Wolotopo is located about 12km from the city of Ende. The village is easily reachable by private transport (motorbike as well as car. From Ende, head eastwards towards the Wolowona market. Turn right at the roundabout and follow that road until you arrive in Wolotopo Timur (East Wolotopo). The traditional houses are located in Wolotopo, the adjacent village, and are just a short walk away past the modern houses from Wolotopo Timur.Wolotopo village is an interesting village for your trip, because in this village the local society still protected their traditional megalithic tradition. You willable to found any unique housing compound here. the signature housing still from Flores will be easy to find in this village. not only that, in this village you will be very amaze because of the local society house build on height structure of stone and solid on the ground with landscape contours. To build their home on this village the local society use nature stone from beach or mountain, and they stacking that in order to make them easier to build house.
Here is the name of the traditional house that available in this village. Wolotopo’s keda kanga – a small wooden building used to store ancestral bones – is situated in an elevated position at top of the village. It features some prominent Lionese symbols: carved on its central pillar you can see a horse and a boat; and on the keda kanga’s four corners hangs the blue wooden seko, a depiction of fruit that symbolizes abundance and satisfaction. Peek inside the keda kanga to catch sight of the bhaku, a carved wooden box containing ancestral remains.
The sao ria, the ‘big house’, functions as an office for adat issues. It is still inhabited by the ria bewa – the village’s decision maker and legal authority – and his family. The sao ata laki stands elevated from the ground on rock pillars. It is inhabited by six families that include two who are mosalaki. Full of symbolism, the sao ata laki is a reflection of the female body. Its function as a communal house and a place for gatherings is expressed in the drum and gong reliefs at the entrance door; these instruments function to call people to gather. Right next to the sao ata laki, the sao su’e is the place for holding major communal rituals and ceremonies. Inside this house, there is an elephant tusk surrounded by round rocks. It is a place that people visit after having bad dreams. They bring along a stone, put it down next to the tusk, and pray that the bad dreams will not materialize.
In this village you won’t only find the unique housing compound of local society in Flores, you will also able to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the top of Wolotopo village. and here you will also find a small wooden house that’s called “Kedha Kanga”, in this village the local society take their ancestry bone, and also the mummy of their ancestry. In this hill area the local society also doing any ritual and because of that this place become a sacred place. When you come to this place you will able to see the beautiful beach view and refresh your mind here.