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As a country with over 350 cultural ethnic groups, the cultural diversity of Indonesia deserves to be explored. Discover unique cultures and witness traditional life in Indonesia with a visit to one of the many  traditional local villages where residents maintain indigenous cultures, living just as their ancestors did centuries ago. Spread throughout Indonesia, traditional villages offer the chance to experience something uniquely Indonesian, places where traditional beliefs and rituals, practices still dominate daily life.  The traditional communities and cultural groups who live in these villages still practice their ethnic rituals, customs, produce exotic arts and crafts and wear traditional clothes. The main attraction of these villages is the chance to see and experience distinctive cultures which remain free from influences of modernisation. A visit to a traditional village is an unforgettable experience and offers the rare opportunity to embrace a purely village atmosphere.

 

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  • Traditional Life at Lingga Village

    Explore indigenous Karo Batak culture with a trip to the traditional villlage of Lingga where ancient culture continues to be preserved today. A short trip from Brastagi, Lingga is one of the most popular places for visitors to come and discover what traditional Karo life was and still is like. Here you will see the distinctive Batak houses with their horned roofs. Some of these houses are still occupied.There are regular opelet to Lingga from...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra

     

    Padang Panjang: Breezy Little Town on a Hill

    Travelling north from Padang, capital of West Sumatra, towards Bukittinggi, one will pass a breezy little town that stands over 700 meters above sea level, called Padang Panjang. Protected by three towering mountains on the north namely: Mount Marapi, Mount Singgalang, and Mount Tandikek, this town offers picturesque scenery to complement its refreshing ambience. Padang Panjang is divided into 4 administrative areas called resorts, they are:...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang Panjang

     

    Huta Siallagan: Ancient Batak Village in the heart of Samosir Island

    Situated inside the present Ambarita Village in the Simanindo District on  Samosir Island, North Sumatra Province, is  Huta Siallagan,  an ancient village which strongly radiates the unique culture of the Batak ethnic group, set  amidst  the dramatic beauty of magnificent Lake Toba. In the local language, Huta literary means settlement or village, therefore, Huta Siallagan means the Village of Siallagan. A Huta also...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kab. Samosir

     
     Pulau Siberut: Home to the Mentawai Tribes

    Pulau Siberut: Home to the Mentawai Tribes

    There are not many places in the world where you could find all packed into one small island some excellent world class surfing spots, exotic tropical forests, local tribal experiences, and rare exotic plant and animal species. Among the Mentawai islands lies a small, but unique and, not only naturally but also culturally beautiful island. Pulau Siberut is the largest of the Mentawai chain of Islands, located in the Indian Ocean,...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kab. Kepulauan Mentawai

     
  • Gedong Village

    Gedong Village

    There is an old Greek proverb that says “Simplicity is the shortest path to beauty”; this is the perfect expression for the small charming Gedong Village located at Kuto Panji, Belinyu sub-district, Bangka Regency, in the Bangka-Belitung Province. Standing as solid proof of Bangka-Belitung’s uniquely diverse cultural origins and highlighted with heavy Chinese atmosphere, Gedong Village is arguably the oldest Chinatown complex on...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bangka Belitung

     
     The City of Jambi

    The City of Jambi

    Located on the east coast of the island of Sumatra, the city of Jambi is the capital city of the province that bears the same name, namely: the province of Jambi. The city of Jambi straddles the long and wide Batanghari river that has its source in the Bukit Barisan range, at Danau Diatas and Danau Dibawah (the Upper and Lower Lakes) in the Minangkabau highlands of West Sumatra near Lake Singkarak.  The river pours out at the Strait of...

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    Location: Sumatra » Jambi » Kota Jambi

     
    Saung Angklung Udjo Village: Nature and Culture in Perfect Harmony

    Saung Angklung Udjo Village: Nature and Culture in Perfect Harmony

    A group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo Village in Bandung, West Java. Simply translated as Udjo’s House of Angklung, this one-stop cultural workshop offers a complete experience around angklung, Indonesia’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo.  Angklung consists of one single note, creating a soothing...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     

    Candirejo Village : experience rural Java’s traditional life

    When visiting the impressive Borobudur Buddhist Temple in Central Java, the temple itself is not the only place of interest in the area. Not far from Borobudur is an interesting little village called Candirejo that is definitely worth a visit. For a break from “modern” life, designate a few days to watch, learn and experience life in this this quaint town, where ancient traditions are still followed, and indeed the village is best...

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    Location: Java » Central Java, DI Yogyakarta » Kab. Sleman, Kota Yogyakarta, Kab. Magelang

     
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