Attractive kampung right in the centre of Waikabubak
Kampung Tambelar is right in the center of town, on a rocky outcrop bordering the main road through Waikabubak. Essentially, this is a narrow ridge with two rows of houses – mostly traditional houses complete with thatched roofs -, and a series of grey-black stone slabs that represent the tombs of the important deceased villagers – whilst others have been buried at the end of the village, or the beginning, whichever way you are looking at it. Many very friendly people, all curious, yet obviously used to tourists. The verandahs of many houses have been decorated with buffalo horns and skulls, animals sacrificed during ceremonies; the roofs have two wooden sticks, here carved in abstract patterns, which point in the air.
From here it is a short walk to the small Kampung Kawaineh (or jump straight to the large Kampung Tarong, or to the end of the tour, Kampung Bondomarotto)