About Flores & Komodo National Park
The island of Flores and the Komodo National Park is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province.
The west coast of Flores is one of the few places, aside from the island of Komodo itself, where the Komodo dragon can be found in the wild. It is also part of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1980, this national park was built to conserve komodo and its original habitat. There are about 2.500 Komodo with 2-3 meter long and weigh up to 160 kilograms live in this park. But aside of Komodo, there are hundreds of endemic fauna live within its natural habitat in Komodo National Park. This area also has beautiful and rich coral reefs as well as the fish species.
Beside of Komodo National Park, Kelimutu National Park is also the next national park designated on Flores to protect endangered species. The park consists of a region with hills and mountains, with Mount Kelibara as its highest peak. Mount Kelimutu, which has the three colored lakes, is also located in this national park. In this area, there is also an arboretum, a mini jungle representing flora biodiversity of Kelimutu National Park. The arboretum consists of 78 types of tree plants which are grouped into 36 families. Some of the Kelimutu's endemic flora collections are growing there.