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Bena Traditional Village

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Address: off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia

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Have a look in traditional life of the Bena people

The bena people still live their traditional lives. For a small fee you can look in their houses and on their way of living. Great to see once, but generally all surounding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sprang-Capelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The bena people still live their traditional lives. For a small fee you can look in their houses and on their way of living. Great to see once, but generally all surounding villages are alike.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Time is a kind friend, I just walked through this village with terrace levels, formed of volcanic stones. As if I travelled through time. It amazed me how these people lived. Trust me, if you like to go green, where the oxygen is still pure, this is the place.

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Denpasar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Located quite far from Ende, about 4 - 5 hours. The village preserved their traditional houses. Looks very nice. I arrived nearly late afternoon, I saw many children playing around. From the top we can see the houses and the hill as the background. Very traditional

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Walnut, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We only had 3 hours in the morning before catching the bus but it was enough for a quick visit to Bena and the neighboring village. It takes about 30 minutes by motorcycle from town. The village folks were very friendly and while the village is well-frequently by tourists, it did not have a Disneyland or commercial feel to it.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The drive to this village winds a snaking path from Bajawa to the mountain side where this village inhabited by the local tribespeople sits looking over a lush and verdant valley. The houses, the sacrificial alters the mix of Christianity and tribal custom blended together in the culture of the people, be sure to climb to the highest point and... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We felt very comfortable in Bena village, having already visited several other traditional villages in Flores that were not as pleasant. While its very easy to get to - and in fact bus loads can visit at one time - the people themselves make you feel very welcome without hassling you to buy something and go about their own work... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

On my trip around Flores island, Bajawa area was a big part of it. And I left a part of my heart there too))) I visited a few villages: Bena, Luba, Tololela, Gurusina and one really off the beaten track place Belaraghi. I swear, the most unique and fun experience. Nice trekking, got to hang out with the locals on... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Its something special , you won't see on a other place on the globe like this . You can step out your car and go in ..maybe a bit to easy going ?

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went to Bena and Luba. We liked Luba better because it's smaller and less touristic. The people were a bit more curious and friendly. But also in Bena we were the only tourists at that time so that was a big plus. Very interesting to see how they live, make sure you have a guide(book) who tells you something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

if you come to flores don't miss the bena traditional village with local people friendly and nice atmosfer

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Address: off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  East Nusa Tenggara  >  Flores  >  Bajawa

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