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Unique Sumba culture

The village located around 1 km from Waikabubak town center. Inside the village my feeling is like... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
Beautiful Village

I came to kampung Tarung literally days before it burnt out on early October (it was a sad news... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Andesita O
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Waikabubak, Sumba, Indonesia
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The village located around 1 km from Waikabubak town center. Inside the village my feeling is like going back centuries ago. There I see old traditional Sumba houses with collection of buffalo horns and pig jaws hanged in the facade of the houses. The villagers...More

Thank Rahman_Priyono
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I came to kampung Tarung literally days before it burnt out on early October (it was a sad news) This kampung is very beautiful. the people is very friendly. you can buy "kain tenun" (traditional hand made fabrics) directly from the makers. And we were...More

Thank Andesita O
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Tarung is hit by a fire on 07 oktober 2017 ..28 houses where complete burned down . My first visit was on 12 oktober , people where still in shock . 23 oktober my seconde visit ..I couldn't believe my own eyes ..all the houses...More

1  Thank Herman-Buyle
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time when we're here, villagers are very friendly and nice. Great for taking pictures and also you can buy a traditional craft while you here.

Thank Wavves
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Tarung traditional village is located in the heart of Waikabubak, the main city of Sumba Barat district. People living in the village are used to with visitors. The houses were well maintained, it was clean and decorated with bull skulls. However, we didn't go thoroughly...More

2  Thank trisyatrisya
Reviewed 17 June 2017

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 25 May 2017 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
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