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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Samosir Island holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings terletak di Jalan Pulau Samosir, Samosir, Indonesia. Makam ini adalah salah satu makam yang dikeramatkan oleh suku Batak. Aturan ketika masuk ke dalam makam inilah adalah s...  more »
  • Nearby our place (tabo cottages). Great place if you want to know about some of batak's history. This village is used to belong to king siallagan. The guide is very nice, he explain the story very det...  more »
  • Interesting place with typical ancient grave yard. Made from stone and very good stone carving,for that year over hundred years ago, on each grave which is its actual the coven. I take a local guide t...  more »