Parapat, located along the Trans-Sumatran Highway or Jl SM Raja, acts as the gateway to Samosir Island and Danau Toba on the Sumatran mainland. In what is predominantly a transit town, walk over to the house that served as the residence of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, during his years in exile. Conveniences of banks and ATMs and a few restaurants and overnight hotels are easily available in Parapat, which often caters to large tourist crowds.
Gateway to Samosir Island
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