Siraja Oloan (King Oloan) Tomb is a monument to commemorate the founder of Bakkara Kingdom (Batak land). His descendants include the 12 Batak kings (each called King Sisingamangaraja). He opened the area for settlement. This tomb is near Sisingamangaraja Palace in the Bakara Valley, Humbahas. It is about 13 kilometers (8 mi) from Dolok Sanggul or about 6.5 hours from Medan. To see it on the map, click here.
King Oloan has been famous among Batak as a wise ancestor. Among his teachings is that his descendants shall not marry each other. That had made his family grow big and cross to other regions. Bakkara had also managed to attract talent since the descendants had to go out to find mates. Bakkara later transformed into a respected kingdom (Batak Kingdom). See also Batak History.
Other people among Batak have also adopted this rule, which proves robust for the family or clan expansion.
What to Expect
Entrance is free, but you are supposed to tip the guard. The trip to the tomb is to pass villages that may have bumpy roads.
What Visitors Say
“It’s quite hard to reach the tomb of Siraja Oloan, but they have a big parking space and toilet for visitor though the maintenance still needed. The traditional house are well maintained, too bad there’s not much information about the house, the history, etc.” Novalia Maharani (Source)
“Learn more about the history of Batak culture through visiting the siraja oloan tomb.” Yosef Winardo (Source)
“The tomb of Siraja Oloan is good for historical tour.” Ganteng Marluga (Source)
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