One of possible activities you can do when you are traveling to Indonesia is exploring its villages. In fact, not all villages in Indonesia are considered as dirty or neglected. Nowadays, some of villages included on village tour program. It offers travelers new sensation of visiting village in Indonesia. If it is your first time to come to Indonesia and you think that visiting its village is a great idea, just check the list of popular village you have to visit below.
This village is located on Yogyakarta, Central Java. It is a great option for those who want to enjoy the natural sensation around the village. Those are including caves such as Pindul Cave, Glatik Cave, and Banyumoto Cave. Interestingly, you can also explore the history of this village from the megalithic sites or one of Indonesian heroes on General Sudirman Monument. The villagers keep their tradition and it becomes unique attraction to enjoy. You are able to watch Beber Traditional Performance, Doger, and Gejog Lesung. This place will make you want to explore more and more.
This is considered as one of Sunda villages, West Java. The location of this village is in Ciater, Subang. It becomes popular village because this village keeps their tradition and culture until today. Just bring your camera and start to take a picture of traditional ceremonies. One of the biggest traditional ceremonies in Wangunharga Village is known as Ruatan Bumi. This ceremony is done as the gratitude to the God from the great harvest time.
If you are visiting Malang, don’t forget to go to Ngadas Village. Ngadas Village is located on Poncokusumo sub district. You can go there before or after visiting the most popular volcano mountain in Indonesia, Bromo Mountain. There are two attractions you can enjoy from this village. First, you can enjoy the freshness and the beauty of the surrounding. Second, you can also learn and become the witness of Tengger’s tradition. In specific time, Tengger tribe or the villagers of Ngadas are held traditional ceremonies such as Barikan, Galungan, Kasada, Karo, and many more. If you want to explore more, it is also possible for you to stay there for a few days. There are several villagers who serve their house as a homestay for travelers.
Visiting Indonesia will be incomplete without visiting Bali. In this beautiful island, there is also a unique village you need to visit. The location of Tenganan Village is on Manggis District, Karangasem sub district. The unique part of this village is that the villagers still use customary law in their daily life. This is the place where you can find a traditional house of Bali. While exploring the beauty and the uniqueness of Tenganan Village, you can buy several traditional handcrafts such as carvings, painting in the Lontar leaf, and weaving products. It will be a perfect gift to bring when you go home.
In short, visiting village in Indonesia is also interesting traveling activity to do. Those villages above can be a good reference before starting your village tour traveling program.