Lake Toba is one of the wonders of nature that is extraordinary in the island of Sumatra. Given these attractions make yourself so much wanted to visit here. Conditions with fresh air and cool, followed by crystal clear blue water, and the presence of mountain scenery is very charming, it’s all a small part of the picture lake Toba which is 900 meters above sea level.
Lake Toba is also called the cratered lake has an area of approximately 1145 square kilometers. If seen from the extent, in fact the lake is more worthy of the call with the ocean, and because the size is very broad eventually, Lake Toba crowned as the largest lake in Southeast Asia and also the second largest lake after Lake Victoria in Africa. Additionally because this lake has a depth of approximately 450 meters of the Lake Toba is also incorporated into the deepest lake in the world.
Experts examine this lake and make estimates that Lake Toba formed after the eruption of the volcano on 73000 – 7500 years ago, Mount Toba erupted when the volcanic ash that produced with the aid of wind makes dust is spread to most regions of the earth. During one full week this eruption happened that made a burst of dust up to 10 kilometers above sea level. the eruption caused a lot of casualties and there is even a living creature with certain species became extinct. In the middle of the lake there is a small island called Samosir island.
Samosir Island in the middle of Lake Toba, has a height of about 1000 meters above sea level. For this island, for foreign tourists is still not very well known than Lake Toba itself. On Samosir island also has two lakes also called Sidihoni Lake and Lake Aek Natonang. The beauty in this island, it is not to be missed. On this island there are misty mountains, waterfalls clear fit for swimming, as well as its friendly locals and love of farming will make the tourists happy and comfortable to be here.
Lake Toba is located in the city of Parapat, the majority of the Batak Toba and Batak Simelungun famous by nature a cheerful, easy to socialize, and the best known is they love to sing nuances of love.
For tourists who are in these places, can buy souvenirs while on the island of Samosir because in these places there are unique items typical Batak tribes, such as the famous cloth weaving ulos motifs and delicate. For tourists who want to know how to weave cloth Ulos, can see directly how. Ulos plethora of red, black and white are usually also combined with gold and silver thread when weaving process. There are many types of fabrics Ulos, among other stars maratur, Sibolang, ragihotang, ragiidup, Sadum, and Mangiring. For those who want to look for souvenirs in the town of Parapat there be some kind of souvenir that can be brought home, including a shirt with a picture and reads Lake Toba, a calendar written by writing the hobo or so-called calendar Hobo ancient, distinctive guitar tribe of Batak made of wood, and various other types of souvenirs that can be found in this place and there is also a traditional market which is usually open every twice a week.
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