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Wae Rebo is a village located in Kecamatan Satarmese, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur. Location of Wae Rebo is very remote and isolated as it is located behind the forest. You must break through the forest along the 9 km to reach the nearest village with Wae Rebo.
To reach the Wae Rebo, there are several ways that you can be reached. How to Wae Rebo first, you could travel from Labuan Bajo headed for Sampit. Arriving in Sampit, you can proceed using a taxi up to the Dintor. Dintor is the last village accessible by vehicle before reaching Wae Rebo.
This taxi trip could take up to two hours. This is not a taxi fare such as taxi fares in General, which is about 150,000 Rupiah. The price you pay is dealt with on a journey that must be traveled, passing by rugged hills, forests, and also along the seashore.
The second option, using trucks (oto) from Sampit. From the Bus Terminal Mena, this truck will take you past the village of Cancar, Pela, Todo, and Dintor before you finally reached the village of Denge. OTO wood usually leave from the terminal in the afternoon. The trip takes about 3 to 3.5 hours.
The third way is to use the boat. The route you have to travel via Labuan Bajo headed south toward the coastal village of Nangalili. Cost to rent a boat of about 400,000 Dollars. Because there is no regular boat schedule, it is highly recommended to charter the ship in advance. The boat trip takes approximately two hours and takes you across to the island of Mules. Upon arriving at Dintor, continuing the journey to Denge with taxi. Taxi fare is around 10000 Rupiah with the travel time for 20 minutes.
The fourth way to the Wae Rebo is by hiking. Hiking or climbing you can this by taking the road between the village and the local SDK homestay (SD). During the trip, you will go through three rest area, namely the river Wae race less than an hours drive from Denge. Then after trekking for one hour, you will find the second retreat, namely Pocoroko.
This is a place that is important to the villagers (and visitors) who want to make phone calls and send text messages from their phones, because there is no mobile signal in the Wae Rebo. From Pocoroko you will reach the third post, that of Nampe Bakok, which takes around 40 minutes . From here, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Hill before you reach Wae Rebo.
Wae Rebo is an old village Manggaraian located and isolated in mountainous regions. This village offers the opportunity for tourists to see the authentic side of housing Manggarai and experience the daily life of local people. In this village, you have the opportunity to see mbaru niang, who is a traditional house traditional circular cone-shaped with a very unique architecture.
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In 2010, the Foundation House of the Custody started to renovate these houses. Even in its construction, private parties and the Government helped. So a House that originally only four course with conditions of concern, it's been a full seven fruit with good conditions.
Since 2002 a lot of tourists come to see exoticism Wae Rebo. The end of the tourists ' these scattered stories of architectural beauty and cultural conditions Wae Rebo.
When you visit the Wae Rebo, you will not only see the authentic Manggaraian housing, but also get a chance to experience the daily life of the local community.
Most of the people working in their gardens from the morning until dawn, some are busy with the harvest and processing of coffee beans. You can also watch the women on the Wae Rebo who do traditional songket weaving activities, although this is not the main activity of weaving the women Wae Rebo.
If you want you can also feel the night in Niang Mbaru, enjoy dinner and socializing with community Wae Rebo directly. During his stay there, you will sleep on woven mats from pandan leaves complete with the warmth of a family who lived there.