The Cross of Love is a monument built in 1993 to honor and commemorate the services of the Christian missionaries on Lake Toba, especially Nomanssen. It is in the Siatas Barita Subdistrict, North Tapanuli, about 2 hours from Silangit International Airport. To see it on the map, click here.
The 31-meter (100 ft)-high Cross of Love is supported by three gigantic columns as a symbol of the Trinity. Under the cross, there is a small prayer room and in front of it an open seat for 600 people. Beside the cross is a sculpture of Mr. Nomanssen staring at Silindung valley in Tarutung, which is intended to recall his footprint in 1863 when he looked at the valley and prayed, “Alive or dead, let me stay in the middle of the nation. I am doing this to spread the Words and Your Kingdom.” There is also a playground and open stage used for ceremonies. The Cross of Love lights up in the evening, which makes it visible from Tarutung.
What to Expect
You need to walk up the ladder to get to the location. Entrance fee is Rp 2,000 ($0.15)/person.