Rutengi s a small town in the highlands towards the western end of Flores Island, Indonesia. It is the capital ofManggarai Regency, serviced by the Frans Sales Lega Airport or Ruteng Airport. The population is predominantly Roman Catholic, but still preserve the ancient Manggarai custom of caci (whip fighting), which is usually practised at weddings, and serves as a tourist attraction. The Liang Bua archaeological site is nearby, around 10km to the north of Ruteng.
1. Frans Sales Lega Airport
Frans Sales Lega Airport, Ruteng Airport is an airport located in Ruteng, Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The airport runway measures 1,300 x 30 m. The distance from the city centre is about 2km. The airport used to be calledSatar Tacik Airport; the name change was contained in the Decree of the Minister of Transportation KP No.190 of 2008 dated 4 April 2008. The airport name was changed to reward services of the late Frans Sales Lega who initiated the establishment of the airport.
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The best time to visit Ruteng for ideal weather is June 4th to September 16th. Average temperatures in Ruteng vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most in the 75th percentile for pleasant weather compared to tourist destinations worldwide. If you’re looking for the verywarmesttime to visit Ruteng, the hottest months are October, November, and then September. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid-October where highs are regularly around 79.3°F (26.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.1°F (15.1°C) at night.
1. Wae Rebo Village - The traditional village of Wae Rebo in the district of Manggarai on the island of Flores, East Nusatenggara, has received theTop Award of Excellencefrom UNESCO in the 2012 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards, announced in Bangkok on 27 August 2012. This small and isolated village was recognised for its rebuilding of the traditionalMbaru Niangtraditional house based on the spirit of community cooperation towards a sustainable tradition, while at the same time improving its village welfare. Wae Rebo is a small, very out of the way village. Located some 1,100 meters above sea level, where the air is cool, and the village surrounded by panoramic mountains and the dense Todo forest. This tropical forest is rich in vegetation, where you will find orchids, different types of ferns and hear the chirping of many songbirds. Founder of the village and, therefore, their main ancestor who built the village some 100 years ago, was a man called Empu Maro. Today, the inhabitants are his 18th generation descendants. Wae Rebo’s main characteristics are their unique houses, which they call Mbaru Niang that are tall and conical in shape and are completely covered in lontar thatch from its rooftop down to the ground. It appears that at one time such kind of houses was quite common to the region. But today, it is only this village that continues to maintain the typical Manggarai traditional house, without which these unique houses would have been completely phased out.
2. Lingko Spider Web Rice Fields - In Manggarai you will certainly notice the impressive lingko The most amazing view over a number of these fields is offered at Cara Village situated on a small hill 17km west of Ruteng in Cancar. With their round, spider-web structure, these pieces of land are unique eye-catchers in Manggarai. A short 10-minute uphill trail, littered with rubbish, leads to the rice fields. Although most rice fields are cultivated in terraces, the unique design of the Lingko Spider Web Rice Fields is based on a traditional agricultural calendar of rituals & ceremonies. It’s a different & unique take on rice fields, especially for seasoned travellers to Asia.
3. Ruteng Traditional Pu’u Village - The traditional village of Ruteng Pu’u, located 4km from Ruteng, is one of the most popular places to see the traditional compang, a round, stone platform surrounded by a circle of stones and traditional houses. The compangis the centre of traditional ceremonies and rituals, e.g. for sacrificial offerings. An impressive waringin tree (Ficus Benjamina), locally known as a ‘ruteng’, once grew in the centre of the compang. It is now replaced by a dadap tree. On the east side of the compang, there are two tall traditional houses with spiked roofs.