Ende is the big capital from the Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Ende situated on the southern coast of Flores Island. The city has a population of approximately 61,000 peoples which makes it the top 2 largest cities on the island after Maumere. The people of the area is therefore popular as Lio-Ende people. For many decades Ende has been a hub for education, government, trade, and political activities. Ende was the site of a territory that been around the end of 18th century.
H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport also known as Isi Airport or Ende Airport, is a domestic airport in Ende, Flores island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The airport serves as the key of arrival to the Kelimutu National Park, which is located 61 km from the airport. With a width of 31 meters and runway length of 1,651 meters, the airport can serve flights with a frequency up to 6 to 11 flights per day. The airport is served by local airlines such as TransNusa Air Services, Garuda Indonesia Explore, and Wings Air. The airport is capable of accommodating aircraft such as the Xian MA-60, ATR-72, Fokker 50, DHC6, and ATR-42. The airport also provides land public transportation such as bus and taxi. Currently, two airline operators provide flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport which is Lion Air and Wings Air.
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The best time to visit Ende is pretty much all year round although August until September which is the best season to visit such as to the beaches along the east coast before they turn to the rainy season from October until December. On the other hand, from October to November is the perfect time to visit Ende mountains in the west as it tends to be a lot drier around this time of year.
Kelimutu Lake – It situated in the crate of Kelimutu Mountain and to reach there, you need to drive around two and half hours from the downtown. This site has three different lakes. The deepest lakes are called Tiwu Nua Muri Koo Fai, which the locals believe it’s a lake for the women and young. At the southeast, there’s another lake called Tiwu Ata Polo which also known as “fascinating lake”. The last one is u the lake for the elders or also called as “Tiwu Ata Mbup”.
Waturaka Village – The village situated at the base of Kelimutu Mountain, you might pass this village if you want to visit the Kelimutu Lake. Moreover, this village offers you some natural attractions that you can enjoy after a tiring walk to the lake, such as harvesting, gardening, and even helping the local to build their traditional shelters. You can also stay for a night or two in the village since they provide extra rooms for homestay and the villagers are quite friendly. If you’re lucky, you can enjoy some local performances there as well for free and will blow your mind away with their performance.
Murundao Waterfall - If you still unhappy with the earlier waterfall, then Ende still has other beauties to offer such as Murundao Waterfall. Even though the location is a bit further than Kedeboku Waterfall, around 61 km from downtown. But the cold breeze and the crystal-clear water will soothe your tired feet and relax your mind. You also can take a swim for a while, but there’s no changing room or any facilities there because it was in the middle of the jungle.