Hiltongardendorval.com – Lake Toba is located in North Sumatra is one of the most beautiful volcanic lake owned by Indonesia. With an area reaching 1,145 square kilometers, Lake Toba looks like an ocean at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. Besides referred to as the largest lake in Southeast Asia, the lake has a depth of 450 meters is also the deepest lake in the world.
In the middle of Lake Toba, there is an island called Pulau Samosir. Samosir Island has two small lakes are Lake and Lake Aek Natonang Sidihoni. Samosir island has an area almost as large as the state of Singapore is not an empty island, the island is home to Samosir Batak tribe. Batak tribe who live d Pulau Samosir still adhere to ancestral beliefs. They also still run the usual rituals of our ancestors.
Samosir Island there are two villages visited by many tourists, namely Tomok and Tuktuk. Tomok is a village that has many interesting attractions such as the tomb of King Sidabutar, Batak Museum and the puppet dance performances Sigale-gale popular. In contrast to agen judi sbobet Tomok which has many historical sights, Tuktuk is a village where there are many inns for travelers.
Not only Samosir Island is the appeal of these places, of Lake Toba is also surrounded by pine forests and several waterfalls and hot springs in the forest. Scenery around the lake is very beautiful with a relatively cool air so that you would like to linger here.
For Batak people who were in the vicinity of this lake, Lake Toba is not just the natural attractions that have incredible beauty. They believe that the Lake Toba became a goddess bersemayamnya seven Batak or commonly referred to Namborru. Every time will carry out activities around the lake, the community will pray and ask for permission beforehand in order to get a blessing and events to run smoothly.
History of Lake Toba
Like most natural sights in Indonesia, in addition to having scientific history, Lake Toba also save folklore believed to be the origin of the formation of this lake.
According to the folklore that has been widely circulated, Lake Toba is formed of a family story stealth fish. In ancient times, there was a young man who was fishing in the river and then managed to get a fish. Unlike other fish, fish that obtainment can talk and asked not to be cooked. The fish are then turned into a very beautiful woman named Toba.
Long story short, the two were married, but there is a demand for Toba which should not be violated him. There should be no one knows who they are married to beautiful women. Their marriage goes fine until they have a boy named Samosir ornery and always hungry.