Monday, January 5, 2009

Samosir, a Heaven of North Sumatera

Samosir, or Samosir Island, is a large volcanic island above Lake Toba. Lake Toba is located in the north of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. The Island is lying on 1000 meters above sea surface. On Samosir, you could see very beautiful view around it. You would see mountains all around the lake and the island.

The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a super volcano some 75.000 years ago. The island was originally connected to the surrounding caldera wall by a small isthmus, which was cut through to aid navigation.

Samosir is a popular tourist destination due to the fantastic vistas it offers. The tourist resorts are concentrated in the Tuktuk area. The island is the centre of the Batak culture and many of this people's artifacts remain on the island.

As you know, Tuktuk is the center tourist concentration of it. From Parapat, you caould access Tuktuk by Fery. Samosir Island also can be accessed by ground through Pangurungan.

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