Here is one of my most favourite place in Komodo; A scenic landscapes with multiple stunning perspectives which are available to explore. I made a special request from my boat captain to spend sunset and sunrise in this spot and that decision is as sweet as I can imagine. You will surely enjoy it whether you are a photographer, nature lover, selfie taker or just someone without any particular things to do (Yes, I am just repeating the previous statement...) I will explain further on below for several alternative spots that you can dig out in Gili Lawa.
Well, basically I just name it myself Peak no.1 just for easier identification. When you are there in Gili Lawa, you may notice that there are 2 reachable peaks. The peak no.1 is the highest one. As soon as you landed on its beach, just go straight and follow a small trek to the middle hill. Walk for around 20 minutes and you will be on the highest land in Gili Lawa. This spot is suitable for sunset as it is located right on the west side of the island.
Another kind of scene that I love when I was on this first hill is a view of those small other travelers on the neighborhood hill.
You may notice from google, or perhaps once you get there, that the 2nd peak is much more popular for visitors. The reason simply because the track is shorter and somehow, the view is more magnificent.
However you don’t want to miss this hill if I were you since you are here already. And taking a shot of those small human across with all those sublime hills is just another perspective which is worth to be brought home.
I don’t know about you guys but I love to take an image which represent how powerless - and small - we are.
Below are several captures that I treasure from my last visit in Gili Lawa.
Nope, not yet. Take a small walk to the back side of this peak and you can see a miniature of stone-henge, or temple, or whatever you may call it.
I don’t know who did this but it is amazing!
Someone must have nothing to do for hours but anyway, he created something which is worth to take selfie with. Go get to this place before you continue wandering for the next hill.