Tele – Pangururan Road (Toba Lake, North Sumatra)

This very panoramic provincial road connecting Dolok Sanggul & Tele (Humbang Hasundutan District) to Pangururan (capital of Samosir District) is the only land road access from main Sumatra Island to Samosir Island which is located in the center of Toba Lake. The road strecthes to about 25 km from the upper mountain up to the lowest point right on the coastal side of Toba Lake The road is now appx. 4-5 m wide, which is an improvement to the early 00′ where it was only 2-3 m wide forced opposite vehicles from two ways to drive slowly. In that period the vehicle on the cliff side even had to stop to give chance to vehicle on the canyon side to move first. Now that is an old song, vehicles can pass comfortably. On this ascending side, the almost naked string of mountains siding Toba Lake can be seen (the unseen left side, under these mountains, is Toba Lake) Continue reading

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