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Sumatra island is also called Sumatera or Andalas. Sumatra has a wide range of vegetation types which are home to a rich variety of species, including 17 endemic genera of plants. Unique species include the Sumatran Pine which dominates the Sumatran tropical pine forests of the higher mountainsides in the north of the island and rainforest plants such as Rafflesia Arnoldii (the world’s largest individual flower), and the titan arum (the world’s largest unbranched inflorescence).

Sumatra is home to 201 mammal species and 580 bird species. There are 9 endemic mammal species on mainland Sumatra and 14 more endemic to the nearby Mentawai Islands. The species present include: Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Striped Rabbit, Dhole, Dayak Fruit Bat, Malayan Tapir, Malayan Sun Bear and the Bornean Clouded Leopard.  The island has lost 48% of its natural forest cover since 1985, and many of the remaining species are endangered. The Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Rhino, and Sumatran Orangutan are all Critically Endangered, indicating that the highest level of threat to their survival. In October 2008, the Indonesian government announced a plan to protect Sumatra’s remaining forests.

Tourist attractions in Sumatra:

  • Visiting Air Manis Beach Air Manis Beach is closely related to the legend of Malin Kundang in West Sumatra. Malin Kundang is a character fabled to have been turned to stone, together with his ship, after periods of disobedience to his mother.  By the beach, there is a Malin Kundang stone and several pieces of equipment from his ship, ...
  • Visiting Alas River Alas River flows directly into the Indian Ocean; it has exceptional rapids that attract whitewater rafting enthusiasts for all over the world. Situated at 165 km southeast from Takengon, Alas River cuts through Mount Leuser National Park. This area is especially popular among the young and adventurous. The sharp bends and many rapids are challenging to ...
  • Visiting Ampera Bridge Ampera Bridge was constructed in April 1962, after getting approval of President Soekarno. At first, this 1,177 meters long and 22 meters wide bridge was called Bung Karno Bridge. It was officially opened on 30 September 1965 by  Ahmad Yani.  However, following a political turmoil in 1966 i.e., when anti-Soekarno movement was stronger, the bridge ...
  • Visiting Anai Resort The Anai resort is located in gorgeus natural setting rounghly 550 meters above sea level. This eighteen hole course’s length spans to 5,552 meters. The course was designed by Thomson, Wolveridge and Perret in 1996. While challenging this 72 par course, you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Mount Tandikat, Mount Merapi and Mount Singgalang. The temperature’s ...
  • Visiting Anamblas Islands The Anambas Islands are located between Singapore and the Natuna islands in the South China Sea. Earlier the islands were better known as a base for off shore oil drilling and natural gas explorations,but today Anambas has gained popularity among divers on account of  its pristine corals and azure seas where whalesharks may suddenly appear. ...
  • Visiting Banda Aceh City Tourism of Indonesia Ready to Go to Banda Aceh City Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car. Attraction In Banda Aceh City, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. ...
  • Visiting Bandar Lampung City Tourism of Indonesia Ready to Go to Bandar Lampung City Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car. Attraction In Bandar Lampung City, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. ...
  • Visiting Batam City When we look out from Singapore’s high towers across the Straits onto the Indonesian islands, there the islands of Batam and Bintan appear very inviting, basking in the sun.  Lying less than one hour by fast ferry from Singapore, the islands promise a completely contrasting environment from that of busy metropolitan Singapore. Batam and Bintan are only two of ...
  • Visiting Batang Palupuh Raflesia Park Batang Palupuh is a refuge for the giant flowers Rafflesia Arnoldi, blooming only once a year in November. A guide can be obtained from the office at the reserve. Raflesia Park is part of the Batang Palupuh Nature Conservation Center in Agam district. Although it has many other species, this 3.4 hectare conservation center is focused ...
  • Visiting Batu Basurek Batu Basurek is a stone with inscriptions in the old Palava script of India, bearing the legend of Adityawarman in the year 1347. Literally, “Batu Basurek” means “The Written Stone”. The stone’s 25 cm wide, 80 cm high, and 10 cm thick. Erected above King Adityawarman’s resting place centuries ago, this stone was rediscovered in December 16th, ...
