TRADITIONAL VILLAGES

Nias Island is dotted with fascinating villages and architecture - a testament to its unique and enduring culture and traditions.

LAHUSA FAU

Lahusa Fau is the centre of Nias traditional handicrafts. Many artisans in this village still practice ancient forms of wood and stone sculpture.

Tumori

ORAHILI FAU

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.

Bawomontaluo

SIWAHILI TUMORI

One of the last remaining North Nias traditional villages, Siwahili Tumori has ten oval-shaped shaped houses over a century old.

Tumori

HILIMONDREGERAYA

The large village of Hilimondregeraya features 130 traditional Southern-style houses stretching neatly from the village gate up into the hills.

Bawomontaluo

BAWOMATALUO

Traditional war dances and rock jumping can be seen at the popular South Nias village of Bawomataluo.