"HORAS....Welcome To North Sumatra" Top 5 Page for this destination North Sumatra Province by meiyergani

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Sumatera Utara Province (North Sumatera) is takes more than two hours by flight from Jakarta(capital city of Indonesia), Lake TOBA is a popular tourist destination and is the largest Lake in South East Asia. Lake Toba is an immense volcanic lake covering area 1707 sq km with Samosir island in the center. According to the history, the lake is formed by a gigantic volcanic eruption some 70,000 years ago
Medan is the gateway to Lake Toba , it takes approximately more than three hours by land transportaion, there were many travel agent to reach the destination. HORAS is a Batak Lingo, a warm greeting which means WELCOME, HELLO or HI as what it s always said by the peoples when we meet them

Prapat, Lake Toba and Samosir island

Lake Toba is lied at the Prapat Region, there were many hotels at various low price room rate and also high price one.It takes ninety minutes to explore Lake Toba from prapat to Samosir island by a Ferry, but its faster if take a small boat than by Ferry, along the journey we would enjoy the blue clear water of Lake Toba.

The attendants could take a small boat from Pasar(market) Tiga Raja at Prapat and the boats would stop at Samosir island in Tuk Tuk , at Carolina Port or Silintong Port
Along the trip to Samosir island one would enjoy the beautiful panorama of Lake Toba and its mountain range, where it was sees as the green of woods and blue mountain.

Batak House

Batak is a tribe of North Sumatra Province, divided into many clans : Batak Karo, Batak Mandailing etc and of course at Lake Toba Region you would find a Batak Samosir clan. Samosir is an island surrounded by Lake Toba, one of great lake in the world.
Almost Batak peoples are Christianity, that is why we would find a lot of churches (catholic and protestant) in almost region of North Sumatra Province.
Batak peoples known as a friendly people,
you only give them your smiling face and say hello to them with their popular lingo in greeting other peoples, "HORAS" (spelling as HOR+ US) means Hallo and they will be your good friends.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A gorgeous view of Lake Toba
  • In a nutshell:A nice peoples with its beautiful nature
  • Last visit to North Sumatra Province: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Jun 28, 2014
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  • missmarianne's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    haia....! are you anywhere near Medan? ow about a possible VT meet with me and VIna?

  • Nov 27, 2008 at 2:36 AM

    Hi, I guess you proceed to Brastagi from parapat. Do you mind to share with me ur transportation?I heard there are travel agent provide transportation from parapat to brastagi with some stop at waterfall...TQ. email : yapklang2003@yahoo.com

  • kazuhr's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2008 at 6:01 AM

    Very helpful and excellent tips on danau Toba. I will be there in two weeks.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2007 at 7:40 PM

    Excellent write up for North Sumatra. Bring back fond memories. Nice pics of Medan.

  • pharsadi's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2007 at 11:57 PM

    horas!! wow, that's a very big dog in your picture.. :)

  • egonwegh's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2006 at 12:19 AM

    Cool! Are these film stills? They remind me of the films we sometimes watched in primary school when I was a kid ...


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