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View of Parapat from Lake Toba
View of Parapat from Lake Toba
ProvinceNorth Sumatera
RegencySimalungun Regency
SubdistrictGirsang Sipangan Bolon
900 m (2,960 ft)
 (2000 Census)
 • Total5,524
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)

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. Administratively it is part of Simalungun Regency.


Sisingamangaraja XII International Airport is located about 47 mi (76 km) distance from Parapat town. It is also connected via Trans-Sumatran Highway to Pematang Siantar by a 48 km road.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Batu Gantung (Hanging Stone)
  • Sukarno's house when in exile
  • Parapat Ferry Harbour
Panoramic view of Parapat from Lake Toba

Coordinates: 2°039′028″N 98°056′021″E / 2.65778°N 98.93917°E / 2.65778; 98.93917