Lake Sidihoni looks like a bowl and is the largest lake (105 ha) on Samosir island. The lake often changes its colors, and residents associate this color change with events that will occur in Indonesia. For example, when the water is red, something bad is going to hit the country. When it is blue, they claim peace and love abound. To see this unique lake on the map, click here.
Lake Sidihoni is famous for its nickname “The Lake on the Lake”, because it is located in the middle of the bigger lake. Lake Sidihoni water level is also unique. People claim its water will recede in the rainy seasons and overflow in the dry seasons. This appears to be the impact of different water levels between the two lakes, with the rain having a smaller impact. Lake Toba receives water flows from adjacent rivers, but Lake Sidihoni doesn’t.
What to Enjoy
Lake Sidihoni is very different from its larger sister, but still offers beautiful views. The water reflects existing scenery around the lake when the weather is clear. Light green ramps and pine rows surround the lake. Visit the lake in the afternoon before sunset. Do not miss the orange color in the natural highland contours within a cool and fresh atmosphere. It provides a sense of calm and a piece of mind.
What to Expect
The road to get there is a bit uphill and there are some big potholes on the road, so please be careful. But, along the way, visitors can enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Toba from distance.
This clear-water lake has not become a favorite tourist destination due to the lack of development in the area. The people around the lake still use the water from lake for washing, bath facilities, etc. There is no entrance fee, you just pay the parking fee.
What Visitors Say
“You can get here by motorcycle, you can rent it from local people there. It’s the lake on Lake Toba,…” Ben Johnson (Source)
“I love this place.” Thecute Wild (Source)
“Even though it’s not too big… But what the place served is great… It’s still very natural…” Master Jaringan (Source)
“The green meadows are wide and airy, the eyes are really fresh, plus the view on the edge of the lake, there are pine trees that are neatly arranged, so beautiful. When I meet green nature like this, I feel like taking photos like me and my friends. How about you?” ceritawinnie (Source)
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