North Sumatra, Pusuk Buhit

Written by on July 16, 2012 in Sumatra Mountains with 0 Comments

North Sumatra, Pusuk Buhit

Pusuk Buhit


This lovely mountain is located near Pangururan just to the west of Samosir island and Lake Toba. It is best known for the (very) hot springs that are located on its lower slopes.

“Pusuk Buhit is widely known as a sacred hill for all Batak descendants…The elders told their descendants that long time ago, the first Batak man was born supernaturally on the summit of Pusuk Buhit. He was known King of Batak. Only few meters from the valley, climbers can see the splendid statues of the Batak King. The King was told to be able to turn into seven different faces. Yet, his real face was none of those seven faces. He was born with extraordinary power that until today, many Batak people believed in his powers. There are not few people who purposely climbed Pusuk Buhit to pray to him and ask for bless and power. Mostly are those who have difficulties in life, get ill and dying and so forth.” Quoted from

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