Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings, Samosir Island

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Visit the final resting place of the Batak king that adopted Christianity at Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings. Legend has it that King Sidabutar and his descendants were the first to inhabit the island, and practiced an indigenous belief called Parmalim until missionaries converted the island to Christianity in the 19th century. Note the carved images of the king's face, his guardian, and the woman he loved (unrequitedly). Smaller tombs and other statues surround the gravesite. Upon entering the site, you will be asked to don a traditional piece of fabric for modesty. Be sure to employ the help of a guide, as there is little signage. Just outside of the tomb you'll find many traditional Batak houses and souvenir kiosks. Before you head to Samosir Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Samosir Island online itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that Samosir Island has to offer, including Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings.
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  • Went to the visit the tomb old cementery of king sibabutar as per part of 1/2day tour. Upon entering we were asked to place the traditional ulos on the right shoulder. Tge guide told us we can donate ...  more »
  • Nice to see, but all the more apart that they have made this all by hand. The exact time that it was made was not entirely clear, but remains beautiful
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  • The tomb is at ambarita around 15 min drive from tuk tuk. Along with tomb there are batak houses too which u can see from inside. Also sovunier ships around the place and also option to dress in batak...  more »
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  • Mengunjungi makam tua Raja Sidabutar di Tomok Pulau Samosir menjadi bagian dari wisata ke Prapat. Kompleks pemakaman yang tidak terlalu jauh dari pelabuhan dan tempat penjualan kerajinan tangan khas Batak. Darai pemandu wisata kita bisa mengetahui sejarah dari Raja Sidabutar.
  • Well preserved and full of history, with 5 king tombs and several of the generals tomb. Recommended to hire a local guide.
  • Tomb of Batak King Sidabutar and his wife. Other than the actual tombs, there's nothing around the area (not even an information board). You'll need to read up on the historical significance before coming or get a local guide. The actual tomb site is less prominent than the houses in front hosting the performances; so head around further into the alley until you see it.
  • Its an old tomb of a King with his bodyguard and Anteng Melila, the women he loves... it's a historic place, we can learn some historical tradition from the local guide, and also we can watch the performance of Si Gale Gale. And there's a lot of souvenir shop around it...
  • recommended site for social, culture and historical tourism

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