stone sculpture in the royal cemetery

stone sculpture in the royal cemetery

Lakeside village with a market, traditional houses and a royal cemetery

Tomok is the village closest to Tuk Tuk, where most visitors to the island of Samosir, inside Indonesia’s largest lake, Lake Toba, arrive. It is a cute-enough village, with several traditional houses – albeit with corrugated iron roofs, these days. Further status is derived from its Royal cemetery, housing the sarcophagus of Raya Sidabutar, the first Toba Batak King to move to the island in the 19th century. A selection of photos.

See also, Ambarita on the same island, or return to Lake Toba.

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