Simalungun

Simalungun

Things to do - general

 

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. Simalungun is mostly a plantation region. The main crops are tea, cocoa, and palm oil. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

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.

Points of Interest

Below is the list of some points of interest in Simalungun:

Natural sites

  1. Aek Nauli
  2. Bukit Indah Simarjarunjung
  3. Hanging Stone and Story of Seruni
  4. Haranggaol
  5. Parapat City
  6. Sidamanik Tea Plantation
  7. Tanjung Unta
  8. Tigaras City
  9. Tinggi Raja White Crater
  10. Bah Biak Waterfall
  11. Aek Manik Nature Bath

Cultural sites

  1. Pematang Purba
  2. Simalungun Museum
  3. Tigarihit Village

Select Simalungun as your travel destination if you wish to visit Lake Toba and the above attractions.

Country Indonesia
Area (km2)4,387 (1,694 sq mi)

Restaurants

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Cafés

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KHAS Parapat (formerly Inna Parapat)

KHAS Parapat (formerly Inna Parapat)

Jl. Marihat No. 1 Lake Toba, 21174 Parapat, Indonesia, Simalungun
The KHAS Parapat is located in the mountains near the Lake Toba. This secluded resort is a 3-hour dr More info
Opriss Hotel

Opriss Hotel

Jl. Justin Sirait No. 30, 21174 Parapat, Indonesia., Simalungun
Featuring free WiFi, Opriss Hotel offers accommodations in Parapat. Free private parking is availabl More info
1D Flexible Tour of Lake Toba (Private Tour)

1D Flexible Tour of Lake Toba (Private Tour)

Simalungun, North Tapanuli, Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Humbahas, Dairi
We offer a flexible full-day tour to attractions of your choice on Lake Toba. Ask your private drive More info
1D Medan - Parapat - Lake Toba (Private Tour)

1D Medan - Parapat - Lake Toba (Private Tour)

Simalungun
Enjoy the enchantment of Lake Toba from its northern edge and that of North Sumatra along your way f More info
1D Simalungun, Sidamanik, and Simarjarunjung (Private Tour)

1D Simalungun, Sidamanik, and Simarjarunjung (Private Tour)

Simalungun
Price per person from US$ 68
Explore the beauty of Simalungun, North Sumatra. Visit Bukit Indah Simarjarunjung, one of the best s More info
2D1N Medan City and Lake Toba (Private Tour)

2D1N Medan City and Lake Toba (Private Tour)

Simalungun
Explore Medan and enjoy the beauty of Lake Toba in one trip. Fly down to the city in the early morni More info
3D2N Medan - Lake Toba - Samosir - Tongging

3D2N Medan - Lake Toba - Samosir - Tongging

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Tour Medan, Lake Toba, Tongging and Berastagi in a group and get most of what you want with lots of More info
3D2N Medan & LakeToba (Private Tour)

3D2N Medan & LakeToba (Private Tour)

Samosir, Simalungun
Maimoon Palace has proven to be an integral part of the Indonesian culture and heritage. The majesti More info
3D2N Samosir - Berastagi – Lake Toba – Medan (Private Tour)

3D2N Samosir - Berastagi – Lake Toba – Medan (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Enjoy the Samosir island and Berastagi on this trip with the best experience of Lake Toba. Also, vis More info
4D3N Balige - Samosir - Berastagi - Medan (Private Tour)

4D3N Balige - Samosir - Berastagi - Medan (Private Tour)

Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun, Humbahas, North Tapanuli
Experience a 4-day 3-night trip in a private tour to Balige, Samosir, Berastagi, and Medan. You will More info
4D3N Lake Toba - Bahorok (Private Tour)

4D3N Lake Toba - Bahorok (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Simalungun
Experience a 4-day, 3-night trip to Lake Toba, Parapat, Samosir Island, Berastagi, Bahorok, and Meda More info
4D3N Lake Toba, Taman Simalem & Medan (Private Tour)

4D3N Lake Toba, Taman Simalem & Medan (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Explore Lake Toba from its landmarks. Spend one night each at Samosir, Taman Simalem, and Medan. Hig More info
4D3N Medan Joint Tour

4D3N Medan Joint Tour

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Explore 4D3N Medan joint tour and get to see the best parts of Medan and Lake Toba. In Medan, visit More info
4D3N Medan Lake Toba (Private Tour)

4D3N Medan Lake Toba (Private Tour)

Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Explore Lake Toba and Medan. Spend 1 night at Parapat, 1 night at Berastagi, and 1 night in Medan Ci More info
4D3N Medan Lake Toba Holidays (Private Tour)

4D3N Medan Lake Toba Holidays (Private Tour)

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
The 4-day Lake Toba tour features Medan, Parapat, Samosir Island, Berastagi via Simarjarunjung. Expl More info
5D4N Berastagi - Lake Toba - Medan (JW Marriott)

5D4N Berastagi - Lake Toba - Medan (JW Marriott)

Simalungun, Samosir, Karo
This 5-day Lake Toba tour is the best package for enjoying all places around Samosir island, Berasta More info
5D4N Lake Toba Ring Road (Private Tour)

5D4N Lake Toba Ring Road (Private Tour)

Simalungun, North Tapanuli, Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Humbahas, Dairi
One way to be a master of Lake Toba is by making a circle journey around the lake. It’s shorel More info
5D4N LakeToba - Berastagi Highland & Bahorok (Private Tour)

5D4N LakeToba - Berastagi Highland & Bahorok (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Simalungun
This 5-day 4-night trip is the best LakeToba tour package if you want to cover Lake Toba, Berastagi More info
7D6N Bukit Lawang & LakeToba (Private Tour)

7D6N Bukit Lawang & LakeToba (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Langkat, Simalungun
This diverse Bukit Lawang and Lake Toba tour will take you from busy city life to the dense jungle a More info

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