Bukit Barisan

Bukit Barisan national park forms part of Bukit Barisan mountain chain, comprises mangrove forest, coastal forest, montane, and lowland tropical forest. Bukit Barisan national park designated: Minister of Forestry with a total area of 365,000 hectares, Location: Regencies: West Lampung and South Bengkulu.

Among the plant species that can be found in Bukit Barisan national park are pidada (Sonneratia sp.), nipah (Nypa fruticans), cemara laut (Casuarina equisetifolia), pandan (Pandanus sp.), cempaka (Michelia champaka), meranti (Shorea sp.), mersawa (Anisoptera curtisii), ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), keruing (Dipterocarpus sp.), damar (Agathis sp.), rattan (Calamus sp.), and rafflesia flower (Rafflesia arnorldi).

Characteristics of Bukit Barisan national park are tall carrion flower (Amorphophallus decus-silvae), which can reach a height of more than 2 metres, giant carrion flower (A. titanum), and giant orchid/sugarcane (Grammatophylum speciosum).

Bukit Barisan national park is a natural habitat for sun bear (Helarctos malayanus malayanus), Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), black-handed gibbon (Hylobates agilis), siamang (H. syndactylus syndactylus), mitred leaf monkey (Presbytis melalophos fuscamurina), lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus kanchil), and hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).

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Menjukut Lake, looking like a vast pool close to the shore, actually borders on the Indian Ocean.

Tampang, Blubuk, Menjukut Lake, Way Sleman, Blimbing: exploring the forest, marine tours, swimming, boating, observing plants (rafflesia, carrion flower), camping, and kayaking/canoeing.
Sukaraja Atas: exploring the forest, camping, observing plants and animals (especially the tall carrion flower).
Suwoh: boating, swimming, enjoying thermal springs, exploring the forest and camping.
Kubu Perahu: exploring the forest, waterfalls, observing plants and animals, and camping.

Cultural attractions outside Bukit Barisan national park include the Krakatau Festival in July in Bandar Lampung and the Lake Ranau Festival in December in Oku, South Sumatra.

Interesting locations & attractions Bukit Barisan National Park

How to reach Bukit Barisan national park: Teluk Betung – Tanjung Karang – Kota Agung – Tampang by motor boat, Kota Agung – Tampang by motor boat, about 6 hours; Kota Agung – Banjarnegoro – Sukaraja Atas/Suwoh, about 4 hours by bus; and Kota Agung – Kubu Perahu, about 7 hours by car.

Declared: Minister of Agriculture, in 1962.
a total area of 365,000 hectares.
Designated: Minister of Forestry, SK No. 416/Kpts-II/1999.
a total area of 365,000 hectares.
Location: Regencies; Tanggamus, West Lampung (Province of Lampung).
Regency of South Bengkulu (Province of Bengkulu).

Best time of year to visit: January to August.

Temperature 20° – 28° C.
Rainfall 1,000 – 4,000 mm/year.
Altitude 0 – 1,964 m asl.
Geographical location 103°23′ – 104°43′ E; 4°33′ – 5°57′ S.

Park Office: Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 19, Tanggamus.
Kota Agung, Lampung 35751.
Tel. : +62-722- 21064.