  • Visiting Belitung Island Belitung: The Island beyond the Rainbow Off the eastern coast of Sumatra, flanked by the Gaspar and Karimata Straits, lies an enchanting island with beautiful beaches and fascinating scenery which is called:  Belitung Island. Its unique landscape, decorated with pearly white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and magnificent granite stone formations on its shallow shores, are some ...
  • Visiting Berastagi Berastagi: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Bustling markets The picturesque town of Berastagi in the beautiful Karo highlands, is 70 kms from Medan on the way to Lake Toba. Situated at an altitude of 1300m, the town has a cool climate, ranging between 17 to 20 degrees Centigrade, making a refreshing break from the heat of the city. Days ...
  • Visiting Berbak National Park Tourism of Indonesia Ready to Go to Berbak National Park Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car. Attraction In Berbak National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. ...
  • Visiting Bintan Island Bintan is the largest island in the Riau Archipelago, which comprises almost 3,000 large and small islands. This archipelago can be easily accessed  from Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The islands stretch from the Straits of  Malacca all the way to the South China Sea. The town of Tanjung Pinang is the capital of this province, ...
  • Visiting Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park: Home of the Sumatran Tigers Location: In Lampung Province:Tanggamus Regency, West Lampung Regency In Bengkulu Province: South Bengkulu Regency Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP) or (the South Bukit Barisan National Park) – spans over three of Sumatra’s provinces. They are: Lampung, South Sumatra and Bengkulu. Along with Mount Leuser and Kerinci Seblat, the combined national parks make up the Tropical Rainforest ...
  • Visiting Bukit Dua Belas National Park Tourism of Indonesia Ready to Go to Bukit Dua Belas National Park Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car. Attraction In Bukit Dua Belas National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture ...
  • Visiting Bukit Lawang Bukit Lawang : The Sanctuary of Orangutans Discover the Sumatran jungle and have an outdoor adventure with orangutans to keep you company at the jungle village of Bukit Lawang. Literally meaning “door to the hills”, Bukit Lawang is a small village situated at the south of the Mount Leuseur National Park. It’s located about 90 kilometers northwest ...
  • Visiting Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park Tourism of Indonesia Ready to Go to Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car. Attraction In Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture ...
  • Visiting Bukittinggi City The town of Bukittinggi (literally means high hill) is West Sumatra’s cultural center. This town is nestled in the highlands north of Padang in the Agam valley. While Padang may be the modern commercial and administrative hub, Bukittinggi is a bustling market town. Although it is less than a degree south of the equator, Bukittinggi has a ...
  • Visiting Bung Hatta Forest Reserve For botanist enthusiasts, the Bung Hatta Forest Reserve is a delight, filled with rare plants and exotic flowers. Known in the past as the Setya Mulya Botanic Garden, this botanical garden is home to a variety of unique tropical plants and animal species endemic to Sumatra. Take a walk around here and you will see ...
  • Visiting Bungus Island Bungus is sheltered by a bay. There are two good beaches: Carolina and Karang Tinta. Access to Bungus Island: Bungus island is located 17 km from Padang city center. From Minangkabau international airport, visitors can go to Air Manis by passing through Padang. If you want to use public transportation, you must first go to Plaza Sentral Pasar Raya ...
  • Visiting Coastarina Coastarina is located in Pasir Putih, Batam Center, Batam, Kepulauan Riau.  It is a new tourist destination recently inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in early 2009.  Coastarina has complete facilities for tourists.  In addition to maritime tourism, there are several types of children’s games here. Visitors can perform water sports such as swimming and banana ...
  • Visiting Danau Laut Tawar Danau Laut Tawar (literally means Fresh Sea Lake) Access: Capital of Central Aceh in Takengon. This lake is Cladera lake surrounded by steep rocks suitable for climbing. The water is blue and fresh for swimming at any time. This lake contains a fish, a very attractive fishing spots during the holidays. Tourists can enjoy a boat tour through the highway located ...
  • Visiting Danau Singkarak The majestic Lake Singkarak (Danau Singkarak) is an enormous crater lake set within a dramatic volcanic landscape. Spread over two districts; Solok and Tanah Datar. The lake is a massive 1000 hectares. It is the widest lake in Sumatra and the second biggest lake on the island, after Lake Toba. A world of silent calm, ...
