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    What are the best things to do in North Sumatra?

    What are the best things to do in North Sumatra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashedbeats View Post
    What are the best things to do in North Sumatra?
    This awesome things to do in North Sumatra, Indonesia

    Sumatra, the world’s sixth-largest island, spans over 1,200 miles in the western part of Indonesia and is split across the middle by the Equator. The few tourists who brave Medan's pollution — it's the third-largest city in Indonesia — are rewarded with jungle trekking, active volcanoes, and friendly indigenous people who no longer behead and devour visitors as their ancestors once did.
    Blessed with unmatched natural beauty and full of adventure potential, Sumatra is equally cursed with devastating geological disasters and a serious tourism slump.
    Despite the close geographical proximity to Penang and Singapore, North Sumatra has managed to remain wilder and more inviting than ever for travelers who know there's more to Indonesia than just Bali.

    1. Lake Toba
    Danau Toba is the world's largest volcanic lake and was formed during a cataclysmic eruption. So much matter thrown into the air during the explosion actually affected the earth's climate for years and is thought to have killed off a large portion of the population.

    2. Bukit Lawang
    Bukit Lawang, a small, riverside village to the north of Medan, is the base in North Sumatra for jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park.

    3. Berastagi

    Although perhaps not the most exciting town (a large cabbage is one of the key monuments), Berastagi serves as base for climbing two of Sumatra's most attractive volcanoes: Gunung Sibayak and Gunung Sinabung.

    4. Mount Sibayak
    If you're looking to climb an active volcano, Gunung Sibayak is the easiest of choices in North Sumatra; it can be climbed in a day — independently without a guide, if you're experienced enough.

    5. Mount Sinabung
    Standing a little over 8,000 feet high, Gunung Sinabung is the tallest volcano in North Sumatra and one of the most interesting volcanoes to climb in Indonesia. The views are even more impressive than those from neighboring Sibayak.

    6. Visit Karo Village
    When your legs can't handle any more volcano treks, take in daily life at one of the many Karo villages dotted around North Sumatra. The traditional thatched-roof longhouses are adorned with buffalo horns.

    7. Sipiso – Piso Waterfall
    A nice stopover between Berastagi and Lake Toba, the Sipiso-piso Waterfall falls over 390 feet onto the rocks below. The waterfall is surrounded by mountains, jungle, and rice fields.
    Find the waterfall just two kilometers from the main road junction in Simpang Situnggaling, one of the places to change buses on the way to Lake Toba.

    Last edited by Lionna; 20-03-2018 at 12:14.

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