4 Unique Facts about Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Netgenz Destinations North Sumatra | Hello friends, on this occasion we will discuss the topic of the province of North Sumatra, namely 4 Unique Facts about Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Natural attractions themselves are a suitable place to spend vacation time and unwind from daily activities, especially for someone who doesn't like crowds, this place is perfect for him. And don't forget to also read the Top 5 Travel Destinations in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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These are 4 Unique Facts about Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia



1. Formed by three big eruptions

Formed by three big eruptions

Formed by three big eruptions



Lake Toba is a very historic lake, it is known that this lake was formed by three major eruptions at 900,000 years ago, 500,000 years ago, and 75,000 years ago, which then gave birth to many historical records through the evolution of humans, flora, and fauna. In addition, there are a total of 45 Geo-Sites in 4 Geo-Areas including Porsea Caldera, Haranggaol Caldera, Sibandang Caldera, and Samosir Caldera.


2. Home to two tribal groups

Home to two tribal groups

Home to two tribal groups



Lake Toba is also home to two ethnic groups, namely Tomok and Simanindo. Their houses and traditional equipment are located on Samosir Island and are protected by walls made of earth and bamboo fences and trees as barriers.

The village also has many unique and authentic traditional houses, especially from the Tomok tribe, which consist of rows of large wooden houses with saddle-shaped thatched roofs. According to the history of this area, the Tor-Tor dance is used to summon spirits to enter into stone statues that are symbols of the ancestors.


3. Mystical Human life-sized wooden doll

Mystical Human life-sized wooden doll

Mystical Human life-sized wooden doll



There is also a human-sized wooden doll named Sigale-gale which is a tourist attraction on Samosir Island because of the mystique and myths that surround it. Local people believe that Sigale-gale dolls can dance and wail on their own without music. Some of them also said that Sigale-gale dolls could only be placed in chests. This doll is also usually used in family death celebrations in the Samosir area. Because local people believe that the Sigale-gale dance will deliver the spirits of those who have died to the afterlife


4. Access to Lake Toba

Access to Lake Toba

Access to Lake Toba



Access or routes to Lake Toba can be reached in approximately 3 hours from Kualanamu International Airport and 20 minutes from Silangit Domestic Airport. Not only local tourists are interested in Lake Toba, but also non-local tourists are equally interested. Meanwhile, the area of Lake Toba reaches 113,000 ha and the Regional Authority Agency (development area) covers an area of 500 ha.




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