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Bena Traditional Village

| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Interesting! But a bit of a rip off too...

Interesting authentic village. Paid 25.000 pp, but we got introduced (unsolicited) to a 91... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Haarlem, The Netherlands
via mobile
The beauty of the past

We intentionally visit after the rain to see different ambiance seen on many pictures. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank esubijono
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to visit but more interesting for the houses and inplanting then the inhabitants. Very touristic, people who live here are also focused on selling things rather then in their daily life. Note that you have to pay an entrance fee of 25K per person..

Thank nickenhanneleen
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Easy to go around and is very welcoming. It is a must see. 25000 rupiah entrance and you get a scarf to wear during your time there

Thank mtp99mjr
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I wanted to give this 5 stars but ended up with 4 stars. The positive thing about this village is how it was so beautifully preserved for people like me who wants to appreciate culture. I was greeted with a linen cloth placed around my...More

Thank Gideon_Lin
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Location: it takes about half an hour to Bena Village from Bejawa city. It lies in the highland with cool air. It has beautiful scenery surround the village Transportation and access: It was very easy to reach this village, because it can be reached by...More

Thank Tetiariawan
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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

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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