Bukit Barisan Selatan (southern mountain chain) National Park is representative of the Bukit Barisan mountain range consisting of mangrove forest vegetation types, coastal forest, tropical pamah forest, to the mountains of Sumatra.
Plant species in the park include Sonneratia (Sonneratia sp.), Palm (Nypa fruticans), Casuarina (Casuarina equisetifolia), pandan (Pandanus sp.), Chrysolite (Michelia champaka), meranti (Shorea sp.), Mersawa (Anisoptera curtisii), ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), Keruing (Dipterocarpus sp.), resin (Agathis sp.), rattan (Calamus sp.), and rafflesia flower (Rafflesia arnoldi).
Plants that characterizes this national park is the tall corpse flower (Amorphophallus decus-silvae), giant corpse flower (A. titanum) and giant orchid / cane (Grammatophylum speciosum). corpse flower tall height can reach more than 2 meters
Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park is bear habitat (Helarctos malayanus malayanus), Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus), tapir (Tapirus indicus), Agile gibbon (Hylobates agilis) , gibbon (H. syndactylus syndactylus), hoop (Presbytis melalophos fuscamurina), deer (Tragulus kanchil javanicus), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata).
Menjukut lake in the national park is directly adjacent to the high seas of the Indian Ocean, which resembles a very large swimming pool and is located not far from the shoreline
Some locations / attractions to visit:
Tampang, Blubuk, Menjukut Lake , Way Sleman, Blimbing.
Exploring the forest, marine tourism, swimming, boating, observation of plants (raflesia, dead flowers), camping, and exploring rivers.
Sukaraja Atas. Exploring the woods, camping, animal / plant observation (the tall corpse flower).
Suwoh. Boating, swimming, hot springs, exploring the forest and camping
Kubu Perahu. Exploring the forest, waterfalls, animal / plant observation and camping.
Cultural attractions outside the national park:
Krakatau Festival in July in Bandar Lampung and the Lake Ranau Festival in December in Oku-South Sumatra.
The best visiting season: January to August every year
How to reach:
Telok Betong-Tanjung Karang-City Attorney using car, Kota Agung-Tampang by motor boat about six hours, Kota Agung – Banjarnegoro- Sukaraja Atas / Suwoh use the car for about four hours, and Kota Agung-Kubu Perahu by cars around seven hours.
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