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Parapat Destination Guide

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Parapat in the region of North Sumatra is a town in Indonesia - some 821 mi (or 1,321 km) North-West of Jakarta, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Parapat is now 11:10 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Jakarta" with an UTC offset of 7 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Saribudolok, Panguruan, Medan, Lumbangjulu, Lumban Buntu or Sarimatondang. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Tuktuk Rihit, Tomok Bolon, Sibaganding, Ronggur Nihuta, Parapat and Dolok Parmenangan. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Lesoy! (cheers in Batak Toba) Rachandstu...

02:38 min ( December 05, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
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01:52 min ( October 08, 2011 by Michael Lam)
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Mengkel in Samosir

04:11 min ( May 09, 2008 by VikySianipar)
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A Journal of Viky Sianipar

Toba lake samosir - tabocottages

05:01 min ( October 28, 2010 by tabocottages)
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Tabo Hotel is run by Anto, a local batak from Samosir and german Annette, who came travelling to Lake Toba, loved it and stayed. There are three kids Marco, 15, Julia 13, and Hotto, 11, 4 dogs and sev...

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Interesting facts about this location


Parapat is a small town in North Sumatra province on the edge of Lake Toba, on the Uluan Peninsula where it forms the narrowest eastern link to Samosir Island. It is the primary transit point by ferry for visitors going to Samosir Island, and connected via Trans-Sumatran Highway to Pematang Siantar by a 48 km road. Dody Administratively it is part of Simalungun Regency.

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Located at 2.66, 98.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Lake Toba, Populated places in North Sumatra, Tourism in Indonesia

Lake Toba

Lake Toba is a lake and supervolcano. The lake is 100 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide, and up to 505 metres (1,666 ft) deep. Located in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 metres, the lake stretches from {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:2.88|N|98.52|E||||| | |name= }} to {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:2.35|N|99.1|E||||| | |name= }}.

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Located at 2.66, 98.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Batak, Crater lakes, Lake Toba, Lakes of Indonesia, Subduction volcanoes, Supervolcanoes, VEI-8 volcanoes, Volcanic calderas of Indonesia, Volcanoes of Sumatra

Toba catastrophe theory

The Toba supereruption (Youngest Toba Tuff or simply YTT) was a supervolcanic eruption that occurred sometime between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago at Lake Toba. It is recognized as one of the Earth's largest known eruptions. The related catastrophe hypothesis holds that this event caused a global volcanic winter of 6–10 years and possibly a 1,000-year-long cooling episode. The Toba event is the most closely studied supereruption.

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Located at 2.66, 98.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Extinction events, Geology theories, Human evolution, Lake Toba, Prehistoric Indonesia, Supervolcanoes, VEI-8 volcanoes, Volcanic events


For the Regency named Samosir, see Samosir Regency. Samosir, or Samosir Island, is a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, located in the north of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Administratively, Samosir Island is governed as six of the nine districts within Samosir Regency. The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a supervolcano 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.

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Located at 2.66, 98.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Batak, Islands of Sumatra, Lake Toba, Lake islands of Asia

Dolok Sanggul

Dolok Sanggul is a town in North Sumatra province of Indonesia and it is the seat (capital) of Humbang Hasundutan Regency.

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Located at 2.66, 98.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in North Sumatra, Regency capitals of Indonesia