Jangga Village : Discover Living Culture

Come and experience traditional Batak life in a village that remains largely untouched by the modern world. Located in the picturesque hillside, visitors come to Jangga village to meet native Batak people and see how their unique culture continues to thrive today.

Jangga is most famous for the beautiful ulos cloths which are produced here. Watch the women of the community weave these intricate cloths from inside their booths. Ulos plays an important role in traditional Batak society and are used not only as clothing but presented on ritual occasions such as births, deaths and marriages.

In Jangga you will find rows of traditional houses.  There are cultural and historical attractions too, such as the remains left by Batak kings centuries ago including King Tambun and King Manurung monuments.

Jangga Village, North Sumatra
Jangga Village, North Sumatra (Source : indonesia.travel)

Jangga Village is located on the edge of Simanuk-manuk Mountain, about 24 km from Lake Toba. It is one of a number of villages of native Bataks in the region including Lumban Nabolon, Tonga-Tonga Sirait Uruk, Janji Matogu, Sihubak hubak, Siregar, Sigaol, Silalahi Toruan Muara and Tomok Sihotang.

ACTIVITIES

You can dine at several restaurants around this area.

As a famous weaving community, at Jangga you’ll be able to find all kinds of different ulos. Ulos can be used for anything from decoration to scarves or you could even get it tailored into a specific clothing item. You can get other kinds of souvenirs in Parapat, from the ever popular T-shirts or keychains to handicrafts.

For an experience of local life that you won’t forget, ask your travel agent if you can arrange a homestay in the village. The most popular alternative is staying in Parapat, where you can enjoy the scenery of Lake Toba.

Watch the women of Jangga weave intricate traditional ulos cloths.  Admire the structure of traditional Batak houses which sit on stilts and have distinctive oversized roofs.  Explore the fascinating cultural heritage of this area with a visit to the magnificent monuments of King Tambun and Manurung.

GET AROUND

Experience the wonder of the local atmosphere here by exploring the village on foot.

GET THERE

Make your way to Parapat. From Medan you can get a taxi or public bus to Parapat in 4-6 hours.
From Parapat, you can rent a car to bring you to the edge of Simanuk-manuk Mountain, where the village is located.

Tips

•    Bring along a camera to capture snaps of this beautiful spot.
•    It is advisable to ask for permission first before taking picture of the locals.

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