Bodo Ede village

Bodo Ede village

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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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The village of Bodo Ede. Photo by: 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. Photo by: 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 ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 0 words.)

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Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

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