Toba Lake Festival
Toba Lake Festival is
centered on Toba Lake, situated in the highlands of North Sumatra
is the largest lake of Asia. It is one of the popular festival of
Indonesia that reflects traditional heritage and color of country
in true shades.
Like any other festival
of Indonesia, the Lake festival is also celebrated with same
enthusiasm and zeal.
The popular weeklong festival of Toba Lake attracts large crowds.
This traditional festival of Indonesia features many cultural
events that include traditional singing as well as dancing.
However the main attraction of the festival is the canoe race
contested by competing villages that resides across the lake.
There is an also local arts and craft fair and food and drinks
stalls to enjoy.
One can also enjoy
traditional sports, boat races, cultural performances and
contemporary shows, horse racing and water sports competition and
also local handicrafts exhibition that has been held on Lake
Situated in the heart of North Sumatra, Lake Toba offers panoramic
view and pleasant climate to enjoy. Lake Toba is not only the
largest lake in South East Asia that measures 100km in length. But
it is also one of the deepest and highest lakes in the world.
Besides the festival, one more attraction of Toba Lake is the
island of Samosir, which is located in the center of the lake.
The hotels are full with tourists during this time. Besides
enjoying the festival, you can also go sightseeing.
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.
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