A Megalithic Wonder; Bena Village
Enjoy a cultural visit to Bena village! The trip to Bena village will take you ‘time travelling’ into the Megalithic era as the village dates back to the stone age and is well-known for its ancient traditions and rituals. Located in Ngada regency, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, it’s only 30 minutes from Bajawa, the capital of Ngada.
The village is nestled near Inerie Mountain, the highest mountain in Flores island. Surrounded by Bamboo trees, the village is home to 9 tribes, including Ago, Dizi, Dizi Azi, Deru Lalulewa, Deru Solamae, Khopa, Wahto, and Ngada. All the people there live harmoniously with each other.
The traditional houses of Bena village were built from wood with leaves as the roofs. In the corner of the village, there is a small hill which is used for praying and conducting rituals. To enter Bena village, you must pay the entrance fee of IDR 25K per person. You will be given a traditional headband which you must put on before you enter. Take your time to explore the local way of life and watch the ladies making the Ikat and the men work in the fields or hunt.