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Top 20 Things to Do in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

by Yoga Adi

After visiting the well known places in Indonesia, now is the right the best time exploring the east side of Indonesia, in East Nusa Tenggara. In this special region, there’s a city called Kupang. Kupang known for its richness in natural attractions, you’ll be happy in here. So, here are all the things to do in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

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1. Komodo Island

The islands of Nusa Tenggara save millions of its wild natures. Geographically, the islands of Nusa Tenggara are located east of Sumbawa Island. Between these two islands, separated by the Sape Strait. Among the islands in the Nusa Tenggara Islands, there is an interesting island for us. Its name is Komodo Island. The island is within Komodo National Park area.

As the name implies, Komodo Island is an island that is also the habitat of very rare animals in the country. Its existence is getting more and more shrinking. Certainly its fun, if we can see firsthand the life of this country’s most protected animals. Not only on the island of Komodo, Komodo habitat also exist in the island adjacent to it As in Rinca Island. On the island, tourists can freely see and observe the daily patterns of these dragons. So, you must come to this one and only place in the world!

  • Entry Ticket : Rp90.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

2. Lasiana Beach

Lasiana Beach is in Lasiana Village, Kelapa Lima District or around 12 Km East Kupang City. Lasiana beach is a white sandy beach with calm water, waving palms, and the shade of beautiful palm trees. Here, while enjoying the young coconut water as well as sweet nira, fragrant roasted corn, fried banana, and young coconut ice with candied sugar is also a good thing to enjoy.

At Lasiana, there are some recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, bathing, soccer, karaoke, and other entertainments. Lasiana is located on the main transportation routes of Timor Island and is always served by high-intensity public transport, either motorcycles or rental vehicles. Here there has been Home Stay and Restaurant that can serve the needs of tourists. There is also a swimming pool for children as well as a place to wash the body after bathing and swimming in the sea. Nice place.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp1.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours every day

3. Neam Beach

What’s next things to do in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia? Beautiful views of the beach with white sand and waves crashing quite large, and cliffs and natural caves, all can be found in here. Neam Beach is a unique white sand beach with sand that stretches from west to east as far as approximately 5 KM with sea waves rolled constantly.

The beach with this condition is so fitting for surfing. The beach is quite gentle and safe for visitors who want recreation on the beach. This beach also has a cliff that is quite interesting for climbing tour activity. So beautiful!

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

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4. Tablolong Beach

Tablolong Beach is one of the beautiful yet interesting beaches to visit. Tablolong has been widely known by the people of Kupang city because of its location which is closer to the capital of this province of NTT. Tablolong is the name of its village, so the beach is called so.

Tablolong has shown a beautiful exoticism where on this white sandy beach people can swim, play or just sit down to enjoy the beauty of this beach. The blue sky and clean white sand add to the beauty of this tourist attraction. Tablolong Beach is often used as a fishing ground for traditional, national or international scale. So no wonder this place is so crowded by tourists from various regions. This tourist attraction is perfect for you who want to vacation with family.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp20.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

5. Pasir Panjang Beach

The beauty of Pasir Panjang Beach in Kupang-NTT at dusk is so marvelous that this place serves its beautiful sunset charm. Where very few tourists are waiting for the event. In addition to such a beautiful sunset, at dusk comes this place filled with teenagers who intend to come to relax.

Pasir Panjang Beach is a beach tourism charm in the city of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. No cost to enter. The uniqueness and exoticism of the long sand beach is in its bright blue water color and a bit of green color around the big coral. Named long sand beach because there’s wide and long sand around the beach. Worth to check all the things to do in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp10.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

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6. Kolbano Beach

Kolbano Beach is located in Kolbano Village, Kolbano Subdistrict, South Central Timor (TTS) Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). To reach Kolbano Beach is indeed quite tiring. You must travel around 135 km from Kupang City or about 3 hours drive.

The condition of the road to Kolbano Beach is also enough to increase the adrenaline because in some places winding road up and down the hill, with climbs and steep derivatives. On the way, you will see a variety of panoramas. From the start of the green jungle, rice fields are spread widely, until the village community with simple houses, bamboo walls and roofed weeds. All can be interesting photo object.

The Wooden Bridgea that needs to be traversed on your way to Kolbano Beach also unique. One of them is the Noelmina Bridge, which runs above the Noelmina River. This bridge became the boundary of Kupang regency with Timor Tengah Selatan Regency. Such an unique place.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

7. Kera (Monkey) Island

Kera Island can be seen from the edge of the city of Kupang. To cross to the island of Kera you just need to rent a community boat. The people of Kera Island are so friendly to the newcomers.

Therefore you are encouraged to bring food that many benefits sharing with them. Because the people of the island of Kera live very simple.

