Waikabubak City in West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province

Visiting eastern regions of Indonesia is worth tons of experiences indeed. Well, one of the most recommended destinations is none other than East Nusa Tenggara Province. West Sumba Regency is part of it, actually. This one is chosen as a nice place to spend holidays especially when it comes cultural and historical tourism of Indonesia. Also, the region is famous for numerous natural attractions for tourists to explore. Here is the thing. Before visiting those tourist sites, it is important to drop by in its capital which is Waikabubak City! It is the second biggest city in Sumba Island after Waingapu City, for the information.

The Nuance
Unlike other cities, Waikabubak has unique characteristics including the presence of several traditional villages like Tarung. Even though most parts of the city are considered arid, tourists may find lush trees and green landscapes as well. Not to mention they may see green Tosca-colored seawater and majestic coral reefs there. When it comes to the local people, they are indeed friendly and have an interesting culture. They are called Sumba Tribe, actually. Plus, they have a high awareness of mutual corporation (Gotong Royong)!

Exploring Waikabubak City
Being the capital of West Sumba Regency makes Waikabubak City popular among tourists. The real question is what tourists may do once they get there. According to passionate travelers, they come to this Indonesia’s site to witness the interesting culture of the locals directly. For instance, it is related to Sumba’s traditional clothes. Many villagers wear such beautiful clothing daily, in fact. It is even possible to take pictures together with the locals during the visit later. One thing, tourists should get their consent first and ask them to wear the traditional clothes before taking photos.

The next reason why tourists come to Waikabubak City in Indonesia is to watch the richness of historical structures scattered in different locations. These include the traditional houses and stone graves, actually. Not only tourists can watch those unique objects directly, but they are allowed to take pictures of them. So, what is next? Tourists can look for interesting events conducted in the city square. In this case, they must find out the exact date when the exhibition is held. Once again, the help of a local guide would be quite helpful for them.

During the exploration, tourists can choose special destinations like local villages, fountains, and white sand beaches. No wonder, it takes some time to get around Waikabubak City during holidays. What about the foods? It is considered difficult to look for eateries and souvenir centers. Still, a recommended place to get them is available, which is at Ahmad Yani Street. Don’t forget to carry enough cash, though.

Nearby Attractions

  • Manupeu Tanah Daru National Park
  • Kaori Park
  • Waikelo Sawah Dam
  • Tarung Village
  • Lapopu Waterfall
  • Matayangu Waterfall
  • Wora Djawa Village
  • Kerewei Beach
  • Marosi Beach
  • Pasunga Village

How to Get There
From the capital of East Nusa Tenggara Province (Kupang City), tourists can take an airplane at El Tari International Airport and head to Tambolaka Airport in Sumba Island. The flight takes about 55 minutes, actually. Once arriving at Tambolaka, they can take any local transportation service and head to Waikabubak City right away. The distance is 50.2 km, so the trip may take about 1 hour and 21 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Praimarada Hotel
  • Rakuta Hotel
  • Aloha Hotel
  • Artha Hotel
  • Karanu Hotel
  • Ronita Inn
  • Monalisa Hotel

Latest News

Komodotop Tours and Travel, Your Best Travel Partner

Labuan Bajo Indonesia are the gateway to glimpse the wonderful East Nusa Tenggara. It allow you to see the extremely beautiful and memorable Komodo, Flores and beyond. Komodo Top Tours and Travel is one of the best recommended company based in Labuan Bajo, West Flores in Indonesia. Your best partner who assist and helps you to discover the magnificent Flores and Komodo. Managed by Komodotop Tours and Travel Team Work, Komodotop.com is one of the local tour operator in Flores Island. Since 2010, we have taken role in managing tours in the…

Amelia Sea View in Labuan Bajo

It is true East Nusa Tenggara Province is famous for its Komodo Island. However, many other attractions are available in this region. For instance, there is Amelia Sea View located in Labuan Bajo. As the name suggests, it is the location to enjoy stunning sea views including the sunrise and sunset. This sightseeing spot is situated on a green hill, on which tourists relax and enjoy the nature passionately. Due to its strategic location, the hill also emits a refreshing atmosphere. Thanks to the unspoiled air!   The Nuance As…

Go Florest Tours, Your Travel Companion at Komodo Island

Go Flores Tours are the windows to enjoy the beauty of the Nature Island of Flores and Komodo Island. visiting this kind of paradise will not be disappointed when you witnessed with your own eyes and feel the differences peculiarity of Flores from the Eastern part Larantuka till Western part of Flores, Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park. That’s just one in the world. Go Flores Tours is one of the Company to recommend you to unite your hands and directly see the mountain Grooves, cultures, tribes and faces of…

Wae Rebo; The Traditional Manggaraian Village, Flores – East Nusa Tenggara

  Wae Rebo Wae Rebo is one of Indonesia’s precious destinations in the formn of an old Manggaraian village. It situated in pleasant, isolated mountain scenery in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. The village offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the authentic Manggarai housing and to experience the everyday life of the local community. In Wae Rebo village,  the visitors can see “Mbaru niang”, a  traditional, circular cone-shaped houses with very unique architecture. Nowadays, it is still a place to hold meetings, rituals and Sunday-morning prayers together. Wae Rebo  can…

Hotel Deals of the Day
Interesting Links
Indonesia Map HD