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“Beautiful scenery but environment very dirty”
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Lake Toba
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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Beautiful scenery but environment very dirty”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Beautiful scenery but environment very dirty... extremely poor hygiene...!

I really do not recommend this place for families/couples... especially families with young children...!

Visited November 2013
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“marvel of nature”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

man has brains and can build unimaginable structures but what nature can create it far above any human creation. while it take man years tio build nature does it in minutes.

75k years ago mother nature decided to create a lake. a huge vocanic eruption and TOBA bigger in area than Singapore island was created with greater marvel being an island almost the size of singapore within that lake. welcome to lake TOBA or danau TOBA.

you can look at it from any spot. the views are stunning and can match the best in europe.

and then can man to maximise the benefits from the lake. Resorts hotels line different sections of the lake. connection to the inner island of SAMOSIR is via passenger and vehicle ferries from several different destinations.

nature further enhanced the view with fog to create a truly enchanting and immensely beatiful view.

and the lake gave food man. there are several species of fish in the lake that the various eateries use to grill for human enjoyment.

want to see heavens on earth. GO TO LAKE TOBA.

Yes the journey from medan is laborious but NIL SINE LABORE. there is no pleasure without pain and trust me the pleasure is far more than the pain of the travel.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful, relaxing, chilled-out place, don't expect much to do”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Bring a good book. Best enjoyed after a tiring working week with a strong desire to do absolutely nothing but to jump into a volcanic lake with breathtaking views. The 4-5 hour journey from the new airport can be a deterrent, but let's not let it get in your way.

Could potentially be a romantic spot but lacks good restaurants that actually give privacy to couples. Good for family and friends.

Visited October 2013
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Bang Saphan, Thailand
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“Stunning vistas”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Took a day trip from Berastagi to Toba for 500k as we didnt have enough time to stay there. The journey took about an hour and a half - the road is pretty beat up but the views after the waterfall are just stunning. We also had bbq fish right out of the lake at one of the small restaurants, it was a great day out.

Visited October 2013
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“A must for those who plan to visit Medan”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Its wiser to travel early straight from Kualanamu airport to Lake Toba because its shorter by about an hour if you travel from Medan City. 2 days one night stay is good enough. Visit the island and get to know the locals there. The scenery is stunning and breathtaking. The drive along the lake towards Brastagi is fantastic, lots of surprises and the unspoiled beauty is worth the pain from the bumpy and windy roads. Stop by for lunch and local fruits in Brastagi town. Another 2 days one night stay in Medan city is more than enough.

Visited October 2013
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