Even not as popular as Lake Toba, Linting Lake is one of the tourist attractions in North Sumatra worth visited. Linting Lake is a volcanic lake with a size of about 1 hectare and it containing of sulfur so that the water has greenish hue. Be very careful if you want to swim, because this lake that located in Deli Serdang has a depth of over 100 meters.
Danau Linting is administratively located at three villages, which is Sibunga-bunga Village, Gunung Manumpak Village and Durian IV Mbelang village, Sinembah Tanjung Muda Hulu sub-district, Deliserdang regency.
To reach Linting Lake takes 2 hours’ drive or 70 Km far from Medan, through Patumbak, Deli Serdang. Along the journey to Linting lake, there will be rows of palm oil, rubber and cacao plantation in here and there.
This lake covers 1 hectare area with turquois sparkling hues at the water with warm water full of sulfur and odorless. At the edge of the lake there are numbers of stalls and shady shelters for resting. There are no exact information about the validity of the depth, and it makes the mystery about this lake becomes an urban legend.