  • Visiting Fort Marlborough Fort Marlborough. The British or ‘Raffles’ Fort, was built between 1714 and 1719 and was famous as the second-strongest fort built by British in Asia, Fort George in Madras, India being the first. It was restored and opened to the public. Source: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic Indonesia
  • Visiting Galang Island In the 1980’s, Galang Island suddenly became famous. This island was a topic of discussion in the United Nations since it became home to thousands of Vietnamese boat people, refugees who left their country following the Vietnam War. They came here by boat in alarming conditions.  40 to 100 refugees travelled cramped into one small ...
  • Visiting Goa Putri Goa Putri (literally means Princess Cave) is a leading tourist destination in South Sumatra province.  It is located 230 kilometers from Palembang, or 35 kilometers from Baturaja, the capital city of Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU). This cave is located about one kilometer south of Sumatra trans road connecting Baturaja and Muara Enim. The cave is full ...
  • Visiting Gunung Leuser National Park Gunung Leuser National Park is also called Mount Leuser National Park. Location: Aceh and North Sumatra Province. In Aceh Province located in 6 regencies (Southwest Aceh, South Aceh, Aceh Singkil, Southeast Aceh, Gayo Lues, and Aceh Tamiang). In North Sumatra Province located in 3 regencies ( Dairi, Karo and Langkat) Gunung Leuser National Park covering 7,927 km² ...
  • Visiting Harau Valley The-Harau Valley Green Ricefields and Waterfalls Tumbling Down Steep Cliffs A relaxing one-hour drive from the bustling market of Bukittinggi in the province of West Sumatra lies the beautiful Harau Valley (sometimes called the Arau valley). Where lush green rice fields are hemmed in between huge granite cliffs. Here dozens of waterfalls tumble down from 80 to 300 meters height into the ...
  • Visiting Jam Gadang Jam Gadang is an icon of Bukittinggi. In the Indonesian language, Jam Gadang means big clock. This 26 meter tall clock was built in 1826 as a present from the Dutch Queen to the city secretary; Rook Maker. Its roof has been changed three times reflecting changes in the history of the town. During the ...
  • Visiting Jambi City Tourism of Indonesia Jambi city is the capital of Jambi Province. Batanghari river is flowing in the middle of this city. Jambi has several tourist attractions, such as: Jembatan Makalam Tugu Jam Sungai Batanghari Tugu Juang Ready to Go to Jambi City Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap ...
  • Visiting Jangga Village Come and experience traditional Batak life in a village that remains largely untouched by the modern world. Located in the picturesque hillside, visitors come to Jangga village to meet native Batak people and see how their unique culture continues to thrive today. Jangga is most famous for the beautiful ulos cloths which are produced here. Watch ...
  • Visiting Japanese Bunker The Japanese bunker in the town of Bukittinggi was built by Indonesians under forced labor for the Japanese soldiers who occupied Indonesia from 1942 to 1945. This 1,470 meter long underground bunker is 40 meters below Ngarai Sianok (Sianok canyon). There are 21 tunnels in the bunker which were used to store ammunition, as residences, ...
  • Visiting Kamaro Island Kamaro Island:Festive Cap Go Meh Celebrations Ever since the 9th century when the ancient kingdom of Srivijaya became a thriving trading power and an epicenter for Buddhist learnings, Chinese merchants came to trade in Palembang and monks stayed here to study Sanskrit before proceeding to India, or on their journey home from India. Many settled in ...
  • Visiting Kerinci Seblat National Park Location: West Sumatra Province, Jambi Province, Bengkulu Province, and South Sumatra Province Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) is a natural conservation area. This one and half million hectare area is located in four provinces; West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. In West Sumatra, it covers some 260,000 hectares and is located in Pesisir Selatan and Solok districts. Types of ...
  • Visiting Krakatau Islands Krakatau Islands Nature Reserve: Site of Catastrophic Volcanic Eruption In the afternoon of 26th August 1883 Mount Krakatau suddenly erupted with such cataclysmic force that its boom could be heard in Burma to far away Australia. The next day, massive volcanic materials blasted so high causing a gaping gash in its crater and the mountain imploded and ...
  • Visiting Kuto Besak Fortress Standing atop the 10 meters high and 288.75 meters long thick walls of Kuto Besak Fortress, one looks down on the passing boats and ships on the Musi River below. Built during the 17th century, Kuto Besak Fort is a legacy of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate, that ruled from 1550-1823. Acting as a defense post, the location of ...
