16 tourist attractions in Siantar, North Sumatra and surrounding hits 2018

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Tourist attractions in Siantar Horas friend DifaWisata.com wherever you are, North Sumatra, known for its thick Batak culture, seems to have a lot of potential for us to explore.

North Sumatra can be synonymous with Lake Toba, Samosir Island, Maimun Palace and many other North Sumatra tourist attractions.

Earlier we also looked at the list of tourist attractions in Medan that we could visit during the holidays. Moving to another city, Pematangsiantar or better known as Siantar City, the second largest city in North Sumatra.

Apparently in Siantar there are many tourist attractions that we can visit for a holiday. City with an area of ​​about 79.97 km2 It is about 128 km from the city of Medan, 50 km from Prapat and is a crossing point for tourists who want to go on vacation to Lake Toba.

Tourist attractions in Siantar, North Sumatra

What are the tourist attractions in Siantar that are cool and interesting to visit? DifaWisata below summarizes it completely for you:

1. Statue of Dewi Kwan Im

The statue of Dewi Kwan Im is a gigantic statue with a height of 22.8 meters. Until this article is written (mid-2018), this image is the tallest image in Southeast Asia.

The location of the Dewi Kwan Im statue is located in Avalokitesvara Temple. This monastery is one of the largest temples in the city of Pematang Siantar. This monastery is used every day for Chinese congresses who live in Pematang Siantar.

Statue of Dewi Kwan Im via Medanwisata

Statue of Dewi Kwan Im via Medanwisata

According to circulating information, it took about 3 years to complete the statue of Dewi Kwan Im. The total money required to take this photo is estimated at 9 billion rupiah.

Due to its extraordinary size, this statue has won the MURI award as the tallest statue in Indonesia.

Since it was first consecrated around 2005, this statue has always been busy with tourists. From local tourists to tourists from outside the area, they are all always interested in enjoying the beauty of this statue.

At the Avalokitesvara Vihara site, in addition to seeing and taking photos against the backdrop of the statue of the goddess Kwan Im, tourists can also enjoy several other tourist offerings such as: ornamental ponds, coated Shio statues, rows of Mahadewa -Raja chess images, etc.

If you are interested in visiting Dewi Kwan Im statue, the location is at Jl. Pusuk Buhit, Karo, Siantar cell. Pematang Siantar City. This place is open to the public every day from & # 39; in the morning until & # 39; At night.

To travel to this place, visitors don't have to pay at all. However, sometimes the monastery is sometimes temporarily closed to the public and only accessible to the Chinese community.

2. Katasa waterfall

Katasa Waterfall is located in Kampung Tonduhan, Kec. Hatonduhan, Kab. Simalungun. North Sumatra. This waterfall is not far from oil palm plantations owned by PTPN IV.

Katasa waterfall via Medanwisata

Katasa waterfall via Medanwisata

Katasa waterfall consists of two waterfalls with different sources of water flow. Because it has two different streams, this waterfall is also called Twin Falls.

In general, this waterfall is still quite beautiful. However, as it is not well managed, the facilities and environmental conditions around this place are very limited.

In this waterfall you can undertake various types of tourist activities. From swimming, playing water to fishing, everything is possible in this waterfall.

If you want to visit this place, this place can be reached in 1.5 – 2 hours from the center of Pematang Siantar. Since it is not professionally managed, visitors are not charged.

Since it's free, don't hope you can get enough tourist facilities here. In order to reach the location of the waterfall itself, you actually have to cross a crossing that is only 1 meter wide without borders – far left – if you're not careful, life is at stake.

Yes, although it seems a bit dangerous, but the existence of the intersection is the main attraction as it can boost the visitors' adrenaline.

3. Tonduhan waterfall

The next attraction in Siantar is the Tonduhan waterfall. This waterfall is located in the village of Buntu Bayu, Kec. Tonduhan, Simalungun. The site is in the middle of the Palm Oil Plantation area, owned by PTPN IV.

Tonduhan waterfall in seconds

Tonduhan waterfall in seconds

From the center of Pematang Siantar, this waterfall is about 33 km away. Under normal circumstances, this site can be reached in less than 1.5 hours by motorized vehicle.

Compared to several other waterfalls in North Sumatra province, Tonduhan waterfalls are classified as not so popular. In fact, the appearance of this waterfall is no less interesting than other waterfalls.

The overall environmental conditions around the waterfall are still quite beautiful. The water flow that flows through the waterfall is quite heavy. At certain times (often during the rainy season), the water that flows from this waterfall becomes rather cloudy.

