capital of North Central Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia

Kefamenanu is a town in West Timor.



Most locals refer to the town by its shorter, casual name: "Kefa". Kefa is the capital of North Central Timor regency.

Get in


All long-distance buses stop in the Bus Terminal Kefamenanu in the center of the town.

Bus from Dili: 7 hours

Bus from Soe: 3 hours

Get around

  • Temkessi Village (sometime written as 'Tamkessi' or other variations): One of the popular village in Timor. Some villagers have left the village to modern housing, but there are still a few families live there. It is a bit of an inconvenience to reach the village. Most visitors hired a car and a guide, although some can make it with long-distance bemo and ojek. Ask your accommodation for the details. Remember to betel nuts and donation.
  • Taolin Palace (pronounced 'ta-O-leen'): a big house belonging to the previous royal family in Oelolok area. Possible to be reached with a bemo or an ojek.




  • Hotel Cendana, Jln. Sonbai. a long established accommodation for budget travelers. Wi-Fi available. all rooms come with private bathroom. Economy (no aircon) Rp150,000; Standard (w/ aircon) Rp220,000; VIP (w/ aircon and hot water) Rp250,000.
  • Hotel Ariesta, Jln Besuki Rachmat. a newer establishment receiving more attention for travelers
  • Hotel Livero, Jln. El Tari. the nearest accommodation to the bus terminal Rp250,000 and up.

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