Wondeerful Places in Sumatra.

Wonderful Places in Sumatra.

This places is for the adventurous, accesible through Sumatera’s inland wilderness, crossing rivers and going over steep hills. Area lies south of the Mount Leuser National Park, a rehabilitation center for orang utans in Bahorok, which was inaugurated in 1973, Orang utans living here are of Sumatera and Kalimantan origin.

Berastagi, a tourist town is another lovely town located in the Karo highlands. The town is known for its plantations and various kinds of flowers, vegetables and fruit, most famous of which is the “Marquisa” passion fruit.
It’s 66 km southwest of Medan and is 4.594 feet above sea level. There is a pleasant colonial‑style hotel with a golf couise. Other new hotels can also be found. From Gundaling Hill a clear view of Mt. Sibayak and Mt. Sinahung. volcanoes can be seen.

Jangga is a village of native Bataks, located in the hills, on the main road to other Batak communities living separately there, like Lumban Nabolon village, Tonga‑Tonga Sirait Uruk village, Janji Matogu village, Sihubak hubak village, Siregar village, Sigaol village, Silalahi Toruan Muara village and Tomok Sihotang village.
There are monuments of King Tambun and King Manurung, traditional houses, cultural and other historical remains left by Batak Kings centuries ago. This natively unchanged Batak village has complete ornamentation, and is a often visited by domestic and foreign visitors. In this place, visitors call watch young girls or old ladies weaving the beautiful ulos cloth inside the booths then principle livelihood beside agriculture.

Sipiso‑piso Waterfall and Tongging
Tongging is a place to see a waterfall surrounded by beau­tiful sights in cool mauntain air. It is 24 km from Kahanjahe, located at the north side of Lake Toba. The 360 feet water­fall is visible from a gazebo at one of the tops of the hills.

The Village of Lingga
Located some 15 km from Berastagi, this is a unique Batak Karo village where traditional houses are still well preserved and inhabited today. Five to six families live in each house, unsepatarated by any partition, while each familiy have their own stoves.

Rumah Bolon
House of Bolon (Rumah Bolon), the long house that belonged to King Simalungun has now been restored and redesignd into a museum.
See also Medan and Bali


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