Home Taman Eden 100 (100 Eden Park) Hearing the word Parapat, maybe for you who like adventure is not foreign. Well .. the city of Parapat is already well-known tourist city and worldwide. The city is also a gateway for travelers to enjoy the beauty of serving in various places around and Samosir Island is across.
One of the unique and proper place you visit when stopped by to Parapat is agro-tourism and nature conservation Toba orchid that is now almost extinct. The name of this place is also quite unique, namely the Garden of Eden 100.
100 Eden Park area are in Lumban Rang, Village North Sionggang, District Lumban Julu, District Toba Samosir, North Sumatra. This agro forest area, located between the street-Porsea Parapat, 16 km from Parapat and 40 km from Balige.
Natural areas and rich flora and fauna was established around 2000. Believe it or not, Sumatran tigers still be seen milling about in this green area.
This area seemed to invite guests to freely select the object which should be enjoyed first. Did see the dense forest and various types of trees that are rare, and even any specific flora, such as Toba orchids that grow in this region.
"Here a lot of growing orchids are rare and have conserved area of 1 hectare with 100 species, with natural attractions that challenge," says Eliyas Sirait, manager of the Garden of Eden 100 73-year-old who has this.
The uniqueness of the Garden of Eden 100, which is any visitors who are interested in planting trees provided seed and place. Trees planted will be labeled the name and origin of visitors. No wonder that the existing trees, almost seba ¬ mostly labeled with the initials of the planter.
"It is unique and one of our goals for preserving the public consciousness arise and loving environment. Maybe next year to visit, she could see trees planted, "he said with a smile.
Searching the region needs a strong and physical stamina. Because many options for it. Ranging from mild walks around the area of conservation until heavy activity that challenges such as tracking, mountain climbing and 'camping ground' and others.
But the main necessary precautions, cleanliness and decency to start this tour. The warning was posted in accordance with the manager in front of the entrance to the forest area is hilly and steep tourism.
In this place also there are 3 waterfalls, bat caves, hills Spoiled who can see Lake Toba, even mountain climbers can climb the mountain Pangulu Bao. Interestingly there is also a house of Tarzan who is above the trees.
In addition, various kinds of rare trees already planted are classified in this spiritual tourist attraction. In fact, a group of monkeys coexist safely with the managers of beautiful gardens that are environmentally friendly.
According Marandus, the number of visitors to this tourist attraction continues to increase, especially during holiday weekends.
"The number of visitors recorded in this year alone over 12,000 people, originating from various regions including Java and a number of foreign tourists," he said.
Every visitor, said Marandus, given the freedom to enjoy the park free of charge and may be chosen to plant their own trees. "Seeds of plants are available to pay Rp 30 thousand per plant as a maintenance fee," he added.