Ende is often becomes the gateway to Flores, Sumba and Kupang. Many tourists buy flight tickets to Ende to be able to reach the three leading tourist cities in East Indonesia more easily.
Ende Regency lies on Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara. The capital has the same name, namely Ende City. The city has H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport as an airport that serves flights to connect Ende with Kota Kupang, Matak, Labuan Bajo, and Tambolaka via Wings Air, Kalstar, Pelita Air Service, and TransNusa Air Services.
Interestingly, Ende is a place that has important historical value for Indonesia. The reason is when Bung Karno was exiled by the Dutch to Ende during the years 1934-1939, he spawned some great thoughts for the nation. One of them was the Pancasila idealism which was triggered when Bung Karno pondered under a breadfruit tree in a park near his house.
Not only as a gateway to Flores, Sumba and Kupang, Ende is also able to become a popular tourist destination of Flores Island. This district offers several interesting natural and historical tourist attractions. For this reason, with flight ticket to Ende, it can take you to the following popular destinations:
Location: Puncak Gunung Kelimutu, Desa Pemo, Kelimutu, Pulau Flores, NTT.
This destination is famous for its unique three different crater lakes, namely red, blue and white. Each color has its own meaning related to the soul of a deceased person. Although currently the water color of Lake Kelimutu often changes over time, its beauty is still able to hypnotize the eyes of tourists. Especially with the extra view of mountain landscape in the surrounding.
Location: Jalan Perwira, Ende, Kelurahan Kotaraja, Ende Utara, Flores, NTT.
Formerly, the building of this museum was a rented house that became the residence of Bung Karno and his family when the Dutch exiled him to Ende. This 9 x 18 square meter house looks simple but is very beautiful and neat. At present, the museum has been renovated and everything is laid out exactly in conditions when Bung Karno was still occupying it.
Location: Lapangan Pancasila, Kelurahan Rukun Lima, Mautapaga, Ende Timur, NTT.
This green open park is a witness to the birth of Pancasila idealism. In the past, Bung Karno gave birth to the country's foundation when pondering in this park, precisely under five branched breadfruit trees facing the sea. At present, visitors can see the statue of Bung Karno who is sitting brooding at the original location. Breadfruit trees are now planted in 1981 because the original tree had fallen in 1960.
Since long time ago, the pleasure of East Indonesia taste has been widely known throughout the archipelago. Taste the fun in the following most popular eating places:
Location: Jalan Melati 68, Kabupaten Ende, Pulau Flores, NTT.
Open every day.
As the name implies, this restaurant serves a variety of local specialties traditionally processed. Because of its authentic cuisine, Pangan Lokal restaurants every day are always crowded with tourists who want to know about the taste of Ende. Some of the popular local foods are Nasi Kacang, Nasi Jagung, Ikan Kuah Asam, Ngeta, Rumpu Rampe, also various of traditional drinks such as Teh Pandan, Teh Kemangi, Teh Serai, and Teh Jahe.
Location: Jalan Kelimutu, Ende Tengah, NTT.
Open every day, 10:00 - 22:00 WITA (Sunday open at 17:00 WIT).
This restaurant offers a superior menu in the form of seafood and vegetables. Some Indonesian specialties are also available to pamper visitors, including the most popular NTT specialties, namely Se'i. Interestingly, Se'i in the RM Istana Berkat uses beef so that it can still be enjoyed by Muslims.
Location: Jalan Ahmad Yani, Kelurahan Tetandara, Simpang Lima, Ende Selatan, Pulau Flores, NTT.
Open every day, 10:00 - 20:00 WITA.
This restaurant, which is open in the center of the city, provides Ende speciality cuisine. Here, you can taste the unique taste of Nasi Jagung, Ikan Kuah Asam, Ikan Kuah Santan, Jagung Mbose, Nasi Kacang, Ubi Cincang, and Rumpu Rampe which are more perfect with the addition of Sambal Lu'at. The location is very close to the airport so the RM Khalilah is often become the first stop for tourists once they arrive in Ende.