Photo: Scenery on the way to Bajawa.

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Things to see and do

Mangeruda hotsprings
30 minutes to the east of Bajawa

We’d normally turn our nose up at hot springs (and not because of the rotten egg smell) but the Mangeruda Hotsprings outside Bajawa are excellent and worth a visit -- especially if you have kids. What makes Mangeruda so great is that the hot spring combines with a cold-water waterfall, meaning that depending on where you sit the water is scalding hot and still, rushing and cold or somewhere in ... Read more about Mangeruda hotsprings .

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17km from Bajawa

In the shadow of Gunung Inerie, the Ngada village of Bena is the prime reason most travellers break their journey at Bajawa, as the village is considered a classic example of Ngada culture. The village comprises two rows of traditional houses facing one another across an open area dotted with ngadhu totems and bhaga shrines. Upon arrival you’ll be hustled across to a reception where you’re ... Read more about Bena .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Bajawa? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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