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Ratenggaro Village lined stone tombs and houses on stilts tower 15 meters

Tinuku Travel ~ Ratenggaro Village is a traditional village in Umbu Ngedo sub-District, Kodi Bangedo District, Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, or 40 kilometers from Tambolaka City, invited the travelers back to the days of megaliths in which old stone tombs, the house of Uma Kelada architecture shaped tower 15 meters and Marapu religion.

Tinuku Travel Ratenggaro Village lined stone tombs and houses on stilts tower 15 meters on seafront

Tinuku.com Travel Ratenggaro Village lined stone tombs and houses on stilts tower 15 meters on seafront

Ratenggaro village has the meaning Rate or the grave and Garo or Garo people has a history of inter-ethnic wars, those who lost the war were killed and buried on the spot. At least 304 unique-shaped stone tombs and three of them on the edge of the sea.

Stone tombs resembles a flat table, large and carvings in magical symbols looks very sturdy though every day always hit by the wind from the sea behind the village. Stone tombs also contains the remains of the kings and ancestors, whereas the smaller grave stone for common people.

Village has Uma Kelada is a traditional house in unique architecture form a tower of 15 meters. The roof structure using basic material of bamboo and palm tree leaves. High and low roof is based on social status of every householder. To this day people in Ratenggaro still adhere to the Marapu tradition same as other villages in West Sumba District in general.

Uma Kelada shaped house on stilts in fourth floor where the bottom floor is the cattle pens, the second floor is family room, the third floor is a place to store the crop and the fourth floor as a place to store sacred objects as a symbol of glory sign.

Ratenggaro house is almost the same as other traditional houses in East Nusa Tenggara, Tana Toraja and North Toraja where buffalo horn and pig jaw hung in houses as a symbol that the homeowner had carry out traditional rituals as a glory status.

Travel.Tinuku.com Ratenggaro Village lined stone tombs and houses on stilts tower 15 meters on seafront

Tinuku Travel Ratenggaro Village lined stone tombs and houses on stilts tower 15 meters on seafront

Location: Ratenggaro Village, Ngedo Umbu sub-District, Kodi Bangedo District, Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara.

Activity: Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Craft shop and watch cultural Attractions. Hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants, hotels and resorts.

Reach access: 40 km from Tambolaka City.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Tambolaka Airport in Tambolaka City. Then use car to Umbu Ngedo and then to Ratenggaro.

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