For those of you who like traveling, of course you can’t miss the charm of Kolbano Beach. Kolbano Beach itself is located in Kolbano Village, Kolbano District, South Central Timor Regency (TTS). About 135 km from the capital city of Kupang, it takes about 3-4 hours to get to this beautiful and unique location. Yes, Kolbano Beach is called unique because the beach. Which is the pride of the Timorese, has a different beauty from the beaches in general.
Even though getting to this beach is quite tiring, everything will pay off with a beautiful view of Kolbano Beach which makes the soul reconcile. Facing directly to the Indian Ocean, the coastal strip of Kolbano Beach is dotted with beautiful stretches of rocks, including several large rocks. So for those of you who are curious, here are some interesting facts about Kolbano Beach which will certainly make you want to visit this beach right away. Let’s check it out guys!
1. Kolbano Beach is not sandy but pebbles of color
Beaches are usually synonymous with sand, either black sand or fine white sand. But it’s different on Kolbano Beach. On this beach you will not be able to find a stretch of sand but you will find a stretch of gravel. Interestingly, the stones around are very comfortable when stepped on even without footwear. Although the dominant color is dark gray, among these rocks there are also brightly colored stones such as orange or bluish colors which further add to the exotic value of the beach.
Interestingly, these stones can reflect beautiful colors when reflected by sunlight. The bright, bluish green color are some of the colors of the stones because they are reflected in the sun. At first glance, this rock is similar to coral rock. In fact, Kolbano is a beach close to a row of limestone rocks on the edge.
2. Fresh and clean sea water
Kolbano Beach is one of the pristine beaches that have not been touched by civilization. So that this beach still has fresh and clean sea water. Suitable for those of you who want to swim or dive.
3. Has its own landmark in the form of Batu Fatu Un
Not only pebbles, the beach also has the attraction of a giant rock that resembles a human head. The local community calls it the Fatu Un stone. When viewed from the side, this giant rock is in the shape of a human head as if it was welcoming visitors with a smile. Based on the TTS tourism office website, objectively Fatu Un means stone tree. This stone that resembles a human head has a height of more than 50 meters. This large rock is also a sign from a distance if you are close to Kolbano Beach.
If you dare to climb this Fatu Un Rock, you will see extraordinary natural beauty from the height of the Fatu Un Rock. Although quite challenging because the rocks are sharp and steep, and sometimes slippery, not a few visitors are challenged to conquer these rocks. Up above the top of these rocks, the gradation of sea water will be clearly visible, starting from a slightly cloudy color, to green and blue that will be clearly visible from the height of the rock.
4. The legend of Kolbano
Indonesia, does not escape from various kinds of legends, as well as Kolbano Beach. This beautiful beach also has a story that is believed by the community as one of the history of Kolbano Beach. The story is called Mite. Myth is a story that is considered sacred and really happened at that time. The myth is a girl who is married to the Sea King, so that the people there are never short of seafood.
From this story, the sustainability and close relationship between humans and nature Kolbanonya Beach itself is one that is guarded by the surrounding community. They even still believe that the abundant marine products there are from the myth. It is not surprising that until now, Kolbano Beach waters are the main producer and supplier of fish and other marine products in Timor Tengah Selatan Regency.
Those are some interesting facts about Kolbano Beach. How about guys? Still have some interested fact about this beach, want to see it? wait for next article guys…