Wae Rebo is an old Manggaraian village, situated in pleasant, isolated mountain scenery. The village offers visitors a unique opportunity to see authentic Manggarai housing and to experience the everyday life of the local community. In the village of Wae Rebo, visitors can see mbaru niang – traditional, circular cone-shaped houses with very unique architecture. Nowadays, it is still a place to hold meetings, rituals and Sunday-morning prayers together.
The village can only be reached by way of a three-hour hike (depending on your physical condition) from the lowlands. The hike is definitely worth the effort: the dense rain forest along the narrow path to Wae Rebo is one of a stunning biological diversity. Not only does it host interesting vegetation, including orchids, palms, and different ferns, but also an impressive population of singing birds.
Wae Rebo Village is a traditional village at west part of Flores, Manggarai, Nusa Tenggara Timur. It is located in between two mountains, which is about 1200 meters above sea level. There are 7 traditional houses made from wood, all with a rope-bundle construction in this village. These traditional houses make this village impressive and unique. The community in this village make their houses themselves, all with very natural sources from the jungle. The culture of local community as the main attraction. Their culture related to the nature, belief sytem, local tradition/custom, and social life.