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13-08-2015, 11:17

Wangi Wangi Island is one of the four main island in Wakatobi, other than Kadelupa, Tomia and Binongko. Wangi Wangi is the most popular island of all. It is the main gateway to Wakatobi Marine National Park. Most travel to all islands in the region of Wakatobi is via Wangi Wangi, Hence, itís like a transit island towards all of the places in Wakatobi. Wangi Wangi is also popular as Wanci Island. This island is the favorite destinations of most tourists coming to Wakatobi. This is because of the beauty of its underwater life. The island has magnificent collection of various species of fish and coral reefs and other creatures. Wangi Wangi also has incredible marineís landscapes. The landscapes includesteep walls, flatplains, gentle slopes and and deep caves. These beautiful landscapes have attracted many tourists to dive and have adventure in exploring the biodiversity.

Wangi Wangi Island lies in the northwest cluster of Wakatobi Islands, Wakatobi Regency, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Wangi Wangi now has its own airport, i.e. Matahora Airport. The airport is beneficial, both for the local people and visitors. The transportation to and from Wangi Wangi has become much easier. To reach the island, you can fly from Makassar or Kendari by Express Air, Batavia Air or Merpati. Luckily, there are more and more flights to Makassar recently. Also, there are various flight destinations to Makassar from almost all cities in Indonesia, including Balikpapan, Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Manado and many more. From Makassar, you can then travel to Wangi Wangi, either by small-sized plane or by boat.

The main activity visitors can do in this island is scuba diving. Scuba diving is surely the most interesting activity due to its beautiful scenery of underwater. Wangi Wangi has various living species, ranging from Picasso Trigger Fish to the lurking Hammerhead Shark. In addition, Wangi Wangi also has many other species, including schools of manta rays, sea cucumbers,lobsters, starfish and anemones. The variety of species allows divers to have the most incredible experience. Apart from diving, tourists can visit a traditional market in Wangi Wangi. In the market, you can shop traditional clothes, typical food, various capture fish and souvenirs. Then, you can visit Liyatogo Fortress. This is one of the biggest fortresses in the world. Enjoy the uniqueness of the fortress and take some pictures in Wangi Wangi Island.