You can do some tourist activities at this waterfall. From swimming, playing water, taking photos with a backdrop of waterfalls to fishing, everything is possible at this location.

Although the location of this waterfall is in a remote area, it is generally quite easy to get to. Both two-wheeled vehicles and four-wheeled vehicles, all of which can be used to access the entrance to this waterfall.

Entrance fees to this waterfall are still free. It is true that visitors who use motorized vehicles must pay a parking fee of 5,000 rupees.

Oh he, in terms of tourist facilities, this place is still classified as very limited. Therefore, if you want to visit this place you have to prepare all your needs at home.

4. Mamabu waterfall

Still struggling in Kec. Hatonduan, there are other waterfall destinations that are no less interesting to visit. Compared to the two previous waterfalls, this waterfall is still relatively new and not very well known to tourists.

Mamabu Waterfall via Wizardtravel82

Mamabu Waterfall via Wizardtravel82

Overall, the Mamabu waterfall is quite exceptional. The environmental conditions around the waterfall are very beautiful. The water that flows into the waterfall is also classified as very clear.

The Mamabu waterfall has a height of about 50 meters. The water flow that flows into the waterfall is not too great, but because the waterfall is high, the water flow becomes very heavy.

Because the water conditions are very clear, this waterfall is very suitable to be a place to swim and play water. In addition, because of its extraordinary exotic appearance, this waterfall is also very suitable as a background for taking pictures.

To reach the location of this waterfall you have to go through a fairly challenging travel area. In the plantation area PTPN IV you have to go through a rocky road. Not only that, when he arrives at the parking lot, you still have to walk a pretty steep footpath.

Since the location of this waterfall is very remote, we recommend using the help of a local guide (ask for help from the surrounding community). For the cost of this guide, you can only negotiate.

Oh he, for the entry fee, this place can be visited for free – only without paying the entry fee. The fee for parking the vehicle (parking on the farm) is even free.

5. Sidamanik tea plantation

The Sidamanik tea plantation is the top of Pematang Siantar city. Yes, if Bogor City has a tea garden in the Puncak area, Pematang Siantar City has a tea garden in the Sidamanik region.

Tea plantation Sidamanik via Dimedan

Tea plantation Sidamanik via Dimedan

Sidamanik tea plantations can be divided into three regions, namely the Toba Sari tea plantation area, the Bah Butong tea plantation area and the Sidamanik tea plantation area. This tea garden has been around since 1917 and still exists today.

The Sidamanik tea garden is not much different from the tea plantations in the Puncak Bogor area and also offers a cool and beautiful plantation atmosphere. This tea garden location is great as a place to relax after a whole week of work.

In the vicinity of this tea garden you can visit various tourist attractions, such as natural baths and waterfall tours. The location of the tea garden Sidamanik is not far from Lake Toba. After playing in the Sidamanik tea garden, tourists usually take the time to stop by Lake Toba.

6. Aek Manik natural bath

Aek Manik Natural Bath is not far from the Sidamanik tea plantation. The entrance to this tourist spot is a few hundred meters before the location of the tea plantation. If you leave the city of Siantar, this natural bath can be reached in less than 1 hour.

Aek Manik natural bath

Aek Manik natural bath

The water conditions in the natural ponds of Aek Manik are very clear. A clear roar, the base of Aek (Batak language river) is clearly visible. It was said that, according to the locals, this place was used to bathe the royal family of Damanik.

Access to trips to this place is pretty good. In order not to reach the place of the baths, you still have to walk dozens of stairs that are quite steep.

When you arrive at Aek Manik, you will be immediately surprised – and you immediately want to "rinse" for a swim. Yes, because the water conditions are so clear, anyone visiting this place will definitely be interested in swimming.

Until this article is written (mid 2018) Aek Manik Natural Bath is still free to visit. Visitors are only asked to make voluntary donations that will be used to pay for the maintenance of this place.

7. Bah Biak waterfall

The Sidamanik tea plantation has still not been abandoned, but there is another tourist attraction no less interesting to visit, the Bah Biak Waterfall.

The location of the Bah Biak waterfall is in the middle of the Sidamanik tea plantation area. Most tourists visiting Sidamanik tea plantation usually always take the time to visit this place.

Bah Biak waterfall via Compass

Bah Biak waterfall via Compass

The Bah Biak waterfall is not too high. Drainage is also not too heavy. It's just that the waterfall's shape is a bit unique, meaning the terrace follows the shape of the rocky cliff he chose.

