Nias Island is dotted with fascinating villages and architecture - a testament to its unique and enduring culture and traditions.
Lahusa Fau is the centre of Nias traditional handicrafts. Many artisans in this village still practice ancient forms of wood and stone sculpture.
One of the oldest and most peaceful traditional villages in South Nias, Orahili Fau was also one of the last to fall during the Dutch invasion.
One of the last remaining North Nias traditional villages, Siwahili Tumori has ten oval-shaped shaped houses over a century old.
The large village of Hilimondregeraya features 130 traditional Southern-style houses stretching neatly from the village gate up into the hills.
Traditional war dances and rock jumping can be seen at the popular South Nias village of Bawomataluo.