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Toba Lake is an amazing natural wonders on the island of Sumatra. It's hard to imagine there is a more beautiful place to visit in North Sumatra apart from this lake. 

Cool refreshing atmosphere, expanse of clear water turning blue, green mountains and stunning scenery is a small part of the image of a giant lake that is 900 meters above sea level. Quoted from page Indonesiatravel, Lake Toba is a crater lake area of ​​1,145 square kilometers. In the center dwells an island with an area that is nearly proportional to the area of Singapore.

Toba Lake is actually more like an ocean than a lake considering its size. Therefore, Lake Toba is placed as the largest lake in Southeast Asia and the second largest in the world after Lake Victoria in Africa. Lake Toba also includes the world's deepest lake that is approximately 450 meters.

Lake Toba is expected to experts formed after the eruption of a super volcano approximately 73000-75000 years ago. At that time 2,800 cubic km of volcanic materials spewed out of Mount Toba erupted volcanic ash blown by the wind to spread to half the earth. The explosion occurred during the week and throw the dust up to 10 kilometers above sea level.

Due to the eruption of a super volcano, Mount Toba is thought to have caused mass death and extinction of some species of living things. The eruption of Mount Toba has led to changes in the earth's weather and the onset of ice ages that went into affect world civilization.

For communities around Lake Toba has a magical history as a residence believed Namborru (seven goddesses Batak ancestors). If the Batak tribe will perform the ceremony around the lake, then they must pray and ask for permission first Namborru.

Samosir Island is a unique island because it is a volcanic island in the middle of Lake Toba. The altitude is 1,000 meters above sea level. Although it has become a tourist destination for a long time, Samosir is an unspoiled natural beauty.

In the middle of Samosir Island there are still two beautiful lake named Sidihoni Lake and Aek Natonang Lake. The area around Toba Lake has pine forests lush landscaped. On the outskirts Toba Lake there are some seriously stunning waterfalls. Around Toba Lake will also place you are used belarang spring. 
On Samosir Island you can also find misty mountains, crystal clear waterfalls to swim, and farming communities. Batak hospitality will lure you wherever you go because it can immediately find new friends.

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In Parapat which is a peninsula that juts into the lake you can enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Toba. Parapat inhabited of Batak Toba and Batak Simalungan are known to have properties cheerful and sociable, well-known theme song hummed too happy carefree yet full of love that feeling.

Now, Toba Lake to be one of the best tourist destinations in Indonesia. The place where you can do a variety of activities to enjoy the beauty of nature such as mountain climbing, swimming, or boating screen. The air is clean and cool harmonized with the relaxed atmosphere of a friendly society.

Many tourists prefer to stay on Samosir Island in the middle of the lake. As the original residence Batak Toba Samosir Island has a legacy of antiquity of which is the grave stone and traditional villages. On this island you can find a unique culture and ancient Toba. Observe also the traditional architecture of the Toba Batak house compound.

The natural beauty of the island of Samosir Island means that this is a suitable place to visit and avoid routine fatigue. Samosir easy to reach by ferri boat from Parapat. In Tomok also contained the Tomb of King Sidabutar, which he was already 500 years old. There is also a statue Sigale-Gale who can dance.

If you feel excited at Parapat there are many facilities for swimming, water skiing, riding a motor boat, canoe ride, fishing and playing golf. From Parapat you can take a leisurely walk in the hills Naborsahon River where you will see the bougainvillea flowers, pointetties, honey suckle spectacular flowering throughout the year. Many visitors who come to spend time at the lake with a refreshing swim in the water or rent a boat sailing around the great lakes.

No need to worry about sunstroke because the climate here is cool and dry with beautiful lake views, this place is an ideal place to relax. While looking at the sunset on Toba Lake is the perfect way to relax and spend time with people you care.

In Samosir, you can also take a walk to explore the interior and two smaller lakes, namely Sididhoni and Aek Natonang Lake. If you are still not satisfied with the atmosphere in Samosir, trekking to explore the inland plateau. Should ask the hotel or the local community about the route because the road sometimes muddy and slippery depending on the weather. 
If you are interested in history then visit the cemetery where King Sidabutar megaliths can see the unique cultural heritage. If you want to know more about the life and Batak, visit traditional Jangga villages is Ulos producing cloth which is about 24 km from Parapat. On the shores of Lake Toba also seen Pensions Soekarno, the first Indonesian president exiled, the design of the building is painted white magnificent.

Last changed: Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 10:50 pm

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