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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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  • 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

     
    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

     
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