Bena is the largest and best preserved of the traditional Ngada villages in the Bajawa region. It is located on a hilltop in the mountains along the southern coast of Flores at 840m of altitude. It consists of two rows of houses extending on a slope, built with traditional materials such as bamboo and thatched roofs and a central, terraced square with animistic shrines (Ngadhu and Bhaga) and megalithic stone structures used for religious purposes.
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