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Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is roughly 820 miles to the southeast of Parapat.
Be sure to spend a few hours at Parapat Wharf and Parapat Point.
If you head 0.7 miles to the south of Parapat you will arrive at Pardamean Ajibata. A trip here gives you the opportunity to experience Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo and Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings. If you'd like to experience even more of this part of the country, travel to Tuktuk and swing by Siallagain Port and King Siallagan's Stone Chair. They sit just 6 miles out of Parapat.
When it's time to explore beyond Parapat, visit a regional hub. Berastagi is 45 miles away and offers a varied list of attractions, such as Berastagi Fruits Market, Taman Mejuah Park and Masjid Istihrar Mosque. Rumah Bolon and Lingga are some more sites that are worth visiting.
Head outside and just do it! Try your hand at mountain climbing and hiking.
Breathe in the fresh air and feel all of your worries disappear as you enjoy a couple of the region's more calming pastimes, such as sunbathing and bird watching.
Visitors who like to combine learning with leisure should consider joining in on a structured activity. Guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours are some of the more engaging options in the region.
When the temperatures climb, do what the locals do and head down to the water for a memorable few hours of swimming or snorkeling.
To experience the culture of Sumatra, head to the region's craft workshops.
Take a leisurely stroll and make the most of the fresh air at the region's open-air markets.
If you're not already a history lover, you might become one upon exploring the region's fascinating traditional villages and historic palaces.
Everyone should venture to the religious sites of Sumatra. You'll be sure to find some peace of mind at its mosques, temples and shrines.
Learn about the array of flavors of Sumatra by trying its most popular food and drinks.
Start your culinary adventure by exploring the eclectic mix of locally sourced ingredients, such as pork and dog.
Rendang (spicy buffalo meat dish) and pempek (deep fried fish and sago dumpling) are specialty dishes that everyone has to try at least once.
For dessert, you have to sample a bit of dreamy rujak (fruit salad).
Visiting during the 17th of August means you'll have a closeup of Independence Day.
The world is full of stunning places. As you pack up your things and head back home, remember how fortunate you are to have been to one of the very best.
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is the most convenient airport at about 180 miles to the east, so make sure you get there well before your boarding time.
Visitors coming to Parapat are advised to secure a room in advance, because currently there are only limited Parapat lodging options available.
Situated in Parapat, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Parapat Point and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Parapat Wharf. Museum Simalungun and Vihara Avalokitsvara are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Parapat hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Parapat Point and Parapat Wharf. Museum Simalungun and Vihara Avalokitsvara are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Situated in the historical district, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of King Siallagan's Stone Chair, Siallagain Port, and King Sidabutar's Tomb. Stone Chairs and Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Samosir hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings, Siallagain Port, and King Siallagan's Stone Chair. King Sidabutar's Tomb and Stone Chairs are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Samosir, this hotel is close to Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo. Area attractions also include Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings and King Siallagan's Stone Chair.