It is estimated that Lake Toba explosion occurred at about 73000-75000 years ago and is the eruption Supervolcano (super volcano) the most recent. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner from Michigan Technological University estimate that the materials are thrown volcanic mountain of 2800km3, with ignimbrit and 800km3 rock 2000km3 estimated volcanic ash blown into the west for 2 weeks.
This incident caused mass death and in some species was also followed by extinction. According to some DNA evidence, this eruption also reduced the number to about a thousand men only.
After the eruption, the caldera formed which then fills with water and became what is now known as Lake Toba. Upward pressure of magma that has not come out cause the emergence of Samosir Island.
To reach the major tourist sites, visitors can pass through the route of Medan-Parapat or through a route-Berastagi Medan, a distance of approximately 176 km with a travel time of approximately four hours.
The beauty of Lake Toba was amazing. The lake is surrounded by hills, so the atmosphere around the lake felt comfortable, the air fresh and cool. The visitors can enjoy its beauty with a swim or rent a motor boat, circled around the lake. In the afternoon, visitors can enjoy a more quiet atmosphere yag with stunning sunset that was so beautiful.
This vast lake has magical and cosmological values, because it is believed to be Namborru seat (seven Batak ancestral goddess). If people want to Batak traditional event held around the lake, they must first apply for a permit to Namborru. As in the celebration of the People's Party lake held each year, some rituals conducted first as a form of veneration of ancestors.
In the middle of Lake Toba, Samosir Island the objects are the most popular natural attractions, the lake on the lake (Lake and Lake Sidihoni Aek Natonang); historical tourism objects in the tomb complex in the village of King Sidabutar Tomok; and tours of the complex architecture of traditional Batak house Toba Samosir. In Parapat, the visitors who want to visit Samosir Island ferry transport can USE that every hour go to the village of Tomok
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