Samosir Island

Samosir Island is located in the middle of Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world. Lake Toba occupies the creator of a super-volcano that when it exploded into being was the largest explosive event on earth in the last 25 million years.

The best way to explore the island is by moped and so we hired a couple to check out the local sights, the most interesting being the stone chair which acted as a court room for one of Sumatra’s many kingdoms. Here the fate of people committing serious crimes was decided. If the crime serious enough the criminal would be executes and the people of the kingdom would eat their heart.

We also had a chance to do some more traditional dancing!

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