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10 natural wonders within striking distance of Medan

A mere 1 hour flight from KL, Indonesia’s fourth largest city might not strike you as a destination for adventure lovers, but with some careful planning and travel, Medan makes an excellent base for these stunning natural attractions.

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Gunung Sibayak hike via Jaranguda

Since 2013, its been impossible to climb the active Gunung Sinabung in North Sumatra. On my first visit to Medan, Sinabung was kicking up ash plumes and spewing molten lava and villagers who had just returned to their homes had to be re-evacuated. Neighbouring Gunung Sibayak is 238 meters shorter and can be climbed, but it’s no slouch.

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