Indonesia is a country with vast natural beauty stretching from Sabang to Merouke, diversity of culture and tourism combined with the unique characteristics of each local community. Indonesia is rich in the beauty of nature tourism, marine tourism, cultural tourism, heritage tourism and other attractions.
Wakatobi is located in the Banda Sea, Wakatobi is an acronym of the names of four islands, namely Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko. The islands are famous for its beautiful sea garden.
In the waters of this region live different kinds of reef fish such as botana, flags, some ornamental fish, and Napoleon. In addition there are several economical fish such as tuna, grouper, coral trout, shark, tuna, and snapper. Wakatobi area designated as a national park be a place to study coral reef researchers.
Wakatobi's data has its own attraction. Islands are also known as the Iron Islands, Junior has 25 coral reef species that are native to a wide range of shapes. Coral reefs are a habitat for many species of fish and other sea life creatures such as molluscs, marine worms, sea plants. Sharks, dolphins, and whales also be residents of this region. All of which creates a beautiful marine parks and natural. Marine park is considered the best in the world arena is often used as a diving and snorkeling for divers.
Wakatobi not only have a natural attraction. In the islands, there are some Bajo settlements established on the sea. They are known as tough sailors. Bajo fishermen are also known to catch fish with just a spear. On the island Kaledupa and Binongko, tourists can buy woven handicrafts locals. Ikat cloth is sold at Rp 100,000-Rp 200,000.
In Kaledupa, crafts known is Wuray sarongs and folding mats. If you stop at the island Binongko, do not hesitate to visit the location of the iron craftsman. Of these artisans, Wakatobi archipelago known as the Junior Iron.
The trip to Wakatobi
To be able to reach the Wakatobi, we first have to reach Kendari. The journey continues to the Bau-Bau on Buton Island by speed boat which is available on a regular basis. Of Bau-Bau, proceed to Lasalimu by land route for three hours, followed by a sea voyage to Lasalimu Wanci. With a fast boat, a trip taken within 2.5 hours of which only one time in one day. Wanci is a gateway to Wakatobi archipelago with its National Park is a beautiful paradise for divers.
Since 2001, air transport can reach the islands in the eastern island of Buton this. However, the cost of travel is still very expensive. In addition, air transportation lines only serve Denpasar - Wakatobi with a schedule of once every 11 days.
The right time take a trip to Wakatobi between the months of April to June or October - Early December. At that time, the waves are relatively calm and conducive to diving and snorkeling. Not recommended Wakatobi visit between July and September, except those who have the guts. Moon is a season-high mountain high waves that prevent people to perform activities of diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and other marine tours.
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