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Address: Jalan Rumah Hoba | Huta Siallagan, Kec. Simanindo, Ambarita, Samosir Island 22395, Indonesia
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Knights of the Round Table Batak Style

This place reeks of mysticalism, of an age long ago where Kings would execute criminals and witchdoctors were a prominent and respectable position within the King's court. My... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place reeks of mysticalism, of an age long ago where Kings would execute criminals and witchdoctors were a prominent and respectable position within the King's court. My advise is to hire a guide so as to fully appreciate the history. The stone table was used to discuss kingly matters and to discuss sentences. Within the view of the stone... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is kind of weird. Stone chairs presented there are thought to be the village justice court and were claimed to be very old although there's no proof of their actual age. Then there's old Batak houses available for visits but they are covered with tin roofs just like the ones you see on the whole island. But entrance... More 

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Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come to Ambarita and learn Batak history. Make sure that you read about it before you come here. So, you don't have to pay for local guide.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were treated with many small batak houses here. We didn't really go inside and explore in depth but just take some pictures at the front. It is alittle far from the main tul tuk area though

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Vancouver
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Guided tour through the old Batak houses and then on to the Stone Chair which was the village law court. Interesting to hear what the way of life was like. Enjoyed the attraction but could have done without having to walk the gauntlet of souvenir stores on the way out!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

At its face the attraction is just a traditional Batak village. There is no entrance fee but a (voluntary) donation is expected at the gate. Further in a guide is available to give you a tour of the village (again for a small tip). The village consists of traditional Batak houses arranged in a row inside a walled compound. At... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

These stone chairs used to be the place where the king sat down and holding a meeting with his advisers. This is the place where the stuff regarding the cannibalism of Batak tribe started. There's a table in this site where they would put the enemies to be killed and they would eat their hearts as a ritual to prevent... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The stone chairs and table at Ambarita was really cool, and there are other things you can see like traditional Batak houses. It was really interesting to go inside one and look at the artefacts in there. What I found more interesting was the stone chairs and table, along with more stone statues of people and animals on a little... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

You made it all the way to Samosir, so why don't stop at the stone chairs. It's not spectacular but you'll probably drive by on your bike or bicycle anyway. There are some nice things to photograph and you'll learn some more about the Batak culture if you take a local guide. Ok, Don't take the exit through the souvenir... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Pay Rp3K to enter the compound to view the traditional houses with stone chairs and a souvenir stall at the back. Nothing much ...

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