What’s Special at Balige?

Balige is a town on the south shore of Lake Toba, the capital of Toba Samosir. It is about 40 minutes from Sisingamangaraja XII International Airport. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Balige is home to some cultural sites listed as attractions on Lake Toba. These include TB Silallahi Batak Museum and the Tomb of King Sisingamangaraja XII. There are also natural sites such as Bulbul Beach and Lumban Sillintong Beach at Balige. There is a Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) church across the street from a hospital built in 1881, and the original material still survives.

Balige is famous for its buffalo market, where residents trade hundreds of buffaloes every day.

What to Expect

Finding a money changer at Balige is hard. If you need to exchange your money, do so at your the last port of departure (such as Singapore, Jakarta, or Medan). There is still no money changer at the Sisingamangaraja XII International Aiport, either.

See other attractions in Toba Samosir.