Visit the plantations. Hike up Mount Sinatubong. Go to the Sibayak Hot Spring Buy or eat fresh fruits and vegetables
Bersatagi is located in nearby two volcanos, Sibayak and Sinabung. Hiking is very good and chalanging.
This mountanious area is very good for sightseeing, rich nature and very green specially arround Mt. sibayak and Mt. barus. Though Mt Sinabung at present still erupting and blast a dusty smoke, it become an interesting observation even for ordinary people, eg. Nature phenomenon, and human disability to controle acts of God. Tanah Karo regency is rich of agriculture, vegetables and fruit industry. Therefore cooperation among the stake holders is a must, especially the local governement, Tourism and Creative Industry and Security controle (police alertness). There is a need of people understanding about tourism, because tourism will be the most important industry arround Berastai and Tanah Karo, while agriculture will be a complementary to tis tourism. ( Robin Sitepu).
View of the Mt Sinabung is breathtaking. Can be seen from Gundaling approximately 16km distance. We are also brought to the 6km distance at night to watch the flowing lava from Sinabung.
If you love nature and mountain, this is the place to visit. 1 or 2 nite is sufficient. Weather is cool and comformtable. The hotel room here do not have air conditioned cos the weather it self is sufficient.
THE FRUITS MARKETS IS VERY DIRTY AND CONJESTED. THE PRICE IS ACTUALLY KILLING ...VERY EXPENSIVE AND NOT ENCOURAGE TO VISIT!!!
You can see Sinabung Volcano and SIbayak volcano. Ride horse and have sugar cane juice plus fresh corn.
Brastagi basically is a very small town, where the weather is cold because it is located on the mountain area about 100 meter above sea level.
We can see the volcano called Sinabung, which is active at the present. Another 1 is Sibayak Volcano, which is not active at the present.
Never go Berastagi on weekedays as it will be very boring. Many activities are only open on weekends and public holidays.
Very cooling place. It is best to find lodging at countryside and take public transport as when required.
Rent a car with or without driver on daily basis also possible. Road condition in some place may not be good. But in general it is acceptable.
Nice and fresh fruits and vegetables are produced here. Lots of export fresh fruits and vegetables are from berastagi.
Good environment with cold weather. Horse ride is another attraction in Brastagi and the price is less than $15 per half hour per ride per person.
Actually the place is very good for relaxing but right now sinabung mountain is going to explode so the air is poluted.
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This city has a cool climate, set its a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air, Fresh food and Bustling Markets at Brastagih.
Brastagih market there are gift shops and horse riding. You can buy souvenirs here such as woven fabrics Ulos of Medan, braided rattan, batik, painting, carving and some delicious passion fruit to take home
A town with cool surrounding and lots of interesting places, such as market, hill stations and gardens.
Fresh air city with Fresh fruit and vegetables. Remember to visit fruit and vegetables market, riding horse, eat sweet grill corn.
Chinese Food restaurant at this city is very delicious and cheap.
This place is only good for people who like hiking. This place is not suitable for family trip, especially with children and elder.
The city is dirty, and do not have much attractions except for Mt Sinabung and Mt Sibayak. The most important thing is this place is far from other neighboring cities such as Medan (~2 hours drive) and Parapat (~5 hours drive).
Cool weather and good shopping but must bargain; easily by 50%. However, due to the eruption of Mt. Sinabung the week before, the place was covered with volcanic ash.
Roads to Berastagi were not very good on certain stretches but otherwise, nice place to visit.
Berastagi is a nice city with cool weather and greeny, many fresh fruits and hystoritical and cultural area, friendly people and so more the best things.
Is a place for the people from the nearer town to run away from heat. But for us from others country, really not a right place to stay overnight unless you must stay in the town for business purpose.
If your destination is Lake Toba, please go direct to paparat but not here!
The streets that are less good, so be careful. In this place, you have to go to "Pasar Buah", there are many fresh fruit and vegetable with cheap prices.
And we can play a kite with the children in "Bukit Kubu".
Brastagi is a well-known in medan. It is located on the montain site and whenever you are heading to Lake-toba, you will pass brastagi.
Do try to stay for a night. Weather is great and also scenery was marvelous.
I don't have much information about the town because I stayed there only 1 night. Anyway I just love the weather there even the town don't have many interesting places to see.
So, choosing the right hotel is very helpful. I spend most time in hotel and enjoy nice weather around the town. You can go to hot spring for relaxing time ( I've been there but I just take a look from outside) and go to Gundaling Hill to see the berastagi view from the top. And you can go to Sipiso-piso waterfall but it's quite far around 1.30 hrs from berastagi town but it worth seeing, I really enjoy the waterfall.
Tongging is a great place to visit. It is the other side of Lake Toba. The lake is placed a low land, with some kind of hill surround.
The great view from above, it's as beautiful as Switzerland i guess. I enjoy fish grilled at that place. happy tummy.
1/2 an hour from Medan. A Karo Regency. Famous for Gunung Sibayak and Gunung Sinabung. A stop area to go to the well known Lake Toba.
If you're looking to go sightseeing and resting for a couple of days this would be the place.
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Berastagi has beautiful natural environment. The city has space to develop. Not much for shopping but good for relax your mind.
City is situated at a highland and still preserved. Attractions is the local life and there is a food market that sells fruits and souvenirs.
This area was very cold because it consider a highland, you can visit gunung sinabung (~2400m) & gunung sibayak (~2200m) by few hour hiking.
there is a hot spring near to this area too.
overall is good, but the service here all asking for "tambang", forcing ppl to gv money even we not satisfied with the service.
Show them ur empty purse so that they may stop asking money