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 Description:   The Ngada villages of Desa Guru Sina, Desa Langa, Desa Bela, and Desa Lina Tiwa are nestled between two volcanos in the remote inlands of the island of Flores. These communities are characterized by a distinctive form of vernacular architecture that has survived despite the globalizing forces of the twenty-first century. The number of houses (sao) and shrines for male and female ancestors (ngadhu and bhaga) in a given village is determined by the number of clans or families (suku) in the village, and must remain constant over time. The buildings reflect traditional beliefs and are decorated with images of buffalo, chickens, horses, humans, weaponry, and other forms, each with the purpose of protecting the inhabitants of the villages and ensuring their sustainable harmony with ancestral spirits and the environment.

These small rural villages are isolated, connected only by a narrow, winding road to Bajawa, the administrative center of the Ngada District. 
 
 Province   East Nusa Tenggara  Direction:      
 District   Flores    
 City   Bajawa  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Local life      Related links:      
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 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   -8.84113, 120.96195  
                     
                     
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