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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

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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Tangerang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This a small village with about 25 traditional houses, it is very much well maintained. It was clean and full of hospitality.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Nice village, nice people, but all is about money.... A bit boring at the end of the as it gets the same story almost everywhere in Flores....

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Go there and makes some interacting with this local people. All of them are very kind and welcome for someone who visit their village. They have daily activites, likes the another village.

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Java, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A warm welcome from Bena village. A traditional village which has a traditional roof called "rumbia" it come from enau tree. They sell a lot of beautiful "tenun" fabrics in front of the house. It takes an hour from central of Bajawa to bena village. You can rent motorbike or car for a day, but its kind of difficult to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The people still live the traditional way. It is great to see how these people live. If you bring your smile the villagers will surely smile back at you! The village looks nice and the people are very friendly. You can see this village from afar if you go to manulalu villa. From there you have a great view over... More 

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Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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5 attraction reviews
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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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