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Sumbawa Traditional Houses
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The eastern part of Sumbawa, the district Bima, is branded by beautiful coasts and fishery villages with pile dwellings. After a visit to Bima city you can visit the villages of the Dou Donggo across the bay, or chose one of the two trips through the area: a trip to the south, or a trip along the northern coast. It’s not possible to make more of these trips on one day; even then the entire day is filled with some small extra stops.

Sape harbour

Sumbawa, Sape harbour

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If you are heading to Komodo then you need to make your way to the Eastern most town of Sumbawa: Sape. This is where the ferries depart heading to Labuhan Bajo in Flores. The Ferries are infrequent however it is said that they depart once a day. The crossing to Flores can take anything upto 12 hours so ready yourself for one long trip. The ferry will not stop at Komodo nor Rinca but it is easy for you to arrange transport to Komodo and Rinca directly form Labuhan Bajo.

Traditional houses

Sumbawa, Traditional houses

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Sumbawa is a large island to the east of Bali and Lombok. It is part of West Nusa Tenggara province along with Lombok. There are hundreds of small islands in this area in addition to the two major islands. Sumbawa really belongs more to Eastern Indonesia than to the western part of the archipelago. The effects of Hindu and Buddhist cultures are minimal in Sumbawa (although there is a Balinese presence along the northern coastal area), and although the island is predominantly Muslim, the role of traditional culture is still very strong.

Dompu, Traditional Market

Sumbawa, Traditional Market, Dompu

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One of destination you should visit if you are in Sumbawa, one of the biggest traditional market placed on the downtown and easy to access from anywhere