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14 Things to Do in Lampung Indonesia (Picturesque)

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Lampung is a southernmost province on the island of Sumatra. The province is divided into two cities, Bandar Lampung City and Metro City, and thirteen regencies. Bandar Lampung is the capital of the province. Most people in coastal Lampung are fishermen and farmers. While most people in the central part of Lampung make their live from plantations of pepper, coffee, cloves, oil palm, rubber, and sugarcane. Because of its position, Lampung is the gateway to Sumatra Island.

Lampung can be accessed by planes through Raden Inten II Airport. Flights depart from Jakarta, Bandung, and Palembang. Visitors can also ride buses that depart from various major cities in Sumatra. For buses departing from Java, tickets include the cost of crossing from Merak Port in Banten to Bakauheni Port in Lampung. In addition, visitors who depart from Palembang can ride the train.

Lampung has an amazing landscape. In the East there is a long and beautiful beach whereas in the West there is a hilly area that holds a lot of natural charm. The people of Lampung always maintain their natural sustainability so that the beauty can be enjoyed. So friends, let’s find out the best things to do in Lampung Indonesia.

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1. Visiting Pasir Putih Beach
The first on our list of best things to do in Lampung Indonesia is visiting Pasir Putih Beach. The beach has incredible views. It has charming white sand and a row of green trees waving along its coastline. Visitors can take a walk along the white sand, swim, or rent a boat to get around. In the afternoon, seeing the sunset is a mandatory.

The beauty of the beach will make visitors feel at home linger here. Pasir Putih Beach is already equipped with rinse rooms and food stalls. Pasir Putih Beach is located in Soekarno-Hatta KM 17 Street, Tarahan Village, Katibung, South Lampung Regency. It’s about 20 km from Bandar Lampung. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 20.000. Opening hour is 8 am – 6 pm.

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2. Visiting Mutun Beach
The next best thing is visiting Mutun Beach. It is the right place for family holidays. In addition to its amazing white sand, this beach has a calm wave because of its location in Lampung Bay. Children can play sand or swim by the beach. Buoy rentals are available on this beach. There is also a water boom ride, but visitors have to pay again if they want to play in this ride.

In addition there are rentals for banana boats, canoes and ATVs. Mutun Beach has been equipped with rinse rooms, toilets, praying room and food stalls. Mutun Beach is located in Sukajaya Village, Padang Cermin, Pesawaran Regency. It’s about 19 km from Bandar Lampung. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 15.000. Opening hour is 8 am – 6 pm.

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3. Visiting Tanjung Setia Beach
Tanjung Setia Beach is situated in western Lampung. Its position that overlooks the Indian Ocean makes the beach has good waves for surfing. Even in 2016 Tanjung Setia Beach was awarded Most Popular Surfing Spot by the Ministry of Tourism.

The waves formed on the beach can reach a height of 10 meters with a length of nearly 200 meters. In addition, this beach is also a great place to enjoy the beauty of the sunset. Even though far from downtown, there are lodgings at affordable prices around the beach. Tanjung Setia Beach is located at Tanjung Setia Village, Krui, West Lampung Regency. It’s about 8 hours from Bandar Lampung. No admission, it’s open 24 hours.

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4. Visiting Kiluan Bay
Kiluan Bay is famous for dolphin sightseeing. The bay is often passed by dolphins. Visitors can see these intelligent marine mammals in the morning around 6 am. There are many traditional boats around the bay that are rented to see the dolphins. The cost to rent a boat is Rp 250,000.

In addition, Kiluan Bay also has an amazing underwater world. Visitors can enjoy its beauty with diving or snorkeling. Kiluan Bay is located at Kiluan Negeri Village, Kelumbayan, Tanggamus Regency. It’s about 3 hours drive from Bandar Lampung. No admission, it’s open 24 hours.

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5. Visiting Kalianda Resort
Kalianda Resort has a famous beach area. The beach is clean and has beautiful white sand. Since its location is in the bay, the waves are relatively calm. Besides go for a stroll, visitors can rent canoe, jet ski, banana boat or bicycle.

Visitors can also spend their night in the camping ground near the beach. Kalianda Resort is equipped with various facilities such as cottages, restaurant, meeting room, praying room, swimming pool and basketball court. Kalianda Resort is located in Kalianda Village, Merak Belantung, South Lampung Regency. It’s about 30 km from Bakauheni Port. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 20.000. Opening hour is 8 am – 6 pm.

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6. Putri Malu Waterfall
Putri Malu Waterfall is situated at an altitude of about 100 meters above sea level. Along the way to the site visitors will see a beautiful panoramic view. Rice fields, coffee plantations and chocolate plantations owned by residents are lined up the streets. After arriving in the parking lot, visitors still have to ride an ojek to get to the waterfall. The journey takes about 30 minutes through a steep rocky road.

The roar of the waterfall and the freshness of the air will welcome visitors. Putri Malu Waterfall has a height of 90 meters and a heavy flow. Here visitors can also soak in its cold water. Putri Malu Waterfall is located in Juku Batu Village, Banjit, Way Kanan Regency. It’s about 4 hours drive from Bandar Lampung. No admission. Visitors only need to pay the cost of ojek which is Rp 100.000 for return.

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7. Visiting Curup Tujuh Waterfall
Curup Tujuh Waterfall is situated in a protected forest area. Therefore its beauty is naturally preserved. It takes extra effort to get to the site. After arriving in the parking lot, visitors still have to walk through the steep path. The journey takes about 30 minutes. Curup Tujuh Waterfall has clear water and swift flow.

Visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks. Since the waterfall is inside the forest, there are no food stalls here. Curup Tujuh Waterfall is located in Marga Jaya Village, Padangratu, Central Lampung Regency. It’s about 85 km from Bandar Lampung. No admission.