  • Visiting Lake Maninjau Lake Maninjau in West Sumatra is one of the calmest places in Indonesia. Come to this ancient lake, set within a volcanic crater, to escape from the crowds and hustle and bustle of the rest of the country. Perched in the mountain highlands, around 461 meters above sea level, Lake Maninjau is a splendid sight. ...
  • Visiting Lake Ranau Lake Ranau is the second largest lake on Sumatra after Lake Toba. It was formed by a major earthquake and vulcanic eruption. A big river which previously flowed at the foot of the vulcanic mountain then filled the ravine. Various types of plants incuding bushes locally known as ranau, then grew by the lake and ...
  • Visiting Lake Toba Lake Toba is one of the awesome natural wonders of the world. This is a big crater lake, it has an island almost the size of Singapore in its center. With more than 1,145 square kilometers, and a depth of 450 meters, Lake Toba is actually more like an ocean. This is the largest lake ...
  • Visiting Madobak Ugai Matotonan Village Madobak, Ugai and Matotonan villages are not specifically designed into a tourist destination, but their traditional culture and life are well-preserved, making them interesting places for tourists. They are Situated in the upper stream of Siberut Selatan. From Muara Siberut, you should take the Purou-Muntei-Rokdok-Madobak-Ugai-Butui-Matotonan route. Each village has its own unique culture. Madobak, for instance, is ...
  • Visiting Matras and Parai Tenggiri Beaches Matras and Parai Tenggiri in the northeast of Bangka, 48 km from Pangkal Pinang and 12 km from Sungai Liat. The beach is about 3 kilometers long and its width is almost 30 metres. Parai, a beach set between rocky capes is an ideal location for relaxing and swimming. Local fishermen moor their vessels here ...
  • Visiting Medan City Medan : Entry Point to North Sumatra The booming city of Medan, capital of North Sumatra, is an economic hub and commercial centre for the region. This is the largest city in Sumatra attracting residents from all over Indonesia who come here to do business. For visitors, Medan is best known as the gateway to North Sumatra ...
  • Visiting Melur Beach Melur Beach is a tourist destination with clean white sand. It has many coconut trees, making it a convenient environment for tourists to relax or find inspiration. Melur Beach is located on Galang Island, in Barelang, Tanjung Pinang or some 45 km south of the island of Batam. On Melur Beach, visitors can perform various activities ...
  • Visiting Mentawai Islands A wild trip with an adventure to the Mentawai islands. Be surrounded by tropical rainforests and immerse yourself in the traditions of the local people. While the physical distance between the mainland and Mentawai is not great, this remains one of the most isolated places in Indonesia, and was only subject to outside influences at ...
  • Visiting Mount Dempo At 3,195 meters above sea level, Mount Dempo is the highest mountain in South Sumatra. Along with Mount Marapi on Sumatra (not to be confused with Mount Merapi in Central Java),  Mount Dempo is the highest peak in the Bukit Barisan mountain range that stretches along the entire island of Sumatra, forming tis backbone. After ...
  • Visiting Mount Kerinci Mount Kerinci is the highest mountain on the island of Sumatra and it is popular with mountain climbers. The nearest village and climber’s base is Kersik Tuo, near Kayu Aro, Kerinci. The route is marked by signs, posted at half kilometer intervals. Access: Fly to Padang the capital of West Sumatra Province and then go to the ...
  • Visiting Mount Menumbung Mount Menumbung (355 m) a rather high hill in the neighbourhood of Mentok (North West Bangka) stands as a memorial to the history of the Indonesian nation. A guest house which was built here by the Dutch in 1932 was used to house the former President Soekarno and Vice-President Hatta during their imprisonment from February ...
  • Visiting Mount Talang Mount Talang is  2,572 meters above sea level and it has a soothing view. From here you can overlook the beautiful Twin Lakes and Lake Singkarak. It’s one of the six active volcanoes in West Sumatra. It is said that the tea grown here tastes wonderful. The view is breathtaking and the weather is cool ...
