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Lake Toba, North Sumatra

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Visit Lake Toba, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. At 100 km (62 mi) long and 30 km (19 mi) wide, this immense body of water fills the caldera of a supervolcano. Somewhere between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago, the volcano erupted in what was the largest known explosive eruption in the last 25 million years. Take a hiking trip to fully appreciate the extent of this natural wonder, or sail its waters on a guided tour. An island the size of Singapore sits in its center, with pristine landscape dotted with waterfalls that can be explored. To visit Lake Toba and other attractions in Parapat, use our Parapat tourist route planner.
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  • I couldn't believe that it was actually a lake, it is so huge! And has simply exquisite natural beauty, hills surrounding it! Absolutely breathtaking! The island inside the lake was a bit disappointin...  more »
  • We chartered a boat to take us out to the island to see the Batak village. It was very laid back and the water was very still. Even got to drive the boat for awhile. Amazing what can happen when you a...  more »
  • Danau Toba merupakan danau terbesar di Sumatera dan bahkan di Indonesia. Danau yang sangat luas menyerupai laut ini terletak di beberapa kabupaten. Paling dekat dari Medan adalah kota Prapat. Di sini ...  more »