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Bena Traditional Village, Bajawa
(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The village is very nice and clean and easy to reach. Local people attempted to sell their tenun ikat (traditional woven) and candle nut (kemiri) 
  • Of the best of the trip. Clans, houses with roofs of straw, culture, history... Took a guide recommended by our hotel (2 nusantara), and explained everything wonderfully. We captured us of the history of these villages, the traditions were carried out, the way they lived, and their culture.
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  • The village is a real blast from the past, shame you breathe air of business, it's still a place to see, really interesting
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