The main allure of Lake Toba in North Sumatra lies in the heart of captivating natural beauty. The largest volcanic lake in the world is the prime tourist spot of North Sumatra, became one of the few Indonesian tourist destinations most visited by tourists, including Bali, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. Administratively, the Lake Toba region lie in seven districts in North Sumatra, namely Samosir, Toba Samosir, Simelungun, North Tapanuli, Humbang Hasundutan, Karo, and Dairi. This is due to the length of the lake that reaches up to 100 km with a width of 30 km. Toba lake has a maximum depth reaches 529 meters with an area of 1,130 square kilometers of the lake.
Geographically, Lake Toba is located in the Bukit Barisan mountains of North Sumatra province with the topography of the area dominated by hills and mountains. Region into the catchment area in the tourist area of Lake Toba is composed of natural forests, meetings, plantations, until the mixture gardens. The lake water level is located at an altitude of 903 meters above sea level. Here enchanting natural panorama treats when you arrive in the region of Lake Toba with the airflow so cool.
Lake Toba is a lake of volcanic activity results an old mountain, the lake created by a super volcanic eruption of Mount Toba happened about 69,000 to 77,000 years ago. The eruption of Mount Toba is thousands of times larger than normal and volcanic eruptions affect the world climate globally. This is the largest volcanic eruption on Earth ever known to man within the past 25 million years. The study found that the super volcanic dust from the eruption of the volcano early spread to the North Pole with the discovery of evidence of molecular forms of the same volcanic ash at 2,100 points. However, local communities have their own story about the formation of the largest lake in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
According to legend, the lake came from the story of stealth fish family. There is a young man who is looking for fish and managed to get a fish. But it turns out that fish do not like fish normally, but can talk and transforming it into a flawless woman by the name of Toba. Long story short, they were married, but with the proviso that the young man should not even touched on the origins of the woman. In the course of their marriage, Toba finally gave birth to a son and named Naidoo. The children loved to eat. Until one day, Naidoo was asked by his mother to deliver food to his father in the fields. But on the way, Samosir devour the food. The father who has felt starved decided to go home. On the way, the father saw traces of food that the child spent earlier. Finally the father got angry and said that Naidoo was the son of a fish. In that instant, the rain was falling and the water out of the ground to create a lake that is now known by the name of Toba and an island in the middle called Samosir.
Tourism Lake Toba you will be presenting captivating natural wonders on the island of Sumatra. Together with the Samosir island located in the middle of the lake, Lake Toba is the main icon of the tourist attractions in North Sumatra's most famous. Some of the most interesting activities carried out in the popular tourist area of Lake Toba is swimming, boating scenes, to climb the mountain. All are wrapped in a puff of air is cool and clean and kaharmonisan beautiful natural blends.
Hotels in Lake Toba Tourism Regions
On the island of Samosir, Tuktuk is an area that a concentration of tourists where there are a variety of accommodation, ranging from guesthouses to homestay. While in town Parapat, the number of hotels and various other accommodation available in significant amounts. You can contact the hotel there or looking for a hotel in Parapat online. One book online are popular among connoisseurs of the trip is AGODA.
Transport to Lake Toba
The most common way to arrive in the region of Lake Toba is by taking the bus at Bus Terminal Pinang Baris Medan route Medan - Parapat and this trip will take a duration of 6 hours. Parapat is located as far as 176 km from Medan and available multiple modes of land transport, such as bus, car travel, taxis, and rental of private vehicles.
Bus ride, you only need to pay around Rp 40 thousand to Rp 50 thousand per person. Meanwhile, car travel will impose a tariff of Rp 70 thousand to 80 thousand per person. If you want to hire a private vehicle, you will be subject to a tariff of Rp 600-700 thousand per day.
In addition to route Medan - Parapat, you can also arrive in the tourist area of Lake Toba bus ride route Medan - Berastagi and fees charged Rp 40 thousand per person. Upon arrival at Parapat, you can continue with your travel plans to Samosir Island or enjoy Lake Toba from Parapat. If you want to Samosir Island, you can be boarding a ferry at a cost of Rp 10 thousand per person.
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