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Samosir Island

The pupil of Lake Toba which hold hundreds of years folklore of the Bataknese people.

Samosir Island is a volcanic island which is located in the center of Lake Toba. A place where the people still keep the culture and custom of their ancestors alive until now.

Located in the center of Lake Toba, Samosir island stands as a single district named Samosir. This unique island is like a fortress that is guarded by the Lake Toba water surrounding the island 24/7. The massive pressure of the underground lava of Mount Toba created this vast fertile volcanic island that is the home for more than 180,000 people.

Samosir Island is a place where we can learn about the Bataknese people and culture. Don’t forget to take pictures of the mystical Bataknese wooden doll called Sigale-gale thats welcoming the visitors when they enter through Ajibata pier, Prapat.  In Samosir Island there is an ancient tomb of King Sidabutar, the first man that stay on Tomok village and build his empire on the island. In Tomok museum we can also see the equipment which is used by the local in the ancient time, like hunting and cooking equipments, traditional clothes, bed and many more items on display. In Ambarita village we can see a set of hundred years old chair made from rock that is said to be used as a place to judge and execute the villain (local says that after the villain is executed the villager will cut and consume their flesh).

Come and see the old culture of Bataknese people and enjoy the famous lake and waterfall that decorates the Samosir Island for hundred of years.

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Samosir, Samosir Regency, North Sumatra

Samosir Island

Samosir, Samosir Regency, North Sumatra