West Timor attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Soe

Air Terjun Oehala

Look for a road going north off the main highway, drive 6km and turn east at a sign for 'Oehala'. After 3km is a parking area, from which it's a short walk down steep steps to gushing water diffusing over huge bould…
Cave in Kupang

Gua Kristal

On Kupang's west coast, south of the centre, lies this local haunt not often visited by travellers. Ignore the ubiquitous rubbish and climb down the slippery rocks to the crystal-blue pool, where locals swim and par…
Village in Kefamenanu

Maslete Village

Just 3.5km from Kefamenanu is this traditional village and sonaf (palace). Made from wood carved with mythical birds and an imposing grass roof with hanging dried corn, you'll find the king sitting on its sheltered …
Beach in Kupang

Pantai Tablolong

Continue out of Kupang city on Jl Alfons Nisnoni for around 25km to arrive at Pantai Tablolong, about 13.5km southwest from Air Terjun Oenesu. This surprisingly pleasant stretch of has clear and calm water, a small …
Beach in Kupang

Pantai Tedis

Don't miss the atmosphere – or sunset – at this local hangout where Jl Soekarno intersects the oceanfront. Above, the sand vendors set up stalls and seating, while those in the know chow down on grilled corn and pis…
Museum in Kupang

Museum Nusa Tenggara Timur

This regional museum has skulls, seashells, stone tools, swords, gourds and antique looms from across the province, plus an entire blue whale skeleton in a separate building. Displays (some in English), cover histor…
House in Baun

Sonaf Baun

In a former medical clinic from the 1920s, you'll find Robert 'Robbi' Koroh, the 20th Amarai raja with manicured white hair, whose father played a leading part in regaining Indonesian independence from the Dutch. Pr…
Village in West Timor

Oelolok

Oelolok, a weaving village 33km from Kefa, is home to Istana Raja Taolin, a royal house and nine-pillar, tin-roofed lopo (beehive-shaped meeting house) with carvings that mimic local ikat patterns. When the king who…
Waterfall in Kupang

Air Terjun Oenesu

Hidden in this sleepy farming village just off Jl Kupang–Tablolong is a three-stage, turquoise-tinted waterfall. There’s a nice swimming hole but locals love it here, which explains the profound rubbish issue. The t…