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The stone jumping ritual was amazing

The traditional dance and song were a great treat to see. Be sure to look at the construction of... read more

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Ya'ahowu!! First visited Nias back in 1990 and had he chance to visit annually after that until... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
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“The stone jumping ritual was amazing”
4 Oct 2017
| Desa Bawomatulo, Nias Island, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The traditional dance and song were a great treat to see. Be sure to look at the construction of the homes along the main square. Be prepared to have your picture taken and to be photographed with the locals -- it was such fun and...More

Thank JerryofMpls
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Ya'ahowu!! First visited Nias back in 1990 and had he chance to visit annually after that until 1993. So much have changed. We no longer have to climb so many stairs like before because of the new road. The roofs of the traditional houses have...More

1  Thank fnulnu0723
Reviewed August 23, 2017

A must see albeit it costs and they hassle a lot to buy stuff. Check out the Kings house as well as the stone jumping, that costs extra.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed May 1, 2017

The guy who jumps needs lot of courage, hats off to the young boys. they challenge you to lie down above stones and they will jump above that and they do that with ease.

Thank praveen m
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Fahombo is an ancient tradition, where a young man of age, will jump over 2.1mtr high of stone, as proof of his maturity and readiness to protect the village during the tribal wartime in Nias. The exercise will start at early age, where gradually the...More

Thank Bonchank
Reviewed July 17, 2016

I finally saw the attraction on my 4th visit to Nias. Went to Bawomataluo, a traditional village in Teluk Dalam. We had to climb up the hill to reach the venue. The view offered from the top of the hill is breath-taking. To see the...More

1  Thank MegaPandia
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Uniqe place to visit, take 2,5-3 hour from city can return to Gunung Sitoli for 1 day. We can see stone age civilization, palace and traditional village. But some local can be some annoying to selling handicraft. Advise to using local guide.

Thank Hendry S
Reviewed April 19, 2016

This tradition was previously a test for a boy whether he may join the war or not. Today, we can ask our local tour guide to arrange it. If you are travelling in a group, it is better to combine this attraction with traditional dances,...More

Thank Wardono
Reviewed May 5, 2015

in Bawomataluo village everyday they will jump if you have 200,000 IDR to pay, the stone about 2 meters, no safety. This attraction so famous in Nias, make sure you visit it when you come to Nias.

2  Thank Gifari A
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April 29, 2015|
Response from fnulnu0723 |
Lompat batu is available throughout of the year but you need to pay to see it. If you want to see their traditional dance, come during Indonesia's Independence Day on Aug. 17th and Christmas. Otherwise you have to pay a lot... More