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Bena Traditional Village

| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Amazing village!

Visit this place with friends, the village look so amazing and peaceful once we enter the village... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paris, France
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Lovely traditional village

We really enjoyed visiting this village. We went there by ourselves as we are traveling though... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Reee E
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| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visit this place with friends, the village look so amazing and peaceful once we enter the village. The local also very friendly and smile. The village is clean. We can see beautiful Mount Inere from the village. Will definitely come back and visit this amazing...More

Thank martineclaire94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this village. We went there by ourselves as we are traveling though Flores by motorbike. To get there, you must only follow the Google Maps description, the roads are in an excellent condition! You can also rent a motorbike in Bajawa...More

Thank Reee E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This traditional village is a must do if you're in the area but remember to get a guide. Our local guide gave us information on history and the inner workings of the matriarcal society they live in. The animalism focus of religion was similarly explained...More

Thank Ben_Houghton78
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great villages to visit, although I do recommend a guide to be in touch with people there, it is way better to chat and have a contact instead of just walking around, and it gets you to know other villages as well.

Thank 75Lisette
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A beautiful little village with authentic features. Some families still live there and they are very friendly. They sell woven cloths but not in a pushy manner. If you ask the people if you can make a photo of them they sometimes want a little...More

Thank jwijk
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting authentic village. Paid 25.000 pp, but we got introduced (unsolicited) to a 91 year-old, very friendly Dutch speaking inhabitant who showed us around... turned out that we had to pay him another 150.000.. what a disappointment. Made the whole experience feel fake 😩.

Thank heidivdz
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We intentionally visit after the rain to see different ambiance seen on many pictures. It is a neighbourhood highly recommended to visit. Sitting and chatting with the people, taking pictures -please ask first before taking people's picture- and sipping their coffee amongst them. It is...More

1  Thank esubijono
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We went as family of 4, with a 13 yo and 6 yo. All of us had to take a moment and absorb the view of the village. It looked like a scene or an area in a park but this one is real since...More

Thank akewan
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I give a 5 star review because we experienced something very impressive. The villagers had a ritual to induct a newly built house. We were both lucky and unlucky at the same time to experience the cruel slaughtering of a buffalo and 41 pigs. Well,...More

Thank PCMTBeeGees
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

It's worth the journey. Bena is quite a large traditional village in Flores. Our visit was interesting and informative. Ask your the guide about traditions when locals are building a new house and take an amazing picture of the houses with volcano in background!

Thank Gosia K
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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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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