Last weekend was fun. We joined my husband’s aunts who were in town to spend the night at Lake Toba. The lake is the signature tourist site for North Sumatera and it is located in Parapat region, around five hours driving from the capital city of Medan. The driving was nice. Despite heavy rain in the morning the afternoon sky was bright and sunny. However if you think being a signature tourist site means a lot of directions toward the lake you are totally wrong.
Apparently the local people here are well-known for slack driving. Hence the signs on the road are not where to go to Lake Toba or how far it is but warnings to drive slowly and carefully. Fortunately you only need to head straight to reach the lake. Therefore even though the site doesn’t show on the Google Map (we use G-map for directions) we could still find our way.
In the middle of Lake Toba there is an island called Samosir where Tomok Village is located. The culture and the local values of North Sumaterans are beautifully carved within the island. Below is the statue of the ancient local King’s son who got killed during his way to conquer another village. The legend told that the statue could dance on its own for seven days to heal the father’s broken heart. Today the movement is done by a man from behind using a rope.
So I hope you enjoyed the glance of Tomok Village, Samosir Island
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