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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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Running to Bena village from Bajawa

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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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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Lightwater Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This village has been carefully preserved and has an authentic charm. You pay a minor entrance fee and after that can wander at your leisure. There are sarongs made in people's homes and available to buy, the beautiful colours adding vibrancy to the rather colourless houses. There are some places to buy drinks and snacks,along with clean toilets. Set in... More 

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Batam, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Bena is a beautiful traditional village however it looks too clean. Yes, you will not say that too often however you don't get the vibe of people living here. Everyone we met is very friendly and most houses are showing you the local products but it appears all a little too touristic when compared with similar villages in Sumba. It... More 

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indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Local culture is always exotic! Located near Mt. Inerie, Bena traditional village is stunningly exotic. Surrounded by the mountain, Bena Village is relaxing as we inhale the fresh air and see Mt Inerie n mingle with the locals.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The architecture of this Ngada district village is very traditional and very unique. It is easily accessible and the village has many megalithic monuments and ancestor worship shrines. The villagers are very friendly and still maintain their old traditions. It is worth a trip see this village to gain insights and close perspective of the ancient culture of Flores people.

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