  • Visiting Muara Jambi Temple Muara Jambi Temple is considered one of the richest archaeological sites on the island of Sumatra. The eight temple-like structures appear to be Buddhist, and were probably built around the 14th century. Archaelogists conclude that the site was the center of Old Jambi, the capital of ancient Malay kingdom which reigned supreme about ten centuries ago. ...
  • Visiting Muara Takus Temple The main Candi Mahligai is a tall stupa flanked by ruins of several other brick sanctuaries. Its tall shape differs from the normally bell-shaped Buddhist stupas found on Java. The temple is constructed of river boulders, sandstone and earthen bricks and was restored in 1980. The complex is surrounded by a 74m x 74 m wall, ...
  • Visiting Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Take a trip back in time and explore the history of Palembang by stepping into the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum (SMB II). Not only is the museum rich in its collections, but the building is a historical legacy, as it is a monument of the golden age of the Palembang Sultanate. Located on the riverbank ...
  • Visiting Musi River Tour One precious activity when visiting Palembang is taking a Musi River tour. This famous river is the longest in Sumatra at 750 kilometers long.  Taking the Musi River tour is a must for visitors who wish to know the Palembang of the past.  Long time ago, the native population in Palembang lived along this river.  ...
  • Visiting Nagoya Superblock Area If you like shopping, you should visit the shopping complex at Nagoya Super Block in Batam.  It offers products in several modern shopping malls within one compound. In this pedestrian area, there are 450 kiosks and 170 shops with a Hypermarket on Nagoya Hill.  The Nagoya area is located at Sudirman and Yos Sudarso Streets, ...
  • Visiting Natuna Archipelago The Natuna Archipelago is Indonesia’s most northerly islands in the South China Sea. If you are adventurous by nature and are looking for beaches that are free from other tourists, then the Natuna Archipelago could be the right place for you. It comprises some 270 islands and has amazing green-blue seas.  Bunguran, Jemaja and Serasan ...
  • Visiting Ngarai Sianok Ngarai Sianok: Breathtaking West Sumatra Canyon Just on the outskirts of the hill town of Bukittinggi in the Minangkabau highlands, lies this breathtaking canyon which the locals call Ngarai Sianok, or the Sianok Canyon. Its panorama is particularly beautiful in the early morning light when the first rays of the sun pierce through the mist covering ...
  • Visiting Nias Island Off The Beaten Track at The Remote Nias Island Located west of the island of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean are a chain of islands, running alongside Sumatra but separated from the mainland by a deep trench, they include the islands of Nias, Simeulue, the Mentawai islands and Enggano. Few early trading ships dared to approach ...
  • Visiting Padang City The capital of West Sumatra, Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. With the largest port on Sumatra’s West Coast, this is a merchant town attracting ships trading in goods such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tee, cement and coal. If you take a stroll down to the old colonial waterfront you’ll see century old ...
  • Visiting Pagaruyung Palace Tourism of Indonesia Ready to Go to Pagaruyung Palace Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car. Attraction In Pagaruyung Palace, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are ...
  • Visiting Palembang City Palembang on the Musi River : Heart of ancient Srivijaya Palembang, the second largest town on Sumatra after Medan, was once the celebrated seat of the rich and powerful Srivijaya kingdom, that for more than three centuries – from the 9th to the 11th century – reigned supreme over the Sumatra seas up to and including the strategic ...
  • Visiting Palembang Grand Mosque Palembang Grand Mosque is one of the inheritances of the Palembang Sultanate.  This mosque is known as the center of Palembang city.  It was built from 1738 to 1748 by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I, also known as Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jaya Wikramo.  Some say it was the largest mosque in Indonesia at that time. When it ...
  • Visiting Pangkal Pinang City Pangkalpinang: Capital of once thriving Tin-Mining Industry, steeped in Chinese Peranakan Tradition Located on the eastern coast of Bangka Island, Pangkalpinang is the island’s largest city and capital of the Province of Bangka-Belitung Islands. Aside from its role as the center of the provincial government, economic, and commercial activities, Pangkalpinang serves as gateway for visitors who wish to ...
  • Visiting Pekanbaru City Tourism of Indonesia Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau Province that is located on the Siak River, which drains to the Strait of Malacca. Access and transportation: The airport in Pekanbaru is The Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport. Many flights from Pekanbaru to Batam, Jakarta, Malaysia (Malacca and Kuala Lumpur), Singapore and other destinations in Indonesia. This City ...
