You cannot have enough of Indonesia!! The country that attracts millions of couples, honeymooners, solo travellers and family groups with its pristine beaches and aquatic life has much more to offer than only the virgin, white sand, seafood and out of the world stays!
Here is a list of cultural extravagance that you can immerse yourself in, when visiting Indonesia!
1. Visit the Traditional Houses Bolon Houses Of Indonesia
Have you ever seen a house as unique and majestic as the traditional houses in Lake Toba in North Sumatra? In case you haven't, then be sure to add this to your bucket list! A Batak traditional building that stands 15 meters in height with embossed and colourful paintings is what a Bolon House looks like. In ancient times, a Bolon house was home to 13 kings living on Lake Toba. They are a symbol of the identity for the Batak community. The paintings in the house mean different things that represent Batak's beliefs and customs. It was even believed that rumah bolon was used for kings in North Sumatra. Definitely a royal to visit on a cultural trip! Glimpses of these heritage sites are around Samosir Island, namely Siallagan Village and Tomok Village.
How to reach Lake Toba:
Fly to Silangit International Airport -> Book a GrabCab, or Damri bus or shuttle service to Parapat -> Go to Samosir Island or Tomok Village or Tuktuk Village by ferry.
Fly to Kualanamu International Airport -> Train or bus to Parapat which is 160kms way