Hopong Village

Hopong Village is a former Hindu village at Dolok Sanggul, North Tapanuli, 3 hours from Silangit International Airport. We cannot point it on the map, but the closest is here.

What’s Special

It has historical sites in the form of buildings and statues typical of Hinduism. They feature distinctive carvings of Hindus. There are also ancient objects such as equipment thought to be hundreds of years old. They are evidence that Hinduism had influenced life in the region.

Also, there is a cave where more ancient objects are thought to exist. But the cave requires crawling through its hole before anyone can reach the storeroom inside. People who have tried to get in usually back off after a few minutes as they find out that the hole is dark and inhabited by bats. They fear that snakes may live there, too.

What to Expect

Roads to the location are paved but in some parts may be hard to ride. Entrance is free, but a donation is welcome.

See other attractions in North Tapanuli.