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 suku baduy - foto instagram roies.suhemii


The traditional village itself was created a long time ago where the people still maintain the traditions, customs, and culture in the village. Maybe when you talk about traditional villages, what comes to mind is the Baduy Village in Banten.

Because the Baduy village in Banten is one of the most famous traditional villages in Indonesia. Apart from being close to Jakarta, we can also learn about the customs and traditions of the Baduy tribe there and it has become one of the cultural destinations in Indonesia.

But it turns out that it's not only the Baduy Traditional Village that you can visit to learn about the culture and customs that are the wealth of this archipelago. Because there are still many other traditional villages such as the Baduy Traditional Village.

Here are some traditional villages that you can visit to learn about the traditions and culture of the Indonesian nation besides the Baduy Traditional Village. What is certain is that it is no less interesting, beautiful and exotic, and unique compared to the Baduy Traditional Village.

1. Kampung Ciptagelar - Sukabumi, Jawa Barat

This village is a traditional village that upholds Sundanese culture in its daily life. It is an ideal place for anyone who wants to learn about Sundanese customs and culture.


Kasepuhan Ciptagelar Sukabumi Jawa Barat - foto instagram richardpapievans
Kasepuhan Ciptagelar Sukabumi Jawa Barat - foto instagram richardpapievans

The history of the Ciptagelar Traditional Village was founded by the Sunda Kingdom troops on the orders of Prabu Siliwangi. On this order, the soldiers split into 3 groups and built a new village, one of which was Kampung Gede which became the center of Kasepuhan.

Kampung Gede itself was nomadic or nomadic to avoid the influence of Japanese imperialism and political conflict from the DI/TII rebellion. The Ciptagelar Traditional Village itself is led by Abah Anom who is the head of the traditional village.

The name Ciptagelar itself means open or surrender. This Ciptagelar traditional village is located in the Sukamulya Village area, Sirnaresmi Village, Cisolok Sukabumi. The Ciptagelar Traditional Village itself has a population of around 338 people who belong to 76 families.

Here you will see firsthand the most complete life of the original Sundanese people, starting from the daily life of its citizens to the building of traditional houses that maintain Sundanese traditions since time immemorial.

2. Waerebo - Flores, NTT

Kampung Adat Waerebo Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur - foto instagram ali_olfat
Kampung Adat Waerebo Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur - foto instagram ali_olfat

Waerebo itself is located on the island of Flores, precisely in the Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. This mysterious remote traditional village is located at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level where there is always a thin fog that covers this traditional village.



If you look at it from a height, you can be sure that the view of Waerebo is very beautiful and enchanting. Moreover, this village has a typical traditional cone-shaped house. The seven are the main traditional house called Mbaru Niang.


Mbaru Niang is circular and neatly arranged where in the middle of the village there is a field that is usually used by the community for traditional events or gatherings.


The original inhabitants of Waerebo themselves turned out to be the Minangkabau tribe from Sumatra. Where according to the legend of the residents there that in ancient times their ancestors came from Minangkabau, Sumatra.


The combined view of the seven main houses and the mountains in Waerebo will make our eyes spoil with the charm of its beauty. Plus the people of Waerebo are so friendly and respectful of tourists or newcomers. Moreover, the children in this village do not hesitate to invite anyone to play with outsiders who come there.


The residents of Waerebo themselves are mostly farmers and weavers. So here you can learn to weave and create your own ethnic woven fabric. Besides that, you can also enjoy delicious Flores specialty coffee here.


So when do you want to go to the charming Waerebo and become a traditional village that is so beautiful, exotic, and mysterious?


3. Kampung Adat Tarung - Sumba Barat, NTT

This traditional village located in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara has a very unique uniqueness. Because the Tarung Traditional Village is located in the middle of the city of Waikabubak which is the capital of West Sumba Regency.


Kampung Adat Tarung Sumba Barat Nusa Tenggara Timur - foto instagram melky999_trg
Kampung Adat Tarung Sumba Barat Nusa Tenggara Timur - foto instagram melky999_trg

It turns out that even though it is in the middle of the city, this Tarung Traditional Village still maintains and holds firmly to the beliefs of their ancestors. The belief is Marapu or a belief that the spirits of their ancestors are still among them today.

