Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rumah Bolon, Simalungun

One can have a view of Rumah Bolon, the ethnic Batak Simalungun's traditional house, in Simalungun, along the way from Parapat to Berastagi.

Bolon means big, and it can house a few families in it. In the past, Rumah Bolon was the royal residence. The Rumah Bolon that we visited is about 400 years old. The descendants of the kings no longer live there, however, they do live nearby.

There are some basic furnishings and musical instruments on display in the Rumah Bolon.

14 kings had ruled prior to Indonesia's independence

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