5 Lake Toba Waterfalls You Must See
Lake Toba waterfalls are amazing. Some of them fall directly into the lake. Others take a steep way down from the top of mountains. Some come with colors, others with myths and legends. They are part of the river and mountain network system on which Lake Toba depends for survival. Mountains known as the Bukit Barisan provide water catchment for the world’s largest volcanic lake.
Below is our selection of must-see five most amazing waterfalls on Lake Toba:
1. Sipiso-Piso Waterfall
Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is No. 1 on the list of 5 most amazing waterfalls on Lake Toba since it is the highest waterfall on the lake yet it retains the beautiful surrounding view in the pine forest and hills. Besides, its color is amazing. Its height reaches 120 meters (400 ft), located in Karo and about 4 miles from the village of Tongging. It is in the hills at an altitude of about 800 meters (2,625 ft) above sea level. It takes about 5 hours to get there from Medan. See more.
2. Situmurun Waterfall
Situmurun Waterfall is the biggest and most beautiful among the waterfalls that descend directly onto Lake Toba. It is 70 meters (230 ft) high. The local guides often call it Binangalom waterfall, as it is at Binangalom village in the Lumban Julu district, Toba Samosir. Getting there requires about 4 hours of driving from Medan. See more.
3. Lae Pendaroh Waterfall
Lae Pendaroh Waterfall is a unique waterfall in Dairi. When it rains, the color of the water turns reddish like blood coming out of the Sitinjo hill. It is located right on the edge of the main road that connects Sidikalang, the capital city of Dairi, with Berastagi. The waterfall is easy to find, although it takes 4 hours to get there from Medan. See more.
4. Siringo Waterfall
Siringo Waterfall is in the district of Silahisabungan, Dairi. With the height of about 8 meters (26 ft), it is a small yet beautiful waterfall. The location of this waterfall is favorite for anglers who want a quiet atmosphere, away from the city. The waterfall surrounding area is also an excellent camping ground. See more.
5. Sigura Gura Waterfall
Sigura-gura Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Indonesia, with a drop of over 250 meters (820 ft). It is one of the leading natural tourist objects of Toba Samosir Regency. Sigura Gura Waterfall is located on a plateau on the outskirts of Lake Toba. See more.
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