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Bena Traditional Village, Bajawa

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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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  • Bena is the ancestral village of the Ngada people, that people on the island of Flores. This traditional village grouped around a square in address presents a remarkable architecture of House in thatched roofs. On the terraces in the centre of the village, there are facilities of monoliths. These are stories that traces the history of Ngada families. The elders are still able to read the story. All the houses are ancestral, not rebuilding here. the skulls and jaws of animals indicate date home somehow. In fact, sacrificed an animal to hot renovation.
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  • Finally a traditional village which really is worth visiting, beautiful houses, nicely ornamented. Nice megaliths in the centre. Great view over the valley at the end of the village. What makes the pl...  more »
  • We managed to arrive here on a time that we were the only ones. Still it seems that these indeginous villages aren't overrun by tourist yet. So people are relaxed and do their peaceful regular thing (...  more »