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.
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 for 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
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 an 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 use to keep a lasting marriage|
|7||Aek Pangolu Raja||Kind of sweet. Reserved for the kings|
The legend goes that the Batak kings also used to bathe there. They also used it as a place for matching their children. The spring has been present since ancient times.
What to Expect
The area is sometimes dirty because people bring soaps and bath in the fountain but do not clean the place after use. Entrance fee is Rp 2,000 ($0.15)/adult.
Aek Sipitu Dai is located at the foot of Mount Pusuk Buhit. Make the best of your time to take a look at the majestic mountain as well.
What Visitors Say
“The water is from one single source but has a different taste” Ria Situmorang (Source)
“Entering the place where the seven flavors water exists, don’t be surprised! Because there will be mothers (mamak) who bathe or wash in the women’s bath. Yes. Here is also used as a public bathing place. Women’s baths and men’s baths. Four drains are located in the women’s bath, the other three are located in the men’s bath.” brigitashare (Source)
“Aek Sipitu Dai said it has 7 flavors. After tasting it, I personally can only feel sweet and tasteless, it’s a bit rushed, it feels like drinking soda water, but after a while it feels a bit sticky in the mouth.” sovikhadifa (Source)
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