North Sumatra is a province that has a large and wide area that holds many charms of its natural beauty. You can enjoy a variety of tourist charms ranging from nature, culture and history and typical culinary. You can certainly feel all of that by taking a vacation directly to North Sumatra.
Not only offers many beautiful and charming attractions, every tourist destination has its own uniqueness and charm and you must visit. If you have a plan to come on vacation to North Sumatra in the near future, let us see anywhere you can find tours in North Sumatra that are interesting which referencewisata.com recommends.
Salju Panas Tinggi Raja
If on Java you know the White Crater Ciwidey, then in North Sumatra there is a similar tour called Raja Tinggi Panas Salju. You certainly wonder about the origin of the naming of the location, right? The word “snow” was chosen because in this place there is a crater dominated by white like snow. While the word “hot”, is used because the water is greenish-blue with a hot temperature crater.
To get to this tourist area, you need to drive about 3 hours from the center of Medan. From Medan, you will pass the Lubuk Pakam area, Dolok Masihul, Galang, to Bangun Purba. Arriving at the High Raja Hot Snow location, you will not be charged anything. However, you need to pay IDR 5,000 if you bring a private vehicle.
Waterfall which is located in the residents’ settlement, precisely in Tongging Village, Mere Subdistrict, Karo, this offers a waterfall tourist attraction that has amazing natural charm that can make you feel awkward and amazed. The position of the Sipiso – Piso waterfall which is at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level is one of the high waterfalls in Indonesia with a shower up to 120 meters high.
get to the location of the Sipiso Piso waterfall, you have to travel 35km from Berastagi city and takes 45 minutes drive from the center of Medan City. The path that has been neatly arranged towards the tourist location of Sipiso Piso waterfall provides an opportunity for anyone who wants to come using both two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles which are certainly safe.
Mount Leuser National Park
Gunung Leuser National Park is well-known as a tourist place which is administratively located in two different provinces, namely Sumatera Utara and Aceh. The National Park which has an area of 1,094,692 hectares is indeed a forest area that is a natural tourist attraction and also stores various nature reserves, which include Kappi Wildlife Reserve, Gunung Leuser Wildlife Reserve, Kluet Wildlife Reserve, Gurah Tourism Park and many more. more other tourist attractions. This National Park has also been designated as a world heritage site set by UNESCO.
You can come to visit from June to October because in that month the rainfall is quite low so you can easily explore the Gunung Leuser National Park. For those of you who want to try exploring, use a ticket fee of Rp. 75,000 for every domestic guest and Rp. 255.00 for foreign tourists
Samosir Island is the most famous tourist attraction in North Sumatra and its location is right in the middle of Lake Toba which has an extraordinary attraction not inferior to other tourist attractions in Sumatra. The cool activities that you can do on this volcanic island are adventuring in Goa Marlakkop, and watching Sigale-gale traditional dance shows and you can get around the Huta Bolon Simanindo Museum, and enjoy the unique Batu Persidangan.
There are three routes to get to Samosir through the Ajibata Port waterway to Tomok Port, through Muara to Nainggolan, from Tigaras to Simanindo. For routes from Muara – Nainggolan, you can only pass on Mondays, Thursdays and sabtul, and in general all routes use ferry accommodation which costs around Rp. 90,000 – Rp. 100,000
As the largest lake in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, Lake Toba is one of the attractions that you should not miss in North Sumatra. There are many things you can do here, starting from seeing historical sites, visiting Batak traditional houses, to surrounding Tuktuk Siadong-adong Village. To get to Lake Toba, you need to take a 5-hour drive from the center of Medan City.
There are also various modes of transportation that you can choose, such as private vehicles or rent, buses, or trains. No need to worry about lack of time to enjoy all the charms of Lake Toba, because you can spend the night in various inns available around the lake.
Rahmat International Wildlife Museum and Gallery
Since it was inaugurated on May 14, 1999, Rahmat International Wildlife Museum and Gallery became a popular tourist attraction in North Sumatra. This museum holds a diverse collection of wild animals that are preserved from the hunt all over the world. Even so, all of the hunting results have been through conservation by utilization (the standard for hunting wild animals).
There are more than 2,000 kinds of animals that you can find in this place. One of them is the African Big Five group, which consists of five of Africa’s largest mammals namely elephants, white rhinos, bulls, lions and leopards. Interested in visiting? You can go to Jalan Letjend S. Parman No. 309, Medan to see the entire collection. The museum is open every Tuesday – Sunday at 09:00 – 17:00.
Sorake Beach and Lagundri Beach
For lovers of water sports, Sorake Beach and Lagundri Beach in North Sumatra are tourist sites that you need to visit. Because the two beaches have been named the best surf spots in the world. Not infrequently, both of these beaches are used as locations for surfing championships at national and international levels, one of which is the Nias Open.
