"North Sumatra - Lake Toba, Batak, Brastagi, Medan" Top 5 Page for this destination North Sumatra Province by SLLiew

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North Sumatra is a off-the-beaten track tourist destination. Unfortunately, it has suffered in the past from strife in Aceh and the tragic tsunami and series of earthquakes.

Medan is the major entry point. Lake Toba (Danau Toba) is an amazing geological formation and there are many towns and tribes living here worthy of spending time exploring.

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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2008 at 8:34 AM

    Sounds like you had a nice visit! The view over Lake Toba looks great!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2007 at 3:46 AM

    Lovely page on North Sumatra SL. Lots of culture here

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:11 AM

    good tips. i already know what i would have shopped from this destination :-)

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2007 at 6:46 AM

    Reading about Batak culture made me interested in getting to know more. The roofs of their houses are in fact in the shape of a ship. It reminds me on the architecture of Toraja on Sulawesi! Very attractive indeed! :)

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2007 at 1:47 AM

    A spectacular place. How do you mean, the water is too hard for swimming? To me, that means soap won't lather.

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2007 at 8:32 PM

    a very interesting place to visit. thanks for the tips!

  • cokes's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2007 at 4:27 PM

    Nice Page SL , well I do hope I can make it here next time I visit Indonesia.

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2007 at 6:04 AM

    Medan @ North Sumatra is in my to go list after visiting West Sumatra last year. Thanks for sharing the info here, real eye opener too. -m-

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2007 at 5:01 PM

    sl Lake Toba is the mother of all volcanos the whole valley was one mega eruption -- nice page on North Sumatra - Lake Toba thanks

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2006 at 7:42 AM

    Lake toba is one nearby place which i hope to visit someday. Heard the island in the centre of the lake is bigger than singapore :)

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