The Guest House is a small version of a traditional Sumbanese home. A bedroom and bathroom extends out on to a lovely balcony beneath the alang-alang grass roof. With a view of the horse racing field and the mountains in the distance this is a cool, airy place to relax and chew some betel nut.
The Guest House has a queen or two single beds inside a large mosquito net, wardrobes, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities and drinking water provided.
Wireless internet is also available at the main house.
The Guest House is 200m from the main house, where you can eat with the family, learn about the largest megalithic tombstone in East Sumba, see ikat weaving in action and play soccer with the kids of the village.
Kampung Raja Prailiu was the centre of the Lewa-Kambera Kingdom during Dutch colonial rule, and remains the cultural heart of Waingapu. Traditional ceremonial houses, mixed with more modern houses represent Prailiu as a centre for living culture, ancient customs adapting to a rapidly changing world.
Prailiu is located just 3kms from the centre of town and 6kms from the airport (we can pick you up). Hire cars or buses can be arranged to pick you up from Prailiu for other destinations like Kalala, Tarimbang, Laiwanggi-Wanggameti National Park and West Sumba (Waikabubak and Tambolaka).
Freshly baked bread is provided for breakfast, and you are welcome to join the family for other meals.
The Guest House is 200m from the main house. Guests have a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, drinking water and a fan in the room. You are also welcome to help prepare a meal in the main house (your recipe or ours!). Wireless internet is available at the main house
Interaction with Guests
Guests are invited to eat with the family, learn about Sumba ikat weaving, hear the story of the largest megalithic tombstone in East Sumba or play soccer with the kids.
Other Things to Note
Freshly baked bread is served for breakfast, guests are welcome to eat lunch and dinner with us, please let us know on the day.
No smoking in the Guest house Please
About the area
Kampung Raja Prailiu is a ceremonial village located in the middle of a growing city. Ancient beliefs and architecture meld with modern life to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, where you can be as involved in daily village life as you like, chewing betel nut with the locals, learning to weave or cook maize meal for dinner.
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