Bukit Dua Belas (Twelve Hills) National Park is one area of lowland tropical rain forest in Jambi province. Originally, this area is a permanent production forest, limited production forest and other areas which combined into a national park. Remaining natural forest is located in the northern part of the park, while others are secondary forests.
Plant species, among others Bulian (Eusideroxylon zwageri), meranti (Shorea sp.), Menggeris / kempas (Koompassia excelsa), jelutung (Dyera costulata), jernang (Daemonorops draco), resin (Agathis sp.), And rattan (Calamus sp.). There are approximately 120 species of plants, including fungi that can be developed as a medicinal plant.
This national park is the habitat of rare and endangered animals such as gibbons (Hylobates syndactylus syndactylus), monkey (Macaca nemestrina), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa diardi), mouse deer (Tragulus kanchil javanicus), bears (Helarctos malayanus malayanus), deer (Indian muntjac Montanus), meow congkok (Prionailurus bengalensis sumatrana), Lutra Sumatra (Lutra sumatrana), ajag (Cuon alpinus sumatrensis), Sumatran Rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri), snake eagle Bido (Spilornis cheela malayensis), and others
The number of rivers and creeks are very much, which comes from within the region (shown on the map as the root fibers), so that this region is the most important reservoir area for Watershed of Batanghari.
This national park topography is flat to undulating medium, with the hills / mountains like Mount Suban, Punai River (± 164 m. Above sea level), Mount Panggang (± 328 m. Above sea level), and Kuran Hill (± 438 m. Above sea level).
The local indigenous people named Anak Dalam (Child within) tribe (Orang Rimba/Jungle Man) have inhabited the forest of Twelve hill National Park for many decades. Suku Anak Dalam mention forests in THNP as local wanderings; where they interact with nature, each other, care for one another and support each other. To meet their needs, tribal Children In conducting boar hunting, fishing, searching for honey, and tapping rubber for sale.
Some locations / attractions to visit:
THNP newly designated as a national park, so it is relatively no facilities for visitors.
The best visiting season: June to October every year.
How to reach: How to reach: From Jambi to Pauh (by bus) passing Muara Bulian about 3 hours, from Pauh continued charter vehicles to Lubuk Jering and Kabau Causeway about 2 hours.
reference : www.dephut.go.id
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