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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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  • Setu Babakan

    Setu Babakan

    Located at Srengseng Sawah in the subdistrict of Jagakarsa in South Jakarta, is Setu Babakan, a man-made lake that is a water catchment area for the city of Jakarta. The lake receives its water from the Ciliwung river that flows here from the mountains of West Java. Covering an area of around 30 hectares, this peaceful lake is surrounded by clusters of shady fruit trees among which are mangoes, mangosteens, rambutans, starfruit, guava, jackfruit,...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Selatan

     
    Sumba: Powerful Surf, living megalithic culture and fine ikat cloths

    Sumba: Powerful Surf, living megalithic culture and fine ikat cloths

    Facing the wide Indian Ocean, the island of Sumba in the province of East Nusatenggara is a surfer’s paradise. The large rolling Sumba barrels usually appear between May through October when waves can be either very high and strong or very flat as breaks are directly exposed to wide open ocean swells. This kind of powerful surf, however, though very challenging, should only be ventured by professionals. However, throughout the year, swells...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » East Nusa Tenggara » Kab. Sumba Barat, Kab. Sumba Timur

     
    Taman Nusa

    Taman Nusa

    If Jakarta has Taman Mini, - or Indonesia in Miniature Park – Bali now has Taman Nusa, a cultural park that displays the kaleidoscope of traditional houses from the many different islands and deep rooted cultures and traditions that distinguishes this large tropical archipelago. The park was opened recently on 10 July 2013.   Located on 15 hectares of land on the lush mountain side near the town of Gianyar, cut by the river Melangit...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Gianyar

     
    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

     
  • 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

     
    The Island of Flores

    The Island of Flores

    Flores is the most fascinating and beautiful island. Long hidden in the shadows of its more famous neighbor Bali, the island of Flores is finally emerging as a unique destination of its own.  So, after visiting the lair of the Komodo dragons, take time to marvel at some of the wonders of Flores.  Here you can swim in pristine lakes and waterfalls, dive at one of the 50 spectacular dive sites, go kayaking among craggy coasts and mangrove...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » East Nusa Tenggara

     
    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

     
    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 following ancient...

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

     
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