Medan, the largest city outside Java island, is rich in various natural attractions that will amaze anyone. The Bukit Barisan Mountains that stretch from north to south guarantee the availability of beautiful panoramas. As a bonus, in these mountains are also located Lake Toba and Samosir Island whose beauty is already well-known overseas. If you go to Medan, please spare some time to stop by some of the following tourist destinations.
- White Crater Dolok Tinggi Raja
This is a crater filled with hot water with turquoise water surrounded by white limestone, so the water looks like a stretch of ice. This place is quite similar to the White Crater in the Ciwidey area, West Java. However, this place is much quieter and has not been too exposed to tourists. There is also a stream of river water that blends with the hot water outpouring, but this water mixture does not feel hot, so many visitors use it for bathing.
- Wampu River Rafting
Sungai Wampu has various unique and interesting offers for you. Challenging rapids, tropical forest charm, waterfalls, and stunning river valley views. Sometimes, you can even see the activities of local people fishing in the river. This river has several tributaries that will make your rafting adventure even more memorable. The route that is often traversed usually starts from Marike Village and ends at the Bahorok Bridge. but if you’re still not satisfied, it is a good idea to stop by the hot springs that are also available there to relax for a while.
- Bukit Indah Simarjarunjung
Bukit Indah Simarjarunjung has also become a favorite destination to enjoy the beauty of Lake Toba. And now it becomes even more enjoyable with the construction of some unique treehouses.
Imagine that you are feeling the coolness of the air piercing your skin while observing the migratory birds, the beauty of Lake Toba and Samosir Island, and the green forest of the Bukit Barisan Mountains from a treehouse! Right, all that you can do here. The most spectacular view is at sunset! There is also a mini flying fox which is quite interesting to try.
- Snow Beach
This place is named “Snow Beach”, it’s called so because it is not actually a beach with snow. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything extraordinary here. This place is a river whose flow is filled with various unique rocks. The river’s water flow goes hand in hand and breaks as it hits rocks, which locals say is like “snow”.
The many rocks sticking out in the middle of the river provide their uniqueness. Don’t forget to take the time to stop at this ideal spot to add to your photo collection! The facilities of this place are not yet widely available. However, you are guaranteed you can rent tires from the local community to enjoy the cool water there.
- Paropo Silalahi Hill
This particular site is very unique. Paropo Silalahi Hill is a hillous area where right on its feet we immediately see a lake that looks like a beach. So, this is not a real beach because actually, this “beach” is “Lake Toba Beach.” Indeed, because of its breadth, Lake Toba resembles the ocean, and one of its beautiful “beaches” is this Paropo Hill. Paropo Hill is a tourist destination that is on the rise because from here you can enjoy the blue water of Lake Toba, which is not inferior to the charm of world-famous beaches! This beautiful “beach” stretches up to 28 km, with paintings of nature where green mountains meet the clear water of Lake Toba.
- Tangkahan – Langkat
Behind the thick forest in Gunung Leuser National Park, there is also an exciting tourist spot that many travelers, namely Tangkahan, have loved. One of the attractions of this place is that travelers can bathe the elephants while enjoying the lush forest. For those who are not satisfied walking around the forest and playing with elephants, there is also a tracking path with no less interesting views. Tangkahan also has several waterfalls whose water is very clear, so you can choose to swim or just soak to enjoy the cool water and the beautiful panorama.
- Sei Bingei
The Bingei River, or what the locals call Sei Bingei, has many challenging rapids. But in certain locations, the water is quite calm. There are several routes offered, namely Namo Nangka to Namu Sira-sira Dam, with a rafting time of up to two hours. You can also choose a longer route, from Lau Seridi Village to Namu Sira-sira Dam.
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