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If You Go to North Sumatra, Do not Forget to Visit The beauty of Lake Toba

If You Go to North Sumatra, Do not Forget to Visit The beauty of Lake Toba

If You Go to North Sumatra, Do not Forget to Visit The beauty of Lake Toba - Did not complete it if you been to North Sumatera not stopping to Lake Toba, a volcanic lake is the largest lake in Indonesia, and even Southeast Asia. The exotic charm of the sea like a vast expanse of the lake with shady trees and a charming hills. The lake, measuring 1700 square meters with a depth of approximately 450 meters and is located 906 meters above sea level, in the middle of the lake there is Samosir Island are not less interesting to visit tourist attractions.


During his visit in 1996, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands even expressed his admiration for the beautiful panorama of the lake. "Sell me a name for this lake. I can not describe how beautiful Lake Toba, "he says enthusiastically.

There are seven counties surrounding the lake, namely Simalungun, Toba Samosir, North Tapanuli, Humbang Hasundutan, Dairi, Karo, and Naidoo who has a wonderful natural panorama and a tourist destination. Tourists generally enjoy the beauty of Lake Toba from Parapat in Simalungun and Tuktuk Siadong on the island.

Lake Toba is expected explosion occurred at around 73 thousand-75 thousand years ago and is a super volcano eruption (super volcano) the most recent. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner of Michigan Technological University estimate that the volcanic materials spewed out of the mountain as much as 2800 km ³, with 800 km ³ of rock overlies and 2,000 km ³ of volcanic ash which is expected in the wind to the west for two weeks.

Toba Mountain

Volcanic dust in the wind has spread to half the earth, from China to South Africa. The explosion occurred during a week and throw the dust up to 10 km above sea level.

This incident caused mass death and, in some species, also followed extinction. According to some DNA evidence, this eruption also reduced the number of people to about 60% of the total human population of the earth at that time, which is about 60 million people. The eruption also caused the ice age, although experts are still debating.

After the eruption, the caldera formed which was then filled with water and became what is now known as Lake Toba. Upward pressure by magma that has not come out cause the appearance of the island. When enjoying the beauty of this lake, you might not imagine that the charm of the place comes from the catastrophic volcanic eruption that brings fear and horror at the time.

Lake Toba

Road trip to Lake Toba, specifically to Parapat, takes four to five hours from Medan. There is a bus or travel directly to Parapat. The route passes Lubuk Pakam, Cliff High, and turn toward Siantar. Along the way, we are treated to a panorama of palm oil and rubber.

If by train, from Medan select a route to Siantar. From here the journey continues by bus to Parapat. Latency time of one hour.

We suggest to you, if you want to go to Disneyland (Lake Toba), you should try to climb the typical transport Siantar, the Pedicab Siantar (Becak Siantar). Because there are distinct and exciting experience when you ride.

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