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Bena Traditional Village

| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Awesome village

We hired a bike and visited 4 villages, a hot spring and a waterfall. This one was the most... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Flyer55_12
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Perth, Australia
via mobile
Really interesting spot and worth the visit

We really enjoyed our trip to the Bena Traditional village.Nice to watch people just doing their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
caddyandbellA
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Perth western australia
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| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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"hot springs"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"small donation"
in 3 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
"daily life"
in 3 reviews
"local women"
in 2 reviews
"bahasa indonesia"
in 2 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"stone age"
in 4 reviews
"touristic place"
in 3 reviews
"front of the house"
in 2 reviews
"worth seeing"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"cacao beans"
in 2 reviews
"traditional scarf"
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"modern era"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hired a bike and visited 4 villages, a hot spring and a waterfall. This one was the most touristy, however we only had a couple of others there and the village is very authentic, certainly well worth your effort to go there as it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our trip to the Bena Traditional village.Nice to watch people just doing their thing and making Ekat for sale.Very clean and stunning views from the top viewing point.Not too many tourists there when we arrived and the locals were happy to have...More

Thank caddyandbellA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is worth a visit up a nice paved road from Bajawa. This is not an actual village, but a reenactment of a traditional Indonesian Village. Very small entrance fee. They lend you a traditional welcome shawl for your walk about, which is a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into culture, tradition and people then you should visit this place. A very tidy, nice looking traditional village in Bajawa. Very photogenic and 'instagrammable'.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone going to Bajawa is going to this village it seems. Which is fine because it is a beautiful village, nicely preserved with great views to the nearby Inerie mountain and bamboo groves surrounding it. The only issue is that all (few) tourists staying in...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Great maintained traditional village, must pay an entrance fee at a little registration desk/office. The locals sell lovely scarves, some fruit and some woodwork. None of the locals is wearing traditional clothing anymore, which was a pity. The locals aren't that friendly, but would you...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Bena traditionional village is a must visit. I recommend buying scarfs from the locals. Supernice...

Thank SmoothieNow
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Bena is a touristic place. So don't expect really friendly people there. The village looks good and interesting though. Entrance fee is 25000 rp/person.

Thank br0vis
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place. The dwellings are gorgeous and the textiles increíble !! Each family has their own style of design. I wish I had more money and space in my luggage to take these home!

Thank Yosh H
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Beautifully preserved traditional village, with a lovely setting. It was a nice place to check out the traditional structures, male and female buildings, the best view is from the viewing platform at the other end of the village. It does get busy, but one can...More

Thank Boleslav
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Boleslav
March 3, 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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February 6, 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
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