Bintantravel.com – Buy souvenirs in Lake Toba is very cheap. If you plan a year-end vacation to enjoy the panoramic view of the beauty of Lake Toba, North Sumatra. Don’t forget to stop by Samosir Island. This island is a volcanic island in the middle of the largest lake in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The area has a wealth of interesting attractions and still maintains ancestral traditions.
Samosir Island is known as a village that is still thick with culture. Tourists can see the Tomb of King Sidabutar. Who is 450 years old and believed to be the first human to set foot on Samosir Island. The tomb location is in Ambarita Village.
In this village too, tourists can see traditional Batak houses that are still preserved until now. There are also neatly circular stones that are hundreds of years old. This is one of the historical legacies of the traditional Batak tribe. Not only that, watching traditional Batak dance performances with the name Sigale-gale Dance to enjoy gomak noodles can be a tourist activity in Samosir.
Location of Tomok where you can buy souvenirs in Lake Toba
Satisfied traveling do not forget to Buy souvenirs in Lake Toba typical of Batak. You can shop in Tomok, a small village located on the east coast of Samosir Island. To get to Tomok, it takes around 4-5 hours with Medan to Parapat by car. Then cross by boat or ferry from Parapat which takes 30 minutes.
As soon as tourist boats pull over in Tomok. Visitors will immediately be greeted by rows of souvenir stalls selling various Batak crafts. As a center for souvenirs on Samosir Island. The existence of Tomok Market located in Tomok Village, Simanindo District, Samosir Regency. Has long been known by tourists.
The souvenir shop which is concentrated around the Tomb of King Sidabutar Tomok. The Siallagan Stone Chair, and along the Tuktuk Siadong Ring Road from the past. Until now has become an option for those who want to hunt various fruits.
Here there are hundreds of stalls lined up along the road over one kilometer offering eye signs. From traditional hand-woven fabrics, wood carvings to t-shirts with the words Lake Toba or Samosir. Various creativity accessories using simple raw materials. Such as bags, necklaces, bracelets and key chains will be easily found by domestic and foreign tourists.
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Various types of souvenirs
Not to forget, Buy souvenirs in Lake Toba like souvenirs in the form of miniature batak houses. Generally patterned with gorga with dominant colors. Red, white and black do not escape the target of the visitors. Souvenirs decorated with gorga (Batak paintings) do have special features and uniqueness. This traditional carving art holds the secret of skills in the manufacturing process combined with cultural elements.
There are also souvenirs that are typical of the Batak tribe, namely wood lizard carvings. Lizard displays are considered a symbol of the existence of Batak people. Who can blend anywhere with any conditions such as lizard animals.
The sellers also sell souvenirs only in the Batak tribe, namely the typical Batak calendar. This calendar made of wood consists of 12 long blades that show the moon. To indicate the day is not dated, but rather symbols such as long lines, fruits, transverse lines. The Batak calendar used to be used to see good days for determining big events.
According to Amos, one of the souvenir sellers said that the shirt labeled Samosir was one of the best-selling items. But many Batak belts like it too. Buyers often make belts into bag ties and head ties. Because these Batak belts are made of thick thread that combines red, white and black to form one Batak motif.
For prices, these Batak items in Tomok Market are quite affordable. Especially if compared to other souvenir centers on Samosir and Parapat Island, this souvenir center in Tomok is much cheaper.
For example, clothes are sold from IDR 35 thousand. Tourists can buy Batak belts for Rp. 30,000. Accessories such as bracelets are sold from the price of IDR 5,000 to IDR 10,000. And for woven bags and woven caps priced starting at Rp. 30,000 to Rp. 50,000.
Tip to get a cheaper price when buy souvenirs in Lake Toba, there’s nothing wrong if you bid. Buying or buying with more than one amount, can also be a trick to get the right price. Usually with this trick, traders want to give a bigger discount. To get there you can book Lake Toba tour from Medan in Bintan Travel contact here +62 819 828 117 and book the package.