Pangururan Bath

Pangururan 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.

What’s Special

Pangururan Bath is a popular tourist destination, known for its therapeutic properties and its stunning views of Lake Toba.

Here are some of the things that make Pangururan Bath special:

  • The water: The water in Pangururan Bath is rich in minerals, such as sulfur and iron. These minerals are said to have therapeutic properties, such as relieving muscle pain and skin conditions.
  • The temperature: The water in Pangururan Bath is heated by geothermal activity, giving it a temperature of around 40 degrees Celsius. This makes it a great place to relax and soak in the hot water, especially after a long day of sightseeing.
  • The views: Pangururan Bath is located on a hilltop overlooking Lake Toba. This gives visitors stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
  • The facilities: Pangururan Bath has a variety of facilities, including changing rooms, showers, and a restaurant. This makes it a convenient and comfortable place to visit.

What to Enjoy

Pangururan 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 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 noodles and egg-milk tea for refreshments.

Here are some tips when visiting Pangururan Bath:

  • There is a small parking area at the bath.
  • The entrance fee is Rp 10,000 (US$0.70) per person.
  • Bring your own towel and swimsuit.
  • Be careful when getting in and out of the bath, as the ground can be slippery.
  • Do not stay in the bath for more than 20 minutes at a time.
  • Drink plenty of water before and after soaking in the bath.

Next point of interest:

Parbaba Beach

See other attractions in Samosir.