Berastagi town is located around 76 kms south of Medan
city, and with its location high on the mountain hill on the
slope of Bukit Barisan, it has a stunning view of the nature
beside its confortable climate. This small town has become
the week end refuge for the residents of Medan. Many hotels
from simple to four star hotels are now available in this
small town. Not only local travellers but also form other
countries, in the past Dutch people were in great number visiting
north Sumatra and used Berastagi as one of overnight stop
on their way to Lake Toba or even up to West Sumatra to the
country of Minangkabau.
Mount Sibayak and Mount Sinabung is 2 peaks of Bukit Barisan mountain chaine in the area of Berastagi. These two mountains are very popular for mountaineers. Since 2010 Mount Sinabung always erupting with strong sprewing ash and materials from its crater, causing the people in the villages within the radius of 5 kms can not do their activities and damaging their houses. The eruptions also forces the people to refuge to places further from the radius affected by eruption with temporary shelters.
Newly built beautiful Buddhist pagoda of Lumbini near the town of Berastagi is one of the interesting places there, water spring called Lau Debuk-debuk is also very interesting place to see. Not less interesting is the traditional market of Berastagi where local highland products such as various fruits, vegetables and greeneries can be seen on array.
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Sumatra island offers great choice of sightseeing such as orangutans, lake Toba, traditional Batak village, water fall, and various wild life farming and plantations. Lake Toba is the most beautiful scenery in Indonesia with Samosir island on it, creation of natural disaster 70.000 years ago Lake Toba Samosir