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Samosir Island, Beauty in the Midst of Beauty

2 April 2011 2,521 views No Comment

Lake Toba is the largest lake in southeast Asia , with an area of 1707 km2 and a depth of about 450 m, situated close to the mountains make the area around the lake is very cool. Meanwhile, Samosir Island is located in the middle of the lake, a volcanic island, an island with a height of 1000 m above sea level. The existence of this island is very interesting for tourists visiting the lake Toba. It would be a big waste visiting lake Toba without visiting Samosir Island.

Samosir Island is located on Samosir regency that was newly expanded in 2003, which was part of Toba Samosir regency. Samosir itself consists of 9 districts: Pangururan which became the district capital, Harian Boho, Sianjur Mulamula, Nainggolan, Onan bronze, Palipi, Ronggur Nihuta, Simanindo, and Sitio-Tio. Each district has tourist attractions, which if managed properly will bring added value and profit to local residents.

Tuktuk is the center of the concentration of tourists on Samosir. From Parapat, Tuktuk can be reached by ferry. In addition to water transportation, Samosir Island can also be reached by land through Pangururan which functioned as a bridge between Samosir Island and Sumatera.

There are many unique cultures and other historical attractions on Samosir, there is Pusuk Buhit which is believed to be the origin place of Batak ethnic group. What interesting here is the rock stage and the guide from local resident can explain about the origin of Batak very clearly, maybe even better than Batak people themselves. After listening to that stories, you can see that on both side of the road there are many store that sells souvenirs which mostly are wood carvings and unique fabrics. And in addition, there are also hot springs, Batak’s traditional culture museum, and Tuktuk Siadong inn for lodging and a bath.

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