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    Mar 2015

    5 Exotic Villages in Indonesia Worth to Visit

    Indonesia is the place for adventurous soul traveler, not only its natural tourism but also the rich cultures you should experience. Exotic villages in Indonesia are the place where you can find the most perfect combination of culture, nature, and art. Donít be surprised that you will immerse in the great ambiance in these 5 exotic villages worth to visit at least once in a lifetime.

    Madobak, Mentawai

    Madobak is a cultural village located in Mentawai Archipelago, South Siberut, West Sumatera. You will witness the splendid area along with its charming nature and the people who carry out Mentawaiís indigenous traditions. They perform several traditional ceremonies to celebrate a wedding, new house, cast out evil spirits, and many more.

    Not only its rich cultures, but Madobak also has a wonderful nature. The most popular one is Kulu Kubuk Waterfall, approximately 3 kilometers from the peopleís residents.

    Kampung Baduy, West Java

    Baduy is the term for the tribe to live in West Java, around Kendeng Mountains, Kanekes Village, Leuwidamar, Lebak, Banten. Coming here, you will see traditional houses called rumah panggung. Supposedly those houses face the south area, as it is part of their belief. Baduy people wearing white clothes and headbands in their everyday life.

    Everyone entering this village should obey the rules and restrictions. You will be accompanied by a local tour guide. Itís their duty to look after and remind the tourist of the rules and restrictions.

    Wae Rebo, East Nusa Tenggara

    Wae Rebo is one of the well-known exotic villages in Indonesia, located in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. This hamlet is also called a village on the clouds as it placed 1.000 meters above sea level and surrounded by hills.

    Aside from nature, you will be amazed by its traditional houses. They have a conical shape and the roof made of palm leaves.

    Bawomataluo, North Sumatera

    Next, Indonesia has Bawomataluo, an exotic village located on a hill in South Nisa, North Sumatera; this place is also a megalithic site. Before reaching the village, you have to go pass dozens of concrete stairs. Entering Bawomataluo and you will witness the beauty of omo hada, a traditional wooden house made built without any nails.

    Another fascinating element of Bawomataluo is the hombo batu where the young man here has to jump over a 2 meters stone. That is the symbol of manhood.

    Ammatoa, South Sulawesi

    Bulukumba in South Sulawesi has an exotic village named Ammatoa where the Kajang tribe lives. The people here are drawing quite much attention as they only wear black clothes, as that color means equality before God and also the symbol of strength.

    The traditional house here is also a rumah panggung which face the west side. People here raising livestock like chicken, cow, and horse in their house yard.

    Those are at least 5 exotic villages in Indonesia. You should visit and experience the diverse cultures of Indonesia.

    Article & images sources: https://travelingyuk.com/

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    Mar 2015
    Bayan Village, Lombok

    Located in North Lombok district, the village is set at the foot of Indonesia’s second highest mountain, surrounded by a vast rice field, numerous waterfalls, a well-preserved rainforest and it’s only 20 minutes from the beach.

    Sanjay village, West Sumatra

    Makan bajamba, or eating together is a traditional custom that unites the Minangkabau (the tribe in West Sumatra) community.

    Lamalera village, East Nusa Tenggara

    Lamalera village in Lembata regency, East Nusa Tenggara, is known for its whale hunting ritual. The village is located on a beach that faces the Sawu Sea in East Nusa Tenggara province.

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