Welcome to Tongging…
is a perfect place to relax. It is located in the far northern end
of Lake Toba in a dramatic setting. The climate is perfect here,
900m above sea level, the landscape is fascinating, and the culture
unique. Lake Toba is a perfect destination for kayaking.
There is plenty to see and do; the biggest waterfall in North
Sumatra, traditional villages, swimming, walking, trekking, kayaking
and more. Besides that, Tongging has a strategic location in between
other destinations and therefore a nice and practical stop over, for
example if you go from Medan or Berastagi to Pulau Banyak.
It is only a three hour car ride to get there. Tongging can be
recommended, both for the adventurous travelers and the travelers
preferring some conveniences. It is a popular place amongst locals
on weekends and public holidays. Most of the locals are farmers,
growing onions, garlic, mangos and more. Fish farms have become
popular, especially for gold fish and Gurami.
Tongging is in the middle of an area where the three ethnic
groups Batak Toba, Pakpak, and Karo have mixed completely. The local
language uses words from all three ethnic groups.
Read more about the Karo-people under
GENERAL INFO > THE ETHNIC GROUP
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