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Huta Bolon Simanindo Batak Museum

Jl. Pulau Samosir | Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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The Best of traditional batak museum

A much better traditional dance experience than Sigale Sigale near Toba beach. There's a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edy N
A small but Lovely Museum

The museum is housed in a traditional Batak style house. It was filled almost to overflowing with... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Leander, Texas
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Jl. Pulau Samosir | Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Edy N
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Had great exprerencies in almost the whole of Indonesia, but this dance performance is a laugh. Although the houses look great, the overall atmosphere is ice cold. The dance performance (which was 100k) was performed without any passion and it even looked like the performers...More

2  Thank GvanVeghel
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The museum itself is quite dusty and poorly maintained. The traditional village houses are well maintained but can't be entered - it seems the only real attraction is the dance (which we did not watch). I'd rather recommend to visit the King Siallagan's Stone Chair...More

Thank Bambang L
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum with entrance fee IRD10,000 per pax. I think this is a place full with stories but without a guide, it just a tomb for the king and his sons. When we went, no other visitors so the lady in the...More

Thank wlyoung26
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We missed the Batak traditional dance performance on Sunday, as there's only one performance @ 11.45am. Entrance fees to Huta Bolon Museum, Simanindo without dance performance is IDR10,000. Personally, I think it's culturally rich, as there's no price-tag to history. Of course, it would be...More

Thank Cheerysunshine2001
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This museum is a single traditional Batak house, which is filled with a few cases along each wall containing local artifacts. But while the artifacts are worth a quick look, there's not that many of them and the text explaining them isn't especially informative or...More

Thank ZacharyMarret
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