Besides its beautiful beaches, Rote, one of regencies in East Nusa Tenggara, also has beautiful hill, namely Mando’o, which is mentioned as Tangga 300 by local people because to reach the peak of the hill, there are around 365 stairs.
One of specialties of the hill is the southernmost border between Indonesia and Australia, even it becomes border between Asian and Australian Continent.
Mando’o hill is located at Kuli village which is rich with its agricultural products. To go there, you can be through El Tari airport in Kupang which is the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara, and then you may continue by plane to Rote Island.
You can also use Ferry from Kupang to Ba’a City, Rote Island. From the city, you go to Mando’o hill, which takes around one and a half hours by land transportation.
Arriving at Mando’o hill, you will be greeted by stairs. One by one up the stairs, at the peak of the hill, you will show amazing scenery.
Here, there is also Lopo at a certain height for taking a rest. Lopo is Rote typical construction which has a half circle roof with chairs surrounding the construction. To access the peak of the hill takes around 20 minutes on foot.
In the Northern side of the hill, you can see Lole hill. While in the West, there are Kuli village and rice fields. In the East, there is Keka hill with blue bay under the hill. In the South, there is Indian Ocean.