North Sumatra Province Things to Do

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North Sumatra Province Things to Do

  • Visiting Bukit Lawang's orangutan...

    The Orangutan Feeding Centre at Bukit Lawant has been open for nearly 40 years. While it is no longer used as a rehabilitation centre, it is still used to feed semi-wild orangutans. Twice a day park officers provide bananas and milk to supplement the food available in the jungle. Best time of day to see the orangutans is usually the morning...

  • PARAPAT, a lake front Resort

    PARAPAT is a Resort at the edge of Lake TOBA, as the Part of Simalungun District. We can reached Samosir island via Parapat by a ferry from AJI BATA Ferry Port or by A Boat from a Port just behind PASAR TIGA RAJA. On the other hand, Parapat is a place where we can find various kind of accomodations, from a budget Hotel to four star Hotel, a home...

  • a LAKE VIEW coffee break

    I have travel to PARAPAT from MEDAN by land transportation, after few hours drive through a steeping green hill, our mini van taxi stop at one of many coffee shops which stranded at the edge of the height of Simalungun, where the passengers have a chance to take a coffee break and enjoy a picturesQue panorama of Lake Toba. It was a really...


    As the capital city of Simalungun District, Pematang Siantar is a large agricultural area which located four hundred metres above sealevel, this is why Siantar is cooler than Medan.


    TEBING TINGGI is a small town I was visited at a glance when I was travel from Medan to Parapat.

  • Toba Lake

    Toba lake is the biggest lake in Indonesia, located in North Tapanuli with an island in the middle of the lake named Samosir Island. The main town is Parapat.

  • DELI SERDANG a District South of MEDAN

    The land trip from Medan to Prapat is through a small town DELI SERDANG, a District at the Southern border line of MEDAN

  • SERDANG BEDAGAI a small City

    SERDANG BEDAGAI is a district located south of Medan, it was a small city, a stop over where the driver make a short stop at a small shop for a coffee break free of charge, while the passengers buy some OLEH2 (souvenir) such as crackers, fruit, a local snack or just to buy a mineral water, on the other hand, Serdang Bedagai is a district where we...


    KOTAMADYA BINJAi is one of a small city in North Sumatra, located at the northern parts of North Sumatra Province, this is a stop over if one traveling from Medan to Aceh Province vise versa, along the journey one can see a beautiful scenery of green paddy field, a small city with a market, a statue monument at the cross road

  • Medan seen from a fly flight

    In a good weather when one in an air trip, Medan seen as a beautiful landscape from above, the line of housing, the green field, the golf course and a winding river path were very nice scenery

  • Medan,theCapitalcity...

    MEDAN is the capital city of North Sumatra Province, long ago, it was the seat of Sultanate, a Melayu Kingdom who rule the region since the dutch colony era, this is why one can find any building with the dutch architecture and a very nice Mesjid Raya as in the Picture

  • Medan Post Office Anno 1911

    Medan Post Office is one of an old building which is established in 1911, located at City Center near Medan Merdeka sQuare. The Post office is a Dutch architecture building and until now as one of Medan City etalage. For whom who collect the stamp, don't miss visit this nice Post Office to get a first day envelope of a stamp at Philatelic division

  • MerdekaSQUARE at Medan, the Capital City

    The North Sumatra Capital City is MEDAN, it was just a few minutes drive from Polonia AirPorts. Medan is one of a big city in Indonesia, it was the center of Business and trade. Medan City is under the Mayoralty administration, if one visit Medan, don't miss Merdeka SQuare or Lapangan Merdeka which was built by the government to encourage the...

  • Medan - Overnight stopover

    Medan is the gateway of Northern Sumatra. Whether coming from Polonia airport from Penang or Jakarta, by boat through Belawan port or by overland bus, Medan has accommodations of different price range for the travellers.There are a few sight seeing places like a palace and shopping centers to stock up for your more adventurous travels of interior...

  • Lake Toba - Hot springs at Pangururan

    By speed boat, our tour guide took us on a 30 minutes ride across Lake Toba to a hot spring.Many locals come for a curative soak for skin diseases and other afflictions. So beware not to be washing at the lower stretch. Instead go up stream.

  • Brastagi - Fruits and Ponies

    Brastagi is a wonderful stop between Medan and Parapat (Lake Toba). On a highland, it is refreshingly cool in weather and a nice quiet town. Great place to buy some fruits, trying the local marquisa fruit drink and riding on horses and ponies whether on saddles or in a carriage.

  • Soak into Batak Culture

    In the highlands of central North Sumatra, you will not miss the unique Batak horn-shaped roof architecture. Bataks are Christians unlike the majority of Indonesians who are Muslim in Medan and Aceh. You will see that Batak are into singing, dance performance and musical instruments and there are culture shows at some of the tourist hotels.Visit a...

  • Exploring Lake Toba

    Arriving at the rim of the crater lake of Danau Toba, you can have many panaromic views. There are several steep falling waterfalls and the road descent steeping down the crater to the lakeside offers some adventurous riding. Most tourists will head for Samosir Island (Pulau Samosir) by ferry after a night rest at the lakeside town of Parapat. We...

  • Washing of the elephants

    Visitors are invited to watch the washing of the elephants and they may also participate. Actually, by the time we arrived on the spot the elephants had already been washed for the day -- so they received a second scrubbing. I guess they did not mind at all ...

  • Dancing with local dance group

    First we attended a dance performance by a local dance group. Afterwards we were invited to join them!

  • Riding an elephant

    Jennie rode on the back of this elephant! Not my cup of tea! From what I'm told, the tour included some very steep climbs and descents and at some places the elephants even had to clear the path by pulling out young trees that stood in their way.

  • Lake Toba

    Danau Toba is the largest lake in all of Southeast Asia. The giant lake sits at an altitude of 800 meters, and is 100 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide. The lake is situated in the caldera of the huge Toba volcano which erupted approximately 75,000 years ago. The eruption of Toba was one of the most massive eruptions ever on Earth. Many...

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