The state of the water that flows into the waterfall is still very clear. If you enjoy playing water or even taking photos with a panoramic background, this place is really great to visit.

Until mid-2018, this waterfall is still free or free to the public. Unfortunately, the tourist facilities in this place are still classified as very limited.

8. Pematang Siantar wildlife park

The next attraction in Siantar is the Pematang Siantar Zoo. Pematang Siantar Animal Park is the most complete animal park in the province of North Sumatra. This zoo has been around since the Dutch colonial era, namely since 1936.

Pematang Siantar Wildlife Park

Pematang Siantar Wildlife Park

Siantar Zoo has an area of ​​approximately 4.5 hectares. In that vast area you can see hundreds of very diverse animal species. From mammal species, reptile species, poultry species / Aves, everything you can find in this place.

The tourist facilities in the Pematang Siantar animal park are classified as very complete. From large parking options to restaurants, everything is easy to find in this place.

If you are interested in visiting the Pematang Siantar animal park, the location is at Jl. Gunung Simanuk – Manuk, No. 2, for example, Siantar Barat. This zoo is open every day from 7am to 5pm.

To enter the Pematang Siantar Zoo, visitors must pay 25,000 rupees. The fees apply to all ages, both adults and children from 4 years old.

9. Swimbath natural pools

Swiimbath Nature Bath is one of the natural attractions around Siantar that is not yet popular with tourists. This place is located in Nagori Naga Soppah, Kec. Bandar Huluan, Kab. Simalungun. Among the inhabitants of Siantar – Simalungun, this natural pool is commonly known as the Bahapal Pond.

Swimbath nature pools via permatasumut

& # 39; Swimbath nature pools via permatasumut

This natural bath offers the main attractions in the form of a natural pool that is dried directly by spring. Because the pond is flowed directly through the source at this location, the water clarity in the pond is always maintained.

In this place you can swim and play water until you are satisfied. If you want, you can rent a simple float (from a tire in the car) from the manager of this place.

For business tourism facilities, this place is classified as a complete tourist facility. From parking spaces to mosques and restaurants, everything is there in this place.

The useful life of this site is usually unlimited. You can come to this place whenever you want. The fee you have to pay is also very cheap, at just 5,000 rupees per person. This price does not include fees for parking vehicles marked 3,000 rupiah for motorcycles and 5,000 rupiah for private cars.

Oh yes, if you want to rent a mat, you pay ten thousand rupees. And if you want to rent a buoy, you pay 5-10 thousand rupees, depending on the size of the buoy you rent.

10. Thistle Falls

About 15 km from the Alam Swiimbath baths there are other tourist attractions in Siantar that you should not miss. This attraction is Thistle Falls.

Widuri Waterfall is located in Hamlet III Dolok Merawan, Kec. Dolok Merawan, Serdang Bedagai Regency. This waterfall has a height of about 30 meters with a fairly heavy water channel.

Widuri waterfall via Dutamedan

Widuri waterfall via Dutamedan

The state of the water that flows into Thistle Falls is still relatively clean. At the bottom of this waterfall you can swim and play water until you are satisfied.

To get to Thistle Falls, you have to descend hundreds of steps from a well-arranged parking lot. Since the area around this spot is still well-preserved, the trip to the waterfall becomes less tiring.

You don't have to spend too much to enjoy the beauty of Thistle Falls. You only need to pay an admission ticket of 5000 rupiah per person and a parking fee of 3000 rupiah per vehicle.

11. Zoological Museum

The zoological museum is part of the Pematang Siantar Zoo. This museum is used to catch different types of dead animals that are considered special. Most of the animals in this museum come from the Pematang Siantar Animal Park collection.

Zoological Museum through cultural locations

Zoological Museum through cultural locations

Some special animals (already preserved) on display in this museum include Arctic goats, 4-horned black sheep, anacondas, eagles, orangutans, giraffes, and black bears.

Although this museum is part of the Pematang Siantar Zoo, the admission ticket to this museum is different from the admission ticket to the Pematang Siantar Zoo. To enter this museum, visitors must pay an admission ticket to the museum of 10,000 rupees per person.

12. Simalungun Museum

The next attraction in Siantar is the Simalungun Museum. This museum is located at Jl. Sudirman No. 20, Pematang Siantar City.

