Aek Sipitu Dai

Aek Sipitu Dai is a fountain that has seven taps in Sianjur Mulamula Subdistrict, Samosir. Each stream of the water has a different flavor. Residents consider it a sacred place. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Aek Sipitu Dai offers a unique bathing experience. Even though the seven streams of water come from a single source, they taste differently. The rumor has it that if you take the water to another location, it loses its taste. That means the water becomes tasteless. The same result happens if you bring the water to unblessed places. No one knows the reason.

Local people use the tap water for different purposes. Here are the 7 flavors to taste at Aek Sipitu Dai and their purposes.

Tap Name Taste and purpose
1 Aek Poso Kind of sweet. Women use it to bathe their toothless babies
2 Aek Sibaso Kind of plain. Infertile women use it to get offspring
3 Aek Pardenggan Kind of plain. Pregnant women use it to secure their pregnancy and labor
4 Aek Marboju Kind of sour. Young women use it to retain their fertility and beauty
5 Aek Doli Kind of sour. Young men use it to find a mate or grow career/business
6 Aek Hela Kind of sour. Sons-in-law used to keep a lasting marriage
7 Aek Pangolu Raja Kind of sweet. Reserved for the kings

Aek Sipitu Dai is where local people often come for a blessing. They believe that the water can heal numerous diseases. According to them, Debata Mula Jadi Nobolon (a Batak ancestor and king) may grant any wishes to those who pray in the fountain. Due to this belief, many visitors pray for wealth and health. Aek Sipitu Dai is well-known among locals and foreigners. Tourists want to witness its uniqueness with their own eyes.

What to Enjoy

Visitors to Aek Sipitu Dai can enjoy a variety of activities, including:

  • Drinking the water from the seven fountains. Each fountain is said to have different properties, such as healing properties, fertility powers, and good luck.
  • Bathing in the water. The water in Aek Sipitu Dai is believed to have therapeutic properties, and many people come to bathe in the water to improve their health.
  • Picnicking and enjoying the scenery. Aek Sipitu Dai is located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by lush green hills and forests. Visitors can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the stunning views.

What to Expect

Here are some tips when visiting Aek Sipitu Dai:

  • Aek Sipitu Dai is located about 1 hour from Pangururan, the main town on Samosir Island. You can get there by car or motorbike.
  • There is a small parking area at the entrance to Aek Sipitu Dai.
  • The entrance fee is Rp 10,000 (US$0.70) per person.
  • Bring your own towel and swimsuit if you plan on bathing in the water.
  • Be respectful of the local culture. Aek Sipitu Dai is a sacred place for the Batak people, so it is important to be respectful of the local customs and traditions.
  • Leave no trace. When you are finished visiting Aek Sipitu Dai, be sure to take all of your belongings with you and dispose of any trash properly.

Next point of interest:

Ambarita Village

See other attractions in Samosir.