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8. Climbing Mount Krakatau
Mount Krakatau, which is located in the Sunda Strait, had erupted in 1883. Its terrible eruption caused some of the mountain to collapse and its ashes blocked the sunlight. Up to now Mount Krakatau is still classified as an active volcano. To reach Mount Krakatau, visitors depart from Canti Port in Rajabasa, South Lampung. It’s about 30 minutes drive from Bakauheni Port.

Here visitors rent a boat for Rp 600,000 for an expedition to Mount Krakatau. The cost will be cheaper if it’s shared with traveling companions. From Canti Port the boat will go to Subesi Island. The journey takes about 2 hours. Visitors will spend one night on the island. There are simple lodgings for a fee of Rp 300.000. The cost can be shared with traveling companions. The climb to Mount Krakatau starts at dawn. Visitors will depart from Subesi Island to Mount Krakatau around 4 am. The journey takes about 2 hours.

The expanse of black sand will welcome visitors. The climb to the peak of Mount Krakatau takes about 30 minutes. From the peak visitors can see the beauty of Sunda Strait and the islands around Mount Krakatau. It is advisable for visitors to descend from Mount Krakatau before 3 pm. In the afternoon the wind will blow hard so that the waves will be high. The entrance fee to the Mount Krakatau is Rp 50,000.

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9. Visiting Way Kambas National Park
Way Kambas National Park is the oldest national park in Indonesia. The park was founded in 1937 by the Dutch colonial government. Way Kambas National Park has an area of 1,300 square kilometers and is home to about 200 Sumatran elephants.

Here visitors can see various elephant attractions or go around the park by riding an elephant. Every weekend a special football match for elephant is held. Way Kambas National Park is located in Labuhan Ratu, East Lampung Regency. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 7.000 and parking fee is Rp 10.000 for cars. Opening hour is 8 am – 6 pm.

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10. Visiting Lembah Hijau Tourism Park
Lembah Hijau Tourism Park was opened in 2007. In an area of 30 hectares visitor can enjoy wildlife park. It has a collection of birds, crocodiles, camels, orangutans, deer, bulls, etc. There are about 65 species of animals with a total of 465 animals. Lembah Hijau Tourism Park features an animal show three times a day.

In addition visitors can play on various rides such as waterboom, boom boom car, mini train, carousel, haunted house, and paint ball. Tickets to play on the rides are sold separately from the entrance ticket.There are also Cinema 4D,outbound facility and children playground.

The park has been equipped with cottages, restaurants, meeting rooms, mosques and toilets. Lembah Hijau Tourism Park is located at Imba Kesuma Street, Sukadana Ham, Bandar Lampung. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 10.000 for adults and Rp 8.000 for students. Opening hour is 8 am – 6 pm.

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11. Visiting Pugung Raharjo Archaeological Park
Pugung Raharjo Archaeological Park was founded in 1984. The park has relics from the megalithic era, Hindu-Buddhist era, until the Islamic Kingdom era. Some of the artifacts are ceramics, beads, menhirs, knives, spear eyes, pitted rocks, grinding stones, stone axes, and bronze bracelets.

There is also a mound of dirt that allegedly was a fortress, a group of large stones arranged in a rectangular shape with directions to the east and west, and a terraced hill that resemble a three-level pyramid. Pugung Rahardjo Archaeological Park is really wide that it takes about 1 hour to surround it.

So, visitors must have breakfast before coming here. Pugung Rahardjo Archaelogical Park is located in Pugung Raharjo Village, Jabung, East Lampung Regency. It’s about 2 hours drive from Bandar Lampung. No admission, opening hour is 8 am – 4 pm.

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12. Visiting Siger Tower
Siger Tower is a landmark of Lampung Province and is alsoa zero kilometer point in the south of Sumatra. The tower was inaugurated on 30 April 2008 by the Governor of Lampung, Sjahroedin Z.P. The tower was designed by the son of Lampung, Ir. H. Anshori Djausal, and is situated at an altitude of 110 meters above sea level.

The shape of the tower resembles a bride’s crown in Lampung tradition. People said you have not been to Lampung if you have not been to the Siger Tower. Siger Tower is located at Lintas Timur Street, Bakauheni, South Lampung Regency. No admission, it’s open 24 hours.

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13. Visiting Gita Persada Butterfly Park
Gita Persada Butterfly Park has a collection of various living and preserved butterflies. The park was established in 1997 as a place of conservation, nature tourism and education. In the preservation room visitors can see hundreds of butterflies complete with the information. After that visitors can take a walk in the park to see the butterfly breeding, tree houses and tea house.

Gita Persada Butterfly Park also has slides, swings and hammocks for children to play. Clean toilets are on various sides of the park. Gita Persada Park is located at Way Rahman Street, Kemiling, Bandar Lampung. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 10.000. Opening hour is 9 am – 5 pm.

14. Visiting Lampung Walk
Lampung Walk is a popular gathering place for young people in Bandar Lampung. It has waterboom, swimming pool, basketball court, futsal court and badminton court. There is also a food court for a place to rest after work out.

Lampung Walk is open till late evening so that visitors have the flexibility to determine the time. Lampung Walk is located at Urip Sumoharjo Street, Bandar Lampung. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 30.000 for weekdays and Rp 40.000 for weekend. Opening hour is 8 am – 9 pm on weekdays and 8 am – 0 am on weekend.

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Well friends, now you know the best things to do in Lampung Indonesia. No doubt Lampung has the best Places To Visit in Indonesia with its wonderful nature. Let’s visit Lampung Indonesia for God shake!

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