  • Visiting Pelawan Beach Located at Pangke, Meral, Tanjung Balai Karimun, Kepulauan Riau province,  Pelawan Beach is the right place for you to find inspiration and peace. This beach has white sands, big rocks, and mangrove forests in its surrounding areas. It has a special enchantment for visitors. Its beautiful beach and blue water make it the pride of those ...
  • Visiting Penyengat Island A small island situated across Tanjung Pinang, capital of the Riau Islands Province, the island of Penyengat in the 18th century was the twin-seat of the Sultan of the Johor-Riau Kingdom. Today, the Sultan’s palace is being restored. It is an interesting blend of Javanese and Dutch architecture, still imbued with an air of dignity, ...
  • Visiting Pongkar Island Pongkar Island is located in Pongkar village, Tebing sub-district, Tanjung Balai Karimun.  This 100 hectare (approx. 247 acres) beach has beautiful scenery, with white sand and blue seawater. Source: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic Indonesia
  • Visiting Pulau Weh Embraced by vivid and healthy coral reefs, Weh Island is naturally untouched despite its small size and convenient access. It is another garden often forgotten. Its location is at the westernmost island of the Indonesian archipelago. Situated at the entrance way of the Malacca Strait, the island is commonly a sea passage and a jewel ...
  • Visiting Rimbo Panti Nature Reserve Rimbo Panti Nature Reserve. Just on the road to Medan, this nature and wild life reserve contains various monkey species and black panthers. Source: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic Indonesia
  • Visiting Rumoh Aceh Museum Tourism of Indonesia Ready to Go to Rumoh Aceh Museum Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car. Attraction In Rumoh Aceh Museum, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. ...
  • Visiting Sawahlunto City Sawahlunto: Historic Coal Mining Town, and Silungkang Gold Songket Sarongs After an hour’s drive from the city of Padang to its northeastern outskirts, the road splits. Lake Singkarak lies to the left and Sawahlunto to the right, some 95 kilometers from Padang. Sawahlunto is known as the town of the ‘black pearl’ harking back to the once-abundant coal which was the town’s prominent product. Today, approaching ...
  • Visiting Sembilang National Park Sembilang National Park is a natural coastal wet land area with various forest ecosystems of peat moss swamps, fresh water swamps, mangrove forests and mud flats.  Administratively, it is part of Banyuasin district and has been a national park since March 19th 2003, when it was separated from the Berbak National Park in Jambi. This ...
  • Visiting Siberut National Park Tourism of Indonesia Ready to Go to Siberut National Park Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car. Attraction In Siberut National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. ...
  • Visiting Sipiso Piso Waterfall Set in the beautiful highlands of North Sumatra, the stunning Sipiso-piso waterfall is located on the North side of Lake Toba, 24 kms from Kabanjahe. This long but narrow waterfall drops 120 meters into an impressive gorge below. This thundering waterfall is popular with visitors who come to photograph this magnificent natural wonder. Surrounded by a ...
  • Visiting South Sumatra Museum The South Sumatra Museum consists of two smaller museums, Balaputera Dewa and Sriwijaya.  This museum is more popularly known as Balaputera Dewa Museum. Balaputera Dewa Museum is a public museum which stores and maintains historical and cultural objects.  Balaputra Dewa is the name of a Sriwijaya king.  This 23,565 square meter (5.8 acres) museum has 3,715 ...
  • Visiting Sultan Riau Mosque Sultan Riau Grand Mosque is a famous historical tourist site on Penyengat Island, Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau province.  This mosque was built when the island was the residence of Engku Puteri Raja Hamidah, wife of the Riau ruler, Sultan Mahmudsyah (1761—1812).  Initially, this mosque was a simple wooden building with brick floors and about 6 ...
  • Visiting Tabuik Pariaman Pariaman: Home of TABUIK Celebrations Just over an hour of easy driving, some 56 kilometers north of Padang, lies the harbour town of Pariaman, located along  a beautiful 7-mile coastline. Once known as a thriving seaport, it is now better known for its Tabuik celebrations, the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala and the martyrdom of the grandchildren of the Prophet Muhammad, Hasan and ...
