Samosir Island has many attractions, from water sports to art exhibits to excursions in nature.
Here is a short list of some of our favourites:
TB Silalahi Centre (Museum Balige)
The TB Silalahi Center is a complex dedicated to the preservation of the cultural values of the indigenous ethnic Batak population. The trip to the complex includes a visit to the Batak Museum.
Huta Siallagan Village & King Siallagan’s Stone Chair (Ambarita)
Located at Ambarita Village, Huta Siallagan an ancient village which strongly radiates the Batak culture. A highlight of this trip is a visit to two sets of large stones carved into chairs encircling a stone table.
Huta Bolon Simanindo Batak Museum
Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo is a museum located at the village of Simanindo. The museum is housed in the former home of Rajah Simalungun, a Batak king.
Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings
The Tomb of the Sidabutar King is a a collection of tombs in where a Batak king and those affiliated with him are buried. The tombs are ancient, yet still feature intricate carvings.
Parbaba Beach is located in Hutabolon Village. It features calm water and white soft sand and attracts many visitors from nearby cities. Be sure to visit the visit during your stay! Many say that the water has very healing effects.
Located on the western part of Lake Toba are the Sampuran Efrata Waterfalls. These amazing waterfalls have a number of levels that you can see from miles away as they descend several hundred metres down the mountainside.
Lake Sidihoni is a lake located within Samosir Island, approximately 11-12 km away from Pangururan, the island’s largest city. It is unique because it is a “lake within a lake”! It is famous for it’s tranquil atmosphere and definitely worth a visit.
Aek Rangat (Hot Springs)
Situated in Pusuk Buhit Mountain are hot springs. They are known for their healing effects and the locals believe they can cure many diseases. Here you can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains while relaxing in the healing water!