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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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  • The ancient Village of Ke’te Kesu’ in the heart of the Toraja highlands

    The ancient Village of Ke’te Kesu’ in the heart of the Toraja highlands

    Kete Kesu is a quaint, traditional village concealed in the mountainous region of TanaToraja, South Sulawesi. It sits amidst a vast expanse of rice fields, and is the oldest village in the Sanggalangi district. The village is over 400 years old, and is said to have not changed at all in the last 400 years. KeteKusu functions as a sort of living museum, where one can experience first-hand the culture and traditions of the ancient Torajan people....

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kab. Tana Toraja

     

    Pulau Wangi-Wangi in Wakatobi

    Wangi-wangi is one of the four main islands that make up the Wakatobi Archipelago off the coast of Southeast Sulawesi, and is the gateway to the Wakatobi Marine National Park. The name Wakatobi is derived from the four largest islands of Wangi-Wangi (WA,) Kaledupa (KA,) Tomea (TO,) and Binongko (Bi,) and are part of a larger island chain called TukangBesi. The islands are nestled in the heart of the fabled Coral Triangle, and boast 942 species of...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South East Sulawesi

     
    Kedisan Village at the foot of Mt. Batur

    Kedisan Village at the foot of Mt. Batur

    Kedisan is a small rural village nestled at the foot of the Mount Batur on the island of Bali, at the edge of Lake Batur, the largest lake in on the island. The village sits amidst the panoramic setting of the crescent shaped lake and the majestic volcano filling the skyline above. It is one of 15 villages in the Kintamani Region, about 2 hours north from Denpasar, capital city of Bali. Located between Lake Batur’s shore and the...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Bangli

     

    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

     
  • Woloan Village: Industry in Knock Down Traditional Minahasa Houses

    Some 3 km from west from the town of Tomohon, or about 28 km from Manado is the village called Woloan, which has become famous for its industry in traditional knock-down houses that can be transported and re-assembled anywhere in the world. These are not dolls houses or souvenirs, these are actual houses to live in.Orders have arrived from as far away as Argentina, Norway, Poland, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and the United States, and of...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Kota Tomohon

     
    The Traditional Village of Wae Rebo on the island of Flores

    The Traditional Village of Wae Rebo on the island of Flores

    The traditional village of Wae Rebo in the district of Manggarai on the island of Flores, East Nusatenggara, has recently received the Top Award of Excellence from UNESCO in the 2012 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards, announced in Bangkok on 27 August 2012. This small and isolated village was recognized for its rebuilding of the traditional Mbaru Niang traditional house based on the spirit of community cooperation towards a sustainable...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » East Nusa Tenggara » Kab. Manggarai

     

    Dompu , charming town on the road to Mt. Tambora or Lakey Beach Surf

    Not many have heard of the town of Dompu on Sumbawa.  But for avid mountain climbers Dompu is a small attractive town on the trek leading up north to Mt. Tambora, the supervolcano on Sumbawa, whose mega explosion on 11 April 1815 caused the “Year without Summer” in far away Europe the following year.  For surfers, the town of Dompu lies on the road to some unbelievable left hander surf at Lakey Beach and Hu’u by the...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » West Nusa Tenggara » Kab. Dompu

     
     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

     
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