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Wolotopo – Ende, Flores

Wolotopo – Ende, Flores Wolotopo is a traditional village of the Lio tribe and is built into a quite steep hillside along the south coast. The people here still strongly adhere to their adat and keep their traditional ceremonial houses in good shape. Ikat weaving is practiced by almost every household.  

Bena – Ngada, Flores

Bena – Ngada, Flores One of the most interesting cultural places to visit on Flores is Bena, a traditional Ngada village. Time seems to have stood still here, and the way of life is almost unchanged for centuries. Set amidst Flores’ lush jungles and smoking volcanoes, Bena is said to have been founded some 1,000 …

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Belaraghi – Ngada, Flores

Belaraghi – Ngada, Flores Belaraghi is a traditional Ngada village, really off the beaten track, located in the hills just north of the main road from Bajawa to Labuan Bajo. The only way to get there was either hiking, or motorbike. Time seems to have stood still here, and if we would have known this …

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Gurusina – Ngada, Flores

Gurusina – Ngada, Flores Gurusina is  traditional Ngada village, in the heart of Flores. It is a lot more off the beaten track than for instance Bena, and has a real authentic feel to it. Gurusina’s traditional houses are situated around a wide courtyard, displaying several sets of ture lenggi, the ancestral stone altars of …

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Kelimutu – Flores

The mystical mount Kelimutu, meaning “steaming mountain”, is a spectacular volcano on the Indonesian island Flores and one of its most amazing natural phenomenon. The volcano contains three striking summit crater lakes, which have often changed colors.

Wuring – Maumere, Flores

Wuring is a small fishing village, a couple of kilometers west of Maumere, the largest city on the Indonesian island of Flores. Wuring is home to Bugis and Bajo people who live in traditionally constructed stilt houses. In 1992 Wuring was massively hit by a tsunami and although many

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