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  On the roadside on Samosir, going up the hills
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  • On the roadside on Samosir, going up the hills - Danau Toba
      On the roadside on Samosir, going up the hills
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  • Samosir - Danau Toba
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  • Shrine? cemetery? - Danau Toba
      Shrine? cemetery?
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  • Pillar decor of previous shrine - Danau Toba
      Pillar decor of previous shrine
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  • Shrine in Ambarita - Danau Toba
      Shrine in Ambarita
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On Samosir island or on the mainland around lake Toba, when you wander around, travel by feet or bike, it is impossible you don?t come across some small monuments or shrines; they are built in the same style as the traditional houses, sometimes on small hills, far from villages, or close to them, next to tombs or totally isolated. . . . . All these shrines have certainly a signification, but I had no guide and people did not know (or made as if. . . ) about explaining these shrines. Most of them are recent, they have been erected for the ancestors, are for individuals or for communities. These shrines very nicely decorate the countryside of Samosir, and some are also in villages.

Directions: Everywhere in the Batak Toba countryside

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  • Written Jun 11, 2009
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