"Lake Toba, in the north of..." Indonesia Things to Do Tip by Kozzmozz

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Lake Toba, in the north of Sumatera.
This lake is about 32 km long and 10 km across, and one of the deepest lakes in the world. The climate is cool and dry, making Lake-Toba an ideal place to be. The island of Samosir is right in the middle of Lake-Toba, covering an area of 200 square km. This island is the home of the Toba Bataks. It can be reached in half an hour by boat from Parapat. The villages of Tomok, Tuk-tuk, Ambarita are recommended for traditional Batak houses. This island has many hotels, and guest-houses.

Directions: Lake-Toba is 175 miles from Medan and can be reached in 4 hours by bus.

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2002
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