Batu Gantung is a natural sculpture in the form of rocks located in Parapat, North Sumatra. If you ever travel to Lake Toba, surely you do not miss this attraction. Almost all domestic and foreign tourists who want to Lake Toba and Samosir Island, stop by Batu Gantung this. Why is it named Hanging Stone? No other is because of the location of the rock that seems to hang down.
The panorama of the Mesozoic Sibaganding, Mesozoic aged Sibaganding formation landscape lies on the eastern shore of Lake Toba precisely on the Parapat – Medan crossroads, composed by limestone packstone, glokonitik grainstone, rock-and-tone sandstone and conglomerate confrontations and lime karstification aspects observed from the direction of Lake Toba, known as the “Hanging Stone”. This stone looks like a human posture with a straight down position with the situation upside down. Lots of legends that developed in the community from generation to generation about the origin of the formation of this natural phenomenon.