NORTH SUMATRA TOURISM
The ideal gateway to explore diversities of Sumatra.
North Sumatra offers almost all kind of tourist attractions listed on your holiday bucket list. Especially for nature lovers might simply tick on your travel bucket lists of any interests desired, North Sumatra will definitely be the right choice for your travel destinations in Sumatra Indonesia.
DISCOVER INTERESTING THINGS TO DO and BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO SEE AROUND NORTH SUMATRA
Fulfil the imaginations of your journey along with diversities of flora fauna, lush vegetations in the wilderness of dense tropical jungles, beautiful tropical panoramas, magnificent terraced rice fields with different dynamic landscapes, gigantic lake, awesome waterfalls, peaks of numerous erected volcanoes, white sandy beaches on deserted islands, traditions (music, dance, folk arts),etc.
BUKIT LAWANG – ORANG UTAN
Bukit Lawang is one of the main authentic tourist attractions around North Sumatra region to see wild orangutans in the jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park with other kind of flora and flora in the wilderness tropical Sumatra rain forest.
Interesting things to do to and places to see around Bukit Lawang – Bahorok;
- Orang Utan Sumatra (jungle trek) orangutan sanctuary
- Many other speecies of wild life
- Lovely tubing in Bahorok river, Wampu river etc.
- Bat Cave etc
TANGKAHAN – ELEPHANT
Another authentic highlight of North Sumatra tourism is Tangkahan – Langkat. A tranquilized rural area is very well known for its Elephant camp located in the border of Gunung Leuser National Park.
Interesting things to do and places to see around Tangkahan – Langkat;
- Elephant ride jungle trekking
- Elephant bath
- Sumatran Orangutan jungle trekking
- Pretty wild Elephant and Orang Utans observation jungle trekking.
- River tubing etc
SAMOSIR ISLAND – LAKE TOBA
The cool climate of picturesque Samosir Island – Lake Toba (900 m absl) situated on Batak highland become one of most popular highlights to travel around North Sumatra. The cultural tourism island of Samosir – Lake Toba certainly offers authentic culture as well as traditional villages with their interesting horned roofs houses that can be easily found around the lake.
Interesting things to do and places to see around Samosir Island – Toba Lake;
- Ambarita village
- Tomok Village
- Simanindo village
- Panorama Simarjarunjung
- Efratar Waterfall
- Tele tower
- Parapat pier etc
BERASTAGI – KARO HIGHLAND
A thriving agricultural Berastagi town (1.300m asbsl) located in between two volcanoes of Gunung Sinabung and Gunung Sibayak is really famous for its fruits, vegetables and flowers. Besides that, the cultural town of Berastagi also offers unique culture with traditional villages that still conserve their interesting houses with horned roofs located especially at Dokan and Lingga village. On top of that, the immense crater of Gunung Sibayak volcano has become very popular for its lovely trails to hike up to reach the top and enjoy the sunrise. Interesting things to see and places to see around Berastagi – Karo Highland;
- Gundaling hill
- Lumbini Budhist temple park
- Sibayak volcano climbing
- Hot spring
- Dokan & Lingga traditional Karo villages
- Berastagi aFruit Market
- Rumah Bolon (Simalungun King)
- Sipisopiso waterfall etc
MEDAN – HISTORICAL CITY
Being the largest city in Sumatra, huge, very busy modern city as well as the capital of North Sumatra province – Medan is the ideal tourism gateway to start the journey to explore Sumatra. Medan itself has got so many tourist attractions to offer due to influences of the old time colonial occupation, especially in its architecture found around Kesawan Square. The historical colonial buildings is one of the popular attractions in Medan itself.
Interesting things to see and places to see around Medan;
- Maimun Palace Medan Grand Mosque (MAsjid Raya Almashun)
- Graha Maria Anai Valengkani.
- Corocodile conservation Asam Kumbang
- Tjong Fie Mansion
- Museum of North Sumatra etc
NIAS ISLAND (PULAU NIAS)
One of the most popular interesting islands for surfing with its giant wave in the world. Extremely tranquilized Nias island is also rich with some other tourist’s attractions especially with their culture traditions. It is really another adventure spot in Sumatra.
Interesting things to see and places to see around Nias Island;
- World Class Surfing Paradise
- Bawomataluo village – dancing war
- stone jumping traditions
- Gomo menhirs
- Telo Island
- Sorake beach – Lagundri