North Sumatera Cultures And Traditional Houses

Indonesia is known as a country rich in spices and other natural resources. Indonesia also consists of several provinces with different cultures from each region. Including in North Sumatra Province which is one part of the territory of Indonesia which has a fairly wide area with a variety of distinctive cultures. Call it North Sumatra. Medan is the Capital city of North sumatera. The airport name is Kualanamu international airport. Thus is the main gate to enter North sumatera. To explore this province, we are offering you Medan Lake Toba Tour Package which is created visiting all the best destinations such as trekking, leisure, hikking and so on. There are more than 10 northern Sumatran cultures that you can meet while visiting there.

North Sumatera Cultures And Traditional Houses

But if at this time you have not had time to stop by to the island of Sumatra especially the north, to know and enjoy a variety of distinctive cultures, do not worry because below will be presented in detail the most famous traditions of North Sumatra and you must know. The more curious what is the culture of North Sumatra that makes this region famous for its cultural characteristics? The following is a complete and special review presented to you to get to know the customs of North Sumatra so that it is closer to the culture of the archipelago that must be preserved.


Kinds of Culture in North Sumatra:

Custom home.

Traditional clothes.

Traditional dance.

Traditional weapon.


Folk songs.

Local language.


  1. Traditional Houses


The North Sumatra traditional house is a hallmark of our nation’s cultural beauty, consisting of various national cultures that increasingly color the beauty of the archipelago, including culture in North Sumatra . In the discussion of 7 out of 10 North Sumatran cultures, we started by knowing the traditional houses in North Sumatra.

Have you known this traditional house in North Sumatra? Yes. North Sumatra has a typical traditional house known as Parsakistan and the traditional house of Jabu Bolon. For the Parsakistan traditional house itself is a traditional house of North Sumatra which is used as a place to store inheritance.

This traditional house is located in the Toba Batak area. Aside from being a treasure store, the house of Jabu Parsakistan is also a place for meetings to discuss matters relating to the administration of adat. While the traditional house of Jabu Bolon is a house that is used as a meeting place for a large family where the shape of the traditional house is shaped like a stage with the upper room as a shared residence and a bed designed higher than the position of the kitchen.


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On the other side of lake toba there is an intresting place to be visited for trekking in Bukit lawang to see the orang utans and to do tubing aswell.

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