Kupang is the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara province. It bounded with Sawu ocean in north, Rote Ndao and Timor ocean in south, Lawu ocean in west, and Timor Leste, North Central Timor regency and South Central Timor regency in east.
As capital of East Nusa Tenggara, the transport and administrative links from Kupang with isolated islands are extensive.
In the past, Kupang was an important port and trading point during the Portuguese and Dutch colonial eras. Hence, there are ruins and remnant signs of the colonial presence in the city nowadays that become the tourism interaction.
The city was an important landing and refueling place for early long distance airplane flights between Europe and Australia in the early twentieth century.
Furthermore, Kupang was an important landing and refueling place for early long distance airplane flights between Europe and Australia in the early twentieth century.
Kupang is popular for its sandalwood oil factories. Kupang museum is also very popular and it is of great historical and cultural value. Kupang, is also well known for the town markets, and several ikat weaving in nearby villages are also popular. Kupang has awesome white sand beaches at Pantai Laisiana which is situated on the north of Dili and it has a magnificent shelf road just inside the border of Timor Province and the sunset is worth watching.
Another attraction is Semau Island and it’s a thirty minute boat ride from Kupang. It’s an ideal place to spend a day in a relaxed mood away from the bustle and crowd of the city. It’s a perfect holiday village as its waters are tranquil and various water sport activities are available for the enthusiastic visitors. Bamboo cottages along with excellent Barbecue on the beach are unavoidable. Camplong is a lovely community about 45 km from Kupang and is also a forest reserve where beautiful birds can be viewed.