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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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  • Baliem Valley Festival

    Baliem Valley Festival

    The main tribes inhabiting the beautiful Baliem Valley in the central highlands of Papua are the Dani, the Yali and the Lani. Although now modernized, the Dani still strongly adhere to their traditions and customs, most notably the dress of the men. Even in this cool mountain climate, men wear only a penis gourd, known as koteka, though complemented with elaborate headdress of bird of paradise or cassowary feathers, while the women wear grass or...

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    Location: Papua » Papua

     
    The Wamena Highlands

    The Wamena Highlands

    Many have been captivated by the story of Shangri La. It is intriguing, appealing, and almost mystifying when chatting about it among travelers. Hidden among the rising 2,500-meter mountains in the Baliem Valley in central Papua, the town called Wamena, was hailed as the other Shangri La. Among advanced travelers, this is the other ultimate trekkers’ rendezvous.Here Wamena awaits as the starting point to a remarkable journey, prior to...

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    Location: Papua » Papua

     
    Ulun Danu Beratan: iconic Temple on Lake Beratan in the Bedugul Highlands

    Ulun Danu Beratan: iconic Temple on Lake Beratan in the Bedugul Highlands

    Set within the highlands of the mountainous Bedugul Regency in Bali, atop a plateau that sits on Lake Beratan, stands the majestic Ulun Danu Temple. In the mild, mountain weather, approximately 1,500 meters above sea level, the air is crisp and cool. The stunningly clear lake is calm and almost perfectly still, save for the soft breeze that occasionally sweeps across, creating tiny ripples upon its surface. A thin mist rises from the lake and...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Tabanan

     
    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

     
  • THE TRADITIONAL WHALE HUNT of LAMALERA on FLORES

    THE TRADITIONAL WHALE HUNT of LAMALERA on FLORES

      Around the world, the village of Lamalera on the island of Lembata  on Flores is known as the home of traditional whale hunting. Portuguese documents dating back to 1643 already mention that these heroic hunts were sighted then.   In Lamalera, villagers hunt large sea animals, like whales, manta rays and sometimes dolphins to provide food and a living for the entire village, which they undertake on simple sailboats and...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » East Nusa Tenggara » Kab. Flores Timur

     

    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

     
    Bulukumba

    Bulukumba

    Located at the most southern tip of South Sulawesi’s peninsula, 153 kilometers south of Makassar, lies the district of Bulukumba , holding hidden marvels in its pristine beaches, underwater gardens, and   unique maritime culture. The district is also known as Butta Panrita Lopi or ‘the land of the phinisi schooners” for its long tradition in building these majestic crafts, the pride of the Bugis people. According to...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kab. Bulukumba

     
    THE ASMAT: Papua’s famed Woodcarvers

    THE ASMAT: Papua’s famed Woodcarvers

    The wide south-east swath of land of the Indonesian part of the island of Papua comprises flat plains overgrown with mangrove forests serrated by many rivers. These plains lie so low that at high tide during the rainy season, sea water penetrates some two kilometers inland and flows back out to two km to sea at low tide. During low tide the plains are muddy and impassable. This is the largest alluvial swamp in the world, a low-lying territory of...

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    Location: Papua » Papua » Kab. Asmat

     
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