Historic..friendly local resident.. Do get your souvenior here.. Get an oppurtunity to dance their traditional dance...horas horas..everywhere you go..kindly they will great you with horas horas...a welcome great by them..
We visit this place on our way to Parapat, it takes about 45 minutes drive from Berastagi. The traditional house is nice but the village is a lot trash and dirty. The local should keep the village clean for more tourist will visit this place.
On the way from Laka Toba (eastern side) to Berastagi, one can visit Dokan Village. There are several traditional houses, not as a museum, but a real village where people is still living. A young boy ask you to put your name in the visitor...More
This is an interesting place to learn about the Batak who are the native of Samosir island. Although they were cannibals once, they have become Farmers after embracing the Christian faith. It is interest to know how their lifestyle and dwellings.
The moment I saw the green algae engulfed weed roof, the adrenalin starts flowing. A great visit. Large Batak of Karo tribe house, and one of them fits 8 families. These are not show-houses, but these people are still living in it. Just like their...More
It is just a small Batak village. There are few houses of Batak style and it is still living by new generation of Batak pople. This village is only 5 minutes drive from the main road Kabanjahe - Parapat.
In this small village, there are five square community ancient houses. The houses are quite big and have 5 partitions on each side. In each house, there are 8 families staying together. They are related to each other either by blood or by marriage. It...More
here you can bargain 50% of your needs. Must know how to bargain or else price is very dramastic.just small town to shop .The muzium and the ancient batak graveyards i dont find is interesting to me place look old nothing much to see
For budding anthropologists, Sumatra's highlands offer fertile grounds for exploration. They offer age-old tombs and wooden houses from before the colonial period and hints of customs which stretch back millenia. The Batak are one of Sumatra's largest and most interesting ethnic groups. Any group whose...More