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King Siallagan's Stone Chair, Ambarita

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  • Nice to see that dancing here much closer to nature continues, the primal emotions. Much less on technique. Nice implementation of 3 quarter where we as an audience were allowed to participate.
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  • Tiket masuk kesini sangat murah dan ketika kami datang disana sedang ada acara menari ( tarian khas batak, thor thor).  more »
  • This batakskaja village, an open-air museum. At the entrance you need to buy a ticket for IDR 6000/person. At tribe inhabiting batakov Sumatra was the glory of cannibals. Prior to the 1920-ies there practiced patriarchal slavery, ritual cannibalism, the hunt for human heads. But just because people haven't eaten Bataks-it was only just punishment of the offender through eating. If a person on the island committed a crime (murder, rape or betrayal), the Council of elders, headed by the King has made a decision about the fate of the condemned man. Some time the offender lived as a pet-sitting in a cage under the House, deprived of speech. On the day of judgment the culprit, dazzle nadrezali body wounds strewed with salt and pepper and coat with lemon or lime juice. Salt, pepper and limes bring relatives who had been sentenced to death by eating-in agreement with such a form of punishment. Man were beaten to death and then beheaded on the stone table. Heart with blood and lime juice offered to the King, else raw-confirmed. Dice the hapless dumped in Lake Toba. Then 7 days to take water from Lake was forbidden. In the ritual Feast was attended exclusively by men. In this village there is a Museum, a model of the offender in a cage under the House, stone table with stone seating, where the elders met and where there was a penalty. Probably on a weekday are quiet and calm, but it was Sunday and it was very crowded. They brought a large number of school children who were narjazheny in the Batak Batak danced dances and costumes. And this created a special mood and atmosphere. Very interesting to see.
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  • It's a small compound of the ancient houses and stones tables of the early Batak tribe (the tables where the King discussed tribunal matters and the execution stone tables where they tortured and killed enemies or felons - part of the cannibalism culture). Well... The stones are stones, with no descriptions of any sort around (it's not really an organised place). There's an area which looks like they hold performances for tourists but there's no info on when and how it is done (so i didn't get to see any). To be fair, it is an interesting piece of history but it's a rather underdeveloped site for tourism with no information provided on-site. Do your research of the historical significance before coming to understand what it is or get a local guide. There's an old lady guarding the compound and charges a small fee (ranging 3K to 5K; she's flexible about it).
  • Not a whole lot too see...chairs are chairs? The lady may ask 3000 rupees as you enter but that seemed hit and miss as to whether she's there or not. Not a must see but can't fault the place...just lacking excitement really
  • A must see if you come to Samosir. You can see the Batak house, a small museum, stone chair, Si Gale Gale doll and local souvenir shops.
  • Not only does this site keep the megalithic heritage of Toba and its early people, it also post a comprehensive map for tourists summarizing the geological history of the place - plus beautiful traditional houses.
  • This place you should to visit if you come to samosir. You can see the batak house, museum, stone chair, si gale gale doll, and local seller souvenier from batak

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