North Sumatra

North Sumatra, also known as North Sumatera (Indonesian: Sumatera Utara), is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra, and its capital is Medan. North Sumatra is fourth most populous province in Indonesia after West Java, East Java and Central Java and the most populous Indonesian province outside Java, with over 13,5 million inhabitants in 2014.

History

In the days of the Dutch government, a government of North Sumatra named Gouvernement van Sumatera with the area covering the whole of the island of Sumatra, headed by a governor who is based in the city of Medan.

After independence, the first session of the National Committee of Regions (KND), Sumatra was then divided into three sub-provinces namely North Sumatra, Central Sumatra and South Sumatra. North Sumatra province itself is an amalgamation of three administrative regions called residency namely: Residency of Aceh, East SumatraResidency, and residency of Tapanuli.

Bukit Lawang Lost in the depths of Sumatra. Bukit Lawang North Sumatra Bukit Lawang is a small riverside town built beside the rainforest of the vast Gunung Leuser National Park. Home to the orangutan, one of the most endangered species in the world, found only in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Bukit Lawang (‘gateway to the mountain’) [...]
Tangkahan (‘the lost paradise’) Tangkhan is a village located just 2 hours drive from Bukit Lawang. Famous for its protected Sumatran elephants, it also offers a natural unspoilt environment where you can experience a unique jungle adventure together with elephants, from washing and feeding them to trekking with them through the jungle.North Sumatra Indonesia As [...]

Lake Toba, The Largest Volcanic Lake In The World. Lake Toba Created by the eruption of a super volcano 75,000 years ago, Lake Toba is not only the largest lake in Indonesia but also the largest volcanic lake in the world. Samosir Island, an island as big as Singapore, sits in the middle of the […]

Berastagi attractions North Sumatra Indonesia Berastagi Located in the Karo Highlands, Berastagi, meaning ‘rice store’, is a lovely tourist town known for its various kinds of flowers, vegetables & fruits specifically the ‘Marquisa’ passion fruit.North Sumatra Indonesia Located 66kms southwest of Medan,  main attractions are its two active volcanoes Mt. Sibayak, with its hot springs [...]
Weh Island Sumatra Indonesia  Weh Island or Pulau Weh or Pulo Weh (by the local population commonly referred to only as "Sabang", the name of the largest city) is a small active volcanic island to the northwest of Sumatra, 45 minutes by fast regular ship or 2 hours by ferry from mainland, Banda Aceh.It was [...]
Pulau Banyak's  for everyone with fantastic beaches Located in the region of Singkil, Pulau Banyak's coral islands have something for everyone with fantastic beaches, snorkeling spots, natural forests, local food and simple accommodation that blends in with the nature. Relax in an eco-resort on Palambak with its panoramic ocean views, blue skies, white sands and [...]
Sibolga is a good place to stop in North Sumatra ​Located on the west coast of Sumatra, situated in the area of Teluk Tapian Nauli, this small town has an area of approximately 35.36 square kilometers. 350 kms from Medan, Sibolga is a good place to stop, before continuing your journey onto Mursala, Nias Island, [...]
Nias Island, beautiful beaches and unique culture. ​ One of the most popular tourist destinations in North Sumatra, Pulau Nias is famous for its surfing, beautiful beaches and unique culture.Nias Island The largest of the 131 island Nias archipelago, Pulau Nias is best known for its War Dances, manhood ritual Stone Jumping, and the haunting [...]
Explore the dark insides of this cave while immersing yourself in the sounds of Bat Cave, this cavernous structure. Remember to bring a torch to visit this cavernous structure, as very little natural light enters the cave and you will need one to make the most of the experience. Just 30 mins walk from Bukit [...]
Make sure you visit Lake Toba to stay at Tuktuk Siadong Tourism Village, a beautiful place on a small cape on Samosir Island. Here you can enjoy the panoramic atmosphere of the edge of the lake where already many tourists fascinated by the stunning nature. Tuktuk Siadong Village is located in Simanindo District, Samosir Regency, [...]