Sumatra is an Island where complete tourist destination-sunny beaches, rich flora and fauna, large rivers , lakes, and great history. And LakeToba is located in that province.
About 100 kilometres (62 mi) long, 30 kilometres (19 mi) wide, and up to 505 metres (1,657 ft) deep. Located in North Sumatra, it is the largest lake in Indonesia and also the largest volcanic lake in the world. Before you reach LAKE Toba , just nearby it visit the slender Sipiso-piso Waterfall dropping into the northern tip shore of Lake Toba from hundred meter heights is a must. Also lies Samosir - a huge island in the middle of Lake Toba where you can stay there during your trip.
The famous “stone sarcophagus“ of the Sidabutar royal family in Tomok and "stone chairs" at Ambarita, a traditional village with ancient megalithic furniture in front of the house await for you. It is believed that Tomok is the grave of former King Sidabutar. Carved from a single block of stone. The face is carved with the lion face-mythical creature, part bull, part elephant. In the saddle-shaped lid is a small statue of woman carrying the bowl believed to represent the dead chief’s wife Also Some Circle of statues, near King Sidabutar's tomb we can find here.
Ambrita Stone Chairs
Ambarita is an ancient Batak tribal village on Samosir Island, in Lake Toba. It is often called the Ambarita Stone Chair Village due to its historic relics from the pre-Christian era. What makes Ambarita interesting, from an anthropological standpoint, is that during ancient times the Toba Batak people of Ambarita practised a form of carnibalism. What remains today is the cluster of stone chairs where the village elders held council. Whenever an enemy was captured, the elders would invite the rulers of neighbouring villages to a conference, to determine the fate of the victim. The victim is held in behind bars under one of the houses.
Samosir, or Samosir Island, is a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, located in the north of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Administratively, Samosir Island is governed as six of the nine districts within Samosir Regency. The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a supervolcano some 75,000 years ago. The island is the centre of the Batak culture and many of the Toba Batak traditional houses (rumah adat) remain on the island. Of course Tomok and Ambarita also situated in this Samosir Island precisely. Part of tour in this Samosir Island is Simanindo village, where you can find historical sites Hutabolon Museum. It is a well-known tourist spot in Simanindo Village. Why is it popular ? Actually, it was a traditional house and also, it is inheritance of Sidauruk King. The government turned this house into a museum in 1969. The museum is surrounded by several traditional houses. It features some reminiscences of Batak tradition. These include Solu Bolon (a traditional boat), tunggal panaluan, and much more.