At this week’s featured UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can see real, live dragons. They may not have wings and they may not breathe fire, but the Komodo dragons of Komodo National Park are still quite fearsome indeed. They can be anywhere from 6 to almost 10 feet long, and are equipped with long claws and sharp teeth perfect for rending flesh. They can swallow a goat whole, and their mouths ooze bloody saliva. Their bite is slightly venomous, but the aggressive pathogenic bacteria in their mouths is even more of a concern.
They’ve been known to attack humans, and even more frequently to dig up and devour freshly buried bodies. Natives that live near them used to sacrifice goats to them to ensure peaceful coexistence, and the dragons have become more aggressive since outside environmentalists forced an end to this practice.
The Komodo dragon is the not the only resident of Komodo National Park, but it’s one of the most famous. In addition to seeing the dragons, scuba diving and snorkeling are also popular activity. Under the sea, you can see whale sharks , sea horses, octopus and countless different species of coral.
To visit Komodo National Park, you’ll need an Indonesian visa. You can apply before you leave the US or on arrival, but if you apply before you leave you’ll be able to get out of the airport that much more quickly. Either way, here’s what you’ll need:
- A US passport, which must be valid for 6 months and have an entire blank page in the back for the visa.
- 2 completed Indonesian visa application forms
- 2 passport photos
- A copy of your most recent bank statement
- A letter from your boss verifying that you are employed or on a leave of absence. If you don’t have a job, you’ll need to include a detailed letter explaining that fact.
- An itinerary letter that explains why you are going to Indonesia.
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