Toba Lake: World’s Largest Volcanic Lake
AMAZING TOBA LAKE
Amazed by this beauty, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands allowed his name used to “sell” Toba Lake. “Sell my name for this lake. I can’t describe how beautiful Toba Lake is, “said the prince while visiting Toba in 1996.
Toba Lake is a large lake, 100 km long and 30 km wide, in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Indonesia. When you see it you will probably be amazed of its natural beauty and lovely landscapes, but do not forget how it was formed in the past. The enormous inland lake has a history spoken of in local myths, but the true story of Toba and how this enormous inland lake evolved, lies in knowing the story of its Toba volcano.
The Toba Lake is definetely a place to visit if you are in Indonesia. The main nearest to the lake town is Parapat, which is about 4 hours by car from Medan (4-6 hours by public bus). Local transportation around the lake takes the form of boats (cheaper, school boats with limited schedules and more expensive public boats that operate throughout the day).
The origin House of Bataks (people who live around Toba Lake). The region is now home to the Batak people. The Batak make up several closely related ethnic groups of central Sumatra and constitute six tribes: Angkola/Sipirok, Karo, Mandailing, Pakpak/Dairi, Simalungun and Toba.
A journey to Lake Toba will be definetely a great travel exprerience for you!
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