Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. It is in fact the crater of a super volcano whose last eruption dates back 74,000 years. It is in the heart of the Batak country.

In this little film, some scenes from the life of the Bataks.



These beautiful large thatched roof houses are part of the Batak culture.

Unfortunately the cost of maintaining these beautiful buildings is considerable and we see more and more these thatched roofs replaced by corrugated iron roofs.

These very large houses house between 6 and 10 families and the intimacy in these houses is more than random ...

The space reserved for each family is delimited by carpets on the floor.

Lake Toba is the crater of a super volcano whose last eruption dates back 74,000 years.

It is the largest volcanic lake in the world with its 100 km long and 35 km wide.

After the last eruption the crater filled with water and later the bottom rose to form the island of Samosir which is in its center.


about the place, Lake Toba:

Tobameer is a large lake located in Sumatra. It is about 100 kilometers in length and 30 in loageur. The greatest depth of Lake Toba is 505 meters. It occupies the crater of a super-volcano. It is the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest Volbanic lake in the world. The size of the crater suggests the magnitude of the eruptions of this super-volcano around 75,000 years ago. The last eruption was the largest on earth in 25 million years.

The populations around the lake are mostly Bataks.

In the center of the lake, Samosir Island is the largest island located on an island. The magnificent landscapes on and around the lake make it a popular destination for tourists.



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