Small town Tomok in Samosir Island on Toba Lake is connected with Parapat on mainland. The ferries run here every hour.
The original Batak’s culture was destroyed with the arrival of Christian missionaries. Today you can watch the Batak dance performance only at the museum located on Samosir Island on Toba Lake. The Batak women move slowly with a kind of dignity. Most of the dances are related to field’s work and harvest.