Thursday, December 24, 2015

Toba Lake, the massive eruption which spawned of natural beauty

Toba Lake which has lovely views and is located in the province of North Sumatra is the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Toba Lake is classified as a volcanic lake as formed by ancient volcanic eruptions called Toba Mount. The explosion was so devastating to so-called supervulcano eruption which destroyed nearly half of life on Earth. Toba Lake is now the most important tourist destinations on the island of Sumatra.

Toba Lake, North Sumatra, Indonesia (Pic 1). AeroTourismZone
Toba Lake, North Sumatra, Indonesia (Pic 1).
Toba Lake is an amazing natural wonders on the island of Sumatera. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful place to visit in North Sumatra in addition to this lake. The atmosphere is cool and refreshing, a stretch of clear water and blue, green and charming views of the mountains is a small part of the image of a giant lake at an altitude of 900 meters above the sea level. Quoted from page IndonesiaTravel, Toba Lake is a crater lake covering an area of 1,145 square kilometers. In the middle there is an island with an area that is almost proportional to the area of Singapore.

Toba Lake is actually more like an ocean than a lake because the size is very large. Therefore, Toba Lake is placed as the largest lake in Southeast Asia and the second largest in the world after Lake Victoria in Africa. Toba Lake also includes the deepest lake in the world is approximately 450 meters.

Experts estimate that the lake formed after the eruption of the Toba supervolcano approximately 73000 - 75000 years ago. At that time 2,800 cubic km of volcanic material spewed out of Toba Mount erupted to volcanic ash in the wind spread to half the Earth. The explosion occurred during a week and throw the dust up to 10 kilometers above sea level. As a result of the eruption of a super volcano, Toba Mount is estimated to have caused mass death and extinction of several species of living creatures. The eruption of Toba Mount has led to changes in the earth's weather and the start into the ice age that affects the world civilization.

Toba Lake, North Sumatra, Indonesia (Pic 2). AeroTourismZone
Toba Lake, North Sumatra, Indonesia (Pic 2).
Surrounding communities, Toba Lake has a magical history that is believed to be the place to stay Namborru (seven goddess who became the ancestors of Batak Tribe). If the Batak tribe will perform a ceremony around the lake, then they should pray and ask permission Namborru.

Samosir Island is an island that is unique because it is a volcanic island in the middle of Toba Lake. The altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level. Although it has become a tourist destination for a long time, Samosir is the unspoiled natural beauty. In center the Samosir Island there are still two beautiful lake named Lake Sidihoni and Lake Aek Natonang. The area around Toba Lake has pine forests are arranged beautiful. On the outskirts of Toba Lake there are some seriously stunning waterfalls. Around Toba Lake you will also find belarang water baths.

At the Samosir Island you can also find misty mountains, crystal clear waterfalls to swim, and farming communities. Batak society friendliness will captivate you because wherever you go then immediately can find new friends.

In Parapat which is a peninsula that protrudes into the lake, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Toba Lake. Parapat inhabited the society Batak Simalungan and Batak Toba known to have cheerful and sociable nature. This community is famous also pleased sang the theme song of love that carefree yet soulful.

Toba Lake, North Sumatra, Indonesia (Pic 3). AeroTourismZone
Toba Lake, North Sumatra, Indonesia (Pic 3).
Now, Toba Lake became one of the best tourist destinations in Indonesia. The place where you can do a variety of activities to enjoy the natural beauty such as mountain climbing, swimming, or boating screen. The air was clean and cool with a quiet atmosphere and the people are friendly.

Many tourists prefer to stay on Samosir Island, located in the middle of the lake. As the original residence Batak Toba, Samosir Island has a legacy of antiquity of which is the grave stone and traditional villages. On this island you can find a unique culture and ancient Toba. Observe also the traditional architecture of the Toba Batak house compound. The natural beauty of the Samosir Island suggests that this is a suitable place to visit and avoid fatigue routines. Samosir easily accessible by ferries from Parapat. In Tomok also contained the tomb of King Sidabutar, which he was already 500 years. There is also the Sigale-Gale statue who can dance.

If you feel excited at Parapat, there are plenty of facilities for swimming, water skiing, riding a motor boat, canoe riding, fishing and playing golf. From Parapat, you can take a leisurely walk in the hills Naborsahon river and you'll see bougainvillea, pointetties, honey suckle spectacular and bloom throughout the year. Many visitors who come to spend time at the lake for a swim in the refreshing water or rent a sailboat to sail around Toba Lake. No need to worry stung by the sun because the climate here is cool and dry with beautiful lake views, this place is the ideal place to relax. See the sunset at Toba Lake is the perfect way to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones.

In Samosir, you can also stroll to the inland and explore two smaller lakes, the Lake Sididhoni and Aek Natonang. If you are still not satisfied with the atmosphere in Samosir, trekking to explore the interior of the plateau. Should ask the hotel or the local community about the route because the road is sometimes muddy and slippery depending on the weather.

If you are interested in history then visit the cemetery King Sidabutar, there you can see the unique megalithic cultural relics. If you want to know more about the life of the Batak, visit traditional villages that became a producer Jangga Ulos cloth. The village is about 24 km from Parapat. On the shores of Toba Lake is also visible Pensions Soekarno, the first Indonesian president exiled in the Dutch colonial era, with designs painted white building magnificent.

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