Toba Samosir (also called Tobasa) is a regency on the southeastern shore of Lake Toba. Balige is the capital city of Tobasa. Other towns among others are Parmonangan and Sitorang. To see it on the map, click here.
Toba Samosir is home to Batak Kingdom’s history and cultural heritage. For example, the Tomb of King Sisingamangaraja XII, the national hero, is in this region. The tomb is a regular venue for paying tribute to the late king. The world’s largest Batak museum, called TB Silalahi Batam Museum, is in Tobasa, too. The museum hosts more than 1,000 artifacts, tools, and instruments.
Toba Samosir is also famous for hillside destinations. Among the dozens of hills in Toba Samosir, Dolok Tolong Hill is the most prominent. Due to its allevation, this place offers unique views of Lake Toba and Balige in one look. Roads around Lake Toba that pass this region also offer excellent views of the caldera.
There are also dozens of lake destinations in Toba Samosir, for example, Meat. Meat is a valley beach surrounded by a vast expanse of rice fields on the shore of Lake Toba. The beach has several camping grounds. It also has clear water, perfect for those who like to swim and dive. The village nearby has some food stalls that offer goldfish and other fish fresh from the lake. Local cooks turn it into various types of cuisine such as arsik and tombur.
Points of Interest
Below is the list of some points of interest in Toba Samosir:
- Ajibata Beach
- Asahan River
- Bulbul Beach
- Dolok Tolong Hill
- Garden of Eden 100
- Gibeon Waterfall
- Lumban Silintong Beach
- Meat Beach
- Sampuran Waterfall
- Situmurun Waterfall
- Toba Nomadic Escape
Select Toba Samosir as your travel destination if you wish to visit Lake Toba and the above attractions.
|Area (km2)||2,352.4 (908 sq mi)|