Simalungun Museum via North Sumatra Tourism

Simalungun Museum via North Sumatra Tourism

First established in 1939, the Simalungun Museum has many historical vestiges related to Simalungun culture. Here you can see different types of entography and archeology collections, most of which are from the remains of the Simalungun kingdom.

One of the most interesting parts of this museum is the traditional house of Simalungun. The construction of this traditional house is a bit like a traditional Karo house. However, construction details are usually a bit more complicated.

Located in the middle of the city, the Simalungun Museum is very convenient for tourists.

13. Cool natural baths (PAS)

Pemandian Alam Sejuk is located in Nagori Mariah Jambi, Simalungun. This place is about 20 km from Pematang Siantar city center and can be reached by motorized vehicle in less than 1 hour.

Natural cold baths (PAS) via Gadangsari

Natural cold baths (PAS) via Gadangsari

Almost the same as Swiimbath Nature Baths, Cool Nature Baths also offers a tourist experience in the form of an unspoilt swimming spot.

Due to its location not far from the city center and a very friendly environment for children (because it is not too deep) this bath is very suitable to be a tourist destination with the family.

If you are interested to visit this place you can visit it every day from & # 39; In the morning until 6:00 pm

You don't have to worry about business tickets. The entrance fee to this place is very affordable at just 5,000 rupees per person. If you want to rent a life jacket, you will be charged 5-10 thousand rupiah. Meanwhile, if you want to rent a guest house (joglo to relax) you pay 50,000 rupees.

14. Manuli Nauli

Manigom Nauli is one of the tourist attractions in Siantar that is not yet very well known by tourists. These tourist attractions are in Tomuan, Dolok Panribuan, Kec. Simalungun.

Here you can enjoy attractions such as natural pools from direct sources. It is said that because the water conditions are very clear, many people use this place to be used as a place to take modern photos and videos of water.

Manigom Nauli Siamlungun by tourism in North Sumatra

Manigom Nauli Siamlungun by tourism in North Sumatra

Because it is still new, the tourist facilities at this place are still very limited. Some tourist facilities that are already present and can be used at this location include parking spaces, bathrooms, shelter and chairs.

On normal days, this place is open every day from 8am to 6pm. The entrance fee for this place is related to the amount of 5,000 rupees per two-wheeled vehicle and 25,000 rupees per four-wheeled vehicle (own car).

15. Martoba Water Park

Although classified as a small town, the town of Pematang Siantar also has a suitable water play vehicle. This water park is located in Komplaats Perumahan Bersatu Maju, Jl. Wismar Saragih, Tanjung Pinggir, Pematang Siantar.

Martoba Water Park via TripAdvisor

Martoba Water Park via TripAdvisor

This place is one of the best tourist attractions in Pematang Siantar city that can be visited with family. In this place you can swim and play as much water as you want.

If desired, you can enjoy 3 slides and a swimming pool especially for adults. Not only that, here you can also enjoy two additional facilities, such as a large bucket ride and a fountain.

Especially for you who like to sing, you can also put in your melodious voice here, usually the manager of this place provides live music on normal days. Visitors can sing at will without having to pay.

To enjoy the rides in the Martoba Water Park, you don't have to spend deep. Because the entrance fee to this place is quite cheap, which is only 10,000 rupiah.

The fee is only the price of the admission ticket. So excluding parking costs of 2,000 rupees per vehicle, lockers hire 5,000 rupees (optional) and jogging hire of 25,000 rupees (optional).

16. The Pematang Siantar bicycle taxi monument

Pematang Siantar Monument Becak is one of the hits in Siantar on Jl. Merdeka Atas, Pematang Siantar city. This monument is a new building that was dedicated in late 2016.

Monument to Becik Pematang Siantar

Monument to Becik Pematang Siantar

For your information, motorized bicycle taxis are one of the icons of Pematang Siantar City. Unlike bicycle taxi transport in other areas, bicycle taxi transport in Pematang Siantar City was pulled using an old Moge brand BSA.

Unfortunately, as age and prices continue to rise, the existence of BSA rickshaws in Siantar is becoming increasingly rare. Because many bicycle taxi owners find it difficult to find the BSA section. On the other hand, some of them also sell their BSA because of the very attractive price offer (up to 50 – hundreds of millions of rupees).

To continue the history of BSA in Siantar City, Siantar city council finally erected the BSA Pedicab monument. In this way, although the number of BSAs in Siantar is decreasing, it is hoped that BSAs can still be one of the icons of the city of Pematang Siantar.

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