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Top 20 Things to Do in North Sumatra, Indonesia (#Enchanting)

by Yoga Adi

This Sumatra island is located in the west side of Indonesia. Even though not many tourist, especially foreign still not recognized its potential, this island can give you some great experiences in tourism, especially the most natural ones.

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That’s why, now is the chance to visit it, and enjoy it yourself. But, what are the attractions can be found in there, in North Sumatra to be specific. Here is the list of top 20 things to do in North Sumatra, Indonesia:

1. Maimun Palace

The first of many things to Do in North Sumatra, Indonesia is visiting Maimun Palace. Maimun Palace in Medan is a beautiful palace that exist only in Indonesia, deserves to visit before you die.

The interior and architecture have some interesting histories. From the official site of Indonesian tourism, Maimun Palace in Medan is written as one of the most beautiful places in Indonesia. Its address is on Jalan Brigjen Katamso, Kelurahan Sukaraja, Medan.

The architecture of the palace building is stunning, kind of beauty. The palace itself has unique architecture that is a blend of several buildings like the style of Islam, Italy, and also Spain. What are you waiting for then? Come visit it!

  • Entry Ticket : Rp5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Everyday from 08.00-17.00

2. Medan Great Mosque

Medan Great Mosque which is standing proudly not far from the Maimun Palace is a building that also marks the success of Deli. Built in 1906, during the reign of Sultan Makmun Al Rasyid, this mosque is still functioning as it is, serving the Muslims in Medan who want to worship.

The flat dome and crescent-shaped at the top, signifying the Moorish style it embraces. Like other mosques, a tower can be seen to add to the splendor and religiousness of this mosque. The oil paintings are beautiful, you can fin it onthe walls, ceilings. Also the columns are very sturdy, showing the high art valueof this mosque. Feel the greatness by yourself!

  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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3. Sipiso-piso Waterfall

Let’s find out more things to do in North Sumatra, Indonesia. This unique waterfall in Karo Regency is indeed the one of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia. With the highest height of about 120 meters, you can see the water falling from a distant.  Look like the white lines that fall into the bottom and booming hard when touching the rocks.

In Batak language, the waternal name means knife. This is used to represent the high and swift waterfall that drains the water like a sharp blade when viewed from a height. Record height of this waterfall also invites local and foreign tourists. That’s why this time Pegipegi want to mengulik more about Sipiso-Piso Falls for all travelers. Really nice place.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours

4. Toba Lake

Toba Lake exist by a great eruption that happened 75,000 years ago and it also believed to be the largest explosion in the last 25 million years. With it large size and with a maximum depth of 505 meters makes Lake Toba as the largest lake and the deepest lake in Southeast Asia. In addition, This lake is indeed the largest volcanic lake in the world. However, Toba Lake is located in northern Sumatra at an altitude of 900 meters.

There are some things to do here, like swimming, hiking, going around the island and there are some historic places that can be visited but most tourists choose this resort to rest because this place is very beautiful and quiet. So it must be a great place to visit.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp20.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

5. Linting Lake

Beside the great and magnificent Lake Toba, there are exist another beautiful lake called Linting Lake. The lake located in three villages called Sibunga-Bunga, Gunung Manumpuk and Durian IV Mbelang Village.

Although Lake Linting is not as well known as Lake Toba, but the lake is very worthy to be visited by tourists because of the natural beauty it has to offer. This lake has an area of ​​about one hectare and has a green color but there is also a saying the color of this lake is turquoise blue. Because of its beauty, it undoubtedly included in top 20 things to do in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

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6. Asam Kumbang Crocodile Breeding

The Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park is the largest crocodile reptile breeding park in Indonesia. This park is also the largest in South East Asia. In this park, there are 2.500 crocodiles of various sizes, including the old ones.

Located at Asam Kumbang Village, this park is built by a local resident in 1959 for reptile animals. To feed them, the workers need a ton or two of chickens. Come visit it!

  • Entry Ticket : Rp6.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens everyday from 08.00 – 17.00

7. The Hot Snow (The White Crater) Dolok Tinggi Raja

This tourism object has not been well explored, located in the midst of a forest area, making it unknown still. The White Crater of Tinggi Raja is located in a 176 hectare nature reserve and has a 4 hectare crater area. Unbelievable, amidst the dense forest, there lies stunning beauty,you will be stunned with the magnificent white limestone  hills and hot water flows which its beauty resembles the white snows.

The Hot springs that reach temperatures about ninety degrees Celsius in Tinggi Raja comes from small hills that exist in there, so it can be used  to boil eggs and cooking. The flow of the hot water comes from between the limestone rocks, this makes the rock becomes pure white, just like snow. That’s why, many people called it “The Hot Snow”.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours

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8. Aek Sijornih Waterfall

Since its appearance on television in My Trip My Adventure made by Trans Corporation made in november 2016 ago, the name of Aek Sijornih waterfall increasingly known. This one exotic tourist spot is increasingly crowded visited by tourists who come from outside Sumatra. Aek Sijornih fever was already so widespread to various regions. 

