Places to visit

Berastagi, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Bustling markets

Overview

Berastagi: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Bustling markets

The picturesque town of Berastagi in the beautiful Karo highlands, is 70 kms from Medan on the way to Lake Toba. Situated at an altitude of 1300m, the town has a cool climate, ranging between 17 to 20 degrees Centigrade, making a refreshing break from the heat of the city. Days are extremely pleasant while nights can be quite cool.   

The town developed in the 1920’s as Dutch hill station and today has become a popular weekend destination for Medan residents.

The landscape here is dominated by distant views of the smoking volcanoes Mt. Sinabung and Mt.Sibayak. On the western edge of the town, Gunaling Hill rises above the surrounding plateau to provide some spectacular views of these two towering volcanoes.

Berastagi is famous for its flowers, vegetables and fruits and its markets constantly hum with activity. The most famous produce probably Marquisa or passion fruit. Sweet oranges are another delicious specialty. Berastagi’s produce also exported to Singapore and Malaysia are: cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, red chili, and eggplant.  The local markets swarm with people doing business and selling their wares. Here you will see scenes from traditional Karo life as well as everything from jungle miracle cures and second hand shoes on sale.

To Stay

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Sinabung Hills Berastagi

Jalan Kolam Renang, 22156 Berastagi

Hotel Rosse

Jalan Kolam Renang, 00000 Berastagi

Hotel Sibayak Internasional

Jalan Merdeka, North Sumatra , 22156 Berastagi

Hotel Horison Berastagi

Jl. Jamin Ginting No. 16, 22156 Berastagi

Serdika Pavilion

Jalan Perwira no.227, Kaliaga, 22156 Berastagi

Enasti

Jl. Pendidikan, 22156 Berastagi

Grand Mutiara Hotel

Jl. Peceran No. 168 Berastagi North Sumatera

Mikie Holiday

Jl. Raya Medan, Berastagi, 20228 Berastagi

Rindu Alam Resort

Jl.Jend.Jamin Ginting KM 56.4, Kabupaten Karo, 22152 Berastagi

Pariama Inn

Desa Semangat Gunung, Debuk debuk, 22156 Berastagi

The Hill Hotel & Resort Sibolangit

Jl Let Jend. Jamin Ginting Km45,3 Desa Sukamakmur, 20357 Sibolangit

Taman Simalem Resort

Jalan Raya Merak - Sidikalang, 22173 Tongging

To Stay

There are pleasant colonial-style hotels with golf courses in this area, especially at Gundaling Hills. There are also several inns nearby Brastagi. 

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