Silversea Expedition Cruises To Bawemataluwo

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The local village of Bawomataluo is found in the Nias Islands where the islanders were once said to be fierce. Traditionally, passing through various stages of growth for a child or juvenile required that animals be slaughtered or enemies killed. Therefore young men prepared to become warriors at an early age. One of the preparations was stone jumping, a ritual where youngsters jumped over 1.5 to 2-meter (5 to 6.5 feet) high stone towers. View more

Once a boy could jump over the stone tower, it signified that he was ready to assume the responsibilities of a man. Still today, Nias boys start preparing for their stone jump at the age of ten. In addition to the fascinating culture of Bawomataluo, there are birds to look for here including the resplendent Stork-billed Kingfisher.

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Bali (Benoa) To Phuket
  • Asia
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Departure
    Sep 09, 2018
  • Duration
    14 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Discoverer

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