Hombo Stone in NIAS


Fahombo, Hombo Stone or in Indonesian "Jump Rock" is a sport traditionally Tribe Nias . Exercise was previously a rite of passage Nias ethnic group is a lot to do in Nias Island and become a tourist attraction traditional strangest unique to the entire world.They must jump over the composition of the building stones as high as 2 meters with a thickness of 40 cm.

In the past, youth Nias will try to jump as high stone over 2 meters, and if they succeed they akaan into manhood and can join as soldiers to fight and get married. Since the age of 10 years, the boy on the island of Nias will be prepared to make a turn "fahombo" them. As a ritual, fahombo taken very seriously in the customary Nias. The boy would jump over the rock to get the status of their maturity, with fighters dressed in Nias, signifying that they were ready to fight and take responsibility for adult males.

Stones to be skipped in fahombo monument shaped like a pyramid with a flat top surface. Height not less than 2 meters, 90 cm wide and 60 cm long. Jumpers not only have to jump over piles of stones, but he also must have the technique for landing, because if he landed with the wrong position can cause muscl injuries or fractures. In the past, even a rock on a board covered with nails and stakes, which shows how serious this ritual in the eyes of Nias Tribe. Tactical battle, fahombo tradition also means training young warriors for agile and nimble in jumping over the walls of their enemy's defenses, with a torch in one hand and a sword in the evening

Come to NIAS and feel the fahombo spirit with jump up the stone.