Dokan Batak Village
Dokan Batak Village
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,563 contributions
Mar 2020
We organised a private car between Berastagi and Lake Toba with a few stops. The village of Dokan was interesting as there were 5 Batak houses. Wandering around we were invited to take a look in one house where several families lived. They were eager to show us their home and of course a small donation was expected. It was well worth the 30 minute stop on the journey.
Written 14 March 2020
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Putri Kitnas
Depok, Indonesia27 contributions
Dec 2019
Even though it's pretty far, about 1 hour from Kabanjahe but this place is worth to visit. I had a chance to talk with a Pak Sitepu family in the biggest and well maintained house (jambur) in the village. The families who live there are friendly and explained to me enthusiastically about Karo culture from A to Z and how 8 families could live together well under the same roof. bring money if you like to buy a Karo house prototype and kulcapi ( Karo traditional music instrument) made by Pak Sitepu. Try also their coffee as Dokan is well known these days by its famous Dokan coffee.
Written 20 December 2019
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JohnandBettyBangkok
Wirral, UK147 contributions
Sept 2019
Very interesting to see the long houses and the way the residents live there - 6 or ore families sharing the space with firewood stored above and animals below. No tpilet facilities though. The village itself has a lost of trash and litter lying around which was a shame to see - reminded us of Indian villages. Small donation to the longhouse elder for the visit.
Written 14 October 2019
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Hegi S
32 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
This is a good village, we can find 5 traditional houses of Batak Karo which occupied. For you who love culture and villages, I think this is really recommended. But we hope the society can keep clean the village.
Written 23 September 2018
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wilfridblair
Ottawa, Canada184 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Our guide was superb explaining the family structure and living arrangements of the Batak people. Wonderful place to see living history. Highly recommend this with a knowledgeable guide.
Written 2 March 2018
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martineclaire94
Paris, France36 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 16 October 2017
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LouenStephan
Ghent, Belgium1,768 contributions
Sept 2017 • Couples
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 book and to give some money for the village. If you are discrete, one can visit the biggest longhouse. The old women invite you. Of course give a small gift to the family (may be 20.000). Dont go inside with a group.
Here one is in the middle of the way how traditional people live now
Written 29 September 2017
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Lynnchoy
Klang, Malaysia177 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
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.
Written 24 October 2015
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Abg_Acid
Muar, Malaysia303 contributions
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 forefathers did and it is 150yrs old. Amazing culture of Karo. You may even enter the houses, but do pay respect at them, smile and make some gift.
Written 21 November 2013
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Raihana R
Malaysia251 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
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.
Written 10 July 2013
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