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Bena Traditional Village

| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Great view from top but upsetting to see hungry dogs

We got some great pictures at the top of the village where the view is amazing overlooking the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Elizabeth F
London, United Kingdom
No other guest and loud music blasting

This is a very commercialised and touristy village as there is ticketing and a person waiting to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

We got some great pictures at the top of the village where the view is amazing overlooking the surrounding mountains. Like the other traditional villages nearby, the villagers are industrious and use their skills to create some cool artefacts for sale. We bought some half...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very commercialised and touristy village as there is ticketing and a person waiting to collect "donations" (more like admission fees). There is a house with loud subwoofer blasting music at the background. My guide could not explain to me any of the...More

Thank Alaksander
Reviewed 3 days ago

These best way to experience this village is with a village guide. Our guide carefully explained the cultural significance of the stones and the hierarchy of the clan reflected in the village levels

Thank paloma057
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hello, Visited Bena during our 5 day trip through Flores. Beautiful place with great views. Some serious nut jobs knocking about chewing on Betel nuts but friendly on the whole. Some cool handy craft to buy to support some of the folk. Pretty sure they...More

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fascinating community run tourism, which gives you an insight into traditional animist village life in this part of the world for the past 500 years. Stunning weavings and architecture, and social structure.

Thank Marianne1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bena village is very nice place with some great potential to take nice pictures as it's situated just under Ineria volcano. Entry fee (25k) is minor and after that point nobody is limiting you to explore the place, take pictures & eventually buy some stuff....More

Thank cyberMythius
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful village to visit. Accessible by motorbike. Other villages is just close by. I suggest to go here directly if you Want to see and want some action right away. Minimum of 25000 rp entrance.

Thank Tarah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very picturesque village having ngadu wooden parasol shaped houses built around the ceremonial square. It's 900 years old and situated in the hills surrounded by green landscape. And it's easy to reach by car. Small donation is asked at the entrance where they...More

Thank MildaLeo
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee is Rp20,000. No guides provided and you have to ask the locals about the culture and history about the village. They are friendly and willing to explain. We spent about 30mins while socializing with the locals.

Thank Elisse R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Very pretty and pleasant traditional village, calm, quite, you can witness how local women work on some hand made traditional goods, nice and friendly people in the village. Good to be seen.

Thank mimmimargaret
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Hello, Do you have any suggestion when it's best to visit Bena, to avoid the crowds? We prefer to enjoy it when there are less to no other tourists.
3 March 2017|
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Response from paularps | Reviewed this property |
For sure the best time in the year is off peak so before june or after mid september. In peak season go as early as possible because tour buses will be there around 10/11. There are also some villages in the area that are... More
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Hi I would like to ask for suggestion on whether wae rebo or bena village is more authentic? I have seen some mentioned wae rebo and some mentioned bena. Could anyone who had been to both gave me the pros and cons?
6 February 2017|
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Response from hanryf | Reviewed this property |
Bena and wae rebo are 2 traditional villages belong to different region. Bena is in Bajawa region and easy access from the main street. while Wae Rebo is more authentic in it's architecture and life style, one need to be... More