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It is a lake with 100 km long and 30 km wide, and 505 m. (1,666 ft.) at its deepest point, in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 m (3,000 feet).
SAMOSIR ISLAND (PULAU SAMOSIR)
is a large volcanic island located just right in the middle of Lake Toba. At 630km², Samosir is also notable as being the largest island within an island, and the fifth largest lake island in the world.
Samosir is a popular tourist destination due to the fantastic vistas it offers. The tourist resorts are concentrated in the Tuktuk and Tomok area. The island is the centre of the Batak culture and many of this people's artifacts remain on the island.
PEOPLE & THE ETHNIC
Most of the people who live around Lake Toba are ethnically Bataks. Traditional Batak houses, which can still be seen nowadays around Lake Toba, are noted for their distinctive roofs (which curve upwards at each end, as a boat's hull does) and their colorful decor. "Batak" include several groups with distinct, albeit related, languages and customs (adat). While the term is also used to include the Toba, Karo, Pak Pak, Simalungun, Angkola and Mandailing groups.
TO GO THERE
The closest town to the lake Toba is Parapat, about 3 hours driving from Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra; Ferry can be used to cross over the lake and reach a few ferry docks of the Samosir island. But the major one is Tomok, which is the center of tourism area of Samosir island.
LAKE TOBA & SAMOSIR ISLAND ARE THE NATIONAL TREASURE! THEY DO NOT ONLY BELONG TO BATAK'S OR NORTH SUMATRA'S PEOPLE.
Try to Come to Lake Toba with Samosir Island in the middle. None of the lakes on the planet that menanandingi beauty and magic of the landscape. God created it specifically with a smile.
Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. Length of 100 km and 30 km wide, with the deepest 595 m, which is located in the middle part of North Sumatra.
Samosir island itself is an island with an area of ??630 m2 is recorded as the largest island on the island. Samosir Island is also the fifth largest island, located in a lake.
Samosir Island is an island with a major tourist destination temapt beautiful and unique place to visit. Concentration of mostly tourists Tomok and Tuktuk centered, two islands with a center of culture and art Batak tribes. The houses in the style typical Batak house can be seen clearly there, as well as works of art carved and woven Ulos famous.
The Batak tribe is one substantial ethnic growth, consisting of sub-ethnic Batak Toba, Karo Batak, Batak Pak-Pak, Simalungun Batak, Batak Batak Angkola and Mandailing. Clans Batak tribes known as kinship systems are unique and custom and customary law is strong.
MANY PEOPLE HAVE TO REMEMBER IS: LAKE TOBA-Samosir Island NOT JUST PROPERTY OR ETHNIC BATAK OF NORTHERN SUMATRA, BUT IS ALSO IMPORTANT ASSETS OWNED THIS NATION, INDONESIA