Aspect Continuity to Restore Place Identity Of Sipiso-Piso, North Sumatera


  • Nurlisa Ginting Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Toba Lake & Sustainable Tourism Working Group, Universitas Sumatera Utara, 9 Dr. T. Mansyur Street, Medan 20155, Indonesia.
  • Vinky Rahman Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Toba Lake & Sustainable Tourism Working Group, Universitas Sumatera Utara, 9 Dr. T. Mansyur Street, Medan 20155, Indonesia
  • Achmad Delianur Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sumatera Utara, 9 Dr. T. Mansyur Street, Medan 20155, Indonesia



Place Identity, Continuity, Sipiso-Piso Waterfall, Toba Caldera


Maintaining place identity of Sipiso-Piso, North Sumatera, toward supporting Toba Caldera isThe current research observed continuity principle as National Strategic Tourism Area Priority. Striving to develop geo-tourism, Toba Caldera would face environmental and social risks arising instead of generating quality of life. This research aims to examine the influences of continuity, one of principle constructing place identity, in Sipiso-Piso, Merek Sub-district, Karo Regency. A mix-used approach was conducted to identify respondents' perceptions that indicates satisfying experiences. The result showed that since Sipiso-Piso merely offers the natural resources as the main attraction, the integrated planning related to strategic management then is crucial due to the increasing number of tourists and demands from several tourists’ parties.

Keywords: Place Identity; Continuity; Sipiso-Piso Waterfall; Toba Caldera

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How to Cite

Ginting, N., Rahman, V., & Delianur, A. (2018). Aspect Continuity to Restore Place Identity Of Sipiso-Piso, North Sumatera. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 4(15), 27–38.