Komodo Island - Land of the Komodo Dragon
Komodo Island is located in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Situated between Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east, Komodo is part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands and forms part of Komodo National Park.
Komodo Island is primarily known as a natural habitat for the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest living lizard. First discovered by the Dutch in 1910, Komodo dragons were listed as an endangered species in 1915.
Other inhabitants of Komodo Island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island.
A popular destination for diving, Komodo Island also features Pink Beach. Actually comprised of a blend of white and red sand, the beach is one of seven in the world where visitors can swim and snorkel.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo National Park was established in 1980. Although best known for its conservations of Komodo dragons, the park features various fauna such as buffalo, civets, cockatoos, macaques, deer, wild horses, boars, as well as a variety of marine wildlife.
Featuring vibrant waters, unique animals, beautiful beaches, and unspoiled corals, Komodo Island has recently been listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, and is sure to satisfy any adventure-seeking traveller.
Indonesia Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Indonesia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Indonesia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Indonesia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Indonesia tours today!
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