Gurusina – A Ngada Village

Gurusina – A Ngada Village

About 25 kilometres away from Bajawa, lays Gurusina, a Ngada village where culture can be found. This is a perfect alternative to Bena; less touristic and easier to go to.

Gurusina’s inhabitants used to be divided into three different social classes. As a woman, you couldn’t marry a man from a lower social order. At the top, there were the original ancestors also called the ga’e, commoners were called ga’ekisa and the lower rank, the so’o. These days the castes don’t exist anymore but there are influences that can still be seen.

The traditional houses, for example, are located around a courtyard. In the middle of this courtyard are the ancestral stone altars. The village thrives on the cultivation of corn, tubers, coconut, banana, coffee, cloves, candlenut and cacao. For the women, Ikat weaving is a very important part of their day.

Travel tips:

–       Easily reachable by motorbike or car

–       Take a guide with you for language barriers, cultural advise, etc

–       There are no facilities in Gurusina village so make sure you bring enough drinks and snacks

Photo courtesy of: Flores Tourism

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