¤ Samosir is an island inside Lake Toba and the name of its governing regency. The Regency has a total area of is 2,433.5 square kilometers (939.6 sq mi), which includes the Samosir island that has the size of 630 square kilometers (240 sq mi). To see it on the map, click here.
The government of Partuko Naginjang Village, Harian District officially launched the “Togaraja” tourist attraction, last June 2022. The inauguration was marked by cutting the ribbon by Pdt. G. Simanjuntak was witnessed by the Village Head and residents of Partuko Naginjang Village, followed by unveiling the name of the tourist object. The Togaraja tourist attraction offers an amazing view from above the height of Partuko Naginjang Village. This natural tourism object is also supported by agro-tourism along the way.
Samosir holds the world record for being the largest island within an island. It is originally a surging dome on Toba caldera following the largest volcanic eruption ever to occur on earth. Then, there is a lake (Lake Sidihoni) on the island (which is inside Lake Toba). In other words, there is a lake within a lake as well.
Samosir is not only geologically unique, but also culturally special. The island is home to the Toba Batak heritage and cultures. In particular, their life values, musical instruments, dances are unique. Further, many traditional houses, artifacts and ancient relics are there. For instance, you can see house roofs arching upward like buffalo horns, white-washed churches, ancient stone tombs and monuments dotting the landscape.
Finally, the island’s scenery is breathtaking. It is an unspoiled countryside with its steep, pine-covered slopes that descend into the deep blue lake water. The views in every direction will clear your mind. They also ensure that your stay on Samosir relaxes you completely.
Points of Interest
Below is the list of some points of interest on Samosir:
- Holbung Hill
- Lake Sidihoni
- Pangururan Thermal Bath
- Parbaba Beach
- Sampean Hot Spring
- Tele Village
- Tuktuk Village
- Aek Sipitu Dai
- Ambarita Village
- Batak Museum at Tomok
- Huta Bolon Simanindo Museum
- Lontung Stone Fence
- Mount Pusuk Buhit
- Sawan Stone
- Sigulanti Village (Sianjur Mulamula)
- Stone Chairs of King Siallagan
- Tomb of King Sidabutar
- Tomok Village
- Ulos Village
Select Samosir as your travel destination if you wish to visit Lake Toba and the above attractions. See all destinations.
|Area (km2)||2,433.5 (939.6 sq mi)|