Viewing Lingko Fields from the ground doesn’t present you with anything extraordinary — typical view of seemingly endless rice paddies set against the towering mountains of Flores isn’t a very impressive view. But that changes once you view it from the top of a house or nearby hills — rice paddies of different sizes resemble a neat, giant spider web. The Spider Web rice fields of Flores is unique in Asia and is believed to be the village’s traditional way of making sure that all the families get a fair share of rice paddies.
Spider Web Rice Fields is located at Meler, Ruteng, Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
Opening Days and Hours
The rice fields can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Visitors need to pay IDR 15,000 (USD 1.50) to see the rice fields.
How to Get There
- From Ngurah Rai Airport, fly to Labuan Bajo via Garuda Indonesia, Wings Abadi Airlines, or PT Nam Air.
- From Labuan Bajo, board a bus or a van to Lingko Spider Web fields.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
You can spend at least an hour in the Spider Web Rice Fields.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Since you will be climbing hills just to see the magnificent view, it’s best to visit the rice fields before noontime so you won’t have to worry too much about the sun.
- Walking Tour
After your trip to the spider web rice fields, you can enjoy meals and refreshments from nearby restaurants such as Kopi Mane Inspiration, Chacha Restaurant, Spring Hill Restaurant, and Agape Restaurant.
- Komodo Dragon Park
Modest homestays and inns near Spider Web rice fields such as Bajawa Roo Hotel, Rima Hotel, Hotel Susteran, Dahlia Hotel, and Revayah Hotel are available at rates ranging from USD 25 to USD 35.