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Huta Bolon Simanindo Batak Museum

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Interesting, rather than riveting.

A quaint dancing display, amid nice surroundings. The artifacts in the small museum are ok to see... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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Part of the culture

Its interesting to see how an original Batakhouse looks from the inside. The museum had some Nice... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Robin R
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Jl. Pulau Samosir | Simanindo, Samosir Island 22395, Indonesia
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A quaint dancing display, amid nice surroundings. The artifacts in the small museum are ok to see too. Especially worth it if you are passing at the time of one of the, often, twice daily shows.

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Its interesting to see how an original Batakhouse looks from the inside. The museum had some Nice stuff, but there was only and explanation in English so we didnt understand it. They didnt perform the dance while we were there. And there wasnt much more...More

1  Thank Robin R
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We went for the performance of traditional dancing (10.30am daily). It was good, not outstanding but good. After we saw a rehersal of a dance by 20 local school kids which we actually enjoyed much more. However it is authentic and the buildings worth a...More

Thank s1monmar5h
Reviewed 1 June 2018

It was alright. I mean, we can't really complain that the Batak culture has boring dance moves, so it was nice that at one point they asked the audience to join their dancing. It's a cute experience and my family had fun. Just see it...More

Thank shopaholickk
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Music and drama was excellent, however it is very hot outside. I believed they still under renovation, because the toilet is not possible to use

Thank Hetty M
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Wonderful experience. I learned so much about Batak culture and people. Next door there is a lovely coffee shop run by the daughter-in-law of the last king. Visiting with her in her home was a highlight of our trip

Thank EEBfromPdx
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I love the musicians high up in the Batakhouse playing the most wonderful traditional music. The dance is spiritual and supposed to call in the spirits.

1  Thank Tabocottages
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum on January 2018, I see many heritages of Batak Culture in this museum that are used by the ancestors of Batak Tribe in their activities. The museum is located at Simanindo Village. I only pay 10k. It's cheap price for me...More

15  Thank Selnasidauruk27
Reviewed 15 November 2017

A much better traditional dance experience than Sigale Sigale near Toba beach. There's a significant cast of villagers and a real buffalo. A lot of tourists arrive here by tour boat (I rode a motorcycle). There is shaded seating if you get there a little...More

1  Thank EdyN103
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The museum is housed in a traditional Batak style house. It was filled almost to overflowing with items and artifacts from the Batak past. ancient cloths and fabric. stone sculptures, a variety of tools, food preparation items. It doesn't take very long to go through...More

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