The famous Aek Sijornih Waterfall in Tapsel has two waterfalls. In contrast to most waterfalls that towering tens of meters tall, this waterfall only has a height of 10 meters and the position of falling water following the contour of the land is sloping, the water fall will widen to the left and right, thus adding to the beauty of this one tourist attraction. So unique things to do in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp10.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

9. Green Hill City

This is the complete family attraction, named Green Hill Park Deli Serdang. Green Hill Park is an arena playing in the middle of an elite housing named almost the same that is Green Hill City, elite residential location located in Sibolangit district, Deli Serdang , North Sumatra. It was founded by Pearl Group in 2011 . The travel time is approximately 1 hour from Medan city. Also, Sibolangit mountains making this family attraction feel so cool.

Green Hill Park is built on a land of 110 hectares and has rides that is so complete and international scale, like Roller Coaster, Bombom Car, Ferris wheel, 4D Cinema, and so forth. For you who bringing toddlers or children don’t you worry, here is also available playground for children named Toon Town, inside there are various games for children such as miniature, mini bombom, ajut-ajut, and many more. It must be a great tourist attraction to enjoy with the whole family.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp10.000,-
  • Opening Hours : 09.00-17.00

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10. Tangkahan

The term hidden paradise will make everyone imagine the beauty of a natural panorama that not only pamper the eyes, but also amaze the work and the blessings of God. Tangkahan is one of the hidden paradise for most of those who have been there. Tangkahan is located in Mount Leuser National Park,  and is flanked by two villages, namely Namo Sialang Village and Sei Serdang Village.

It is located in North Sumatra and the other three quarters are in Aceh Province. Tangkahan is also flanked by two major rivers, namely River Sei Batang Serangan and Sungai Buluh. This ecotourism-based tourist area, where tourists can see the village with its people are very conscious tour. They care so much about preserving the environment. Its a good place to visit.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp3.000,-
  • Opening Hours : 07.00 – 16.00

11. Mount Lauser National Park

Mount Leuser National Park  is one the of Nature Conservation Area in Indonesia, has more about 1 million hectares area and located in  North Sumatra. Its delegated provinces include the Aceh Provinces, while inthe noth, this park covering Dairi, Karo and Langkat districts.

The Mount Leuser itself is already known for its height of 3404 meters above sea level, which is very high. Also this paek is filled with many beautiful natural ecosystems by dense rainforest typical of tropical rain, managed by a zoning system utilized for research, science, education, cultivation, tourism and recreation purposes. Great place.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : 07.00 – 16.00

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12. Sibolangit Conservation

Medan is very busy city. But, there is still a beautiful nature reserve area and quiet in the area Sibolangit, Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra. The conservation itself located about exactly 500 meters above sea level, and surprisingly the road to the Sibolangit Nature Reserve is very good. Also, this area was built by J.A Lorzg in 1914.

Tours that you can enjoy in the Sibolangit Nature Reserve is the beauty of all kinds of plants that make this place also a research facility. Moreover, rainfall is high enough that makes a lot of vegetation can grow here. The most flora in the area of ​​Sibolangit Nature Reserve are angsana trees, sono kembang, glands, nyamplung, meranti, palm, areca nut, and durian forest trees, which you must try when it comes to the stalls around here. Such a nice place.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp10.000,-
  • Opening Hours : 07.00 – 17.00

13. Sibayak Mount

This great mountain only exist in North Sumatra. Based on science, this mountain is included into the hot steam one. Many people dare to challenge it though, because the view of the sunrise from the top of the mountain is very stunning.

In addition to the nice view at the top, the water that comes from this mountain also very fresh. Many people use it because its clear and fresh. And this source is the one processed into the familiar brand of mineral water, AQUA. What a great place, right?

  • Entry Ticket : Rp2.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

Other attractions in North Sumatra, Indonesia

Beside many places mentioned above, better visit these things to do in North Sumatra, Indonesia:

  1. Lau Kawar Lake, another great lake in North Sumatra
  2. Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, great place to visit to learn about wildlife
  3. Madras Medan Village, unique village that only exists in here
  4. Dwi Warna Waterfall, beautiful and amazing waterfall
  5. Lawang Hill, a nice hill located on the top of North Sumatra (see also : You may also visit:  Things to Do in Padang – Things to Do in Bukittinggi)
  6. Tjong A Fie, the house of a legend Tjong A Fie
  7. Samosir Island, famous island located in North Sumatra

That’s it, the list of Top 20 holiday destinations in North Sumatra, Indonesia. What do you think about it? Which one is your favorite out of many things to do in North Sumatra, Indonesia? Now its the chance to exploring North Sumatra! Its one of the pearls of natural attractions in Indonesia. Happy holiday in Indonesia!

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