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Bena Traditional Village

Address: off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Bajawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Lightwater Uk
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192 reviews 192 reviews
34 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Banjarmasin
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I met any local peoples in around the village. They are so friendly and very welcoming us. They give me a hot coffee and its for free..!! i love the design of the traditional house, unique and so natural.

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited this village very early in the morning, We was only 3 in the group and no one else on site. Best view is from the top. The villagers are nice and really live there. dont go too late since it is very hot.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Located on the slope of Mount Inerie, this village along with two others, Luba and Gurusina, are stunningly exotic. This well-preserved traditional village are busy and lively. The people are very welcoming. One of the senior of this village is a priest who greeted us warmly and told us stories about the village thoroughly. We reached this place by riding... More 

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Pokhara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited 3 traditional villages and the malanage hot springs all near Bajawa. The villages (Tololela, Gurusina and Bena) were very nice and especially tololela where we walked up to (1hr walk) not crowded, we saw no other tourist there. We were so lucky to have Marselino Toa as our guide (tel 085 239131331, email: marselinotoa@hotmail.com). He was really great... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's not the first time I have visited a traditional village, but certainly the best. The village was busy and lively, people were open and friendly and our guide gave us a really useful commentary on the place. Fascinating and worthwhile.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Be a is the biggest of the villages we visited. The view on the valley at the top of the village was perfect for a photo op.

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