25 Best Tourist Attractions in North Sumatra
25 Best Tourist Attractions in North Sumatra – North Sumatra is a province is Sumatra Island which is most visited by tourists. If one place is visited by many tourists, it means that there are interesting tourist attractions in that place. So what are the interesting tourist attractions in North Sumatra?
1. Maimun Palace
Maimun Palace which has become the icon of Medan, North Sumatra is a heritage of Deli Kingdom. Since 1946, the palace has been occupied by the inheritors of Deli Kingdom. The palace is more than 2,700 meters and has more than 30 chambers with the interior design which is the integration of Malay, Islam, Italy, and Spain cultures. Besides taking pictures at the historical building, the visitor can also see the collections of Dutch’s furniture, collections of King’s family, and collections of weapon. Located on Brigadir Jenderal Katamso street, Kecamatan Medan Maimun, Maimun Palace has become one of tourist attractions in Medan which is most visited. The entrance ticket of Maimun Palace is 5,000 IDR/indivudual.
2. Sipiso-Piso Waterfall
Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is located near from Tongging village, North Sumatra. Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is run as one of the tourist site by Kabupaten Karo Government. The word piso is derived from pisau (knife) as the the current of the waterfall is as sharp as a knife. Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia.
3. Medan Grand Mosque
Medan Grand Mosque which is located in Medan, North Sumatra was built in 1906 with integration of Middle East, Spain, India’s style. Located on Sisingamngaraja street, Medan Grand Mosque is very easy to be found by the visitors who interested in the beauty of Medan Grand Mosque.
4. Lake Toba
Lake Toba is the most famous lake in Indonesia as its huge size and the uniqueness as there is an island in the middle of Lake Toba. With 100 KM long and 30 KM wide, Lake Toba is the biggest volcanic lake in South East Asia. Lake Toba is the most famous tourist attractions in North Sumatra, so don’t need to worry if you want to stay at Lake Toba as there are many lodging places alongside Lake Toba.
5. Asam Kumbang Crocodile Breeding
Asam Kumbang Crocodile Breeding which is often called as Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park is one of the biggest reptile parks in Indonesia which has more than 2,400 reptiles. It was built in 1959, Asam Kumbang Crocodile Breeding has many collections of crocodiles from the youngs to decades old. although it is full of the beast, the place is very safe as they are placed in a pool and artificial lake which are designed for safety. The entrance ticket of Asam Kumbang Crocodile Breeding is 5,000 IDR.
6. Lake Linting
Lake Linting is not as famous as Lake Toba, but Lake Linting is an interesting tourist site in North Sumatra. Lake Linting is a volcanic lake with 1 hectare wide and contains sulfur so its water turned into green. If you want to swim be careful as Lake Linting which is located in Kabupaten Deli Serdang is more than 100 meters deep. The entrance ticket of Lake Linting is 5,000 IDR.
7. Dolok Tinggi Raja Hot Snow
Located in Dolok Tinggi Raja village, North Sumatra, Dolok Tinggi Raja Hot Snow is a limestone hill area which has unique color. It looks like a lake, Dolok Tinggi Raja Hot Snow has unique soil color which is white colored so it looks like snow. Besides, in the middle of the area, there is a hot water lake which is blue-greenish colored. Dolok Tinggi Raja Hot Snow is one of tourist sites in North Sumatra which is not too familiar, but it is very interesting to visit. You should remember that the way to Dolok Tinggi Raja Hot Snow is not too good, or even worse, as many locals who asks you some money.
8. Aek Sijornih
Aek Sijornih is rather popular among the tourists, as the place is not preserved well by the government. Aek Sijornih is a waterfall tourist site in north Sumatra. Aek Sijornih is a name in Batak which means clear water. Located in Aek Libung vilage, Aek Sijornih consists of two small waterfalls which crossed an aslant cliff with limestone contents.
9. Hill Park Sibolangit
Located in Suka Makmur Sibolangit village, Deli Serdang, Hill Park Sibolangit is a recreational park which has many kinds of play. Being similar to Jakarta’s Dufan, Hill Park Sibolangit is one of the biggest play park in Sumatra with 20 hectares wide. As its name. Hill Park Sibolangit is located on the mountainous area which has 550 meters high above the sea level, so it has such a chilly air.
Tangkahan is an area which is included in Mount Leuser National Park, North Sumatra. With the hilly ground, leafy tropical forest, chilly air, Tangkahan is very essential fro the nature lovers. The activities that you can do at Tangkahan are swimming, tracking, riding elephant, get into bat’s cave, playing at the waterfall, and others.
11. Mount Leuser National Park
Mount Leuser National Park is a nature conservational area which is located in two provinces namely North Sumatra and Aceh. Besides as the conservational area Mount Leuser National Park is also an interesting tourist sites in North Sumatra as its variety of flora and fauna. Mount Leuser National Park is very essential to look for a tranquil place far away from the city.
12. Lake Lau Kawar
Lake Lau Kawar is located in the foot of Mount Sinabung. With its blue water, Lake Lau Kawar has 200 hectare wide, smaller than Lake Toba. Despite it is smaller than Lake toba, but Lake Lau Kawar has beutiful atmosphere as there are many green trees at the mountain’s foot. In the side of Lake Lau Kawar, the people are often camping, resting when they hike Mount Sinabung. Besides we can also see some people who fishing in the middle of the lake by taking small boat.
