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North Sumatra Vacations & Travel

North Sumatra Vacations

North Sumatra is a province of the island of Sumatra that also includes the islands of Nias, a surfer’s paradise, and Musala, as well as hundreds of others. Its geography, which consists of coastal lowlands, towering mountains, dense jungle and tropical rainforests, is as varied as its peoples, cultures and religions.

Region: Indonesia

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Four Points by Sheraton Medan

Four Points by Sheraton Medan

Our 3.5-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.

The Four Points by Sheraton Medan, conveniently located in the city’s vibrant business district, is a 4-star hotel offering upscale amenities and superb service.

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North Sumatra is home to Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Acehnese, Batak, Javanese, Chinese, Malay and more. North Sumatra is also home to Mount Leuser National Park, the only habitat where elephants, rhinos and orangutans live together, and a world-renowned orangutan rehabilitation center at Bukit Lawang. Lake Toba, the largest lake in Indonesia and the world’s biggest volcanic lake, calls North Sumatra home. Due to its tropical weather and fertile volcanic soil, North Sumatra is a world-class coffee region. In fact, it, along with Indonesia, is one of the largest coffee producers on the planet.

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Expansive and mountainous Mount Leuser National Park, which includes the orangutan sanctuary at Bukit Lawang, is the largest wilderness area in Southeast Asia and one of its most biodiverse tropical rainforests, which contains approximately 750 species of animals and 10,000 plant species. No trip to North Sumatra is complete without visiting Lake Toba and Samosir Island, located in the center of Earth’s largest volcanic lake; relaxing by Sipiso-Piso, one of Indonesia’s tallest waterfalls; and exploring the North Sumatra capital Medan, where you will find the Museum of North Sumatra, Medan Zoo, Maimoon Palace, Old City Hall and Vihara Maha Maitreya, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Indonesia.