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Lake Toba is the largest lake in Indonesia. Lake Toba is located in several counties, among others Kab.Simalungun, Kab.Samosir, North Kab.Tapanuli, District Hubang Hasundutan, Kab.Karo, and Kab.Dairi, North Sumatra.
The lake, which has an area of ​​100 kmx30 miles outside of beauty that has biasa.Selain surrounded by beautiful hills and cool, the lake is an island in the middle named Samosir Island. Samosir Island has an altitude of about 1000 meters above sea level. In the middle of Lake Toba, on Samosir Island that there is a popular natural tourist attraction, the lake above the lake (Lake and Lake Aek Sidihoni Natonang);

historical attractions in the tomb complex in the Village of King Sidabutar Tomok; and tours of the complex architecture of traditional houses Batak Toba Samosir. In Parapat, the visitors who want to visit the island of Samosir can ride a freight ferry depart every hour to the village of Tomok, Samosir.
Toba Lake was formed by a stupendous prehistoric volcanic explosion. The eruption was 75.000 years ago and leaving a spectacular caldera with wonderful landscapes. The explosion with Volcanic Exposivity Index of 8 caused volcanic winter for many years which decimated almost all living things on earth. The resulting 630 km square of land mass in the center of the lake, now known as Samosir Island, is the world’s fifth largest island lake. It is also arguably the world’s largest island within an island.
This large lake has magical and cosmological value, because it is believed as a place of indwelling Namborru (seven ancestral goddess of Batak Tribe). When people want to hold the event Tribe Batak peoples around the lake, they must first ask permission to Namborru. As in the celebration of the Feast of the People of Lake Toba is annually held, some of the rituals performed in advance as a form of homage to the ancestors.

Toba Lake is the highest and deepest crater lake in the world with a depth of over 450 meter. Lying at 906 meter above sea level, the climate in the Toba area is refreshingly cool. Also, the largest volcanic lake in Southeast Asia with gigantic size of 1.265 square km, 90 km long with a coastline of 285 km. The volcanic soils are remarkably fertile and the Toba highlands have been inhabited for centuries.
Lake Toba has very beautiful scenery, if you come to Indonesia to make sure toba is on the list of your schedule.
what you can get in toba??
Thing to Do: Shopping Traditional Craft,Swimming, Fishing, Rafting, Water Skiing, Speed Boat Trips, Power Boating,
And there are so many ways to get there, you can trip with Public Transpot, Rental Car, Bus (4 hours driving or less than 180 km from Medan City)

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