King Siallagan's Stone Chair, Ambarita

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King Siallagan's Stone Chair is located in Ambarita. To visit King Siallagan's Stone Chair on your holiday in Samosir Island, and find out what else Samosir Island has to offer, use our Samosir Island road trip planning app .
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  • Personally it has not particularly impressed us, but we had plenty of time on our trip to visit other villages.
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  • Nice houses, old stones, quiet small but worth a detour, you give a small donation when you go in. You can enter one of the batak houses, and browse around. We didn't take the guide since we thought i...  more »
  • Nothing special but just a stone chair only. It said to be a legend stone chair from the king era. However, this is one of the highlight here in Island  more »
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  • Site of the Batak king's court, with the original stone chairs of the council still intact. Next to no signage or information, and poor management of the site. All that aside, it's still something interesting to do.
  • Lovely place, very entertaining: a cultural heritage, traditional houses, artefacts, great view of Samosir & horrific story of the past tradition.
  • Hire a local tour to get to know the history of the site and culture. Support the locals by donating, buying souvenirs, or simply keep the area clean.
  • 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

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