Komodo National Park (Indonesia) Reviews
Description:Country: Indonesia / World Region: Asia / "Komodo National Park nestles between the large islands of Sumbawa and ... more
Komodo National Park (Indonesia) ... Flores, all of which are part of Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands. Home of the Komodo Dragon - its wonders are in danger of disappearing forever. The national park was founded in 1980, at first only in order to protect the Komodo Dragon. Later it was dedicated to the conservation of flora and fauna in general, including the maritime areas. The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin. Within its area there are living about 4000 inhabitants. In 1991 the national park was accepted as World Heritage by the UNESCO."
Newest Review: ... hanging in a tree. This presumably is to prevent more visitors doing the same. These huge monitor lizards only live on this small cluster of islands and although there are other big monitors elsewhere in the world, none are as impressive as these ten foot long powerful beasts, especially when viewed on these desolate prehistoric islands. Getting There Flores, the biggest of the islands ... more
Customer Komodo National Park (Indonesia) Reviews (2)
by - written on 27/10/08, updated on 27/10/08 (Very useful, 298 readings)
Komodo National Park is a fascinating place, with barren, desolate features and the rare, slow lumbering giant lizards that most people go there to see. These endangered animals live on a small group of islands between Sumbawa and Flores in the Indonesian archipelago. The two biggest islands in the National Park are Komodo and Rinca. The nearest island on the regular tourist route is Bali and the nearest airport is on Flores. The Dragons live on Flores too, but no one bothers to tell you that, because there is a huge industry associated with chartering boats for trips out to the National Park. There was also, apparently, no way of getting to see them on Flores, when I .. Read the complete review
by - written on 23/08/00, updated on 23/08/00 (Very useful, 72 readings)
The famous dragons of Komodo are just an evolutionary stone's throw away from the dinosaurs. They exist only on the islands which make up Komodo National Park, nestled between Flores and Lombok, two islands East of Bali. I'd heard stories about the dragons throughout Indonesia. Standard practice was to buy a goat at a local village, take it to the feeding area on Komodo island, tether it to a tree and wait for a dragon to come along and kill it. Then take photos, and acquire instant kudos from your friends back home. Sadly, Komodo's dragons have grown quite accustomed to this practice, and a certain stylish laziness has taken hold. There are still a ... Read the complete review
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