Lake Toba is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. This is not surprising because the attractiveness of the lake in the province of North Sumatra is indeed extraordinary. Tourist destinations on Lake Toba are also quite diverse. In addition, the landscape and the creativity of its citizens make the largest lake in Indonesia and Southeast Asia one of the must visit tourist spots in North Sumatra.
However, not a few are only halfway to explore the beauty of Lake Toba. There are many new tourist attractions on Lake Toba that are no less interesting and invite admiration for anyone who comes. The following is a list of several cool and instagenic tourist destinations on Lake Toba, which will make your visit much more enjoyable and memorable.
1. Gunung Pusuk Buhit
A volcano exists within a supervolcano, and Mount Pusuk Buhit is that magical natural phenomenon. Located on the island of Samosir, which is in the caldera of the supervolcano Toba, Mount Pusuk Buhit offers its beauty.
You can see Toba from a height of more than 1,900 meters above sea level with a cool atmosphere. And of course also with an extraordinary panorama. You have to spend some time trekking on Mount Pusuk Buhit if you visit Samosir.
2. Paropo, Lake Toba
For those of you who have been to Semeru and arrived at Ranu Kumbolo, then visited Paropo, the outskirts of Lake Toba, you may feel that you are in the same place.
The atmosphere is pleasant, with mountain views in the background and the water in front of it. Ranu Kumbolo and Paropo do have similarities in terms of scenery. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your intention to visit and enjoy Toba, right?
3. Bukit Gajah Bobok
If you want to get the maximum impression of enjoying the morning, you can visit Bukit Gajah Bobok before sunrise. From its peak, you can enjoy an amazing sunrise on the eastern horizon, as well as witness the beauty of the hilly landscape around Lake Toba. Another memorable experience that you can also get here is camping on a hilltop. If you are lucky, you can see beautiful star clusters with the naked eye.
4. Holbung Samosir
From a distance, Holbung Samosir is a humped hill stretching from one side to the other. The landscape looks very beautiful and stunning. What makes Holbung Hill very exotic is the nuance it offers. With Lake Toba on one side, while a cluster of green hills on the other. There, you can enjoy every second with the cool breeze and the weeds dancing in the wind.
5. Siadtaratas Hills
The path forms right on the Siadtaratas Hill, where the end is the shore of Lake Toba and the top of the hill. To walk takes courage, because there is a possibility of slipping and falling. However, it must be admitted that being on the Siadtaratas Hill track is quite impressive. Moreover, at the top of the hill, you can free your eyes to enjoy Toba and all its scenery freely.
6. Negeri Bakkara
This Negeri Bakkara is an area on the southwest edge of Lake Toba, located between two hills and at a certain time, produces an extraordinary view of beauty.
You see this area covered by the shadow of one of the hills at a certain point. The panorama is also very epic. So, you must visit this area if you have the opportunity to vacation on Lake Toba.
7. Menara Pandang Tele Samosir
Enjoying tourism on Lake Toba from a height is indeed very special. And one of the spots to get that sensation is at the Menara Pandang Tele Samosir. There are several levels and different viewing distances to witness the splendor of Lake Toba from a height. Even more special, this viewing tower offers an impressive view from a height.
8. Efrata Waterfalls
When visiting Lake Toba, you can also have fun playing in the water under the waterfall at Efrata Waterfalls. It is located not so far from the center of the city with an accessible road that is quite easy to reach. That is why this waterfall is one of the prima donna of tourism in Samosir. The scenery around the waterfall is also still natural, as well as the atmosphere. What’s more, the panorama of the waterfall is very impressive and the water is also fresh and cool.
Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas, and resorts, or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Lake Toba by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.