Visit Wae Rebo village – Flores. When you explore the attractions in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara it feels incomplete if you do not visit the land above the clouds, namely Wae Rebo village. Wae Rebo village is part of the district of West Satarmese, West Manggarai regency, and becomes one of the tourist attractions that become the target of tourists when visiting Labuan Bajo. For those of you who are curious about Wae Rebo village, we will provide information for you about Wae Rebo village.
The location of Wae Rebo Village is located in Manggarai District, West Satarmese District, NTT (East Nusa Tenggara). Because Wae Rebo village is located behind the forest a bit far from the urban area, then you need to walk to get there. There are land and sea routes that you can choose to go to this Wae Rebo tourist village. Mbaru Niang Waerebo received an award from UNESCO in 2012.
If by land, then the route to Wae Rebo that you must pass is: Labuan Bajo -> Ruteng -> Dintor -> Wae Rebo. But if you choose this land route, it is necessary to know if Dintor is the last village that you can pass by vehicle. Then for access to Wae Rebo, you have to walk which takes about 2 hours. If you choose the sea route, then the route that will be passed is Labuan Bajo -> Pesisir Nangalili -> Mules Island -> Dintor -> Wae Rebo.
Know the Uniqueness of Wae Rebo Traditional Village
1. Has 7 Main Traditional Houses
Wae Rebo village has 7 main traditional houses named Mbaru Niang traditional house. Mbaru Niang traditional house has a unique shape that is like a cone barn with a height of about 15 meters, consisting of 5 floors, the roof is made of lontar leaves, and covered by Ijuk. Of the 7 traditional houses, 1 of them is a larger main house called Gendang house. Every tourist who comes will be entertained in one traditional house Mbaru Niang provided specifically to welcome tourists, namely in the house of Drum. You will be given a banquet in the form of Flores Coffee as a “Welcome Drink” in Wae Rebo village.
2. Penti Traditional Ceremony Every November
Wae Rebo villagers every November celebrate the Penti Traditional ceremony. Penti traditional ceremony is a celebration to express gratitude for the harvest obtained in a year. When the Penti Traditional ceremony is done Wae Rebo villagers will wear traditional clothes complete with accessories.
3. One of the Highest Villages in Indonesia
Wae Rebo village is included in the list of the highest villages in Indonesia because it is at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level. The location of the village at this height is also what makes Wae Rebo village often decorated with thin fog. Every morning a thin mist will descend slowly from the hills around the village and blanket the entire village with fog.
In addition, because of its location at an altitude so as to reach the village of Wae Rebo. You have to do trekking for up to 4 hours with quite difficult terrain. Although trekking to this village is quite difficult but you will be healed by the beauty of Wae Rebo village which is difficult to forget.
4. Descendants of Minangkabau West Sumatra
Although Wae Rebo village is a village located in West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara, but the villagers are descendants of Minangkabau from West Sumatra.
Empo Maro is the ancestor of Wae Rebo from Minangkabau who traveled to Flores island which eventually settled in the area that is now Wae Rebo Village. Although they are descendants of Minangkabau, the names of the inhabitants are not like the names of Minangkabau people in general.
5. Everyday People Who Stay Awake
When tourists visit Wae Rebo village can mingle and see firsthand the daily life of the majority of residents who farm coffee and weave cloth. The residents are famously friendly to the tourists who come. However, there are still rules that must be adhered to if you want to visit this village because the village still sticks to the customs.
Before setting foot in Wae Rebo village, visitors should ring the Tabuh tool as a sign that there are guests coming. In addition, tourists also have to visit the house of Drums to undergo the ritual of Pa’u Wae Lu’u to ask permission from the ancestors led by indigenous elders.
For those of you who want to visit this village, then the trip can be reached by air, land, or sea with the final destination of Labuan Bajo. After that, followed by a road trip to Denge village, the closest village to Wae Rebo village that can still be accessed by vehicles. In Denge village there are homestays for tourists to rest before leaving or after returning from Wae Rebo village. From Denge village, tourists have to climb 9 km at about 3 hours drive accompanied by the tour guide to Wae Rebo traditional village.
When you visit Wae Rebo village is tried to stay so that you do not get too tired because of the round trip for a day, for lodging in this village is usually wrapped in a tour package, facilities include food and drink and for the cost of care of the traditional house of the village. One of the tour packages that we present related to visiting this village is 2 Days Visit Wae Rebo.
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