5 Unique Facts About the Berhala Island in North Sumatra, Indonesia

Netgenz - Destinations North Sumatra | Hello friends, on this occasion we will discuss the topic of the province of North Sumatra, namely 5 Unique Facts About the Berhala Island in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Natural attractions themselves are a suitable place to spend vacation time and unwind from daily activities, especially for someone who doesn't like crowds, this place is perfect for him. Considering the Aceh Province itself is no less interesting for its natural destinations, read the Best Tourist Destinations in Aceh. And more about the Best Tourist Places in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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These are 5 Unique Facts About the Berhala Island  in North Sumatra, Indonesia




1. The history of berhala island 

The history of berhala island

The history of berhala island 




According to the saga, the name Pulau Berhala is taken from the name of a Turkish nobleman who is thought to have first set foot on this Idol Island. The Turkish aristocrat was named Akhmad Barus II, better known as the Paduko Barhalo (in the Jambi language).
island of idols. According to the historical records of the Tanjung Jabung Timur Regency Government, Jambi Province, which were posted on the road leading to the cemetery, Paduko Berhalo was the son of a Turkish king.

Paduko Berhalo on his journey aimed to spread the religion of Islam but was stranded on the island. He also married a queen from the Jambi Kingdom named Putri Salaro Pinang Masak. Both of them led the Malay kingdom II for generations. The descendants of Paduko Berhalo are known by the Jambi community as Orang Kayo Pingal, Orang Kayo Kadataran, Orang Kayo Hitam, and Orang Kayo Gemuk.



2. Charm & Attraction of the berhala Island 

Charm & Attraction of the berhala Island

Charm & Attraction of the berhala Island



Berhala Island, One of the hidden paradises on the unspoiled North Sumatra Island. So not many people know about the natural beauty of the island of idols. Although the island is very small, it turns out that there are settlements. They live on the beach in a floating house, and some live on the edge of the forest bro. The forest there is a very good root forest to support the fertility of the sea around the island. make sure the attraction of Pulau Berhala is in the beauty of the sea which invites many rescuers. The divers were amazed by the charm of the coral reefs of Pulau Berhala. Intertidal Coral Reef is one of the famous coral reefs there.


3. Geographical Location of the Berhala Island 

Geographical Location of the Berhala Island

Geographical Location of the Berhala Island 




Berhala Island is on the outside of the Malacca Strait and also part of the Riau Archipelago which is also one of the islands in the outermost part of the Republic of Indonesia. When viewed geographically, this island is even closer to the island of Java than to the famous island range in Sumatra which is always the target of tourists.

The size of this island which is only 2.5 hectares makes this island look smaller than other islands. But don't get me, the wrong bro, you don't have to doubt the beauty of the Island of Idols. You will see an island full of forests and surrounded by beautiful beaches there. This is what makes Pulau Berhala different from the others.


4. Tour Berhala Island

Tour Berhala Island

Tour Berhala Island




On the island of idols, do not ask again about what tourist attractions can be visited. The island of idols itself is charming for its natural beauty, as well as its exotic beaches. In the sea, there are also 22 types of fish, and there are also 11 species of reef fish. Seeing this, of course, it's not the wrong bro if this island is known as a snorkeling paradise. Moreover, there are still not many tourists who come so that the naturalness of the beach is still maintained. It's a shame if you miss this one island for a lifetime. If you visit Berhala Island, it's a good idea to travel there at the beginning and end of the year. Because later you can see how the turtles stop at Berhala Island and lay their eggs there.


5. Journey to Berhala Island

Journey to Berhala Island

Journey to Berhala Island




If you want to go to Berhala Island, you can travel there via Kampung Laut or Nipah Panjang. Of course, these two paths have their own uniqueness, bro, more or less the respective travel routes are as follows. If you pass Kampung Laut. You can enjoy a fairly short travel time, which is 1 to 1.5 hours. The means of crossing using a mini ferry or speedboat for the Kampung Laut route to Pulau Berhala only costs 250 thousand Rupiah per person. As an alternative, you can also take the land route with the Jambi route to Kampung Laut which will cost you 90 thousand Rupiah per person. For the route through Nipah Panjang, you can rent a cheap boat there, namely the Pompong boat with a capacity of 17 people with a rental price of around 180 thousand Rupiah per person for 3 days 2 nights. Unfortunately, from there, you will have a long journey, which is about 3 to 5 hours.



Okay, I think the discussion is over, thank you for visiting our blog. And have read the article about 5 Unique Facts About the Berhala Island in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Hopefully, it will be useful for Indonesian netizens, especially Netizen +1 who are confused about finding a place to vacation and unwind from everyday life. In addition, the beach can also be used as a place for a vacation for someone who likes to enjoy how beautiful the coast is with strong sea breezes. Also, check out the article about the lakes that must be visited in North Sumatra and beaches worth visiting. Learn more, and Find Tourism and Culinary In Indonesia.

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