BOLON HOUSE

A House of Norm and Tradition

Traditional Batak House from Indonesia

Visiting North Sumatra has always been a decent way to spend your precious excursion. Not only it offers impressive nature scenery like that of Piso-Piso waterfall and Toba lake, but does it also have another impressive destination worth your visit. Aside from the fabulous view offering great tranquility toward its visitor, the artwork creations forged by local people are absolutely stunning and deserve our attention.

 

Bolon house, which is mainly located in Tomok village, Samosir island, is a remarkable building worth full attention.

 

Being a signature residence of North Sumatra citizens, Bolon has undeniably carried many historical stories through generations. The interesting part of visiting this destination lies on the ancient superstition adhering to the very house itself. Each architectural structure has its implication reflecting local norm and hope of the landlord. The main door is built in short, hence the guess will lower their head when entering the house. This practice solely means to show a respect toward the recent occupier. A sharp fringe roof ascending into a pointing edge means as a prayer that the future descendant of the residents will occupy higher life position. A pattern carved on the wall has also its implication as the media to block any harmful force. Many other symbolic patterns implying certain values are there waiting to be exposed.

 

Traveling to traditional village like Tomok, where classic norm and superstition are highly upheld, is a rare opportunity in this modern era. However, as you soon join Xplorea.com, shall you own even more references to visit such marvelous traditional village with its pristine ancient tradition.

 

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