Sigulanti Village is a village in the district of Sianjur Mulamula, Samosir, famous as the first settlement of Batak. It is in a beautiful flat valley at the foot of Mount Pusuk Buhit. To see it on the map, click here.
Sigulanti Village is the original settlement of Si Raja Batak (King Batak, the first man of the land) according to the legend. He and his wife Siboru Deak Parujar breed and grow to what Batak are today from this place. See also History of Batak.
A historic place, Sigulanti is also home to the Toba Caldera Geopark Information Center. It provides comprehensive details of the caldera history and the key geological assets this geopark has in treasure. This village is a must visit if you are on Samosir.
What to Enjoy
The Sigulatti Geopark Information Center Building at Sigulanti Village has several rooms, including: the Toba Caldera Geopark management room, meeting room, theater room, display room, and receptionist. While the Pusuk Buhit Geosite itself consists of several zones, including educational, cultural, and recreational zones.
Here, presented for you an educational tour, because in the Geopark Information Center building there is an audiovisual room, where tourists can watch the history of the formation of Lake Toba and the islands in the middle, including Samosir Island.
What to Expect
The village has beautiful hills and nature, an expanse of rice fields, and the fresh air. Some areas have coffee and other vegetation planted by local farmers. Sift through the village by motorbike to find buffaloes and rows of traditional Batak houses. The settlement is adjacent to Aek Sipitu Dai, Hobon Stone, and Sawan Stone.
Tourists who want to take a vacation to the Toba Caldera Geopark Information Center Building, you can visit here every day, from 09.00 – 17.00 WIB.
What Visitors Say
“Have good view to take some photos and looking for some toba history, please everybody take care of the environment, there are so many thrash around the place.’ Khely (Source)
“Totally recommend! If you want to learn a but about the area and most important get recommendations where to go next, come here!” Hendrik Schicke (Source)
“About Toba Lake it was geographically informative.” Yuna Z (Source)
” While I adored this place, as we go higher and higher to get a better view of the place, the quality of the road deteriorated very quickly, to a point that we have to stop driving higher for fear that it might ruin our vehicle. What a shame.” kakitravelkhairuddin (Source)
“In the past, the road turned uphill and ravine. Very prone to vehicles entering the abyss, especially from the opposite direction. Now the road is straight.” Erichand Richardo Sagala (Source)
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