One of the most famous volcanic lake and also the largest volcanic lake in the world is Lake Toba, and Medan is the home for this lake. This particular city is full with colonial building and street vendors, accompany with modern cafes and bars. If you are happen to look for the best place to visit in Sumatra Indonesia, i recommend you to visit Medan, the best city that will offer you with the nature of Sumatra. Today, i will provide you several reason on why you should visit medan indonesia in your lifetime.
The first reason, Medan is home to the largest volcanic lake in the world. Home for Lake Toba, the biggest volcanic lake in the world that created when supervolcanic erupt in 77000 years ago. The Toba catasthrophe 77,000 years ago are killed most humans living at that time and the ash are discovered as far as east africa and united states. With those spectacular background, lake toba offering a great panoramic view of the lake and become the most popular lake to visit.
The second reason is sunset over lake toba. Lake toba are offering you a great nature view, however the best view offered by sunrise and sunsets in the banks of lake toba. I recommend you to staying the night in tele, the highest point in Samosir Island. Samosir Island is the Island inside the lake toba. Make sure that you are walking around Samosir Island to meet Batak Toba people, who are known for being fiercer than other Batak tribe. However, you will need to take a ferry out to samosir Island and ensure that you enjoy your time exploring this exotic Island.
The next reason to visit Medan is the hot spring at the foot of volcano. I recommend you to visit hot springs at the foot of Mount Sibayak near medan. With the warm sulphur water that will be able to relieve rheumatism and ensure you to relax yourself, all you need to do is pay the entrance fee of $0.30. a really cheap price to enjoy the best hot spring Spa surrounded by nature.
The next reason to visit medan is the best Durian at crazy prices! You can get the two whole durians at the best quality for $5! The taste are lighter than Malaysian or Thai Durians, however its more delicious and less stinky than other types of durians. You can keep eating without feeling too much in eating this durians.