Parapat City is a small town on the shores of Lake Toba in Girsang Sipangan Bolon sub-district, Simalungun District, North Sumatra. Parapat city is one of the access to the Lake Toba or to the island of Samosir is about 48 km from the City Pematangsiantar.
From Samosir Island by ferry boat at Ajibata port. If not through the city of Parapat, to reach Samosir Island by road should circle the edge of Lake Toba to Tano Ponggol bridge in Pangururan because the bridge is connecting the island of Samosir with the island of Sumatra.
is famous for the beauty of Lake Tobanya. The city became a famous tourist attraction in North Sumatra. In fact, in the era of the 1990s, this city became a favorite destination of foreign tourists, mainly from the Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Korea, and some are also from America.
Today Parapat and the government are struggling to advance Parapat tourism by making Lake Toba a “Monaco of Asia”.
When visiting , we will find some places that can be visited. Pagoda Square or the town square of Parapat, the exiled former Indonesian President Sukarno’s former home. From the edge of Lake Toba we can swim to enjoy the cool water of Lake Toba and available lodges with varying prices.
Generally the people of North Sumatra call Beach or Pante for areas that have white sand. To find a beach with white sand on the edge can be found on the beach free or beach marina guest house located in front Parapat beach entrance at Hotel Parapat or Inna Hotel, you also can hire a speedboat to see the site of hanging legends or water bikes for enjoy the scenery around Lake Toba and Parapat city.
Do not forget to also visit some souvenir shops that sell typical Batak crafts and typical Lake Toba to buy souvenirs typical .