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Bena Traditional Village, Bajawa
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Discover an age-old way of life among the traditional thatched houses and megalithic stone structures of Bena Traditional Village. Villagers use ancient stone altars to communicate with their ancestors, often through animal sacrifice. A giant pile of flat stones creates a court where the village clans settle their legal disputes. Learn about the local culture--which combines animism with elements of Catholicism--from hospitable locals, and purchase locally woven fabrics, dyed with intricate patterns. A viewpoint on a small hill, home to a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary, offers sweeping views of the village and nearby Mount Inerie. Our Bajawa tourist route planner makes visiting Bena Traditional Village and other Bajawa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Despite being the first traditional village to be marketed in Flores (reading Stroma Cole essay is a must), Bena still retains all its charms and we were the only visitors the day we reached it. Bough... read more »
We went here with a group trip. It is a very special place where people try to stick to the traditional way of living. Interesting and overwhelming. A must see while it still exsists! People are frien... read more »
Next to road, but nice place. Of course you can feel that it's only for tourist, and you are right, but people realy live there.
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