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


Bawomataluo Village is a popular destination in South Nias which is always crowded with visitors both on weekdays and on holidays. In a village that has a pattern of T-shaped villages, there are 137 traditional houses with Omo Sebua (Raja's House) in the middle of the village with 210 cm stones for nearby stone jumps. In front of Omo Sebua there is a stone table complete with chairs that are also of stone (Daro-daro or Harefa) and several menhirs. The towering stone is the Faulu stone (the sign of being king) the right is the Loawo stone on the left of Saonigeho's stone, while the flat stone is a stone to commemorate the greatness and merit of these two kings. On these rocks only the ulu or balo ji'ila can sit there if there is a meeting.

Bawomataluo Village which literally means the Sun Hill is estimated to be established between 1830-1840. This traditional village with a population of 4197 inhabitants is located on the hill in Fanayama sub-district of South Nias Regency and is located at an altitude of 270 meters above sea level.

To be able to get to Bawomataluo Village, visitors must go through the number 87 stairs with the background of the stretch of Orahili Fa'u village and Sorake Beach in the distance. It takes 30 minutes from Teluk Dalam City Center to reach the village which is included in this list of national cultural reserves.

Visitors can enjoy stone jumping and war dance attractions in this village (by paying an agreed fee). But at certain times such as welcoming officials, celebrating holidays / regional events are often held war dances or stone jumps.