Nias Island - Indonesia

Nias Island in northwest Indonesia has got a lot going for it; world class surfing, endless beaches and an amazing culture. Yet very few outside people go there. I worked there for a few years helping out with tourism development. These are some of the photos I took for the VISIT NIAS ISLAND campaign. Also take a look at the website www.visitniasisland.com
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A beautifully carved megalith in Lahusa Fau village. Nias Island, North Sumatra #Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

A beautifully carved megalith in Lahusa Fau village. Nias Island, North Sumatra #Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Traditional house in south Nias. Most of the houses in the south are built close together for defensive purposes. This is an unusual exception. Nias Island, North Sumatra #indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Traditional house in south Nias. Most of the houses in the south are built close together for defensive purposes. This is an unusual exception. Nias Island, North Sumatra #indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Stone statue in Bawömataluo village, south Nias. Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Stone statue in Bawömataluo village, south Nias. Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

A 'Lazara' head in Bawömataluo village in South Nias. This is a mythological beast often used in Nias design. Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

A 'Lazara' head in Bawömataluo village in South Nias. This is a mythological beast often used in Nias design. Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Ornate symbolic carvings one the Chiefs stone chair in Hilimondregeraya village, South Nias. This is one of the villages with best preserved architecture on Nias Island #Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Ornate symbolic carvings one the Chiefs stone chair in Hilimondregeraya village, South Nias. This is one of the villages with best preserved architecture on Nias Island #Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

A rickety bamboo bridge in the interior of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

A rickety bamboo bridge in the interior of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Perfect vantage point of the street from the second level of a south nias traditional house (omo hada). Nias Island, North Sumatra #indonesia. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Perfect vantage point of the street from the second level of a south nias traditional house (omo hada). Nias Island, North Sumatra #indonesia. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

South Nias coastline. Most of the coast on Nias Island are lined with coconut trees which are very important for the local economy. North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

South Nias coastline. Most of the coast on Nias Island are lined with coconut trees which are very important for the local economy. North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

In the south of Nias there are several villages where traditional architecture is kept alive. One of the largest and most accesible villages are Bawömataluo in the south of Nias Island, North Sumatra. #Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

In the south of Nias there are several villages where traditional architecture is kept alive. One of the largest and most accesible villages are Bawömataluo in the south of Nias Island, North Sumatra. #Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

The Guardian at the entrance to Hilinamö Zaoa village in south Nias. Most Nias villages were built on the top of hills for defensive purposes and often had steep stairs or ladders leading up to the. Nias Island, North Sumatra #indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

The Guardian at the entrance to Hilinamö Zaoa village in south Nias. Most Nias villages were built on the top of hills for defensive purposes and often had steep stairs or ladders leading up to the. Nias Island, North Sumatra #indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

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