Danau Toba (Toba Lakes)

General Info
Location: North Sumatra Province, Indonesia
Lake Type: Volcanic or Tectonic
Length: 100 km
width: 30 km
Depth: 505 meters


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Lake Toba is a volcanic lake with a length of 100 kilometers and 30 kilometers wide, located in North Sumatra province, Indonesia. In the middle of this lake there is a volcanic island called Samosir Island.
xctravel.blogspot.comdanau toba-xctravel.blogspot.comIt is estimated that Lake Toba was formed when the explosion around 73000-75000 years ago and an eruption Supervolcano (super volcano), the most recent. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner from Michigan Technological University estimate that volcanic materials of the mountain spit out as much 2800km3, with 800km3 2000km3 rocks and volcanic ash overlies the west wind is expected for two weeks.

This incident caused mass death and also participated in several species extinction. According to some DNA evidence, this eruption also shrink the number of people until about thousands only.

After the eruption, the caldera formed which was then filled with water and became what is now known as Lake Toba. Pressure upward by magma that has not come out cause the appearance of Samosir Island.

From a post I read, there is a tip if you want to visit Lake Toba. They advised to stop first at Parapat town. Why you should stop in the town of Parapat?
The reason for that is from the town of Parapat that we can see the beauty of Lake Toba is more clear. Parapat also one tourist city in Northern Sumatra. So do not worry for business accommodation, hospitality, and others. Hopefully there is available . xctravel.blogspot.com And also from Parapat, access to the nearby tourist area of Toba other more easily, because a ship, ferry, or the like that are ready to transport.

Majority ethnic population in the vicinity of Lake Toba is the Batak. In general there community livelihood as farmers, traders and fishermen.
Um .. Well as I know bahawa tourists to visit the lake Toba is down, it is likely due to problems of the facilities available, the less development, less maintenance and promotion of government. Too bad is not it? Lots of potential for Indonesia are not yet known to many people both from domestic and foreign. Common things that block in Indonesia's always tourism facilities. Sad indeed.
Nevertheless .. I remain eager to promote Lets go arround the world.xctravel.blogspot.com
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Source :
1. Wikipedia
2. Danau toba
3. And others.

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