Welcome to Oinlasi
We'll let others speculate about why local governments keep the road to the important market town of Oinlasi in such miserable condition. But the painful drive is worth it, especially on Tuesdays, when a traditional market spreads for more than 400m along a ridge overlooking two valleys. Villagers from the surrounding hills, many of whom wear traditional ikat, descend to barter, buy and sell weavings, carvings, masks and elaborately carved betel-nut containers, along with fruit, livestock, local sweets and some of the worst popular music ever recorded. The market starts early in the morning and continues until 2pm, but is at its best before 10am.