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Address: Dokan Village, Kabanjahe, Indonesia
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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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This is an interesting place to learn about the Batak who are the native of Samosir island. Although they were cannibals once, they have become Farmers after embracing the... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
Lynnchoy
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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is an interesting place to learn about the Batak who are the native of Samosir island. Although they were cannibals once, they have become Farmers after embracing the Christian faith. It is interest to know how their lifestyle and dwellings.

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Muar, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

The moment I saw the green algae engulfed weed roof, the adrenalin starts flowing. A great visit. Large Batak of Karo tribe house, and one of them fits 8 families. These are not show-houses, but these people are still living in it. Just like their forefathers did and it is 150yrs old. Amazing culture of Karo. You may even enter... More 

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

It is just a small Batak village. There are few houses of Batak style and it is still living by new generation of Batak pople. This village is only 5 minutes drive from the main road Kabanjahe - Parapat.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

In this small village, there are five square community ancient houses. The houses are quite big and have 5 partitions on each side. In each house, there are 8 families staying together. They are related to each other either by blood or by marriage. It is interesting to visit the families and they are very friendly being accustomed to many... More 

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Jurong, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

here you can bargain 50% of your needs. Must know how to bargain or else price is very dramastic.just small town to shop .The muzium and the ancient batak graveyards i dont find is interesting to me place look old nothing much to see

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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

For budding anthropologists, Sumatra's highlands offer fertile grounds for exploration. They offer age-old tombs and wooden houses from before the colonial period and hints of customs which stretch back millenia. The Batak are one of Sumatra's largest and most interesting ethnic groups. Any group whose cannibalistic antics struck fear into the heart of Marco Polo deserves a modicum of respect.... More 

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