island. This island is the target of tourists, because it can carry out various activities at once, such as exploring unspoiled mangrove forests, seeing wild animals such as Komodo dragons, Timor deer, wild buffalo, long-tailed monkeys, and many more in the expanse of the savanna. Anyway, don't miss visiting Rinca Island when you have the chance to visit Komodo National Park!

If compared, the Komodo National Park gives you a complete tour, from trekking to the hills, seeing wildlife, relaxing on the beach, to diving into the underwater beauty. So, don't forget to include Komodo National Park in your list of holiday destinations later!

Original article: https://www.indonesia.travel/en/id/ide-liburan/10-alasan-kenapa-kamu-harus-menunjungi-taman-nasional-komodo