Pangururan Thermal Bath (also called Aek Rangat Pangururan) is a hot spring at Pangururan, Samosir. The clear hot water flows directly out of the mountain to swimming pools by Lake Toba. To see it on the map, click here.
Pangururan Thermal Bath is a unique experience as it offers hot bathing in cold weather. This place is believed to treat skin diseases and provide a relaxed sensation because there are sulfur substances in it. The water comes from a large column in the mountain that looks white, which adds to the real impression of spring. In front of you is the panoramic views of Lake Toba and the rainforest mountains.
What to Enjoy
Pangururan Thermal Bath is a great choice for group and family tours. For those who are traveling with friends or family, consider visiting this place. There are several bathing pools available. The heat level is also adjustable to your taste. If you want to get a higher level of heat, then go up to the hot springs. Otherwise, stay in the lower pools. For those who bring children, use the shallow pool in the lower area.
Pangururan Thermal Bath boasts not only the charm of the hot water, but also the views. The destination spoils the eyes as it is another side from where you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Toba. The white limestone often becomes the best photo spot since the background looks like the snow. That said, there are also other tourist locations nearby this hot spring, including Lake Sidihoni and Aek Sipitu Dai.
What to Expect
Select the right accommodations at Pangururan, or you will end up taking a bath in a public pool only. Some hotels provide choices of baths, from hot to moderate. Then there is also a pool for women, for men, and for children. After bathing, get out to warung (village restaurant) to order typical Batak food such as Gomak noodle and egg-milk tea for refreshments.
What Visitors Say
“This is an area, not a specific place. I loved it! Walking around the town, smelling the sulfur, drinking a coffee. Pro tip: Walk towards the “white rock” and carefully follow the pipes to the origin. There you have really hot water (45-60°C). It is fun. I loved this place, should have stayed here for the night. However, DO NOT CLIMB THE ROCKS…. They look stable, but they will crumble like sand.” Hendrik Schicke (Source)
“Very nice view !” John 0729 (Source)
“Traditional hot spring water, lot of choices of the place. Cheap but mostly clean environment.” Tulus Situmorang (Source)
“For visitors who want to feel the warm water directly from the mountain stream, they can also take it from the rock crevices. But of course you can’t take a shower because the temperature is quite high.” Backpackerjakarta (Source)
“In addition to swimming and enjoying the natural beauty, here we also have the opportunity to take a closer look at the hot springs that come directly from the hot springs on the mountain.” Sean Haloho (Source)
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