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The Hidden Beauty of Lake Toba

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Suwandi
April 29, 2016
Golden Hour at Lake Toba

Golden Hour at Lake Toba

I was lucky to live here in Medan, North Sumatra. Here you can find one of the most famous and largest volcanic lake in the world. It is called ‘Lake Toba’. With the very close proximity to where I live now. I had a chance to visit this beautiful lake for many times for the last 5 years. Every time I came back here, I always find different kind of beauty of the lake.

There are so many photos that I took and realised that I have covered most of the lake including the Samosir island located at the middle of the lake.

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Here I would like to show the best collection of Lake Toba and some before seen side of the lake.

I will keep updating my collection whenever I get a chance to visit the lake in the near future.

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Panatapan Bakkara

Overlooking Lake Toba with terrace paddy field at the foreground. Balige

Overlooking Lake Toba with terrace paddy field at the foreground. Balige

Panoramic view from Muara View Point

Panoramic view from Muara View Point

Many local people setup their villages on top of the flat hillside along the Lake. Magnificent view from there.

Many local people setup their villages on top of the flat hillside along the Lake. Magnificent view from there.

Lake Toba from Parapat city. East Side.

Lake Toba from Parapat city. East Side.

Sunset from Samosir Island. Tuk-Tuk Area

Sunset from Samosir Island. Tuk-Tuk Area

Lake Toba Panoramic view from Samosir Island

Lake Toba Panoramic view from Samosir Island

View from Tele Observation tower. West side of Lake Toba

View from Tele Observation tower. West side of Lake Toba

Red Roof Church situated at the foot of the hill with vast green paddy field at the foreground.

Red Roof Church situated at the foot of the hill with vast green paddy field at the foreground.

Tarabunga HillSide looking towards Lake Toba

Tarabunga HillSide looking towards Lake Toba

The famous Sipiso-Piso Waterfalls. Merek/Tongging Area. North Side

The famous Sipiso-Piso Waterfalls. Merek/Tongging Area. North Side

Sigale-Gale dance at Samosir Island.

Sigale-Gale dance at Samosir Island.

Hutaginjang Village by the hillside of Lake Toba

Hutaginjang Village by the hillside of Lake Toba

Beautiful sunset over Balige city.

Beautiful sunset over Balige city.

Magnificent Sunrise at Balige City.

Magnificent Sunrise at Balige City.

Beautiful Sunset over Lake Toba from Parapat

Beautiful Sunset over Lake Toba from Parapat

Local Ulos handicrafter making the Ulos which is the traditional clothes for local Batak people.

Local Ulos handicrafter making the Ulos which is the traditional clothes for local Batak people.

With the low light pollution, you can even watch the sky full of stars and spot the milky way when the sky is clear.

With the low light pollution, you can even watch the sky full of stars and spot the milky way when the sky is clear.

Lake Toba Panoramic view from Simalem.

Lake Toba Panoramic view from Simalem.

View of Pangururan from Tele Observation tower.

View of Pangururan from Tele Observation tower.

Beautiful sunrise over Lake Toba, Parapat.

Beautiful sunrise over Lake Toba, Parapat.

View of Hutaginjang.

View of Hutaginjang.

Wild Horse around Buhit/Pangururan. Samosir Island.

Wild Horse around Buhit/Pangururan. Samosir Island.

Terraced Paddy Fields along the hillside of Lake Toba.

Terraced Paddy Fields along the hillside of Lake Toba.

Here are just some photos from my huge collection of Lake Toba. If you need anything more for editorial purposes, please don’t hesitate to contact me HERE.

Meanwhile I’m also just started conducting Photography Tour of Lake Toba with my many experience and knowledge about the area and where are the best spot to get the best out of your trip. You can find more information HERE.

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The Hidden Beauty of Lake Toba

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Suwandi
April 29, 2016
Golden Hour at Lake Toba

Golden Hour at Lake Toba

I was lucky to live here in Medan, North Sumatra. Here you can find one of the most famous and largest volcanic lake in the world. It is called ‘Lake Toba’. With the very close proximity to where I live now. I had a chance to visit this beautiful lake for many times for the last 5 years. Every time I came back here, I always find different kind of beauty of the lake.

There are so many photos that I took and realised that I have covered most of the lake including the Samosir island located at the middle of the lake.

Lake_Toba_New

Here I would like to show the best collection of Lake Toba and some before seen side of the lake.

I will keep updating my collection whenever I get a chance to visit the lake in the near future.

_SCP2497

Panatapan Bakkara

Overlooking Lake Toba with terrace paddy field at the foreground. Balige

Overlooking Lake Toba with terrace paddy field at the foreground. Balige

Panoramic view from Muara View Point

Panoramic view from Muara View Point

Many local people setup their villages on top of the flat hillside along the Lake. Magnificent view from there.

Many local people setup their villages on top of the flat hillside along the Lake. Magnificent view from there.

Lake Toba from Parapat city. East Side.

Lake Toba from Parapat city. East Side.

Sunset from Samosir Island. Tuk-Tuk Area

Sunset from Samosir Island. Tuk-Tuk Area

Lake Toba Panoramic view from Samosir Island

Lake Toba Panoramic view from Samosir Island

View from Tele Observation tower. West side of Lake Toba

View from Tele Observation tower. West side of Lake Toba

Red Roof Church situated at the foot of the hill with vast green paddy field at the foreground.

Red Roof Church situated at the foot of the hill with vast green paddy field at the foreground.

Tarabunga HillSide looking towards Lake Toba

Tarabunga HillSide looking towards Lake Toba

The famous Sipiso-Piso Waterfalls. Merek/Tongging Area. North Side

The famous Sipiso-Piso Waterfalls. Merek/Tongging Area. North Side

Sigale-Gale dance at Samosir Island.

Sigale-Gale dance at Samosir Island.

Hutaginjang Village by the hillside of Lake Toba

Hutaginjang Village by the hillside of Lake Toba

Beautiful sunset over Balige city.

Beautiful sunset over Balige city.

Magnificent Sunrise at Balige City.

Magnificent Sunrise at Balige City.

Beautiful Sunset over Lake Toba from Parapat

Beautiful Sunset over Lake Toba from Parapat

Local Ulos handicrafter making the Ulos which is the traditional clothes for local Batak people.

Local Ulos handicrafter making the Ulos which is the traditional clothes for local Batak people.

With the low light pollution, you can even watch the sky full of stars and spot the milky way when the sky is clear.

With the low light pollution, you can even watch the sky full of stars and spot the milky way when the sky is clear.

Lake Toba Panoramic view from Simalem.

Lake Toba Panoramic view from Simalem.

View of Pangururan from Tele Observation tower.

View of Pangururan from Tele Observation tower.

Beautiful sunrise over Lake Toba, Parapat.

Beautiful sunrise over Lake Toba, Parapat.

View of Hutaginjang.

View of Hutaginjang.

Wild Horse around Buhit/Pangururan. Samosir Island.

Wild Horse around Buhit/Pangururan. Samosir Island.

Terraced Paddy Fields along the hillside of Lake Toba.

Terraced Paddy Fields along the hillside of Lake Toba.

Here are just some photos from my huge collection of Lake Toba. If you need anything more for editorial purposes, please don’t hesitate to contact me HERE.

Meanwhile I’m also just started conducting Photography Tour of Lake Toba with my many experience and knowledge about the area and where are the best spot to get the best out of your trip. You can find more information HERE.

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