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Bena Traditional Village

| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Lovely old village

Great maintained traditional village, must pay an entrance fee at a little registration... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
travelgrumpy
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Zurich, Switzerland
Must visit

Bena traditionional village is a must visit. I recommend buying scarfs from the locals. Supernice...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SmoothieNow
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Sanur, Indonesia
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| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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"hot springs"
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"photo opportunity"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"small donation"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
"daily life"
in 3 reviews
"driver guide"
in 2 reviews
"local women"
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"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"bahasa indonesia"
in 2 reviews
"stone age"
in 4 reviews
"touristic place"
in 3 reviews
"front of the house"
in 2 reviews
"worth seeing"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"cacao beans"
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"fascinating place to visit"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great maintained traditional village, must pay an entrance fee at a little registration desk/office. The locals sell lovely scarves, some fruit and some woodwork. None of the locals is wearing traditional clothing anymore, which was a pity. The locals aren't that friendly, but would you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bena traditionional village is a must visit. I recommend buying scarfs from the locals. Supernice...

Thank SmoothieNow
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Bena is a touristic place. So don't expect really friendly people there. The village looks good and interesting though. Entrance fee is 25000 rp/person.

Thank br0vis
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place. The dwellings are gorgeous and the textiles increíble !! Each family has their own style of design. I wish I had more money and space in my luggage to take these home!

Thank Yosh H
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Beautifully preserved traditional village, with a lovely setting. It was a nice place to check out the traditional structures, male and female buildings, the best view is from the viewing platform at the other end of the village. It does get busy, but one can...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

A great little traditional village, saw some weaving and got some interesting information about the rituals and traditional way of life on Flores. They have a toilet. Also sell weaving items, fruit and nuts and they have a toilet

Thank lorsnsteve
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Intresting but not so special.It is a tradional village but we like Luba better, smaller and nicer people.

Thank Jan T
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Visited this place with my feyonce and my young brothers with his girl friend. Nice weather and view. Meet nice local people and we can see some mama mama make handwoven with origin motif with natural colouring. we can buy their handwoven with reasonable price.

Thank Prisillia
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Visit this place with friends, the village look so amazing and peaceful once we enter the village. The local also very friendly and smile. The village is clean. We can see beautiful Mount Inere from the village. Will definitely come back and visit this amazing...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this village. We went there by ourselves as we are traveling though Flores by motorbike. To get there, you must only follow the Google Maps description, the roads are in an excellent condition! You can also rent a motorbike in Bajawa...More

Thank Reee E
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Boleslav
March 3, 2017|
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Response from paularps | Reviewed this property |
For sure the best time in the year is off peak so before june or after mid september. In peak season go as early as possible because tour buses will be there around 10/11. There are also some villages in the area that are... More
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February 6, 2017|
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Response from hanryf | Reviewed this property |
Bena and wae rebo are 2 traditional villages belong to different region. Bena is in Bajawa region and easy access from the main street. while Wae Rebo is more authentic in it's architecture and life style, one need to be... More
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