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Once you arrive here you realize that Batak is one of the civilized ethnic. They are not savaged far before it get contact with outside world. Death penalty is recognized here through a fair trial. If you are criminal, your value are the same as...More
There's more to this place than just a single stone chair. What you get to see is a whole range of artefacts and structures from Batak culture, starting with stone carved door guardians, moving on to soaring, saddleback-roofed houses and finishing with hilltop tombs.
We were lucky as we had a very good guide. He was able to tell us the history in an interesting way. We were brought into a traditional Batak house, and was explained how the design came and how families lived together in the a...More
While on an organized private tour of Sumatra, my spouse and I were taken here by the guide that was assigned to us for our 7-day stay. Despite the rain, this was one of my favorite places that we visited!
The site is located in...More
If you need to understand Batak culture, Ambarita village should be the first place in Samosir Island to start with. It is very essential to engage the local guide from the village to better appreciate Batak culture. We were lucky to have the guide to...More