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This could be a magic place! Unless they are busy exchanging the wooden structure of the houses... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Andreas C
Hamburg, Germany
Traditional Village

You can see the traditional house of Sumba. The local people are nice. Can take beautiful photos... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Caroline C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Waikabubak, Sumba, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was THE village to be visited to witness the original sumba village but since the village was completely burned last year people visit Prai Ijing village instead that is not far away from there

Thank Aloysius170
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This could be a magic place! Unless they are busy exchanging the wooden structure of the houses against concrete (which they did when we were there). They als had a roof-renovation, organized and paid for by the district government. So, all the men were busy...More

Thank Andreas C
Reviewed 25 July 2018

You can see the traditional house of Sumba. The local people are nice. Can take beautiful photos from the top courtyard near the entry.

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Kampung Tarung used to the one of the iconic village in Sumba Barat but unfortunately it has been burned down. As an exchange you can visit Prai Ijing village near Waikabubak

Thank Aloysius170
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
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