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 Description:   Located in Flores Island, Indonesia, Bena village is settled near to volcanic mountainous surrounding, at the heart of ethnic civilization, Ngadha. It is a Stone Age preserved and culturally maintained by local people.
Once you step into Bena Village, you will see stone monuments, ancestor worship sanctuary, culturally preserved megalithic culture in remote area that has been well maintained for more than 1200 years.
Located just on the slopes of Mt. Inerie, Bena village is occupied by 9 different indigenous tribes that are living their life mostly as farmer.
The houses at the village are arranged on terraced land, with square shape and some spaces in the center that are often used for local community gathering.
The people of Bena village Flores Island still live in very traditional way. You will see houses with high thatch roofs that can be seen from a distance with sacred sanctuary in the center of the village, Ngadhu and Bhaga. This pair of shrines is representing the ancestor of the clan, one for each clan in the village, in which the Ngadhu is representing the male ancestor that symbolizes fierceness and masculinity, and the Bhaga is representing the female ancestor.
 
 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 :   -8.87674, 120.98589  
                     
                     
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