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Hanging Rock or in Indonesian Batu Gantung, is a well known tourist attraction for many people, especially those who came traveled to the city of Parapat, certainly offered to go to see it. Place or location of this attraction can not be approached directly, because it is located on a cliff and there is no way to get there. So to see this object, tourists can only be viewed from a boat because Hanging stone is a stone that formed naturally and looks like hanging down on a steep rock wall. Because it looks like depends on the object is called the Hanging Rock. Very unlikely anyone ever see up close or touching this thing because it is very difficult to reach.
From a distance the object which amount approximately the size of a human body, the shape looks like the shape of a human body hanging upside down. This stone verisimilitude dependent and was about to take, but surprisingly, the stone is still hanging from the past to the present. Yes magical!
Location hanging Stone is actually not too far from the city Parapat , but as mentioned above to get to the location of the hanging rock can only be done through the lake by boat sailing near the site of the hanging stones are and looking over the ship to the Hanging Rock is located. We recommend that you set up the binoculars to be able to see this hanging stone more clearly, or if you want to capture the picture suggested setting up a telephoto lens that can record pictures with sharper.
While sailing on the boat to the location of Hanging Rock, you’ll feel beautiful scenery Sunggu look towards the edge of Lake Toba with verdant hills. Indeed sight will not be forgotten in life as a beautiful memory. Moreover, the lake water around Batu hanging water is very clear, you can see the bottom of the lake is clean and small fish will appear swimming in lake water.
Ships can be boarded to see Hanging Rock can be chartered vessel so that you can direct your entourage departed, but the cost will be more expensive. So that less can choose tourist ship, but will travel to the location of the Stone hanging from the pier in Parapat if a passenger is enough. Costs about Rp 15,000 per person only.
The Story Behind The Hanging Rock
Hanging Rock is with a unique shape and strange, also it had a story or legend that developed in the community. One popular legend associated with the origin of the stone hanging is a legend that tells of a young and beautiful girl named Chrysanthemum jumping from the cliff of despair facing an arranged marriage with a man she did not love. His long hair turns snagged make him dependent, while the dog is trying to help her follow-up to jump, then both turned to stone and hanging on the cliff. Incarnation of the girl and her dog were turned to stone that is believed to be the Hanging Rock in Parapat. Indeed, if the note form a hanging stone like the body of a girl with long hair and a dog nearby equally dependent.
Indeed, hanging stone is very interesting tourist attraction because of its strange and unique that makes a lot of visitors who are interested in seeing Hanging Rock during a trip to Parapat. Besides Hanging Rock, many other tourist attractions in Parapat that can satisfy your craving good natural tourism, cultural and historical attractions. It could be said Parapat is one of the cities tourist center on Lake Toba, supported by tourist facilities are already very much and adequate Parapat around the city, you can satisfy a craving with diverse culinary specialties of North Sumatra that were encountered throughout the city. You can choose accommodation with tariff to suit your budget, many hotels are standing in Parapat like `Danau Toba International Cottage, Inna Parapat, Atsari Hotel Parapat, Patra Jasa Parapat Lake Resort, Singgalang Guest Hause, Parapat View Hotel, Mars Family Hotel, Star Beach Hotel, and others, to find a place to stay if you want to stay longer in the city of Parapat.