Lake Toba is the largest natural lake in Indonesia, the lake formed by volcanic eruptions hundreds of millions of years ago is the largest lake in Southeast Asia, with a length of 100 km, a width of 30 km, and a depth of 505 m. Right in the middle of the lake there is a island that is very well known in foreign countries called “Samosir island”, the native tribe around Toba Lake is Batak.
On Samosir Island, there are two villages that many tourists visit, namely Tomok and Tuktuk. Tomok is a village that has many interesting tourist spots, while for Tuktuk itself is a home for tourists because there are many available accommodation for tourists.
If tourists come to Toba Lake from the city of Medan, there are many alternatives to get to Toba Lake, by using a bus or renting a car, from Kota Medan to Lake Toba the distance traveled is around 4 hours, it’s good to stay over, because in addition to enjoying the beauty of the location of Lake Toba is also very far from the city of Medan, there are many inns in the Lake Toba area by presenting a direct view to the edge of Lake Toba.
After arriving at Lake Toba, it feels less if you don’t go to Samosir Island, by using a ferry boat, the distance is around 30 minutes. On this island tourists can see the beauty of Toba Lake from the middle of Lake Toba, besides enjoying the beauty lake, tourists it is also served by seeing the indigenous traditions of the people who are still thick with ancestral culture.
On Samosir Island you can also enjoy the sigale-gale dance performance, tourists are also invited to dance while enjoying the typical music of Batak, other attractions on the island of Samosir are the Batak museum and the tomb of the King of Batak. Here also tourists can buy souvenirs from North Sumatra such as ulos cloth or a variety of products made from the community, even you can also see first hand how to weave ulos which is very famous.