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Huta Bolon Simanindo Batak Museum

Jl. Pulau Samosir | Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Cultural dance

It was alright. I mean, we can't really complain that the Batak culture has boring dance moves, so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
shopaholickk
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world
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Music and drama was excellent, however it is very hot outside. I believed they still under... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Hetty M
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Bintan Island, Indonesia
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  • Excellent17%
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  • Average35%
  • Poor7%
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“dance show” (3 reviews)
“next door” (2 reviews)
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Jl. Pulau Samosir | Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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 Edy N
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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

Thank RobertWorldWanderer
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Nice chance to get deeper into the Batak culture. Don't miss the live performance, around 10 am in the morning

Thank Figaro_AB
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I missed it because on a Monday, they only have one performance but I was able to go into the tiniest museum I've been to in my life. There's nothing much in there but I liked the different houses.

Thank Eleanor Pamela D
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This museum gives you insights to the lifestyle of the Batak Tobar people. Their majestic homes with tiny doorways and a huge house with no partitions... allows us to understand their rich culture of togetherness and order. There is also a monument or remembrance there....More

1  Thank BavaLeela
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