Lae Pendaroh Waterfall is a waterfall that when it rains the color of the water turns reddish like blood coming from Sitinjo Hill. The word “Lae Pendaroh” means bloody waterfall. Located in Dairi district, a small town famous for its coffee, this waterfall is right on the edge of the provincial road that connects Sidikalang with Berastagi. To see it on the map, click here.
Although the waterfall is only 15 meters (49 ft) high, the flow of water is steady and ultimately hits onto Lau Renun (a river), making it suitable for a rafting location. The water discharge is so fast that every visitor should be careful not to slip. Also, this waterfall consists of 7 levels. The first level is on the other side of the road.
This waterfall has become one of the leading tourist attractions in Dairi. Many people (not tourists) who pass this region at least choose it as a rest area.
What to Expect
There are only a few food stalls (warung) near the waterfall. You can park your cars right across the waterfall free of charge. If you want to get into the water, you should be careful at all times and even more so in raining season. During the season, the water runs faster and looks more beautiful but can be dangerous if you fail to hold on your knees as the water smashes you harder than it does in the dry season. But in summary, while you need to be careful, the waterfall is one of the best places to have fun and enjoy your vacation.