Malaysian travelers is the most to North Sumatra

North Sumatra does have many world-class tourist sites, there is no doubt that the natural beauty of Lake Toba. Lake Toba is formed from the supervolcano eruption, Mount Toba, hundreds of years ago.

Likewise, the island in the middle of the largest volcanic lake in Southeast Asia that was full of stories, Samosir Island. Pusuk Buhit are still on the Samosir regency, believed to be the ancestral land of tribal people of Batak.

Not to mention North Sumatra is also known as Tanah Melayu (Malay Land), when travelers set foot in Polonia Airport, Medan, they immediately feel the aroma of the diversity of ethnic groups living in this province, especially the Malay and Batak.

Tourists can see the icon that became the pride of the city of Medan, capital of North Sumatra, namely Maimoon Palace, is one of the most beautiful palaces in Indonesia. The building was dominated by the color yellow is the color of a typical Malay, is a relic of the Sultanate of Deli that blend some elements of Malay culture, Islamic style, Spain, India and Italy.

Founded by Sultan Maimun Al Rashid Perkasa Alamsyah who is a 9th descendant of the king of the Sultanate of Deli. The palace was built on August 26, 1888 and was inaugurated on May 18, 1891.

No wonder then past historical ties with tourists from Malaysia who dominate the visit to this province.

According to the Association of Indonesian Travel (Asita) North Sumatra, Sunday, August 26, 2012, Malaysian tourists visit for example today dominate tourist arrivals to North Sumatra. Followed from Singapore and other countries including China.

Tourist visits early in the first half of 2012 increased there, including tourists from European countries continues to increase each year, for example, from the Netherlands and Germany.

Here is the most tourists from countries based on the number of visiting to North Sumatra:

1. Malaysia
2. Singapore
3. China
4. Netherlands
5. United States
6. Germany

(Source travelKompas, Asita North Sumatra /Images Johan Mudas, Kurnia Effendi)


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