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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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  • Nice traditional village, nice view from the top between the trees. 25 000 entrance fee. Luba village is smaller, more authentic. 
  • It is located about 17 km from Bajawa downtown. There are totally 35 houses. You also can find traditional hand-weaving done by local women 
  • A short tour through the village is nice but not very fascinating. Might be more interesting with a guide. In front of the village an elderly guy sells some overpriced and terrible tasting nuts. The o...  more »