Lake Toba

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North Sumatera, Indonesia
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Lake Toba North Sumatera Reviews

cei_2511 cei_2511
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Beautiful Lake in Indonesia May 05, 2011
I have visited Lake Toba in North Sumatera, Indonesia. And it's very beautiful lake i've ever seen.

From Parapat you can use a boat to across the lake to another small island there, named is Tuk Tuk.

But they have also another island, Samosir.

You really have to travel here... it's one of a good reason to travel, if you ever visit Indonesia.
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anita_14 anita_14
2 reviews
Mystical Volcanic Lake_Salem Hills of Asia Oct 17, 2011
If you're visiting Medan, make sure to set aside at least 3 days in Lake Toba. As you start entering Kg.Parapat(where the lake is located at), you'll notice that your driver will start opening the windows to let you enjoy the cool air. Along the road to your destination when nearing, you will see lots of pine trees and reserve forest and lots of monkeys by the street. When we arrived at the Lake(it's a huge lake surrounded by hills of pine tree), there was a mystical feeling about this place. You would need to take a ferry to go to any one of the islands located in the middle of the lake.

The people in Lake Toba are called "Batak Tribe". They are the minority Christians who live in Indonesia. In the island, you'll be greeted by the friendly locals who take life simple and enjoy every moment of it. Family bonding is emphasized greatly here and it was one of the best traits i wanted to take back with me. :)

When in the island, be sure to go around the island to visits nice sculptures, hills, and active volcanic mountain. If you're a little more adventures, try the local drink(alcoholic) called "tuak" or coconut wine which hits you more than beer does.... :P They also have this thing called "Magic Mushrooms" which they claim can bring you to the moon. I did not dare try it as i was traveling with a girlfriend.

I certainly miss Lake Toba and would love to go there again and spent longer time there!

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