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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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  • One of the most beautiful and well-kept traditional villages, surrounded just by amazing views of volcanic mountains. People are friendly, they were selling their handwoven cloths, but not doing any h...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful and the most interesting traditional villages in Flores. Here live several clans and families whose main occupations are farmers and weavers of Ikat cloth. Animistic ...  more »
  • Kids still play they traditional games and women make quilt. Th villagers are very nice, even offered us some cacao beans from tree for tree!  more »