  • Visiting Takengon: Countryside above the Clouds Access: Going to Takengon is convenience when you are in Banda Aceh. From the capital city Banda Aceh, you can take a bus or a rented car. In some cases, labi-labi (the local public transport in Banda Aceh) can also be rented for a trip to Takengon. It takes 8 hours to get there. From Banda Aceh, a ...
  • Visiting Taman Sari Gunongan Access: Gunongan is located in downtown Banda Aceh in Baiturrahman Sub District, this location can be reached by using a motor vehicle or public transportation via Jalan Teuku Umar. Taman Sari Royal Gunongan is a relic of Aceh which is the cultural heritage of high historical value, and still we can see in complete condition. Gunongan built during ...
  • Visiting Tangkahan Village In The Thick of The Jungle at Tangkahan Village Often referred to as the hidden paradise of Sumatra, Tangkahan’s lush jungle and topography makes it a marvelous tourist spot that remains largely undiscovered. This village in the incredible Gunung Leuser National Park is located on the junction of two rivers, Batang Serangan and Buluh. The park ...
  • Visiting Tanjung Setia Beach Tanjung Setia Beach: Lampung’s Secret Surfers Paradise Secluded along the western coast of Lampung, beyond the thick forests of the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park lies an enchanting hidden paradise called Tanjung Setia Beach. Although obscured from spotlights, the waves at Tanjung Setia are touted as among the world’s best by surfers from all over the globe, and at par with the world famous ...
  • Tari Saman Location: Can be found all around Aceh Province, originally from Gayo Lues District. Tari Saman or Saman Dance is recognized as a world cultural heritage objects UNESCO. Saman Dance  was developed by Sheikh Saman. He developed this dance, after looking at some old habits Gayo people. This dance is used as medium of messenger (da’wah), resulting in some ...
  • Visiting The Batak Museum The Batak Museum and the TB Silalahi Center: cultural heartland by the shores of beautiful Lake Toba Pleasantly situated on the south shores of the incredible Lake Toba, theTB Silalahi Center, which includes the Batak Museum is a complex dedicated to the preservation of the cultural values of the indigenous ethnic population of North Sumatra: the Bataks. The complex is located at ...
  • Visiting The Grand Mosque of Baiturrahman With its bright white walls and majestic black domes, the 130-year old grand mosque is a magnificent site. It was here that hundreds of people sought refuge during the 204 tsunami that flattened most of the landscape of the city. The tsunami was so damaging, it demolished any structures, old and new, along the way ...
  • Visiting The Tomb of Raja Ali Haji The tomb of Raja Ali Haji is situated on Penyengat Indera Sakti Island, Kepulauan Riau province.  It is the tomb of a famous leader not only in this province, but also in other parts of Indonesia.  This island is synonymous with the great poet. For the local Malay, particularly those living on Malacca peninsula, he is ...
  • Visiting The Twin Lakes It is not one but two highland lakes which are the main attractions here. The Lakes of Danau Diatas (Lake Above) and Danau Dibawah (Lake Below) are beautiful natural wonders separated by only a few hundred meters. Located over 1000 meters above sea level, the lakes are covered with a thick mist giving them an ...
  • Visiting Way Kambas National Park Way Kambas National Park: Habitat of the Sumatran Elephants Way Kambas National Park forms a lowland forest ecosystem consisting of freshwater swamp forest, tall grassland/bush, and coastal forest. Located at the southern tip of Sumatra, 110 km from Bandarlampung, the Way Kambas National Park (WKNP) is one of the oldest reserves in Indonesia.  It occupies 1,300 sq km of coastal lowland ...
  • Visiting White Sand Beach in Lampung White Sand Beach, or Pantai Pasir Putih, is truly describes the atmosphere. The enticing white sand refreshes the eyes and feeds the soul with the burning energy to explore. Only 20 kilometers away from Bandar Lampung, this spot has gained more and more popularity these days. Access: By a car passing Trans Sumatera road from Bandar Lampung, ...
  • Visiting Wood Carving Center in Palembang The wood carving center in Palembang is located on Faqih Jalaluddin Street, near the Palembang Grand Mosque.  Dozens of showrooms, which are also used to give finishing touches to wood carvings, are available in this city center.  Palembang wood carvings, which are identified by dark red and golden colors, are displayed along this street. You can ...