|Elevation:||735 m (2,411 ft)||Prominence:||735 m|
|Ribu category:||Spesial||Province:||Nusa Tenggara Timur|
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Doro Ora is the highest point of Rinca island – regarded by many as the finest place for diving in Asia. Nearby Sumbawa and Flores islands are both served by flights from Bali’s Denpasar airport and many travel agents offer tours to Rinca and neighbouring Komodo island. The peak itself can be climbed in a day, and an official guide is mandatory. It is important to set out as early as possible because there is little shade on Rinca and this is one of Indonesia’s hottest and driest places.
Origins and Meaning
‘Doro’ is the local word for hill and ‘Ora’ means komodo dragon. So, “Hill of Komodo Dragons” or ‘Komodo Dragon Hill” might be acceptable translations.