Location: Bandar Baru, Sibolangit, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra 20354
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HTM: IDR 25,000 per person
Open and close: 07.00-17.00
Visiting North Sumatra will provide a vacation experience that is no less unique to other regions in Indonesia.
The most interesting thing when on vacation to this province is that most of the tourist attractions are spot natural tourism. Such as Lake Toba, Mount Sibayak, Sipiso-piso Waterfall, and Two Color Sibolangit Waterfall.
This two-colored waterfall, located in Durin Sirugun Village, Sibolangit District, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra, attracts many tourists.
Interested after hearing his name, two colors. Are there really two colors? This has a scientific explanation of its own.
Similar to other natural tourist attractions in Indonesia, behind the logical formation of this 2-color waterfall, it has a story of legends, history and myths that cover it.
These stories are also one of the factors that influence the interest of tourists to come to the Two Colors waterfall.
The Origin of Two Colored Waterfalls
The natural beauty of the scenery that is served while heading to the location of the two-color waterfall is amazing, coupled with the cool air during the trip to the destination.
This beautiful natural tourist location has a natural history of forming into two colors
The beginning was from the eruption of Mount Sibayak which occurred hundreds of years ago. The source of the water that flows to this location also comes from Mount Sibayak.
The color of the water is light blue with cool refreshing water on top, while at the bottom it is grayish white with warm water.
The differences that occur are due to the phosphorus and sulfur content in the water. If, some places where the waterfall allows visitors to drink directly from the location, in this Sibolangit area, it is prohibited.
The location of this waterfall is probably almost the same as other locations in several regions. Has a height of about one hundred meters and is at an altitude of about 1270 meters above sea level.
In addition, there are similarities with other waterfall locations, which are both in the forest.
So visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of the waterfall can walk through the forest accompanied by a guide, so they don’t get misguided.
Local guide services cost between Rp. 100 000 – Rp. 300 000, depending on the offer. The price is quite expensive, but the tracks that must be traversed along the way to tourist spots are also quite challenging.
The time taken is around 2-3 hours. Starting from the main entrance to the Sibolangit campsite.
The distance from Medan to Sibolangit is about 75 kilometers, it’s better to rent your own vehicle, so it’s more comfortable.
To enter the waterfall area, a ticket of IDR 25,000 is charged. This price includes fees for maintenance of the Sibolangit tourist area.
Of course, there are no facilities here, because it is devoted to nature tourism, so there is no accommodation in the Sibolangit waterfall area.
In fact, there are no traders selling here, so it’s best for visitors to bring their own food and drink, as provisions during a trip through the forest and while resting after arriving at their destination.
On site there is also no gazebo or anything like that to rest, completely natural. For those of you who still want to enjoy a tourist attraction to its fullest, you can camp around it.
Maintaining cleanliness and the natural beauty of the surroundings must also be done, not to damage or pollute this natural tourist attraction that is still original.
Here there is not only one waterfall, but three. So, visitors can play to their heart’s content here, while taking the best pictures by taking pictures.
Or immortalize it in a personal video of this refreshing and challenging nature tour.
A trip in the forest which is full of challenges and the beautiful two-color waterfall of Sibolangit will certainly be a very memorable and unforgettable holiday experience.
However, it seems that it will disappear from this series of natural tourist destinations in North Sumatra.
The reason is that the floods and landslides that occurred had a very heavy impact on natural attractions and the location of these baths.
The disaster occurred in May 2016 and left 19 people dead. The victim was swept away by a torrent of up to 10 kilometers when the flash flood occurred.
Where the flash floods have destroyed the favorite tourist area in the Sibolangit area.
The closure of the location is marked by the removal of the nameplate or signage that directs the way to the tourist spot.
This is intended so that no more residents or other tourists go to the tourist attraction that was once the pride of the residents of Deli Serdang.
However, in the past this place was very often visited by tourists, not only for holidays, but also for performing several rituals.
Some people believe that being here will bring good luck. True or not, it is still a mystery, which eventually develops into a mystical story.
There are still many natural tourist attractions in the city of Medan and its surroundings that can be your destination. Like the city of Berastagi which has exciting natural attractions and is not inferior to Sibolangit.
Among them is the Sikulikap waterfall which is located in the city of Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra.
Another place that is no less exciting and refreshing is the Sidebuk-sidebu hot spring in Raja Berneh Village. The entrance ticket is quite cheap, starting from IDR 3000-IDR 10000.
Now, the land of Langkat and Tanah Karo are tourist destinations because they have the natural beauty of Indonesia that is worth a visit. Some of the places are still very natural and located on a plateau so that it provides very cool air.
If throughout 2020, you haven’t had time to go to Medan? So in the coming year, include this Karo land country in your list of tourist destinations, how do you agree?
Others in Indonesia
There are many waterfall tourism objects in Indonesia, scattered in almost all regions. On the island of Java, it is in the Kulon Progo area, Jogja area, Central Java. The place is almost the same as Sibolangit.
The exact address is in Kedung Pedut, Kembang Hamlet, Jatimulyo Village, Girimulyo Kulon Progo District, Jogja. The location is about 40 kilometers from the city center of Yogyakarta.
The area of Kedung Pedut waterfall is probably not much different from Sibolangit. The difference is that it is only about 15 meters high, with a cliff that is almost 90 degrees, making the water fall look very beautiful.
The two colors shown here are clear white, just right where it falls and turquoise in the lower area.
The facilities here can be said to be quite complete, starting from the prayer space, the seats made of bamboo, trash bins that have been scattered throughout the tourist area, to the bathroom.
Everything has been provided by the management in order to increase the comfort of the visitors.
If you are in the mood to explore waterfall attractions throughout Indonesia, you must place the cities of Bogor, Bali, Medan and Jogja as your main destinations.
In the city area there are spot a very beautiful waterfall tour with a pleasant trip.
Always use a map or google map to reach tourist locations, because generally the destination is in a village or hamlet.
Several reviews or articles related to waterfall attractions have also been widely available on the internet if you want to find references first.