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

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