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Well worth a visit

Had a fascinating visit to this village together with some locals who have a connection to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
The best traditional village in Sumba

We visited some traditional villages in Sumba from the east and west part of the island. Tarung is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 week ago
“Well worth a visit”
4 weeks ago
“The best traditional village in Sumba”
Waikabubak, Sumba, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fascinating visit to this village together with some locals who have a connection to the village. Had a guided tour through 2 of the houses. There's not a lot to do in Waikabubak so this is a must see. Be prepared to buy...More

Thank MrDestiny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited some traditional villages in Sumba from the east and west part of the island. Tarung is located in the middle of Waikabukak town. The houses and burial places are original. They still follow their traditional religion, Marapu. People were friendly and nice over...More

Thank Amitantri
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Located in Waikabubak (+-1,5 hour from Tambolaka Airport), this village offers you a unique experience. You can see how traditional Sumba people live. Instead of converting to new religion (Islam, Chirstian, etc), they are still devoted marapu. ps. don't forget to take picture wearing their...More

Thank Rabecca T
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Almost all the houses still with straw roof, very friendly people, excellent traditional weavings. A wonderful place to visit, possibility to have a traditional meal (organizing in advance) in one of the houses

Thank metboef
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Tarung village is really traditional place, where you can see and explore more about traditional sumbanese architecture and life of sumbanese people. All houses are built from wood and grass and people still live in this village. Village is on the small hill and you...More

Thank alielDani
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

About 1 hour from Waitabula airport, this traditional village has great view, you will feel like "back to the stone" age. Great scene for traditional architecture lover, you will found mistycal history behind this building abd village called "Marapu" if you have local guide for...More

Thank Tito S
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Placed in the city centre of Waikabubak, nearby the market, this village stands out among other building. When you reached here, prepare some money to get Tenun from them, as they will offer to you straight away when you came. Though its a traditional village,...More

Thank Zessi F
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Knowing that Sumba tourism is still being developed, visit to Kampung Tarung will not be like visiting traditional villages in Flores. They should organize the people and especially the seller of souvenir.

Thank Wardono
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

Awesome. Contact Yuliana to stay there. Great experience. Great place to buy weaving direct from wondeful happy women who work hard and need the income. Ask Yuliana for any kind of help you might need she is a wealth of cultural information and delightful host....More

Thank ryan m
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Easy access, just in the middle of the waikabubak town (and i just realize it was walking distance from hotel we stayed). We got some introduction about Sumba and Maparu culture from a local lady that speak bahasa well. Very interesting. The local are very...More

Thank xoxexi
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