Samosir Island is a very natural place, not much developed, this makes the island still remains its own tradition and cultural. Through the 2 days 1 night trip, we get to know better about the cultural of Batak people.
We have explored this island with my two boys. We are so lucky to have an experience driver from Tobatransporter - Pak Zul with excellent time management, without him, our trip won't be so wonderful.
While visiting the Stone Chairs of Sollagen, he helped us to get a tour guide who is the 5th generation of the King Sollagen. The tour guide gave us explanation from head to toe for 45 minutes, he answered what ever questions we asked. From the architecture of Batak House to the punishment of criminals.Even he demonstrated how the law-breakers were punished, how to blindfold his eyes, be slided by the small knife, bring to the block cut off his head... blood was drunk by the king and meat were distributed to the villagers. In short, it is worth to hire a tour guide instead of walking in and visit without any understanding about the culture.
Next, we went to the Museum of Simanindo. They will have 2 shows daily except Sunday. As the dancers need to go to church, the show starts at 11.45am on Sunday, the only show. Most of the dances describe the ceremony on how the ancient Batak people prayed for the rain, harvest and marriage. The traditional Batak Dance was performed in a very natural stage which was under the hot sun and the Batak Houses were the background. The performance was interesting and awful. My sons learned the words "Horas, Horas, Horas" from here, meant "welcome".
Tele is another must go place if you are in Samosir. The scenery and landscape are so magnificent. It offers the one of the best views in Lake
Toba and Samosir Island. But it would be a little bit dangerous if you go by motorbike as the road is quite slanting.
We would like to recommend ELIOS and Jenny's Restaurant for BBQ fish(Ikan Bakar).
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.