Tuk Tuk Travel Guide

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Tuk Tuk Overview

Tuk Tuk is the most popular town for tourism on the island of Samosir. Jutting out from the island on a kidney-shaped peninsula into North Sumatra's Lake Toba, Tuk Tuk offers a range of resorts and restaurants for visitors from the moment they step off the passenger ferry from Parapat, oftentimes dropped off at their resort's docks.

The town is circular in nature and can be easily explored without a map on foot, bicycle, or motorcycle. Visitors will see examples of traditional Batak architecture, colorful plantlife, and wildlife (ranging from water buffalo to cobras). The hilly terrain, however, does not make it an easy uphill ride on the bike. There are souveneir shops all around the town and many of the resorts organize tours in the area and around the island.

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