¤ North Tapanuli is a regency on the southern shore of Lake Toba. Tarutung is its capital city. Other towns in the regency are Siborongborong (location of the Sisingamangaraja XII International Airport), Sarulla, and Muara. To see it on the map, click here.
North Tapanuli is known for its natural sparkling water bath, among other attractions. Residents claim there are only two soda baths in the world (another being in Venezuela). Bubbles of fizzy gas pop through the cracks in the rock. While soaking and feeling the sensation of the hot sparkling water, you will enjoy the stunning view of North Tapanuli countryside.
It is also famous for Sibandang, an island inside Lake Toba beside Samosir. Local people also call it “mango island” because it produces a lot of mangoes and sells them to other regions in North Sumatra. Residents plant almost the entire island with mango trees. The fruit is of superior quality with a sweet taste. But, the shoreline around Sibandang is mostly rocks, in contrast to sandy beaches of the Samosir island in general. It is a favorite night fishing spot. So, instead of spending the day on the sands, you will spend the night on the rocks.
Points of Interest
Below is the list of some points of interest in North Tapanuli:
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|Area (km2)||3,764.7 (1,453.7 sq mi)|