Sampean Hot Spring

sampean hot spring

Sampean Hot Spring is a thermal bathing location in the village of Sampean, Samosir. The water flows directly from nearby springs but it gets hot due to the volcanic activity of the mountains. It is about 1.5 hours from Tuktuk. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Sampean Hot Spring is the only hot spring located by Lake Toba on Samosir island. You can bathe in hot/warm and cold water at the same spot. The hot one contains sulfur that’s believed to naturally nourish human bodies. The cold one helps them relax afterwords.

You can also change your mind and simply swim and bathe in the cold lake water instead of taking both experiences.

What to Enjoy

During both stages of your activity, enjoy the natural scenery of the volcanic lake surrounded by sturdy cliffs and pine trees. It is a combination of health tourism and leisure.

Sampean Hot Spring requires significant traveling from the main tourist hubs, such as Tuktuk. You will enjoy magnicifent scenery while on the trip.

Sampean Hot Spring is also well known for Batak specialties food, namely Manuk Napinadar or Napinadar Chicken. It tastes delicious, spicy and savory with a very distinctive andaliman seasoning.

What to Expect

If you are not a fan of the Batak culinary, you had better bring your food and drinks. This area is not as developed as other hot springs. Although there are some stores in the location, the prices are too high. You will need to walk a little uphill before seeing the spring. There is no entrance fee.

What Visitors Say

“Try napinadar chicken. It tastes delicious, spicy and savory with a very distinctive andaliman seasoning.” (Source)

“Beautiful scenery bro, what’s more, the lake and mountains, the lake can be used for fishing, friends.” JS FISHING VLOG (Source)

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