Simalungun is a regency on the eastern shore of Lake Toba. Raya is the capital city of Simalungun. Towns in the area include Parapat and Pematangsiantar, although the latter is administratively an autonomous city. To see it on the map, click here.
Simalungun is mostly a plantation region. The main crops are tea, cocoa, and palm oil. For example, there is an 8,373-ha (32 sq mi) tea plantation at Sidamanik that represents the oldest still-operating tea plantation in Sumatra. Simalungun is also the second largest producer of black tea in Indonesia. Its mineral-rich volcanic soil has made the region a significant producer of black tea. Travelers should try the local tea when visiting Lake Toba.
Below is the list of some points of interest in Simalungun:
- Aek Nauli
- Bukit Indah Simarjarunjung
- Hanging Stone
- Sidamanik Tea Plantation
- Tanjung Unta (Camel Cape)
- Tinggi Raja White Crater
Select Simalungun as your travel destination if you wish to visit Lake Toba and the above attractions.
|Area (km2)||4,387 (1,694 sq mi)|