Waerebo: Village Above the Clouds in NTT-Indonesia

APRIMITIVEPLACE, Indonesia – Waerebo is a village located in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, known as one of the ancient villages that has survived to this day. The village is situated in the Manggarai district, in the western mountains of Flores Island. Waerebo offers a unique experience for visitors with its stunning natural beauty and rich culture.

One of the main attractions of Waerebo is its location above the clouds. The village is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,200 meters above sea level, so visitors often feel as if they are above the clouds when they are there. The natural surroundings of the village are breathtaking, with dense forests surrounding the village and beautiful mountain views.

In addition to its natural beauty, Waerebo is also known for its unique traditional houses. The village is home to the Manggarai indigenous people, and the traditional Mbaru Niang houses are among the most fascinating. These houses are constructed from natural materials such as wood and palm leaves, and they have a distinctive conical shape. These houses have become a symbol of the culture and heritage of the Manggarai people.

Apart from visiting the traditional houses, visitors can also interact with the local residents and learn about their daily lives. The Manggarai people are very friendly and enjoy sharing stories about their history and culture.

Waerebo is a popular destination for nature and culture enthusiasts. To reach the village, visitors need to embark on a trek of about 7-8 hours from the nearest village. However, the effort is well worth the experience when you arrive. Waerebo is a suitable place for those seeking tranquility, natural beauty, and the enduring wisdom of the local culture. If you are planning a trip to East Nusa Tenggara, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this ancient village above the clouds.(MIS)