In the north of Sumatra Island is Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world. It is located inside the caldera formed as a result of the eruption of the volcano of the same name 74 thousand years ago. With a length of 87 kilometers, its width reaches 27 kilometers, and the maximum depth is 505 meters.
The main activity on Lake Toba ‒ swim and sunbathe. You can come with the whole ‒ family will be interesting for both adults and children. For example, while small tourists ride an inflatable banana, you can arrange fishing. You can also rent a scooter or bike inexpensively and explore the island. Between trips, people visit local bars or try national cuisine in restaurants that are in large numbers, like in any other tourist destination.
In December, the rainy season begins. It lasts until the end of March. In the morning, the sun can shine brightly, rain can begin after dinner. At this time, people do not feel much discomfort. The Internet does not work in all places, this must be taken into account when renting housing.
Reasons to visit Lake Toba
This place is great for relaxing with the bustle. Here you can enjoy the beauty of nature and distract from everyday worries. A transparent lake with azure water is surrounded by a rainforest. Residents of coastal villages are very hospitable to tourists.
Due to the fact that Toba is located at an altitude of 902 meters above sea level, it is always cool, but not cold, at any time of the year. Everyone who comes to this place describes this feature as a heavenly freshness that is so lacking in everyday life. It will turn out picturesque photos from vacation. The crystal clear lake is almost 2 times larger than Singapore, and against the backdrop of high mountains and clouds drifting over them, pictures will resemble expensive postcards.
The easiest way to get to Lake Toba is through Medan, the largest city in the north of Sumatra. Airplanes from different cities of Southeast Asia arrive at the airport. From it you should go to the station and take any bus to the lake.