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10 Impressive Things to Do in Berastagi, Medan

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Berastagi is a popular destination in North Sumatra. Only 2 hours drive from Medan, Berastagi is always crowded by visitors. The beautiful green scenery and the cool air make visitors happy to linger here. Let’s find out the impressive things to do in Berastagi North Sumatra Indonesia..!

1. Visiting Gundaling Hill

Gundaling Hill is a favorite destination for tourists to see the beauty of Berastagi’s natural scenery and breathe fresh air. Walking along the Gundaling Hill is a must do.

In addition to walking, visitors can hire a horse to get around Gundaling Hill. Visitors can also picnic with family while enjoying the scenic beauty

How to Get There

Gundaling Hill is located at Jamin Ginting Street, Gundaling I, Berastagi, Karo Regency. It’s about 3 km from downtown Berastagi. The admission is Rp 5,000.

2. Visiting Kubu Hill

Kubu Hill offers panoramic views of cooling green meadows and fresh air. A row of pine trees and hills become a decoration that adds to the beauty of the Kubu Hill.

Visitors can stroll around Kubu Hill on a horse or ATV ride. In addition visitors can also see Dutch-style houses, play kites or just picnics.

How to Get There

Kubu Hill is located at Jamin Ginting Street, Gundaling II, Berastagi, Karo Regency. It’s near Gundaling Hill. The admission is Rp 15,000.

3. Visiting Lumbini Park

Lumbini Park is famous for its gold-colored pagoda resembling Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda. The pagoda has a height of 46.8 meters and is the highest pagoda in Indonesia.

Behind the pagoda, there is a beautiful park that is also instagramable. The park has a suspension bridge that is about 20 meters long and becomes a favorite place to take pictures.

How to Get There

Lumbini Park is located in Tongkoh Village, Dolatrayat, Karo Regency. It’s about 7 km from downtown Berastagi. It’s free entry. Please note that the place is to worship, so be polite and obey the rules. Anyway you will also be amazed by the beauty of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Monastery in Tanjung Pinang. The monastery has the look and ambiance of Chinese monastery. Visiting Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Monastery is just one of things to do in Tanjung Pinang.

4. Visiting Tongkoh Botanical Garden

Berastagi has fertile soil and cool air that is suitable for the cultivation of various types of plants. In Tongkoh Botanical Garden visitors can buy various ornamental plants as their souvenirs.

In addition to ornamental plants, Tongkoh Botanical Garden is also planted with a variety of vegetables and fruit. There are also strawberry gardens where visitors can look around and pick their own strawberry.

How to Get There

Tongkoh Botanical Garden is located in Tongkoh Village, Dolatrayat, Karo Regency. It’s about 7 km from downtown Berastagi. If you love ornamental plants, you should visit Orchid Garden in Jambi. Stop by Jambi and you will have many things to do in Jambi.

5. Visiting Lake Lau Kawar

Lake Lau Kawar is situated at the foot of Mount Sinambung and has an area of 200 hectares. The lake has a cool atmosphere and surrounded by green hills.

Visitors can swim in the lake or just sit on the edge of the lake while enjoying the beautiful scenery. There is also a camping ground for visitors who want to spend the night at Lake Lau Kawar.

How to Get There

Lake Lau Kawar is located in Kutagugung Village, Naman Teran, Karo Regency. It’s 27 km from downtown Berastagi. It’s free entry. Besides Berastagi, Bengkulu also has a beautiful lake. Go there and you will see there are lots of things to do in Bengkulu.

6. Visiting Sikulikap Waterfall

Sikulikap Waterfall has an amazing exotic beauty. The waterfall has a height of about 30 meters and a rapid flow of water.

From the parking lot visitors must walk about 15 minutes to reach the waterfall location. Along the way visitors will be entertained with green trees, cool air and free-roaming monkeys

How to Get There

Sikulikap Waterfall is located in Doulu Village, Penatapan – Berastagi, Karo Regency. It’s about 45 minutes drive from downtown Berastagi. It’s free entry, you only need to pay parking fee.

7. Visiting Sidebuk-Debuk Hot Spring

Sidebuk-Debuk Hot Spring is situated at an altitude of about 2,100 meters above sea level. Its water contains sulfur that is believed to cure various skin diseases.

The pools are available in various levels of heat and have good circulation system. In addition to soaking, visitors can enjoy the natural beauty and the cool air.

How to Get There

Sidebuk-Debuk Hot Spring is located in Sidebu-Debuk Village, Berastagi, Karo Regency. It’s about 30 minutes drive from downtown Berastagi. The admission is Rp 5,000.

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8. Visiting Gundaling Farm

Gundaling Farm is a place where visitors can enjoy fresh milk directly from the farm. Besides, visitors can also see the process of milking cows.

Not only fresh milk, Gundaling Farm also provides various flavored milk such as strawberry chocolate and vanilla. There are also various flavored yogurt for visitors who want to try other variants of milk.

How to Get There

Gundaling Farm is located at Jaranguda Street, near Kubu Hill. It’s about 5 km from downtown Berastagi. It’s free entry.

9. Visiting Funland Mickey Holiday

Funland Mickey Holiday is built to resemble a fairy tale and is decorated with statues of famous cartoon figures. There are about 40 rides that can be played by visitors.

There are special rides for children and there are also rides for all ages. Visitors can choose to play on the fun rides, the challenging rides or water rides.

How to Get There

Funland Mickey Holiday is located at Jamin Ginting Street, Berastagi, Karo Regency. The admission is Rp 90,000. Opening hour is 11 am – 4 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 6 pm on weekend.

10. Visiting Pusaka Karo Museum

Pusaka Karo Museum, formerly a Catholic church, houses Karo’s heritage, the history of Tanah Karo and various manuscripts. The museum is an effort of Karo people to preserve Karo culture.

The collections come from grants and belongings of Karo people that are loaned to the museum. Not only school children, foreign tourists also visit this museum.

How to Get There

Pusaka Karo Museum is located at Perwira Street, Gundaling I, Berastagi, Karo Regency. It’s free entry. To know better the culture of Sumatran people, you should also visit Pekanbaru’s Sang Nila Utama Museum. Come to Pekanbaru, there are lots of things to do in Pekanbaru.

All right guys, now you have the list of impressive things to do in Berastagi. What are you waiting for? Let’s visit Berastagi North Sumatera Indonesia..!

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