July 31, 2021, 12.30 AM

KOMPAS.com – The management of Komodo National Park in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara will reopen Gili Lawa, one of its tourist attractions, on August 1 and will operate every day from 3 pm to 6.30 pm local tim

“The reopening [of Gili Lawa] aims to avoid the overcrowding in several areas of natural tourism objects and attractions [ODTWA],” said its official Instagram @btn_komodo on Thursday, July 29.

“Tourists can visit Loh Liang [Komodo Island], Padar Selatan [Padar Island], and Gili Lawa,” it added.

The park will limit the daily number of visitors to 25 people following their online registration.
“This quota is based on the Tourism Carrying Capacity review and it will be evaluated every two weeks.”

Some tourists witness sunrise from a scenic place in Pulau Badar, Labuan Bajo on Flores Island. Kompas.com/Silvita Agmasari Some tourists witness sunrise from a scenic place in Pulau Badar, Labuan Bajo on Flores Island.

Indonesia to Speed Up Borobudur Highland Tourism Area Construction

Kompas.com previously reported that since 2012 Gili Lawa has been very popular among tourists who will usually hike the hills and enjoy the scenery of several islands near Gili Lawa. Besides, many will head there during sunrise or sunset. Gili Lawa can be reached by wooden boat in two hours from Komodo Island.

The management also reopened Padar Selatan on July 19. Similar policies are also applied in Padar Selatan where the number of tourists and hours of operation have also been reduced. Only 300 visitors can enter the island daily.

The government has ordered tour operators to temporarily close tourist attractions in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

(Writer: Nabilla Ramadhian | Editor: Ni Nyoman Wira Widyanti)

Source: https://travel.kompas.com/read/2021/07/29/113100927/gili-lawa-di-tn-komodo-akan-sambut-wisatawan-mulai-1-agustus-2021.


Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Kompas.com. Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram "Kompas.com News Update", caranya klik link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.

Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

June 30, 2022, 07.04 PM

Jokowi Departs for Moscow to Meet Putin

Close Ads