Attraction air terjun si piso piso Tongging Merek Karo Regency, North Sumatra Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Sipisopiso Waterfall is special ?
The Sipisopiso is a plunge waterfall in the Batak highlands of Sumatra. It is formed by a small underground river of the Karo plateau that hurls itself from a cave in the side of the lake Toba caldera some 120 meters (360 feet) down to lake level. This fact earns it the title for the highest waterfall in Indonesia. Sipisopiso is a well-known tourist attraction and a nearby vantage point offers great vistas of the fall and the lake.
Sipiso-piso name is derived from the word "Piso" which means the blade. This name was given because of the heavy flow of water-water that fell from the hill, with a height of over a hundred meters likened blades sharp. In addition, a steep ravine when viewed from the top of the hill make a local call from Tanah Karo Piso.
What to explore at Sipisopiso Waterfall?
Sipiso-Piso Waterfall has beautiful scenery and fascinating. Among the cliffs that look greenish, fell running water that is not so great. From a monitoring post at Brand, the tourists can enjoy the beauty Sipiso-piso and Lake Toba from a distance.
By the way, if not satisfied to enjoy the beautiful natural sights of Sipiso-piso is from a distance, you can come down to him. Walking slowly down the hills filled with pine trees, toward the waterfall whose name means "knife".
This thundering waterfall is popular with visitors who come to photograph this magnificent natural wonder. Surrounded by a lush green mountainscape and with a rainbow forming at the base of the waterfall, it’s hard to imagine a more impressive subject for a photograph.
How to get to Sipisopiso Waterfall?
In order to visit Sipiso Piso waterfall from Parapet, there is no direct bus. You need to take bus from Parapet to P. Siantar, from there, take another bus to Kabanjahe. It takes more than 5 hours to do this.
You can also use a ferry or boat to view this waterfall. You will depart at Parapet ferry pier and catch a shared van (6 persons) to Bertstagi only 2.5 hours, they open the price Rp 150,000/px and you can negotiate.
- Beautiful waterfall and Toba view
- One of the great waterfall and canyon
- Great view from up here
- Amazing the creation of God
- Awesome Views Of Lake Toba there
air terjun si piso piso Tongging Merek Karo Regency, North Sumatra Indonesia
Tips for you
About an hours drive from Berastagi this waterfall can be viewed from the car park which is bordered with eateries and other stalls. To get the full effect, you clamber down 654 steps - uneven shapes and sizes but a handrail for most of the way and not always in full sun. At the bottom there is a basic tea house and with some climbing over wet boulders you can get close enough to be drenched by spray : wear stout shoes and take a wet cover ... Especially for your camera! You will get wet!! Take your time climbing back up and you'll be more or less dry by the time you reach the top. I was pleased we had gone despite the usual litter everywhere. Make time to have a fresh fish lunch beside lake Toba in a village about ten minutes from the falls.
Wonderful waterfall and very far to reach it. You can also see the rainbow.