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Not many to see, but I found it fascinating. Worth dropping by.

If you rock up at this place, a guy will come and greet you and give a "free" tour (speaks English). There isn't a lot to see, but what there is is quite fascinating. Certainly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

we had the good fortune of being able to watch one of their dance performances. When we reached the village we were greeted by them with rice tossed over our heads. The dance group was magical, the costumes wonderful. In this village are still some of the traditional Karo Batak longhouses; some are still inhabited and shared by 8 or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

If you rock up at this place, a guy will come and greet you and give a "free" tour (speaks English). There isn't a lot to see, but what there is is quite fascinating. Certainly worth a visit if you are in the environs of Mount Sinabung. It seems that 8 families shared each long house, which has four cooking... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

If you are coming from Berastagi and are on your way to Lake Toba, please be sure to stop in Lingga to visit this small village which exhibits some of the old Karo Batak traditional houses called Rumah Adat. In Toba you will see many old Taro Batak homes but the Karo Batak are distinctly different. This is not maintained... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

The village of Lingga is situated in the misty Karo Batak Highlands, some 1000 metres about sea level. It is one of several remaining examples of traditional Karo Batak architecture and it is seriously imperilled. Last year it was added to the World Monument Watch list of the 100 most endangered cultural or historic sites in the world. Hopefully, this... More 

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