In addition, this Marapu belief also affects all aspects of community life in the Tarung Traditional Village. Even the arrangement of village patterns to architects and residential designs in this traditional village also maintains and is influenced by this Marapu belief.

The traditional house in this village is also the same shape and very interesting. In addition, the traditional village of Tarung also offers the beauty and uniqueness of Sumba culture which is still preserved.

Although it is located only a few minutes from the capital city of West Sumba, the Tarung Traditional Village still maintains its customs and traditional house buildings. So that makes this village very prominent and also interesting to visit if you are in the city of Waikabubak, West Sumba.

4. Kampung Naga - Tasikmalaya, Jawa Barat

This village is not filled with dragons and their families, and it's not like the dragon in the bear's milk advertisement, which turns out to be cow's milk, eh. But Kampung Naga is a village that still maintains and holds strongly the Sundanese customs of its ancestors.


Kampung Naga Tasikmalaya Jawa Barat - foto instagram hend.i1292
Kampung Naga Tasikmalaya Jawa Barat - foto instagram hend.i1292

This village, which is located in Neglasar Village, Tasikmalaya, West Java, has its uniqueness. Apart from the natural beauty and friendliness of the people, it turns out that in Naga village we can also learn about Sundanese culture, from pounding rice with a mortar to other community activities.

However, even though it is very open to newcomers (people from outside), Kampung Naga still adheres to customs and will refuse all intervention from outside parties if it destroys the preservation of both nature and culture of Kampung Naga.

If the problem of the beauty of Kampung Naga is no longer in doubt. You will be spoiled with views of green forests and lush rice fields combined with people's houses that are so beautiful and very exotic.

But before you reach and can enjoy the beauty of Kampung Naga, we must first descend about 439 steps. In addition, during the trip to Kampung Nga, we will be guided by the original residents of the traditional village. Where he will also explain the history, what can be done, and taboos (bans) in Kampung Naga.

In Kampung Naga there is also a forbidden forest that cannot be entered because there are tombs of the ancestors from Kampung Naga. So don't try to approach the forbidden forest, let alone enter it.

5. Dusun Sasak Sade - Lombok, NTB

Sasak Sade Hamlet itself is indeed a traditional village inhabited by the Sasak tribe. And of course, they still maintain the customs and culture of the Sasak Tribe which is a native tribe in Lombok.


Dusun Sasak Sade Lombok - foto instagram dilfadiel
Dusun Sasak Sade Lombok - foto instagram dilfadiel

Even though it is located on the edge of an asphalt road, this Sasak Sade Hamlet still maintains the authenticity of their traditional village. Where still maintain the customs and culture of the Sasak Tribe with house buildings that are still traditional and the appearance of the original village from time immemorial.

In addition to the traditional houses in Sasak Sade Hamlet, this traditional weaving tradition is also passed down from generation to generation. Not only that, but the people of Dusun Sasak Sade also spin their yarn from cotton using traditional equipment.

And another unique thing about this traditional village which has about 150 houses in the typical habit of mopping the floor with buffalo dung. Even this unique tradition is still maintained today. Not without reason, the Sasak Sade believe that applying buffalo dung on the floor of the house it will make the house feel warmer and shunned by mosquitoes.

If you visit Sasak Sade Hamlet, you can help mop the floor using buffalo dung. As long as you don't feel disgusted, yes, because the name of buffalo dung must be dirty and of course smelly.

But if you don't want to, you can help or learn to weave and spin yarn. While studying the customs and culture of the Sasak Tribe in this Sasak Sade Hamlet.

So, those are 5 Traditional Villages that you can visit to learn customs and culture from your ancestors other than in Baduy Village, Banten.


kampung adat tempat belajar adat tradisional dan budaya indonesia selain baduy - foto instagram debisagita
Kampung adat tempat belajar adat tradisional dan budaya indonesia selain baduy - foto instagram debisagita

What is certain is that you will not be disappointed if you visit the traditional villages listed above. Because you will get new and amazing experiences and maybe you will fall in love with the conditions, daily activities to the culture and traditions that exist in the traditional village.

Or even you will fall in love with the girl or young man in the traditional village, eh. It's okay as long as you can accept and they also accept you, eh.

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