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This Sigale-gale wooden puppet is frequently used for traditional rituals, and the local belief that it can move on its own through some kind of magical force from the ancestral spirits.

This Sigale-gale wooden puppet is frequently used for traditional rituals, and the local belief that it can move on its own through some kind of magical force from the ancestral spirits.

The lower part of a traditional batak house is used as a animal pen to keep cattle such as buffalos or pigs.

The lower part of a traditional batak house is used as a animal pen to keep cattle such as buffalos or pigs.

Originally, the roof of traditional batak houses is made of palm fibers. Since palm fibers are hard to find, nowadays these traditional houses uses iron sheeting.

Originally, the roof of traditional batak houses is made of palm fibers. Since palm fibers are hard to find, nowadays these traditional houses uses iron sheeting.

The name Samosir originated from a local legend on the creation of Lake Toba. Legend has it that Samosir was once the son of the water Princess who turned into an island when his father broke his vow.

The name Samosir originated from a local legend on the creation of Lake Toba. Legend has it that Samosir was once the son of the water Princess who turned into an island when his father broke his vow.

Wrapped in the splendors of Lake Toba, the mystifying beauty of Samosir Island lies just a boat ride away.

Wrapped in the splendors of Lake Toba, the mystifying beauty of Samosir Island lies just a boat ride away.

The observation tower locally known as penatap/natapan is the place where one can gaze upon vast, magnificent Lake Toba

The observation tower locally known as penatap/natapan is the place where one can gaze upon vast, magnificent Lake Toba

A vast green rice field stretching over the edge of the lake coupled with a picturesque mountain scape as its background, is truly a sight for sore eyes.

A vast green rice field stretching over the edge of the lake coupled with a picturesque mountain scape as its background, is truly a sight for sore eyes.

Due to its challenging condition, the snake-like winding road along the side of Tele Hill may not be the favorite for drivers, but offers some of the best views on Lake Toba.

Due to its challenging condition, the snake-like winding road along the side of Tele Hill may not be the favorite for drivers, but offers some of the best views on Lake Toba.

A  cool breeze and amazing sceneries await those who venture to Samosir Island in Lake Toba, sitting at over 900 meters above sea level.

A cool breeze and amazing sceneries await those who venture to Samosir Island in Lake Toba, sitting at over 900 meters above sea level.

The cool clear water coupled with its pleasant atmosphere make Lake Toba the perfect place for hiking, swimming, sailing, and any other pleasing activities that one can think of.

The cool clear water coupled with its pleasant atmosphere make Lake Toba the perfect place for hiking, swimming, sailing, and any other pleasing activities that one can think of.

Contrary to popular knowledge, Samosir Island was initially linked to the mainland of Sumatra by a narrow land on its western part. In 1906, the Dutch colonial government dug a canal over a 200 meters piece of land for transportation and control purposes and built a bridge over it which came to be known as Tano Ponggol, or the bridge over the cutoff land.

Contrary to popular knowledge, Samosir Island was initially linked to the mainland of Sumatra by a narrow land on its western part. In 1906, the Dutch colonial government dug a canal over a 200 meters piece of land for transportation and control purposes and built a bridge over it which came to be known as Tano Ponggol, or the bridge over the cutoff land.

At over 1,145 square kilometers, and 505 meters at its deepest point, Lake Toba is the largest Lake in South East Asia and the largest volcanic lake in the world.

At over square kilometers, and 505 meters at its deepest point, Lake Toba is the largest Lake in South East Asia and the largest volcanic lake in the world.


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