Sade Traditional Weaving Village

Sade Traditional Weaving Village

Sade Traditional Weaving Village
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Sade is a traditional Sasak village in Lombok. It is filled with traditional wooden huts. The primary activity is weaving. The village has been developed into a major tourist destination where the weaving is promoted.
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sassantos
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My husband and I were holidaying in Lombok and decided to visit Sade Village. At the entrance when we were parking a guy approached us saying that he was an official guide and we couldn't visit the village by ourselves, as it was mandatory to have a guide with us. So we went with him from the parking to the entrance where we saw a desk with a donation box. We asked how much was the ticket and they said it was a donation, so we could give whatever. Then the guide asked us to go on the side so he could give an introduction to the village history and then we would decide if we wanted to visit or not. We asked him how much was the tour and he asked 100,000 idr per person. Then he started to explain the history of the village and how they still maintain all the traditions alive. So that was when he explained that they only marry between cousins, they only go as far as primary school as they all need to stay and work in the village. But what really impressed us negatively was the fact that marriages take place by the boy kidnap the girl and take her away against her will. They only come back when the girl’s parents are no longer “upset" and accept the “marriage”. We were so shocked that this tradition is still alive that we decided to leave the village as we didn’t want to perpetuate such kind of tradition.
Written May 3, 2022
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liisu333
Tallinn, Estonia28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The village is ok. Like a big market/open air museum.
You should not pay anything besides a donation. We were approached by a guy who claimed that the price is 150000 idr per person + optional tip for the guide. He sounded so confident and humble that we were stupid enough to believe him. He guided us past the information booth quickly and explained the “process”. He said you cannot visit alone and the price is fixed. He gave us a tour which was ok. Told us about the lifestyle and stuff. But then finished the tour at the back entrance instead of the “official” one. This type of a scam ruins the entire experience. Could have been quite ok and we would have paid 150000 idr/pp without a problem if it had been the official price instead of someone’s rip-off.
Written January 11, 2020
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Kristine
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
As we travel only with our small backbag, we didn't want to buy stuff they sell, although everything was very beautiful. Because of that our guide politely showed our way out from the village. So if you want to go and get to know more about their culture, prepare yourself to buy their goods, otherwise you are nothing to them and they don't want to show you around. Sad. Not good experience.
Written January 25, 2020
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Tina E
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Unfortunately there is nothing about culture, just about ripping-off tourists... at the parking space you are caught by a "guide". After that he explained just a few things about the village, which was nothing but a tourist market with totally overpriced low quality products which are definitely NOT HANDMADE. You are lied to and ripped off. Fortunately there is a ATM close... and after all the guide even asked for a tipp. We totally don't recommend going there.
Written May 11, 2017
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Olif Akbar
Bekasi, Indonesia350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
I have visited this place twice. this time I visited with my wife. 1 word..nothing change a bit. it was a good place to learn the Sade traditional culture and arts. there were some "tourist trap" though but see the good side, they just wanted to earn money.

when you arrived some guy will approach you and guide you through the village, when entered the village you had to fill the guest book and donate (feel free to donate, it's okay). The guide would explain everything in this village, took you to their houses, took you to souvenirs seller (you don't have to buy it, if you want to buy it try to bargain it as low as possible because I think it was overpriced). at the end of the journey through the village (it took about 30-45 mins) the guy would escort you to the exit and say thank you for visiting (this is a sign for you to give the tip to the guide, feel free to give no matter how much he will say thank you so much with a big smile to you).
Written January 31, 2017
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Oracha​ Sangchoei​
Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
It's not traditional as my expectation
Local people try to sell all the times and price is very very expensive
There are many shops and does not look traditional place at all, like a shopping place and local people always try to sell all the time and again overprice!!
Written June 5, 2018
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Dean Azlia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
The place has been upgraded for tourism purposes. However, you can still see the traditional houses and local people living in that village. It was a good experience when the guide allowed us to step in one of the houses and look at the interior inside.

Local people were very kind & friendly. They were also selling the local & handmade souvenirs such as t-shirt, accessories, keychain, magnet etc. You are allowed to bargain as they surely give you the best price.

It is advisable to wear proper shoes as some of the area was slippery. You can also bring hand fan / hat as the weather is quite hot if you go during sunny day.
Written April 11, 2017
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK6,250 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We had hired a driver to take us around to other areas of Lombok. This stop wasn't part of our itinerary. It seemed that this was a money making thing and we were here just to spend money. Having said that it was interesting to see people's way of living and experiencing their kind hospitality. It was fun trying on their traditional outfits.
Written March 29, 2017
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Brendan M
Cork, Ireland24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
The whole thing appeared bogus to me with the sole objective being commercial. And they seem to insist on a guide. A waste of time.
Written January 17, 2017
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Lisa S
Tangerang, Indonesia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
When we arrived, a youngman approached us and started to explain about this village and its custom.

Initially we were a bit suspicious....but later on the guy seemed honest and helpful. He turned out to be the native to the village.

He took us around the village and even showed us the inside of one of the houses. He helped us bargain with the shop owner, assisted to take pictures and told several fun fact about the people including the unique way to clean the house and elope is the custom for marriages here.

By the end of the tour, this guy did not ask for anything. We gave him tip to show our gratitude and he accepted it big smile and "thank you"
Written January 11, 2017
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