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Volcano Toba, Indonesia

From series “Sleeping Super-Volcanoes Capable of Destroying Whole Regions”
In Indonesia in the central part of Sumatra island has placed the biggest, 1 775 square meters area, Volcano Toba. Today this large caldera is filled with the beautiful lake. On its shores have placed picturesque green hills. After the detailed researching, the scientist concluded that the last eruption was about 75 000 years ago. It was a kind of critical test for our planet.

Volcano Toba, Indonesia It was the strongest and the largest eruption for the last 25 million years. After the eruption the earth was covered with snow and a long-lasting ice period has begun. Some scientists say that only 2 000 people had lived after this catastrophe and many land and sea animals have also died. Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. Its shores have a lot of walking routes. This area is visited not only by curious tourists but also researchers who pay attention to the level of volcanic activity. Also, they research unique geological formations.

The last researching data were quite dispositive, they say that in the nearest future Toba volcano will awake. The temperature of the soil is going higher and volcano gases extrude aggressively. It is quite hard to imagine the level of catastrophe that may happen in case of the largest supervolcano eruption. The fact that the volcano is surrounded by a number of large reservoirs, gives us the information that after the eruption everything will die. Next - Merapi Volcano

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Kantor Desa Maduma' located in 13 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Cv. Raya Taxi' is located in 32 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Bengkel Sembiring Motor' in 14 km
Supermarket: 'Toko Barlen' in 9 km
Parking: 'Nahornop-JJ Bros' in 34 km
Apotheek: 'Apotek Angel silalahi Sabungan' in 13 km
Police station: 'Polsek Saribu Dolok' in 17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Kedai Gibson' in 7.2 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Polonia Airport MES - in 88 km
 »  Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport SZB - in 324 km
 »  Penang International Airport PEN - in 333 km
 »  Sultan Azlan Shah Airport IPH - in 336 km
 »  RMAF Butterworth Airport BWH - in 356 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Volcano Toba

Saulina Resort

Located in 17 km from Volcano Toba
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Rooms: 20
The air-conditioned rooms come with a private balcony overlooking Lake Toba. Fitted with wooden furnishings, each room has a flat-screen TV, a sofa, … More: photo, rates and booking
Taman Simalem Resort

Located in 18 km from Volcano Toba
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Rooms: 86
Taman Simalem Resort is a 2.5-hour drive to Medan City and from Polonia International Airport. All rooms have large windows offering garden, jungle, … More: photo, rates and booking
Barbara Cottages

Located in 23 km from Volcano Toba
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Rooms: 25
Rooms in Barbara Cottages include a desk and a private bathroom with shower facilities. Included in select units are a simple kitchen, dining area … More: photo, rates and booking
Mas Cottages

Located in 24 km from Volcano Toba
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Rooms: 18
Rooms in Mas Cottages are equipped with a wardrobe and a desk. Each comes with a private bathroom. Mas Cottages is 30 minutes' drive from the local … More: photo, rates and booking

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