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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  • September 29, 2017
    Nice place in the middle of a village. You get a scarf over your shoulder. Downside is that you very much shops should pass. Advantage is that they are not intrusive. Explanation is really necessary, ask so a guide.
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  • September 20, 2017
    Leading up through a street, surrounded by 100-third parties shops with all of ' the same ', to get to the Tomb. Thanks to our guide, Parlin, we came to know something. But a lot of it is not. And the great respect that there'd be Sparks??? even though not seen!! Forward so but: HORAS!!
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  • September 17, 2017
    to get here you need along hundreds of metres stalls. Sellers are quiet. To the grave to visit you get a stola, there is no admission fee. Beautiful grave. Go down the stairs on the other side, go to the right and another right. Nice collection of images that suggest the ceremony
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