Bodo Ede village

Bodo Ede village

Compact and interesting

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Bodo Ede village is perched on a small hill, about a block behind the post office in the heart of Waikabubak. At the bottom of hill before entering, you’ll pass a number of large stone and more modern cement tombs, most with stylised buffalo decorations.

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A short steep climb will reveal a small, tightly packed village with 14 houses, all constructed with traditional tall thatched roofs, but a few of the buildings are built from modern brick and mortar rather than traditional bamboo or wood. However, this is mostly concealed by the thatch.

The village of Bodo Ede. : Sally Arnold.
The village of Bodo Ede. Photo: Sally Arnold

A couple of the houses display large collections of buffalo horns — most impressive (and handy for hanging your motorbike helmet). Crowded into the tiny centre of the village are some very interesting megalithic tombs, many with elaborate carvings. One of particular note is a large standing carved stone that looks like a figure with raised arms.

A buffalo horn bonanza. : Sally Arnold.
A buffalo horn bonanza. Photo: Sally Arnold

Amid the tombs life goes on — washing is draped over the ancestors to dry, kids ride their bikes around the graves and adults go off to farm the fields. Tarung and Waitabar villages are a short walk to the west.

Contact details for Bodo Ede village

Address: Centre of Waikabubak
Coordinates (for GPS): 119º24'38.13" E, 9º37'54.83" S
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