Bena traditional village is located in Flores Island sattled near to volcano monutainous surroundings, at the ethnic civilization of Ngadha. This place is an alternative option of a different world, where you still can see hundreds of Stone Age preserved and culturally maintained by local people.
The village is a secluded area so it is very favorable to increase your historical knowledge and learn about indigenous culture of the 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.
Must-Do Activities at Bena Village
Located on the slopes of Mt. Inerie, Bena village is occupied by 9 different indigenous tribes. They are living their life mostly as farmer. Such beautiful and enchanting ancient heritages in the village allow you to have the ultimate serenity, and absorb in the hospitality of the people. Splendor and exquisite cultural heritage in Flores Island, Indonesia, makes the beauty of this place unmatched.
Because its location is near to Bajawa city, Bena traditional village is the most often visited community village by foreign visitors, particularly because the weather is cool and charming. 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. See the beautiful green landscape across the hill with mountains to ocean panorama that gives feast for your eyes.
Cultural life of people at Bena Village Flores Island
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.
Here, in this Bena traditional village in Flores Indonesia, you can enliven your historical curiosity with such enormous sight of megalithic formation in the village. The local people of Bena Village Flores Island believe that preserving those Stone Age allows them to connect with their ancestors and enter supernatural realm,; this ceremony often sacrifices animal. You can ride “Angkot” from Bejawa and walk to Bena, where you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Inerie and Savu Sea, or hike to Malanage Hot Springs.