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Dokan Batak Village

Dokan Village, Kabanjahe, Indonesia
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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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11 Nov 2017
“Batak life”
29 Sep 2017
“The best place to visit traditional Batak village”
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Dokan Village, Kabanjahe, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Our guide was superb explaining the family structure and living arrangements of the Batak people. Wonderful place to see living history. Highly recommend this with a knowledgeable guide.

Thank wilfridblair
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Historic..friendly local resident.. Do get your souvenior here.. Get an oppurtunity to dance their traditional dance...horas horas..everywhere you go..kindly they will great you with horas horas...a welcome great by them..

Thank irdinanajla
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visit this place on our way to Parapat, it takes about 45 minutes drive from Berastagi. The traditional house is nice but the village is a lot trash and dirty. The local should keep the village clean for more tourist will visit this place.

Thank martineclaire94
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

On the way from Laka Toba (eastern side) to Berastagi, one can visit Dokan Village. There are several traditional houses, not as a museum, but a real village where people is still living. A young boy ask you to put your name in the visitor...More

Thank LouenStephan
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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.

Thank Lynnchoy
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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...More

1  Thank Abg_Acid
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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.

Thank Raihana R
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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...More

Thank JoshShoeString
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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

Thank halimah910
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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...More

4  Thank Raymond W
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