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Samosir Island in Lake Toba, North Sumatra

Samosir Island Tourism – Samosir Island is a large volcanic island and situated in the north in the isle of Sumatra in Indonesia, Lake Toba in North Sumatra. Samosir Island is governed as 6 of the nine districts in Samosir Regency. The lake and island were built after the eruption of a supervolcano some 75,000 years back. The island was initially connected to the surrounding caldera wall by a small isthmus, which was cut through to help navigation.

At 640 square kilometers, Samosir is the biggest island within an island and the fifth largest lake island on the planet. It likewise consists of two smaller sized lakes, Lake Sidihoni and Lake Aek Natonang. Throughout the lake on the east from the island lies Uluan Peninsula. The island is connected to the mainland of Sumatra on its western part by a narrow isthmus linking the town of Pangururan on Samosir and Tele on mainland Sumatra. Tele, as a result, uses one of the finest views of Lake Toba and Samosir Island.

Samosir Island in Lake Toba

Samosir Island in Lake Toba

Samosir Island Tourism

North Sumatra Tourism – Samosir is a popular tourist destination for the unique history and the vistas it provides. The tourist resorts are focused in the Tuktuk area. The island is the middle of the Batak culture, and much of the Toba Batak standard homes remain on the island. Many of the traveler accommodations are concentrated in the town of Tuktuk, which is located a one-hour ferryboat trip throughout the lake from the city of Parapat.

How to Get to Samosir Island.

Getting Samosir from Medan. The nearby airport is in Medan, four or five hours by public bus, shared minivan or rental automobile from Parapat on the eastern coast of Lake Toba. The majority of hotels and take a trip representatives in Medan can arrange transport to Parapat. Then from Parapat, there are regular ferries to Tuk and the neighboring town of Tomok, on Samosir. There are also special boats for hire. If you are going to Tuk Tuk, suggest the ferry master drop you at the jetty of your hotel or guesthouse. The crossing takes around an hour, but the water can get choppy throughout the northeastern storm season (September to January) during strong winds sweep down the high sides of the caldera.

 

Samosir Island Tourist Attractions

Best Tourist Attractions in Samosir Island – Numerous areas around Samosir Island are worth visiting for their fascinating Batak cultural treasures, in addition to the gorgeous vistas you experience along the method. The lots of well-preserved sopo with their curving roofings draw a lot of visitors to Tomok, as do the ancient burial places of the judgment Sidabutar clan.

Additional North in Ambarita is the tomb of King Siallagan, together with an old al fresco court and execution ground where convicted wrongdoers were tortured and killed. The eerie atmosphere is increased by the truth that the king and seniors would then drink the blood and consume the heart and liver of those executed.

  • Batak Museum.
  • Huta Balon Simanindo Museum.
  • Tuk-tuk Village.
  • Rianite Thermal Bath.
  • Tomok Village.
  • Parbaba Village.
  • Sigaratung Hill.
  • Ambarita Village.

Best Things do in Samosir Island.

What will you do if you simply have one day to explore Samosir Island in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Well, you can’t cover a lot of things, but I think some things to do in Samosir listed below.

  • Huta Bolon Simanindo Museum to see Batak traditional performance, like Sigale-gale dance.
  • White sand beach in Parbaba village.
  • Lumban Suhi-suhi village to see the production of Ulos (Batak tradition).
  • Pay a visit to Ambarita village and its stone chair.
  • Sigarantung Hill to see the Lake Toba from high and for a stunning view.
  • Tomok village is the best places for shopping in Samosir Island.
  • Try the delicious special ‘Drunk Mushroom’ in this island.

 

Best Accommodations in Samosir Island

Tuktuk Village in Samosir

Tuktuk Village in Samosir

Samosir Island Accommodations – There are many best and luxury accommodations in Samosir, and there are many moderate resorts, cottages, and hotels. But Capture Indonesia provides some of the best accommodations in Samosir Island that listed below.

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