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Inner Baduy
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JohnJack
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
My program around Java is getting more and more interesting, because the guide from the tripadvisor application brings my curiosity about Java and Baduy to one of the local tour operators called Java Private Tour. Baduy exceeded my expectations. I really merged with them, I slept overnight at local people's houses, ate with them, visited their plantations, saw Baduy nature, the nature that they made their life support. But there are things that I really regret about the trips and activities in Baduy that I did, as a foreigner I am not allowed to visit Baduy Dalam (inner baduy), because it has become very strict customary regulations, and I really respect it, however I am very interested in getting to know baduy deeper in my next trip.
Written 9 December 2022
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Stella G
Nusa Dua, Indonesia139 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
It took 5 hours to walk from Ciboleger bus stop to Inner Baduy- It's a home for Baduy tribe that refused electricity and technology. The culture is so strong that they rejected government's offer on funding or development project, such as building proper toilets for them. The reason is so simple: Letting the government doing once means giving them permission to do other projects that may destroy the natural ecosystem.
The people still bathe and do their business in the river. But they have no skin problems.

The people are open to visitors.
Written 14 January 2020
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mia permata
Jakarta, Indonesia34 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
Go straight ahead and follow the path is Inner Baduy people philosophy. They believe if you just go straight ahead, you will be okay and keep away from any bad spirit.

This trip was really such an amazing trip for me.
I visited Inner Baduy Village with my girl friends, it's right, it's just us, strong women. We wanna proof that we can do this hard trip without men, even though we still need a guide and Porter whom guys.
We hiked with a guide and Porter, it was Kang Saprin and Bapak Nani (people called him Ayah Nani - Nani's dad, ). We hiked for 4 hours with lots of breaks, people usually need 3 hours to Baduy Dalam from Baduy Luar. We have to take lots of breaks since we were almost never do exercises before.

Bapak Nani is indigenous Inner Baduy, we stayed in his house for 1 night.
I was speechless by how Baduy Dalam people's life. How they become one with the nature, they never used any kind of chemical such as soap or toothpaste. Even they washed the dishes with leaves. They are really remarkable.

Once you entered Inner Baduy Village, phone and camera not allowed. So I don't have any pictures in Inner Baduy, the only picture is the last bridge before Inner Baduy Village.

PS. Only Asian can come to Inner Baduy Village, if you are European, Americans or Africans (read Caucasian or Negros) you can't come to Inner Baduy Village. They have their own believes and reasons, so just respect it. If you wanna go to Baduy Village, be free to contact me
Written 8 September 2018
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Amitantri
Jakarta, Indonesia357 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
We were staying overnight at Serang before going to the Baduy area, around 2hours drive away. We picked up our guide, an outer Baduy person, at Ciboleger, the popular last stop before start trekking. We chose a shorter route from Cijahe for around 4km to reach Cibeo, an inner Baduy village. There are longer treks for 12-14km. There are three inner Baduy villages. Visitors normally stay overnight at Cibeo. The remaining 62 villages are outer Baduy villages.

It took us around 2 hours to walk as we walked slowly to enjoy the view. It is rather an easy trek. Unfortunately we are not allowed to take pictures of the inner Baduy area. There are bridges to cross from the outer to inner Baduy areas as signs where we have to stop taking pictures.

Inner Baduy people wear white and black clothes, no footwear, they have to walk (no vehicle) in order to reach one place to another. They learn to walk in the wood since they are 3 years old. Outer Baduy people have more freedom. But they respect their tradition, following Sunda Wiwitan, which is basically in harmony in nature. They are monogamous, no quarrel, no divorce. They eat and drink almost everything except lamb and pork, but they don't grow or raise all. They use no chemical, like soap, toothpaste, fertiliser. No bathroom, they use the water from the nearby river. Baduy people have fair and clean skin, slim, and tall, considered good looking to our standard.

We stayed overnight in our guide's parents in Cibeo. You could feel the tranquility of the place, calmness, feeling of total safety. Unfortunately, foreigners are not allowed to get into the inner Baduy area.

We also visited the iconic root bridge. There are sections of the trek which are difficult and very slippery when wet. This is a must see bridge.

Written 8 August 2017
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Danisa Z
7 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
If you are seeking for cultural enrichment and peaceful solitude, this is the perfect place for you. It is better to have a local guide, especially if you are a girl travelling solo. It's not that it's not safe, but just for precaution. Moreover, the local guide can tell you the history and savoir-faire of the trip.
Nonetheless, gorgeously breathtaking-- figuratively and literally.
Written 29 August 2016
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Ika C
Jakarta, Indonesia21 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
I had amazing trip in this traditional village... The scenery and the people that I meet was amazing.
Written 21 April 2016
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Rifki L
Jakarta, Indonesia34 contributions
Apr 2015
This is the land of purity. The chief of the people (Pu'un) has never been outside the fence of his village. A weird society, but they give us a lesson to live.
Written 8 March 2016
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hansakbar
Jakarta, Indonesia144 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
Baduy is traditional village in Banten, west of Java. In there you can meet a society that keep a deep tradition and way of life that very far from industrialization and modern life. In here, you should'nt only see, hear and meet, live with their way, stay up night and observe they life purposes can teach you to more concern and live with the nature. It can be better if you go in October-March than dry month , because wind in dry is strong and freeze
Written 16 December 2015
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SamMbois
Malang, Indonesia12 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
Had a great track for tracking. Had a great guide from baduy people. Had a best village journey of my life
Written 17 November 2015
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Aidy H
Bali, Indonesia62 contributions
Sept 2015 • Friends
I joined a TRIF Adventure open trip with 30 Indonesian people to explore the community, which decides to not using and receiving any modern technology. The trip started from Tanah Abang train station Jakarta to rangkas bitung station. Then there was a hired car brought us to the nearest spot from Baduy luar then we had a great walk for 5 hours.
Written 27 September 2015
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