There is so much to see in the beautiful mountainous countryside around Bajawa. I trekked up to Wawo Muda crater lakes and visited traditional Ngada villages.
The town of Bajawa as seen from the trek to Wawo Muda crater lakes.
Mount Inerie looms on the horizon.
My first glimpse of Wawo Muda volcanic crater lakes
Wawo Muda volcanic crater lakes, which were originally five lakes, have been changing colour.
The bamboo in this area is some of the biggest I've seen.
Bena is a traditional Ngada village.
Wooden carvings on a Ngadhu, which represent the generations of the clan who created the Ngadhu.
Ngadhu umbrella-shaped structures and traditional Ngada houses in Bena village.
Buffalo horns are kept by the villagers from each ceremonial sacrifice.
Bhaga are miniature Ngada houses used for ceremonial purposes.
View across Bena village
Gurusina village, another traditional Ngada village.
This stone bench is built first when construction of a Ngada village is about to start. The village elders sit here to plan the layout of the new village.
Looking up the steeply terraced steps of Gurusina village.