North Sumatra Province Favorites

  • Relief on the roadside entering Berastagi
    Relief on the roadside entering...
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  • Monument towering over Jalan Veteran
    Monument towering over Jalan Veteran
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  • A mini-bus driver who wanted a chat and a photo
    A mini-bus driver who wanted a chat and...
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North Sumatra Province Favorites

  • A Land Trip from ACEH to PADANG

    Sumatra is a great place to explore, I have had a land trip by public transportation from Northern parts of Sumatra going southward. From Sabang on Weh island, Banda Aceh, Takengon, Bireun, Lhok Seumawe, Langsa, Medan, Lake TOBA, Sibolga, Mandailing Natal, Panyabungan, crossing Equator line and its monument at Bonjol village, Bukit Tinggi and...

  • A Nice Road to Parapat

    The Road From Medan To Parapat is better than a few years before, so the trip by land is not a boring one. On the other hand, we can see a greenery of Rubber and Palm Oil plantation along the street, in the far away we also see a bluish Bukit Barisan mountain range in a good weather The trip from Medan to Parapat take approximately 4 hours through...

  • Batak Textile design

    As many ethnic groups in Indonesian, the hand woven textile and unique design is important to the Batak people. When you visit some of the tourist sites, you will be followed by local women peddling their souvenir waves and traditional shawls of woven textiles. The latter are worth a second look.Could be a colorful additon to your wall, your tv or...

  • Traditional musical instrument

    When in Lake Toba, I was impressed by the musical instruments of the Batak people.The Batak has a stringed "guitar" with traditional carved figurines. Decided that I have to have one and bought one back.

  • Toba culture

    Besides the typical horn-like roofs of Batak palaces, in Tomok and other parts of Samosir Island, you can see royal tombs and megalithic stone table and chairs.Apparently there is also a stone table for head execution.After seeing many wooden buildings, it was a surprise to these fairly large size stone structures.

  • Stay on mainland or island in Lake Toba

    For our tour, we stayed on the "mainland" at Prapat on the first night and then on the "island" of Samosir the second day. The boat ferry leaves from Prapat to Samosir.Would say it is fun at either side but if given one choice only, the Samosir side has more things to do and places to see. As many tours will spend more time at Samosir, there are...


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