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5 Wonderful Things to Do in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

by Widiya
Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

Bukit Barisan Selatan was proclaimed as a wildlife sanctuary in 1935 and became one of many national parks in Indonesia in 1982. It is home to three of the world’s generally exotic and endangered huge species: the Sumatran rhino, elephant, and tiger.

The park is one of the most significant backwoods regions for tiger protection in Southeast Asia and is home to maybe a portion of the whole wild populations of Sumatran rhinos and a fourth of wild populations of elephants, making it an internationally significant preservation area. It covers 356,800 hectares region inside the regulatory district of Lampung and Bengkulu Provinces. 

Speaking of Bengkulu, check out a lot of things to do in Bengkulu for your next trip reference. In this article, we will be talking about all the things and all tourist attractions you can do and visit in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.

So, without further ado, let us get down to the meat of the topic.

  1. Appreciating the Biodiversity
Sumatran Tiger

This national park makes up the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra that is recorded in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, which runs along the whole western spine of the island. The primary target of the national park is to ensure the presence of Sumatra’s tropical rainforests alongside the entirety of their biodiversity. 

Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae), Sumatran Elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus), and Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) are among a portion of the uncommon and fascinating fauna found in the region. There are also quantities of endemic fauna that likewise occupy the area such as nectar bears (Helarctos malayanus), ungko (Hylobates agilis), ungulates (Tapirus indicus), siamang (H. syndactylus), simpai (Presbytis melalophos fuscamurina), and so on. 

  1. Visiting Suoh Valley 
Suoh Valley

Suoh Valley is situated 1,200 meters above the sea level in the Bukit Barisan Selatan mountain range. The focal point in this valley is the wellspring of the underground aquifers that originate from the old volcano, the emissions of mud on the move.

If you are specifically into a volcano, we have some information about the Kintamani Volcano Bali tour you might want to check. There are additionally four neighboring lakes with various qualities in Suoh Valley, namely Danau Asam, Danau Lebar, Danau Minyak, and Danau Belibis.

Danau Asam is presently a favorite area for washing and swimming. You can reach Suoh Valley from Batu Brak Liwa or Kuncoro (around 165 kilometers from Bandar Lampung).

Travel administration is accessible from Bandar Lampung and afterward, you can proceed by motorbike to explore the zone starting with one then onto the next lake. 

  1. Exploring Rhino Camp 
Rhino Camp

Exploring rainforest in the morning to observe gibbons, birds, traces of wildlife, including tigers trail, elephant trail, rafflesia living space, Nepenthes, and so on. At the point when it does not rain, you can explore timberland around evening time to watch bancanustarsiers or Sumatran bunnies.

Remember that all activities inside the woods must be guided by timberland officers as Rhino Camp is a part of Bukit Barisan Selatan National park. You can reach this place by going off from Bandar Lampung to Kota Agung to Wonosobo to Sukaraja Atas and finally, to Rhino Camp.

  1. Stopping By Way Pemerihan 
Elephant Riding

Way Pemerihan is another meeting spot in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. Trained elephants with backwoods officers are prepared to do woods watch against criminal operations in the national park.

Ecotourism potential contained in the woods covering streams and woodland as a home for biotic objects of widely varied vegetation, for example, hornbills, tigers, deer, elephants, and hawks. The focal point of this place is elephant riding down the stream and wilderness trek accompanied by a woods officer for a half or one hour appreciating the environment of tropical timberland.

Way Pemerihan is situated in a similar course as Rhino Camp. From Bandar Lampung, you can go to Kota Agung to Wonosobo to Sukaraja Atas to Camp Rhino and lastly, to Way Pemerihan.

  1. Hanging Around Kubu Perahu 
Cascade in Kubu Perahu

Vacation destination in this area is the rainforest in the midst of the purity, coming with two cascades, namely Sepapa Kanan (20 meters) and Sepapa Kiri (60 meters). Vegetation that can be found there incorporates 59 types of orchids.

Existing facilities outdoors ground include trails, hold up work, sanctuary, and toilets. This territory is found seven kilometers from the city of Liwa, Lampung Barat.

You can reach these two cascades by public transportation and proceed with jungle trekking to the cascade. Meanwhile, Kubu Perahu can be reached by going off from Bandar Lampung towards Kota Agung, then continuing to Krui and showing up at Kubu Perahu by six hours drive. 

So, that is a list of things you can do in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Lampung. While you are at it, make sure you also read about amazing things to do in Bandar Lampung and the reasons why you should visit Sumatra.

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