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Address: Jalan Pulau Samosir, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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+62 813-6027-2664

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Batak ancestor grave yard

Interesting place with typical ancient grave yard. Made from stone and very good stone carving,for that year over hundred years ago, on each grave which is its actual the coven. I... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2017
ange_saragih
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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Nearby our place (tabo cottages). Great place if you want to know about some of batak's history. This village is used to belong to king siallagan. The guide is very nice, he explain the story very detail. Interesting.

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Germany
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Interesting place with typical ancient grave yard. Made from stone and very good stone carving,for that year over hundred years ago, on each grave which is its actual the coven. I take a local guide to tell me some of the history, which i found interesting.

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Asia
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Yes, it is "just another collection" of tombs but with a proper guide, you will understand the richness of the culture and the story behind the tombs. Entrance is free but you will have to wear the "Ulos" (tribal shawl) as a sign of respect to the majesty and heritage of such a place. Yes, I was mesmerized. To go... More 

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Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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Reviewed February 10, 2017

We lost in the Sidabutar Kings because there were too many souvenir shop. Before explore any part of Samosir Island, please do research and read a lots because most of them display only Bahasa Indonesia. Another legend of multi-ethnic people land that the central government began to promote tourism after 2004. Leaving this place, we turned right and walk along... More 

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Thailand
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

It's a small space with a few tombs. As mentioned by the previous reviewers, there are shawls/scarfs available at the door for loan to place over your shoulder. A random local person will try to give you a brief introuduction of the space, but base on my observation, unless you hire a guide throughout your Samosir trip who will be... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

You can visit the tombs of local kings in a harbour village of Tomok - few kilometres from Tuk Tuk. It's free to enter but you have to wear some local shawl provided at the entrance - as a sign of respect. The tombs are different in shape, there's no explanation onsite so read about the site in your guidebook... More 

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

It's ok, but not worth the effort unless you have an interest in Batak culture. Run the gauntlet of souvenir shops on the way

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Thank fallfans
Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Just a tomb, not much...a lot of souvenir shop, and a lot of motorcycle passing, very dangerous to visit.

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

There are quite a few tombs, read up on the history before you go do that you actually know what you're looking at. You walk through a street of markets off the main road in Tomok to get there, there are some signs but if you feel lost the people are friendly so just ask. You need to wear a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Just a load of tat shops and pretty underwealming burial grave. Would not recommend . The villiage its in is pretty rubbish as well, dirty and smelly

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