The Islands of Indonesia
Sumatra -  Part 1




SUMATRA  is the  largest  of the islands  that lie  entirely within  Indonesia.
Kalimantan and Papua have larger areas, but they share islands with other
countries.    I went to Sumatra twice: once in 1986, and again in 1988.


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Lake Toba
A large lake in the caldera of a volcano that exploded about 75,00 years ago



Samosir Island
A large island, about 200 sq. mi., in the middle of Lake Toba, seat of the Batak culture.



Batak houses



Bukittinggi
A city near two volcanos, one of which, Mt. Merapi, was still active.






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