Simalungun

Simalungun

Things to do - general

 

¤ Simalungun is a regency on the eastern shore of Lake Toba. Towns in the area include Parapat, Raya (capital city) and Pematangsiantar. But, the latter is administratively an autonomous city. Despite being the regency seat, Raya is relatively small. Overall, this regency 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 to Simalungun should try the local tea as a unique experience.

Tea plantion is one part of the story. The other part is tourism. There are many points of interest to visit in Simalungun. We have listed below natural sites as well as cultural attractions. The land is rich in beautiful places  such as hills, waterfalls, and craters. It is also home to some of the famous local museums. You will see a large selection of tools and utensils used by local ancient people in the galleries.

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. See all destinations.

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

Restaurants

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Agape Hotel Haranggaol

Agape Hotel Haranggaol

Jl, Haranggaol, Kec. Haranggaol Horison 21166, Simalungun
Agape Hotel Haranggaol offers accommodation in Simalungun and located 1 km away from Huta Lama Ladan More info
Alvina Hotel

Alvina Hotel

Jl Asahan Komp. Megaland Blok C 56 - 59 Pematangsiantar, Simalungun
Alvina Hotel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortabl More info
Arya Inn & Library Cafe

Arya Inn & Library Cafe

Jl. Sutomo Komp. SBC No. B20-21, Pahlawan, Siantar Tim, Pematangsiantar 21132, Simalungun
Situated in Pematangsiantar, Arya Inn features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a restaurant, a bar a More info
Capital O 1709 Simalungun City Hotel

Capital O 1709 Simalungun City Hotel

Jl. Sutomo, Kompleks Griya Hapoltakan, Kec. Pematang Raya, Simalungun
This hotel is the perfect choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway or a honeymoon retreat. Enjo More info
GRAND MEGA HOTEL, MEGALAND

GRAND MEGA HOTEL, MEGALAND

Sangnawaluh kompleks Megaland C38 - 43, Siantar Timur, Pematangsiantar, Simalungun
From business event to corporate gathering, Grand Mega Hotel provides complete services and faciliti More info
Grand Tamaro Hotel

Grand Tamaro Hotel

Jl. TPR Sinaga No. 29, Girsang Sipangan Bolon, Simalungun
Located a 10-minute walk from Rumah Pengasingan Soekarno, Grand Tamaro Hotel Parapat is a kid-friend More info
Hotel - Karaoke ANDA

Hotel - Karaoke ANDA

Jl. Ahmad Yani No. 202, Pematangsiantar 21143, Simalungun
Set in Pematangsiantar, Hotel Anda features a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities of this More info
Hotel Ardhana TigaRas

Hotel Ardhana TigaRas

Jl. Tigaras, Togu Domu Nauli, Dolok Pardamean, 21163, Simalungun
This hotel is the perfect choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway or a honeymoon retreat. Enjo More info
Hotel Dio Refael

Hotel Dio Refael

Pelabuhan Tigaras Dolok Perdamean, Tigaras 21163, Simalungun
Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at More info
Hotel Grand Palm

Hotel Grand Palm

Jl. Kapten M.H. Sitorus No. 15, Pematang Siantar, Simalungun
For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Grand Palm Hotel Batu is the perfect More info
Hotel Maharani (Syariah) RedPartner

Hotel Maharani (Syariah) RedPartner

Jl. Singosari No. 10, Martoba, Kec. Siantar Utara, Simalungun
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by More info
Hotel Niagara Parapat

Hotel Niagara Parapat

Jl. Pembangunan No. 1, Parapat, Kec. Girsang Sipangan Bolon 21174, Simalungun
This hotel is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crow More info
Hotel Royal Parbina

Hotel Royal Parbina

Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani No. 108, Siantar Timur, Pematangsiantar, Simalungun
Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at More info
Hotel Sing A Song

Hotel Sing A Song

Jl. Asahan No. 2 KM. 2, Siantar Timur, Pematangsiantar, Simalungun
Hotel Sing A Song is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfo More info
KHAS Parapat (formerly Inna Parapat)

KHAS Parapat (formerly Inna Parapat)

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

KoolKost near Budi Mulia Siantar

Jl. Bahkora II, Gg. Liung No.5, Marihat Jaya, Kec. Siantar Marimbun, Kota Pematang Siantar 21127, Simalungun
Ideal stay option for a backpacker, student, traveler, and business trip. Facilities available in Ko More info
Mega Express Hotel

Mega Express Hotel

Jl. Sangnawaluh No. 38 C D E F, Siantar Timur, Pematangsiantar, Simalungun
For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Mega express hotel is the perfect pla More info
Melissa Palace

