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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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