The long wave roll conditions make surfing more challenging. That said, the position of the beach facing the Indian Ocean directly makes the conditions of the waves high enough to reach 7-10 meters. Generally, surfers from various countries visit around April to September. If you are interested in trying it, you can go to South Nias Regency, exactly 12 km from Teluk Dalam.
Green Hill City
Another tourist alternative that you should visit while in North Sumatra is Green Hill City. Actually, Green Hill City is one of the elite housing areas in Sibolangit, Deli Serdang. However, you can find various playgrounds and family entertainment in the region. Ranging from roller coasters, giant windmills, to 4D cinemas are some of the rides that you can try.
If you are interested in trying it, you only need to prepare IDR 10,000 per person as an entrance ticket or IDR 45,000 per person as a ticket. No need to worry about overheating, because the location of Green Hill City is close to Mount Sibayak which makes the air here quite cool. So what are you waiting for?
Funland Mikie Holiday Resort & Hotel
Funland Mikie Holiday is a playground located on Jalan Letjend. Jamin Ginting, Sempajaya, Berastagi. Tourist attractions that are always crowded at the end of this weekend have a variety of interesting rides, ranging from Volcano, Twister, The Scream, Sky Bike, and many more. There are also various supporting facilities that you can use, such as gazebos, parking areas, to food stalls.
If you are interested in visiting, you can come at 09:30 – 18:00. Later, you need to pay a ticket for IDR 100,000 to be able to enjoy all the rides offered. For playing activities to be more comfortable, you should use comfortable clothes. That way, your arrival at Funland will be a pleasant experience.
Want to see the charm of the sunrise and sunset in North Sumatra? Come to Gundaling Hill on Jalan Jamin Ginting, Berastagi, Karo. Having an altitude of 1,575 meters above sea level, this hill presents the charm of Berastagi City from a height.
This location makes Gundaling Hill suitable as a location to see the sunrise and sunset. If you are lucky, you can see the sights of Sibayak and Sinabung when the weather is sunny. There are various ways you can go to the top of the hill, which are walking, horse riding, or using a wagon. Although it is an open air, Gundaling Hill has been equipped with various facilities such as food stalls, toilets, and souvenir shops. Interesting enough, right?
Lake Lau Kawar
Lake Toba is in fact not the only lake tourism in North Sumatra. There is still Lake Lau Kawar, one of the lakes in the Leuser Ecosystem (KEL) that you should visit. Located at an altitude of 2,451 masl, making the air in this area quite cool. Not only that, the location right under the foot of Mount Sinabung makes Lau Kawar Lake water very clear and cool. Interestingly, you can set up tents in the area provided by the manager. However, there is also a pavilion that you can use to take a break while enjoying the cool air around. Come to the Karo area, Berastagi to see the charm of Lake Lau Kawar. You only need to take 3 hours drive from the center of Medan.
Masjid Raya Medan
For those who are interested in religious tourism in North Sumatra, Medan Grand Mosque certainly you should not miss. The largest mosque built by Sultan Ma’moen Al Rasyid Perkasa Alam has a building area of around 5,000 square meters. This mosque is the most magnificent place of worship with the design of an eight-square building equipped with four main foyers.
There are also 0.6 meter diameter pillars that support the mosque’s main dome. Now, the mosque, also known as the Al-Mashun Great Mosque, is more than a century old. No wonder, if the mosque gets the title as one of the oldest buildings in the city of Medan. Just go to Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Medan, to see the splendor of the Medan Grand Mosque!
Rumah Tjong A Fie
Want to travel history? Come to Tjong A Fie’s house on Jalan Jendral Ahmad Yani No. 105, Kesawan, West Medan. Tjong A Fie was known as a wealthy philanthropist during the reign of the Deli Sultanate in the Dutch colonial era. This residence has a distinctive Chinese architectural design which is now one of the popular tourist attractions in North Sumatra. In this house, visitors can find out the history of Tjong A Fie’s life through photographs on the walls of the house. There are also paintings and ancient home furnishings that are very interesting. To surround the Tjong A Fie house, you need to pay a fee of IDR 35,000 for public tourists and IDR 20,000 for students.
Want to see the charm of Lake Toba from a different side? You can visit Sipinsur, Paerung Village, Humbang Hasundutan. Located in the Humbang Hasundutan plateau, Sipinsur has an altitude of 1,213 masl. Here, you can see the charm of Lake Toba from a height. Not infrequently, photographers choose this location to capture the largest lake landscape in Southeast Asia.
If interested, try coming at dusk. At that time, you can see the charm of Lake Toba with an orange sky background. Once satisfied to enjoy its natural charm, you can go down to the residents’ houses to sample Sipinsur’s unique gomak noodles for free. Gomak noodles themselves are egg-based noodles and flour served with rice cakes with a sauce rich in spices. Intrigued by this culinary delicacy?