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King Siallagan's Stone Chair

Jalan Rumah Hoba | Huta Siallagan, Kec. Simanindo, Ambarita, Samosir Island 22395, Indonesia
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Fascinating history retold by local resident

Until the 19th century when the 1st successful German Christian missionary learned the language and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ruthandvern
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Wilton, California
Loved the batak architecture, history of stone chairs, lovely wood totems and carvings to buy

loved the batak architecture, each design different, history of stone chairs and execution area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durga G
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 weeks ago
“Neat chairs and other sights”
29 Apr 2017
“Batak culture”
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Jalan Rumah Hoba | Huta Siallagan, Kec. Simanindo, Ambarita, Samosir Island 22395, Indonesia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Until the 19th century when the 1st successful German Christian missionary learned the language and culture and converted the Batak any stranger was subject to beheading and eating. The seat of judgement was the smallest seat in the circle where the king and council

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 1 week ago

loved the batak architecture, each design different, history of stone chairs and execution area interesting, good woodwork available, totems, masks, good quality stuff for reasonable prices, bargain naturally

Thank Durga G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw these when I was going around Samosir Island on a tour. It was cool to see the ancient chairs where criminals were judged, as well as the music/dance/puppet performance next to it. The Christian tomb just above it and the little museum among the...More

Thank ZacharyMarret
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Samosir Island is inhabited by Toba Batak people. This village, though small, serves as a nice representation of the way of living of the Batak people. You can enter their house to see their lifestyle and watch the local people indulging in festivities by dancing...More

Thank 11Manish86
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely a must visit here if you're into culture. There are not many things to do on samosir island. This place is one the most interesting here. You get to know a glimpse of old batak culture, see inside a batak house and hear about...More

Thank Limawan F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is not a legend but a remnant of Batak's bloody past where alleged criminals would be brought to the Court and they would be judged by the Bataknese King. Those that were pleaded guilty would be "seasoned" with spices and they would be cut...More

Thank wiredfrog
Reviewed 22 April 2017

My husband and I came here for a short evening outing. We started to look around a bit, but decided to get the local guide who advertised himself at the entrance (IDR 40,000). He lives in the first house, just inside the entrance. While some...More

Thank Audrey F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place reeks of mysticalism, of an age long ago where Kings would execute criminals and witchdoctors were a prominent and respectable position within the King's court. My advise is to hire a guide so as to fully appreciate the history. The stone table was...More

Thank friendly_unicorn
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place is kind of weird. Stone chairs presented there are thought to be the village justice court and were claimed to be very old although there's no proof of their actual age. Then there's old Batak houses available for visits but they are covered...More

Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Come to Ambarita and learn Batak history. Make sure that you read about it before you come here. So, you don't have to pay for local guide.

Thank krida802000
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