Best Tourist Attraction in North Sumatera -Sumatra was widely known as Andalas because the total areas of this Island are very wide. One of the provinces in Sumatera Island is Sumatera Utara (North Sumatera). This province has many popular spots for recreation. One of the best tourist attraction in North Sumatera is Toba Lake (id:Danau Toba). This place is an icon of North Sumatera since Toba lake is not like another lake in this world, Toba lake has a small island In the middle of the lake.


Toba Lake is located in North Sumatera, this is a volcanic lake with many interesting spots to enjoy the landscape there. The characteristic of Toba lake is that Toba lake has an island in the middle of Toba Lake, named Samosir Island. This is a unique place, and extraordinary place to visit and become a tourist destination. Toba Lake is the largest lake in Southeast Asia.

Find Other Places When You Are Travelling to Toba Lake

Maimun Palace

When you are travelling to North Sumatera, Maimun Palace is the best destination for tourists. Maimun Palace located on Brigadir Jenderal Katamso Street, Kecamatan (districts) Medan Maimun, Medan.

This Palace established since 1946 and the total area is 2.700 meters and has 30 rooms with unique interior design, that rooms designed with a mix of Islam, Melayu, Spain, Italy culture. Maimun Palace is a relic of Deli Kingdom, and the Maimun Palace has become icon of North Sumatera. The visitor can visit this Palace with a cheap price of admission. This Palace has relics of Holland, weapons, Sultan family photo collection.

Sipiso-piso Waterfall

What a wonderful tourist attraction! To access this place you must down thousands of stairs. Sipiso-Piso waterfall located in Tanah Karo District, near Danau Toba Lake. The height of Sipiso-piso Waterfall is 120 meters.

Height of this waterfall about 120 meters. This waterfall is the height waterfall in Indonesia. Best spot to enjoy the landscape is on "Gardu Pandang" there you can watch the full scenery. The full scenery means you can watch Tanah Karo land, Samosir Islands (island on the center of Toba Lake) and if you want to see the scenery under the waterfall, you can use stairs to go there, you need one hour to get there.

After get below of sipiso-piso waterfall, you can see pine and The roar of the waterfall. Enjoy the fresh air, fresh scenery while snacking.

Waterfall Location

This waterfall located in Desa Tongging, Kecamatan Merek, Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara. Kecamatan Merek located 24 km from Kabanjahe City

Facilities and Accommodation

Parking area and "Warung Makan" or traditional restaurant you could found there. You can rent lodging to enjoy the night, and you can buy unique souvenirs for your family or your special person.

Air Terjun Dua Warna

Air Terjun Dua Warna or two color waterfall. This spot located on Kecamatan Sibolangit, Sumatera Utara. Water from this waterfall sourced from the spring of Mount Sibayak. Why this waterfall named as two color waterfall? because the water of this waterfall has two color gradation, grayish and light blue.

The blue water is cold and the gray is warm water haha what a unique phenomenon? You can enjoy it while taking many photos and share it on your social media. You also can camp near this waterfall enjoy your night with the natural atmosphere. To access this spot you must enter and past the natural and clean forest, but don't worry because you can rent a guide to help you to that location.

Linting Lake

Danau Linting is a vulcanic lake is a unique lake because the water has a greenish color. depth of this lake more than 100 meters so be careful when enjoying in this lake.

Linting Lake has warm water, but not smell of sulfur. You can enjoy warm water on the edge of the lake. Dont try to enjoy the warm water too long from the edge because this is a volcanic lake and it has unmetered depth.

Salju Panas Dolok Tinggi Raja

Hot Snow Dolok Tinggi Raja is a limestone hill area with a unique color. This place located in Dolok Tinggi Raja Village, North Sumatera. Grounds in this area has a unique color, the color is white. On the center of this area be found hot water lake with blue greenish water.

This spot located on Desa Dolok Tinggi Raja, Kecamatan Silau Kahean, Kabupaten Simalungun, Sumatera Utaa. This tourist destination widely known as Kawah Putih Tinggi Raja.

Aek Sijornih

Aek Sijornih is a waterfall, mean of Aek Sijornih is pure water. This place located in Aek Libung Village. In this place be found 2 small waterfalls flowing on the cliff. Around this waterfall you can see coconut trees. Height of this waterfall only 10 meters but it is why this spot becomes the best place to enjoy the natural mini waterfall.


Tangkahan is a part of Gunung Leuser National Park, North Sumatera. In this place, you can trek, ride an Elephant, entering Bat Cave, Play around the waterfall.Tangkahan located between 2 villages, Namo Sialang Village and Sei Serdang Village. Tangkahan has widely known because this is habitat of wild elephant, pure water and natural forest make this spot liveable for wild animals.

Wisata tangkahan is a popular spot in the Tropical forest of Sumatera Utara and it is widely known as The Hiden Paradise in Sumatera. International tourist from Australia and Europe often visit this place.

Rahmat International Wildlife Museum and Galery

This place located in Medan City, on Letjen S Parman No 309 Street, Medan, Sumatera Utara. In Rahmat Gallery, you can see more than 2000 wild animals from around the world. From small animals into big animals like many birds, mammalians from Indonesia, Africa, and other animals.

Rahmat International Wildlife Museum and Galery is the first gallery in Southeast Asia. This place established by Rahmat Shah, he is a businessman and professional hunter, and he is the father of Indonesian Artist Ralin Shah. Rahmat is the first Indonesian who got Awards and international recognition such as The Big Five Grand Slam Awards and The World Hunting Awards.

Hillpark Sibolangit

Hillpark Sibolangit is a recreation park located in Jamin Ginting Street, KM 45, Sibolangit, Sumatera Utara. This park located on the foot of the mountains so you can feel the fresh air and beautiful landscape around that location. The main playgrounds are The Heritage, The Lost City, and Toon Town. You can visit the Hillpark Sibolangit official site here

Aek Manik

Aek Manik is natural baths (wild baths) haha. In the past, this place used for Damanik King and Royal family to take a bath. Now, this place developed by King Damanik descent. The water of Aek Manik so pure and clear from a spring. The water from this place used by local people for irrigation. You can camping and barbeque in this place.

Gunung Sibayak

Gunung sibayak located on plateau Karo, Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara. There you can see many local peoples sell culinary from Berastagi along the road and many villas, and hotels you can rent it to enjoy the night.

Mount Sibayak best for peoples who like trekking mount. Sibayak widely called Gunung Raja (King Mount), Local peoples said in the past Tanah karo has 4 Kings, which is Sibayak Lingga, Sarinembah, Suka, Barusjahe, and Kutabuluh.

Sibayak has pure water springs, the water flow between the rock and local people use this water for drank and one of popular mineral water factory use Sibayak Water and bottled it.

That is several interesting tourist spots in North Sumatera, I will write the continued tourist destination in North Sumatera on another article because this article was too long. You can share this article with your family, your friends on social media, or your family time! Thank You.