Taman is the Indonesian word for garden or park and Simalem in the ethnic Batak Karo language means pleasant, the exuberant feeling that visitors experience once they enter the resort.
Located on the north-western hills of Lake Toba, visitors are in for a perennial treat of fresh and cool mountain air, the natural unspoilt scenery and a breath-taking view of the lake. The resort can be reached in 2.5 hours drive from Medan, the provincial capital of North Sumatera.
Within an area of more than 200ha, Taman Simalem Resort offers wide-ranging activities for visitors. It is home to Indonesia’s largest Loquat farm and is also North Sumatera’s largest Passion Fruit Farm. An extremely challenging 9-hole par 34 golf course is set admist coffee and tea plantations. The resort offers a wide range of accomodation from campsites to lodges with lake views and cottages in the jungle.
Taman Simalem Resort is a development in-progess and the limited facilities that are currently in operation are:
Pangambatan Valley (flower nursery, outward bound, riverside place, bird park & waterfall lodge)
Management Office (information centre)
Tianzhu Chansi Buddhist Temple (ancient buddhist temple architecture)
Karo Agrotourism Farm (Agro Mart & Cafe)
Kodon Kodon Cafe (tasty treats in gazebos overlooking lake toba)
Toba Cafe (fast-food outlet with great view of golf course)
Pearl of Lake Toba Plaza (best view of lake toba for photo-shoot)
Fruit & Vegetables Farming (produced using good agriculture practice standards)
Tongging Mart & Cafe (serve light snacks and souvenir on the site of tongging lodge & convention)
Campsite & Jungle Trekking
Tongging Lodge Dormitory
Soon visitors will be able to enjoy:
Pangambatan Zoopark (animal park)
Karo Agrotourism Farm (center for research & cultivation of fruits and vegetables)
Tongging Lodge & Convention and Spa (200-room hotel & dormitory)
Merek Funland (children in-and outdoor playground)
Owners’ Guesthouse (20-room exclusive accommodation)
9-hole Gorat Ni Padang Golf Course (set in the midst of tea & coffee plantation)