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Sunrise on the iconic island in the indo-pacific
To say that Pulau Padar – West Manggarai Regency, Indonesia – has one of the greatest sunrises you’ll ever see in your entire life may seem audacious, but it’s not far from the truth.

West of Padar Island

Padar mostly heads towards the west, where ships and small vessels bring in supplies and visitors to see the iconic sunrises and sunsets. 

Sunrise over Padar

One of the most iconic views of Indonesia is the sunrise over the island of Padar. It’s worth going all the way to the top of the island, to see the view from the south, just over Pulau Batubilah.

Padar and Batubilah

On the not so common side of the island lies a small island called Pulau Batubilah, partly seen in this aerial shot. The island is inhabitable and inaccessible to tourists.

Aerial view of Padar

To get to the top of the hill at 240m, tourists must climb the 768 stairs. A feat not made for everyone, but one of the most rewarding experiences for most people visiting the island.

Island of Padar

The island is most famous for it’s three colored beaches and irregular shaped hills.
Seemingly something straight out of a Jurassic Park movie, the island is actually of volcanic origin.

Traditional Pinisi vessel

Vidi, is one of many ships that sail the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia.