Visiting Bukit Dua Belas National Park

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Visiting Bukit Dua Belas National Park

Visiting Bukit Dua Belas National Park

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In Bukit Dua Belas National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

This nice Park is representative of lowland tropical rain forests in the province of Jambi. In the past, the forest area functioned as a permanent production forest, limited production forest and other forest land uses which were later merged to become the National Park.

The remaining natural forest is situated in the northern part of the park, while the rest comprises secondary forest.

Bukit Dua Belas National Park is located in several regencies such as: Sarolangun Regency, Bangko Regency, Bungo Tebo Regency, and Batanghari Regency (In Province of Jambi).

Plant species in the Park include bulian (Eusideroxylon zwageri), meranti (Shorea sp.), menggiris/kempas (Koompassia excelsa), jelutung (Dyera costulata), damar (Agathis sp.), jernang (Daemonorops draco), and rattan (Calamus sp.). There are about 120 species of plant, including fungi, which could be developed as medicinal plants.

This Park forms a habitat for endangered and protected animals like siamang (Hylobates syndactylus syndactylus), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa diardi), lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus kanchil), sun bear (Helarctos malayanus malayanus),

Also barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak montanus), leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis sumatrana), hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana), Asian wild dog (Cuon alpinus sumatrensis), Sumatran rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri), crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela malayensis), etc.

Owing to the existence of so many rivers and tributaries (appearing on the map like root fibres) which drain from within the Park area, Bukit Duabelas National Park is an important water catchment area for the Batanghari watershed.

The topography of the Park varies from flat to slightly hilly with a few higher hills like Suban, Punai (” 164 m asl.), Panggang (” 328 m asl.), and Kuran (” 438 m asl.).

The indigenous people of the Anak Dalam tribe (Orang Rimba) have been dwelling in the forest area of the Park for many years.

They use the forest as a place to roam where they can interact with the nature, maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the forest. To meet their daily needs, the indigenous people hunt pigs, fish, collect honey, and tap the sap from rubber trees for sale.

As for modern conveniences, most of the Anak Dalam use only wristwatches and battery-operated radios. Other than that, their simple way of life remains more or less intact.

At night, they use resin torches as a source of light. The Anak Dalamcommunity needs to be empowered so that they can benefit from improved knowledge and welfare, but this should not be at the cost of contaminating their culture.

The Bukit Duabelas area has only recently been declared by the Minister of Forestry and Estate Crops as a National Park, and as such has relatively few facilities for visitors.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Bukit Dua Belas National Park, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


The journey to Bukit Dua Belas National Park is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

Access to go to Bukit Dua Belas National Park:

From Jambi City to Pauh via Muara Bulian, about 3 hours by bus. From Pauh to Lubuk Jering and Pematang Kabau, about 2 hours by chartered car.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Bukit Dua Belas National Park, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

Suggestion before visiting Bukit Dua Belas National Park:

  • Best time of year to visit: June to October.
  • Temperature: 28° – 36° C
  • Rainfall: 1,500 mm/year (on average)
  • Altitude: 50 – 400 m asl.
  • Geographical location: 102°29′ – 102°49′ E; 1°44′ – 1°58′ S

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Bukit Dua Belas National Park is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:

Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Bukit Dua Belas National Park, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.