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Huta Bolon Simanindo Batak Museum

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Huta Bolon Simanindo Batak Museum

159 Reviews
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palawanismyhome wrote a review Mar 2020
Puerto Princesa, Philippines19,621 contributions300 helpful votes
The museum is located in Tomok and there is a small entrance charge to visit it, but the people in charge will show you round the Batak House and explain about the Batak culture. We found it very interesting.
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Date of experience: March 2020
carmenLow wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore243 contributions7 helpful votes
The price of the ticket idk 5k. We have to remove our shoes before going in. There were equipment/weapons/music instruments being displayed. A gift shop were at the side of the museum. There is a Pamelo tree just outside the museum. When we went there, we saw it bearing its fruits.
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Date of experience: August 2019
juanofthejungle wrote a review Jul 2019
Culburra Beach, Australia298 contributions53 helpful votes
The buildings and museum were interesting but we were not allowed access to some of the buildings such as the kings building which are shown in some of the photos. The dance performance told a story which made it interesting. Unfortunately it was spoilt by a couple of tourists who thought they should be allowed to walk in amongst the performers blocking everyone ease's view.. Requests from the staff to return to their seats fell on deaf ears. Eventually shouts from the rest of the audience got them to return to their seats. great clean modern toilet facilities.
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Date of experience: July 2019
worldexplorer88_11 wrote a review Jul 2019
La Jolla, California288 contributions112 helpful votes
Between the Batak Houses, the small museum holding a variety of every-day objects, and the cultural dance performance, visitors can expect to gain a better appreciation for Batak culture assuming that you have a guide to provide some helpful context. Lacking a guide, I think it would be easy to feel underwhelmed, and unlike other tourist spots where local guides are on hand waiting for business, we did not see any guides here. The Batak dance performance is a necessary component to visiting as without it there is not much to see/glean. Guesstimate 30 minutes without dance @ 1 1/2 hours with dance. Be aware that the dancers invite audience participation at the end - I suppose both good for tourism and as a way to further generate donations.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Atiroh S wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore, Singapore117 contributions44 helpful votes
The musuem itself is really small and take less than half an hour to finish. The highlight of this place is more the traditional batak dance which you get to see and be part of at the end. The locals were very sweet and taught us how to do their dance and we did a small performance together with them! The timing for the dance is fixed, good to ask the local guide to advise you on the timing.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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