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

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Flores Island- a natural Paradise

The natural beauty of Flores Island will take your breath away. The traditional villages at Belaraghi and Bena are wonderful. The walk into Belaraghi is most worthwhile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Vancouver, B.C.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

The natural beauty of Flores Island will take your breath away. The traditional villages at Belaraghi and Bena are wonderful. The walk into Belaraghi is most worthwhile.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was a highlight for Bajawa. The village is quit large, there were tons of great photo opportunities...the volcano in the background, drying nuts, corn etc, weaving women and some cute kids wandering around. Both this and the smaller village up the hill are incredibly clean, there is no pressure to purchase any of the little things they sell and... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Kampung Bena is one of the traditional village near of Bajawa city, Ngada District, Island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Life in the village of Bena is maintained with a stone age culture that has not changed much since 1,200 years ago.Generally, citizens of the tribes of Bena livelihood as cultivators with verdant gardens growing on the sides... More 

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Lagunitas california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Be a is wonderful in the P M... Day time the place has tourists. We did a great hike with Alfredo Sua at the tourist Info spot next to mediocre Ditis restaurant . He is an excellent guide but a REAL. Credit to his country. Very involved in green concepts. We enjoyed going yo non car accessible villages ... An... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's scenic with a great viewpoint at the top of the village of the mountains and the volcano. However, this seems 'authentic' and 'traditional' only for the sake of tourism. It seems too perfect and maintained to be genuinely traditional. Children were yelling "150,000RP" when I approached the entrance fee box. The villagers were all selling items made for tourists,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Did a lovely 28km run from Bajawa to Bela, Bena and Curusina traditional village. Ran till almost sunset, have to hitch a ride out to the mail road as I know I wouldn't be able to reach the main road just before sunset.

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Bima, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very nice and good it is world heritage. A place where the old tradition are kept alive. Let tourism try to get not to much people there and especially try to get no waste or rubish here. Keep it clean...Indonesian people do already their best to get their country the most wasted and rubish part of the world

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Friendly people and a cozy village to see. And they don't charge you a lot of entrance. It's worth seeing if you like culture

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Worth going to. Beautiful traditional village. Everyone we met is very friendly and most houses are showing you the local products. At the end of the village there's St.Mary's grotto because most of religion here is Catholic. From there you can see a beautiful view of mountains and the sea. On your way to Bena Traditional Village you will pass... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Definitely worth going to. Feels like going back in time. Obviously the village people know if they take care of the place tourists will visit. Buying Ikat here is part of the experience. You can knock off 50,000 from the organic dye Ikat. Chemical dye Ikat I paid two for 300,00. They may go cheaper. Nice clean toilets also at... More 

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