HomeBlogs Simalem Park Simalem in Batak Karo language means cool and pleasing. It is located on
the hills of north-western part of Toba Lake, one of the highest and
deepest crater lakes in the world. It lies on an unutilised grassland
named Gorat Ni Padang, where cattles used to graze in the past.
in 2002, the 200-hectare property will be developed in stages as a
major agro-tourism attraction in the region, with more than 25 hectares
of organically grown Oranges, Loquat, Passion Fruit, Tamarillo, Guava,
Tea, Coffee and Avocado.
Simalem Park is a development in-progess and the limited facilities that are currently in operation are: # Pangambatan Valley (Flower Nursery and Riverside Place) # Management Office (Information Centre) # Buddhist Temple (ancient Buddhist Temple architecture) # Kodon Kodon Cafe (tasty treats in gazebos overlooking Lake Toba) # Toba Cafe (fast-food outlet with great view of golf course) # Pearl of Lake Toba Plaza (best view of Lake Toba for photo-shoot) # Fruit & Vegetables Farming # Tongging Mart (serve light snacks and souvenir) # Amphitheater # Camping Ground & Jungle Trekking
# In the next, visitors will be able to enjoy: Pangambatan Zoopark (animal park, jungle trekking and camping) # Karo Agrotourism Farm (center for research dan cultivation) # Tongging Lodge & Convention and Spa (200-room hotel) # Merek Funland (children in- and outdoor playground) # Owners’ Guesthouse (20-room exclusive accommodation) # 9-hole Gorat Ni Padang golf course
development of Simalem Park will be capped with the development of
members-only One Tree Hill Villa Resort and cable-car link to shore of
130 hectares of jungle that surrounds the site was
acquired so as to protect the national forest reserve that lies next to
Thing to Do: Refreshing, Taking photo, Jungle Trekking, Camping, etc Getting There: Public Transpot, Rental Car, Bus (2.5 hours driving from Medan City)