This island has a stretch of beach with snow white sand. Its beauty can even be seen from across the ocean. The white sand is glowing beautifully and invites you to come closer. The waves are also calm, so you can play as much as you like on the beach, sunbathing, playing the waves or sand, while enjoying the island of Kera. What a beautiful place, right?

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

8. Love Hill

It is not complete when exploring Kupang without visiting the beautiful hills located near the El Tari Airport, Kupang. The hill with an area of ​​about a dozen hectares is called Love Hill because this hill is often used as a place to blend the love of young men and women of Kupang.

Every late afternoon, this hill never looks lonely. Always be filled by a group of young people who look to take advantage of this hill as an area to just gather, mingle and taking pictures.

Love Hill Kupang provides its own beauty charm with its expanse of grass. Hill can also be used as a jogging track for those who want to exercise or  relaxed in the morning / afternoon. The landscape around is also very beautiful, very suitable for the lovers of photography. Perfect place for dating.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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9. Kupang Water Park

Kupang Water Park or so called WTP on Jalan WJ Lalamentik, precisely beside Flobamora Mall, is the first water recreation park in Kupang City. This recreation place is also the most complete recreation facility in the center of the capital of East Nusa Tenggara province (NTT).

It has conducted soft opening on May 14, 2011 and will soon conduct a grand opening around June. Currently there are still some means of game in the stages of workmanship. However, most of the games are well-organized at the WTP location and can be used. Perfect spot for families.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp30.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Everyday from 09.00-18.30

10. Crystal Cave

When hearing the word crystal, you might think of jewelry but it is just an illusion that describes the existence of water and crystal stones inside it that formed like a swimming pool, how crystal clear the water is inside the cave is making the travelers curious.

Crystal Cave, located in Bolok Village, Kupang Barat District, has made many residents of Kupang City and not to forget the travelers from across the big cities are curious to come, see and enjoy it more closely.

Crystal Cave that has an area of ​​approximately 30 square meters with water so clear to make it look so very beautiful. The water inside the cave has a brackish and very refreshing. Really good place.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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11. Kelimutu Lake

Lake Kelimutu is one of the lake that is not only famous in Indonesia, but also in foreign countries. The changing water color and also its place on the top of the mountain offers exotic beauty that will never be forgotten by the tourists who come to this place.

Its name is a combination of words from “keli” which means mountain and the word “mutu” which means to boil. According to the beliefs of the locals, the colors on the lake of Kelimutu have their respective meanings and have a very powerful natural power.

The 3-part lake has its own name and color that is constantly changing every time and in mid-April 2015 changes color for the umpteenth time. Uniquely beautiful.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp3.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

12. Oenesu Waterfall

Waterfall is one of nature’s  beauty and worth to be visited and enjoyed by you who like natural conditions. One of Indonesia’s wealth is the Oenesu Waterfall located in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. This waterfall has a height of about 10 meters.

In this waterfall area is very clear and the water is always abundant especially in the rainy season, the water will be more larger and still look clear. Therefore, Oenesu Waterfall can be a tourist location that you include into your travel list.

Just like in other tourist areas, in Oenesu Waterfall there are facilities that will spoil you along with the beautiful nuances of nature that lies ahead of you. The facilities provided include, among others, that there is a traditional house called Kupang lopo. Then there are also restaurants, clean bathrooms, roads that have been fixed so you will be safe in traveling to this Oenesu Waterfall. A nice place! Wonderful Indonesia! 

  • Entry Ticket : Rp6.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

13. Oehala Waterfall

Kupang and Timor Island which is known for its very hot atmosphere, it also has an oasis, the beauty of the waterfall that invites many travelers to visit it. It is only about 13 kilometers away, which is 10 kilometers from the main road and 3 kilometers from inside So’E City, the capital of Timor Tengah Selatan Regency there is a waterfall whose charm of beauty begins to be a conversation among passers. Oehala Waterfall is the name.

Its location is in Oehala Village, So’E City, South Mollo, South Central Timor, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). This waterfall flow comes from Mount Mutis, it is no doubt, the freshness and also the clarity of the water that comes from the mountain water is very good. It is evident from the water that feels still natural and clean and the color is bluish green. Beautiful and refreshing at the same time.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp4.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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Other Attractions in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia :

More Things to Do in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia that you must visit before you die:

  1. Padar Island, great island located on Kupang
  2. Labuan Bajo, a really nice place to visit near Komodo Island
  3. Sono Nggoang Lake, another beautiful lake
  4. Alor Island, exclusively beautiful island
  5. Makes Fort, place rich of histories and myths
  6. Kanawa Island. other beautiful island needed to visit
  7. Noelaku Waterfall, gorgeously looking waterfall

And that’s the end of the list Top 20 Things to Do in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. So many attractions can be found in here. You trust me now, do you?. Well, enjoy your holiday in Kupang!

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