The dream country of
Indonsia is dotted with numerous islands each with its own unique
features. Divided into nine provinces Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu,
Bangka-Belitung, Lampung and South Sumatra, Sumatra in Indonesia
is one such island which attracts tourists from different parts of
Sumatra has got many
popular tourist attractions and Lake Toba is only one of them.
Sumatra is a haven for tourists who long for a relaxing vacation
away from the din and bustle of city life.
Lake Toba is popularly referred to as the focus of Northern
Sumatra. The picturesque landscape and beautiful scenery
surrounding Lake Toba make the place all the more lovable. Lake
Toba happens to be the largest lake in South East Asia surrounded
by tall mountains.
The large island of
Samosir in nestled in the middle of the lake. A regular ferry is
available from the mainland to Samosir in Lake Toba. The
hospitable tribe, Toba Batak resides in the island of Samosir. One
can have some interesting revelations about the traditions and
culture of the Samosir tribe on visiting the island of Samosir.
Lake Toba happens to be
the largest lake in South East Asia and measures 100 km in length.
It is also one of the deepest and highest lakes in the world. A
prehistoric volcanic explosion led to the formation of the lake.
Today the encircling landscape of Lake Toba is extremely steep and
productive. The Lake Toba is so very beautiful that The Dutch
writer Rudy Kousbroek dubbed it as 'the most beautiful place on
earth' Visitors love staying on the peninsula of Tuk Tuk on
Samosir while on a tour to Sumatra and discover the enchanting
beauty of the place.
The quickest and comfortable way to get to
Toba Lake in Medan is by air and there are flights connect to
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang as well as all the major cities
in Indonesia. Kualanamu
International Airport is an international airport serving Medan,
Indonesia. Toba Lake can be easily reached from the city of Medan
in around 3-4 hours. There are a number of transport options to
get to the town of Parapat, which is on the edge of Toba Lake.
There are two different ways to reach Lake Toba from Medan. One
way is via Brastagi in the Karo Highlands and the other way is
along plantation route.
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