Melissa Palace

Jl. Josep Sinaga No.28, Tiga Raja, Kec. Girsang Sipangan Bolon 21174, Simalungun
Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at More info
My Nasha Tigaras

My Nasha Tigaras

Tigaras, Dolok Pardamean, Haranggaol Horison 21163, Simalungun
My Nasha Tigaras Simalungun is located in area Tigaras-Simalungun. The hotel is located 5 minute awa More info
Opriss Hotel

Opriss Hotel

Jl. Justin Sirait No. 30, Parapat 21174, Simalungun
Featuring free WiFi, Opriss Hotel offers accommodations in Parapat. Free private parking is availabl More info
OYO 1677 Gapura Hotel

OYO 1677 Gapura Hotel

Jl. Siborong Borong, Siantar, Panatapan Km. 2 Desa Said Dolok, Kelurahan Sibaganding, Kec. Girsang Sipanganbolon, Simalungun
OYO 1677 Gapura Hotel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet c More info
OYO 2310 Residence 68

OYO 2310 Residence 68

Jl. Rajamin Purba No.132, Bukit Sofa, Siantar Sitalasari, Pematang Siantar, Simalungun
OYO 2310 Residence 68 is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet c More info
OYO 2916 Op Samuel Homestay

OYO 2916 Op Samuel Homestay

Jl. Musa Sinaga No. 5, Kec. Siantar, Pematang Siantar, Simalungun
OYO 2916 Op Samuel Residence is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable sta More info
OYO 526 Hotel Best

OYO 526 Hotel Best

Jl. Dr. Sutomo No. 86, Dwikora, Siantar Bar, Kota Pematang Siantar, Simalungun
OYO 526 Hotel Best offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Nev More info
OYO 796 Penginapan Fergael

OYO 796 Penginapan Fergael

Jl. Lintas Tengah Sumatera, Tj. Tongah, Siantar Martoba, Kota Pematang Siantar, Simalungun
OYO 796 Penginapan Fergael is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay More info
OYO 90509 Nadia Hotel

OYO 90509 Nadia Hotel

Naga Huta, Kec. Siantar Marimbun, Kota Pematang Siantar 21114, Simalungun
OYO 90509 Nadia Hotel is a hotel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Siantar Marimbun. The h More info
Parapat View Hotel

Parapat View Hotel

Jl. Sidaha Pinto No. 7 Parapat, Girsang Sipangan Bolon, Simalungun
For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Parapat View Hotel is the perfect pla More info
Pujasera Siantar Hotel

Pujasera Siantar Hotel

Jl. WR. Supratman No. 3, Siantar Barat, Pematangsiantar, Simalungun
For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Siantar Hotel Siantar is the perfect More info
RedDoorz @ Parapat

RedDoorz @ Parapat

Jl. Sisingamangaraja No. 171, Parapat, Girsang Sipangan Bolon, Simalungun
Ideal stay option for Family Vacations, Couples, Solo and Business Travelers. The facilities availab More info
RedDoorz @ Pematangsiantar

RedDoorz @ Pematangsiantar

Jl. P. Diponegoro No. 5, Karo, Kec. Siantar , Simalungun
Ideal stay option for Family Vacations, Couples, Solo and Business Travellers. Facilities available More info
RedDoorz @ Pematangsiantar 2

RedDoorz @ Pematangsiantar 2

Jl. Jeruk Bawah No. 20, Bantan, Kec. Siantar, Simalungun
The range of services provided by RedDoorz @ Pematangsiantar 2 ensures all travelers get the most ou More info
RedDoorz near RS Harapan Pematangsiantar

RedDoorz near RS Harapan Pematangsiantar

Jl. Melanthon Siregar, Parhorasan Nauli, Pematang Siantar, Simalungun
RedDoorz near Harapan Hospital Pematangsiantar is equipped with various supporting convenience facil More info
RedDoorz Plus near Ramayana Pematangsiantar

RedDoorz Plus near Ramayana Pematangsiantar

Jl. Sutomo, Komplek SBC B2-B5, Siantar Timur, Pematangsiantar , Simalungun
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by More info
RedDoorz Syariah near Jalan Asahan Pematang Siantar

RedDoorz Syariah near Jalan Asahan Pematang Siantar

Jl. Sangnawaluh No. 103, Siopat Suhu, Kec. Siantar Timur, Kota Pematang Siantar, Simalungun
Ideal accommodation choice for Backpackers, Family Vacations and Business Trips. RedDoorz Syariah ne More info
The Riton Hotel Tigaras

The Riton Hotel Tigaras

Pelabuhan, Tigaras, Dolok Pardamean, 21163, Simalungun
The Riton Hotel Tigaras offers accommodation in Simalungun, 170 meters from Sinar Bangun Monument. T 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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