Indonesia does have many tourist destinations. One of the tourist destinations that should be the main choice is North Tapanuli. This area still feels foreign to many people, but not for travelers.
As we know, many Indonesian tourists come to Turkey because they are not only fascinated by the beauty of Cappadocia, but they are also curious about the beauty of Pamukkale, a hot spring with an exotic all-white pool.
You don’t need to go to Turkey, Indonesia actually has hot springs that similar to Pamukkale. The name is Sipoholon Crater or Sipoholon Hot Springs.
Sipoholon Crater is a famous hot spring in North Tapanuli. North Tapanuli is a district in North Sumatra. This province does have undoubted natural wealth, as well as the diversity of tourism in the area.
Here there are two springs that are positioned side by side with each other. These two springs are the main attraction in the Sipoholon Crater tour.
This hot spring bath located in Situmeang Habinsaran, Sipoholon District, North Tapanuli has many similarities with Pamukkale.
In every corner, there are mountains of sand that radiate white like cotton. In addition, the flow of hot water with a temperature of 40 to 70 degrees Celsius makes this place feels like another paradise on Indonesian soil.
This natural tourist attraction was formed by the eruption of Mount Martimbang and contains sulfur.
Many visitors believe that these ingredients can be used to cure various diseases.
In addition to medical treatment, this bath is also a frequent photo spot for young people. They deliberately came all the way to get the best photos in the most beautiful place of North Tapanuli.
After bathing with warm water, you should eat delicious food typical of North Tapanuli. No need to worry, around this tourist attraction there are lots of stalls that selling a variety of filling culinary delights.
After satisfied with hunting for food, you can stop at the Sihobuk Tarutung Bean store, which is 8 km from the hot springs.
Here, there are many variants of souvenirs that are well-known to foreign countries. Like Sihobuk beans, that cooked in a large cauldron with sand in it.
How to get there?
Sipoholon hot spring tour is actually very easy to visit.
The location itself is on the edge of the Lintas Timur North Sumatra road and only about 7 minutes from the city of Tarutung.
Because it is very strategic, of course, many accommodations are offered nearby. Like the Boli Boli Hotel which is on Tarutung Street No.48.
Name: Sipoholon Hot Spring
Location: Situmeang Hasundutan, Sipoholon, North Tapanuli Regency, North Sumatra
Address: Tarutung street, Tapian Nauli, Sipoholon, North Tapanuli Regency, North Sumatra 22474
Opening hours: Open 24 hours