Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo was a small fishing town located at the western end of the large island of Flores in the Nusa Tenggara region of east Indonesia. Now a tourist center as well as a centre of government for the surrounding region. The area is equipped with modern facilities supporting  tourism activities that are expanding quickly with the rapid rise in the numbers of visitors to the nearby Komodo National Park. The islands around Labuan Bajo have a very beautiful natural charm, one of which is a water destination that has underwater views with a variety of marine life. There are numerous snorkeling points in the islands close to Labuan Bajo. Kanawa and Seraya Islands, for example, offer good diving and snorkeling sites.

 During the evening at Kalong Island, to the south of Labuan Bajo, thousands of flying fox bats provide an amazing display. Around dusk the bats rise up from the mangroves around Kalong Island and within a few minutes, a column begins to form as thousands of bats begin to traverse across to the main island of Flores to the east. More and more bats join the column for perhaps the next 30 mins or so. The column soon forms into a remarkable trail across the sky stretching for miles as the bats fly east to Flores to search for food in the nearby forests.

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