Attraction Berastagi Gundaling II Berastagi Kab. Karo, Sumatera Utara 22152, Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Berastagi is special ?
Berastagi (meaning "rice store") is a town and subdistrict of Karo Regency situated on crossroads on the main route linking the Karo highlands of Northern Sumatra to the coastal city of Medan. Berastagi town is 70 kilometers south of Medan and about 1,300 meters above sea level. The village rose to significance when Dutch settlers in Sumatra opened a boarding school there in the 1920s.
The main economic activities in Berastagi, centre on the colourful fruit and vegetable market and on tourism. Berastagi is famous for its passion fruit. The main attractions of the town are the two active volcanoes; Mount Sibayak, with its hot springs, and Mount Sinabung. Each mountain can be climbed in one day, but a guide is needed. The town is also a stop on the way to Lake Toba. The dominant ethnic and linguisitic group is Karo Batak.
What to explore at Berastagi?
Berastagi is famous for its flowers, vegetables and fruits and its markets constantly hum with activity. The local markets swarm with people doing business and selling their wares. Here you will see scenes from traditional Karo life as well as everything from jungle miracle cures and second hand shoes on sale.
The wide main street of the town is filled with restaurants and hotels, souvenir shops, and the central market attracts farmers from all over the area. You can buy souvenirs here such as Batak Ulos-hand woven cloth from Medan, rattan plaitwork, hand-printed batik, paintings, carvings as well as some delicious Marquisa fruits to bring home with you.
How to get to Berastagi?
From Bandar Udara Internasional Kualanamu Airport, you can hail a cab or take a bus to Berastagi. It's located about 90 km from Medan and the journey will take around two hours and a half.
Berastagi Gundaling II Berastagi Kab. Karo, Sumatera Utara 22152, Indonesia
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