13. Sibolangit Wildlife
Sibolangit Wildlife is an area with 24 hectare wide which is located in Kabupaten Deli Serdang. It has hilly ground and located on 500 above the sea level. Sibolangit Wildlife offers the beautiful view and chilly air. Besides for the nature tourism, Sibolangit Wildlife is a favorite location for scout’s camping activity.
14. Mount Sibayak
Mount Sibayak is an essential tourist site for those who love adventure. It ever erupted in 1600, Mount Sibayak now is quite popular among the hikers as its beauty and challenges. They usually visit the place at 2 Am, so they’ll make it to see the sunrise when they reach its peak. Besides of seeing the beautiful sunrise, you can also see the Medan City from its peak.
15. Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery
Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery is a museum which offers various collections of preserved animals. Located in Medan City, this museum is the only one which has completed collections of preserved animals in Asia. The museum which is located on S. Perman street opens until 5 PM, by paying the entrance ticket for 25,000 IDR, 10,000 IDR at night and, 20,000 IDR fro taking pictures.
16. Madras Medan Town
Madras Medan Town or alos often called as Keling Town is a region which most of its citizens is black people or India. The atmosphere in Madras Medan Town is very thick of Hindu India’s culture. In the location there are many typical Dutch’s building, so besides as tourist site, you can also enjoy the history tour in Madras Medan Town. Besides, you can also enjoy the India’s culinary tour, and shopping India’s souvenirs as well as tailoring clothes with the best quality in town.
17. Telaga Dwi Warna Sibolangit Waterfall
Telaga Dwi Warna Sibolangit Waterfall has its own uniqueness if compared to the other waterfall, namely this waterfall has two colors. With 100 meters high, Telaga Dwi Warna Sibolangit Waterfall has white-grayish and light blue as the phosphor and sulfur contents. In order to reach Telaga Dwi Warna Sibolangit Waterfall, you will pass through the jungle, so prepare yourself first. If you are afraid of being lost, you can hire a guide.
18. Lawang Hill
Lawang Hill is located about 80 KM from Medan City, included in Mount Leuser National Park area. Since it is in the mountainous area which is full of green trees, the air of Lawang Hill is very cool without air pollution just like in the city. The activities that you can do here are tracking, seeing orang utan, tubbing, and others. If you want to stay, don’t need to worry as there is a lodging place here.
19. Tjong A Fie House
Tjong A Fie House, so what is so special that it can attract many visitors? Tjong A Fie House once belonged to Tjong A Fie, the richest man in Medan in the past. Tjong A Fie died in 1926 as the brain bleeding, but he left a legacy namely his house which is as the historical evidence and museum. The wealth which he had, he had given it to the poors before he died.
20. Tirtanadi Water Tower
Tirtanadi Water Tower is a water tower which is very important for Medan City. Built by the Dutch in 1908 as a water container, now Tirtanadi Water Tower is still working as the water container which is very important for Medan citizen. Since the past time, Tirtanadi Water Tower has already been the icon of Medan City as well as a tourist site.
21. Samosir Island
Samosir Island is an island which is located in the middle of Lake Toba on 1,000 meters above the sea level. The tourists can cross to Samosir Island by using ferry, or taking the land path. In Samosir Island you can enjoy the beautiful view of nature, enjoying the history tour, culture tour and Batak’s culinary, and visiting the hot bathing place.
22. Gundaling Hill
Gundaling Hill is one of tourist site in North Sumatra which is located about 60 KM from Medan City. Located in the side of Berastagi, Gundaling Hill is located on 1,500 meters above the sea level. If you have ever been to Puncak before, you’ll used to Gundaling Hill’s atmosphere as it is similar to puncak. The most unique thing of Gundaling Hill is that we can see the view of two volcanics on the peak of Gundaling Hill.
23. Lake Siombak
Lake Siombak is 40 hectares wide lake which is located in Kelurahan Paya Pasir, Medan, North Sumatra. Lake Siombak is the weekend favorite spot for Medan people, especially fro those who want to relax while fishing. Besides, there is also a kid play area and various kinds of water plays, so that Lake Siombak is very essential for weekend tourist spot for Medan people and around.
24. Sigura-Gura Waterfall
Located in Kabupaten Toba Samosir, Sigura-Gura Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Indonesia with about 250 meters high. Since its location which is close to Lake Toba, there are so many tourists coming to this place, they make it to visit the highest waterfall in Indonesia as well as visiting Lake Toba. Besides domestic visitors, Sigura-Gura Waterfall is often visited by foreign visitors.
25. Lagundri Beach and Sorake Beach
Lagundri Beach and Sorake Beach are the beaches which are still in one shore line in Kecamatan Teluk Dalam, South Nias, North Sumatra. Both of the beaches are very famous in the world as its great waves and loved by the world’d surfers. If you can’s surf, don’t worry as the both beaches has many surfing coaches. Besides, there are many lodging places alongside the beaches, so don’t need to worry about where to stay at.