#2. Sidikalang - Taman Simalem Resort and The Mystical Lake Toba
North Sumatra Trip
After visiting Maimun Palace, my family and I left Medan and continued the trip to the famous Lake Toba. The lake is extremely huge and surrounded by mountains. There are many places to see the lake's beauty from above.
One of the best spot, according to my mom's friend, is some place called Taman Simalem Resort. It was a huge resort, about 200 hectares, located near Berastagi. Besides the view to the lake, this place offers wide ranging facilities, like flower nursery, golf court, Buddhist temple and many more. I am not going to write it all because they have too many facilities. Hehe.
Our first stop was the flower nursery. My mom loves everything related to gardening and plants. After a quick looked - because nobody else interested to see the glass house - we went to the amphitheater to see the lake.
The flower nursery
The amphitheater. It was so windy, I was scared.
The mystical lake Toba
'Pearl of Lake Toba', one of the best spot to see the lake.
Look at my mom's expression, can you imagine how strong the wind was? Hehe.
Finally, we found another cafe. We ordered some hot drinks and warm snacks. What a simalem feeling.. :)
Tips and Conclusion
- If you go from Medan to Berastagi you should stop by at this place. For more information about Taman Simalem Resort feel free to open their official website here. Btw I am not paid to share this. hehe.
- You can stay over in this place if you want to.
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