Tourist guide to the Island of Sumatra

Tourist guide to the Island of Sumatra

Sumatra or Sumatera is the sixth largest island in the world and the largest in Indonesia. The main tourist attraction of Sumatra is its nature: volcanoes, jungles, lakes, and so on. In 2006, approximately 25,000 square feet of Sumatra was included into the UNESCO heritage, and it took the name of "Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra." In Sumatra, flora and fauna is extremely diverse, here there are the rarest species in the world of orangutans, tigers and rhinos sumatreni sumatreni. Even if t... [ read more ]

The Lampung Province in Indonesia

The Lampung Province in Indonesia

The ancient Chinese travel literature refers to a southern region of Sumatra, which they call as Lamphung, or the place where the southern winds blow. The Lampung Province in Indonesia is mostly flat, the highest mountains there are the Gunung Pesagi, the Tanggamas, the Seminiung, the Sekincau and the Raya, all of them being dormant volcanoes. Bandar Lampung is the provincial capital and originally consisted of two cities: Tanjungkarang and the harbor of Teluk Betung.   ... [ read more ]

The Bengkulu Province in Indonesia

The Bengkulu Province in Indonesia

The seaside seat of the Bengkulu Province was formerly known as Bencoolen. This is the place where Sir Stamford Raffl first came to Indonesia and the remains of the ​British influence can still be found in the area. The main product of the region is the pepper, the coffee, the nutmeg and the sugar cane. The most exciting natural attraction is the huge exotic flower of Rafflesia arnoldii. The Bengkulu Province can be reached very easily on the land, on the sea and through the air t... [ read more ]

Bangka Belitung in Indonesia

Bangka Belitung in Indonesia

The Bangka Belitung province is an archipelago with an area of ​​nearly 82 thousand square kilometers, of which 16 thousand km2 is land, 65 thousand km2 is water and the rest is sea cliff. The two biggest island of the archipelago are Bangka and Belitung that are surrounded by 254 small islands with a total coastline length of 1200 km. A province has seven districts. Bangka is the largest tin producer of Indonesia but is also famous for the white pepper that is grown here. Because of ... [ read more ]

Jambi Province in Indonesia

Jambi Province in Indonesia

The Jambi Province in Indonesia has an area of ​​5.343.700 hectares, it is divided in 9 regencies and has a provincial capital. It has a varied topography, the eastern part is mostly plain, the western part has many mountains. The latter is particularly true in the Kerinci Regency. The rich natural resources and the biodiversity is represented by four national parks and each has a unique flora and fauna. In the following we will present the most important tourist attractions of the... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in South Sumatra

Tourist attractions in South Sumatra

One of the most important kingdoms of the Indonesian history, the Buddhist Sriwijaya Empire flourished along the Musi River in South Sumatra for over a thousand years ago. It is located at the south of the mighty Bukit Barisan mountain, in the southern edge of the South China Sea that is one of the busiest in the world, close to the shipping lane linking the Far East with Europe. We could say many more this of this land, but today we will present you the most important tourist attracti... [ read more ]

The Tudjuh Archipelago of the Riau Islands

The Tudjuh Archipelago of the Riau Islands

The Riau Archipelago or the Riau Islands were part of the Riau Regency until 2004, but then it was split off and formed a separate province. The center of the Riau Archipelago is Tanjung Pinang and includes more than 3000 beautiful islands. We already presented the western side of the Riau Archipelago, which includes the majority of the population, but today we would like to present the Tudjuh Archipelago covering the Western part of the Riau Archipelago, which is formed by four separate are... [ read more ]

Tourist attraction in the Western Riau Islands

Tourist attraction in the Western Riau Islands

The Riau Archipelago, with its center at Tanjung Pinang, has many potential tourist attractions as beautiful beaches or other cultural places. The archipelago lies at the junction of the oldest and busiest maritime trade routes. It is an ideal business or commercial destination. In the past the Riau Archipelago was inhabited by the so called sea gypsies, they were wandering in the rich mangrove forests and on its waterways. Besides of this in the 16th century the Sultan of Malakka found r... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Riau

Tourist attractions in Riau

Riau is an Indonesian province that includes the major area of East Sumatra. The inhabitants of Riau are part of the Malay ethnic group, and this is the source area of the Indonesian Malay-based national language. The first Malaysian grammar book, the Bustanul Katibin was also released there in 1857. Pekanbaru became the capital city of the province in 1959, taking over this role from Tanjung Pinang on the Island of Bintan.   Traditional houses If you travel about 160 km ... [ read more ]

Most beautiful natural areas in West Sumatra

Most beautiful natural areas in West Sumatra

The plateau of West Sumatra is surrounded by the Bukit Barisan mountain chain. It has intact jungles with elephants, tigers, leopards and rhinos. Most of the visitors of the country are attracted by these magnificent natural places. Today we would like to present the most beautiful natural areas in West Sumatra that include mountains canyons and caves, majestic countryside, natural parks and reservation areas. If you will visit West Sumatra, you will surely be enchanted by nature. ... [ read more ]