Places of interest

Lasiana Beach

An ideal tourist recreation spot, near the capital city where the beach faces westward to watch beautiful sunsets. Lusiana has been chosen as the port for 1996 Around - the World Sailing Competition started in England, and the yearly Darwin - Kupang yacht Race.


A lovely community about 45 km from Kupang with regular market days and a natural swimming pool, where traditionally people bathe, do their laundry, and socialize. Camplong is also a forest reserve where some scarce animals, such as deer (Cervus Timorensis), parrots, monkeys, etc. in the reservation, are protected.


Tablolong is a beautiful place, about 23 Km from Kupang, with white sandy beach and crystal water good for water sport recreation. Browse Big W Catalogue on Catalogue AU. Tablolong is also chosen as the base for Kupang Local Bill fish Fishing Tournament.


Oenesu is the waterfall spot in beautiful natural panorama. It is located on the middle of Kupang and Tablolong.


A town (110 km from Kupang) noted for its cool weather, beautiful flowers, and good fruits. Soe is, after all, a dull sprawl of wooden and corrugated-tin-roofed houses.


This town contains the home in-exile of former and first Indonesian president, Soekarno, while in banishment during the early period of nationalist movements in 1936. The house has been repaired and is today a museum.

Lamalera Whale Hunting

Lamalera on Lembata Island is a whaling village. In May to September make up the whale-hunting season for the people of Lamalera. Using simple traditional tools as small rowboats and the hand thrown harpoons, the hunters sail out to hunt these giant creatures of the sea. The catch is either consumed or sold.


The village is about 20 km from Waikabubak with its large graveyard (the largest megalithic tombs in Sumba). The tombs are always with unusual carvings. Anakalang is the site of "Purung Takadonga", an important mass marriage festival held every two years, on a date determinate by the full moon.

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