Parapat is a small town in North Sumatra province on the edge of Lake Toba, on the Uluan Peninsula where it forms the narrowest eastern link to Samosir Island. It is the primary transit point by ferry for visitors going to Samosir Island, and connected via Trans-Sumatran Highway to Pematang Siantar by a 48 km road. Administratively it is part of Simalungun Regency.
Places of interest
- Batu Gantung (Hanging Stone)
- Soekarno Exile House
- Parapat Ferry Harbour
Coordinates: 2°039′028″N 98°056′021″E / 2.65778°N 98.93917°E
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