Kerinci National Park represents the ecosystem types lowland rain forest to sub-alpine ecosystems as well as some unique ecosystems include peat swamp, freshwater swamps and lakes.
The forest of Kerinci National Park has 4,000 plant species dominated by Dipterocarpaceae. Rare and endemic plants such as Kerinci Pine (Pinus merkusii strainKerinci), wood bloodsucker (Harpulia Alborea), rafflesia flower (Rafflesia Arnoldi and R. hasseltii), and carrion flower (Amorphophallus titanum and A. decus-silvae).
Kerinci National Park has 37 species of mammals, 10 species of reptiles, 6 species of amphibians, 8 species of primates and 139 species of birds
Other potential which attracted the attention of visitors in the park, such as the sound observation hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros sumatranus) and looming (Aceros undulatus undulatus) and the amazing sound of laughter hysteria of ivory birds (Rhinoplax vigil); their very mysterious “golden cat” (Catopuma temminckii temminckii); and the existence of unsolved mysteries about the kind of primate which walks upright and quickly disappeared among the trees, where the local people call it “Orang Pendek” (short people) or dwarf.
Kerinci National Park has been used as an integrated conservation and development program (Integrated Conservation Development Program – ICDP).
Some locations / attractions to visit:
Mount Kerinci. Hiking and camping. Mount Kerinci (3,805 m. Above sea level) is the highest volcano in Indonesia and still active.
Seven Mountain Lakes. A panoramic view of the lake, and wildlife observation. Seven Lakes Mountain is the highest volcanic lake in Sumatra (2,000 m. Above sea level) area of 1000 ha which is surrounded by seven mountains.
Goa Napal Licin and Kasah. Seeing the cave complex that is rich in stalactites and stalagmite
Grao Solar, Nguak and Kunyit. observed bursts of hot water (water is very clear) as high as 15 meters and wildlife observation.
Letter W. Seeing raflesia flowers and dead flowers, and Sumatran rabbits.
Rawa Ladeh Panjang. Research and wildlife observation.
Cultural tourism. Observing the Kubu tribe culture are still traditional.
Cultural attractions outside the national park: Cultural Parade in November in Full River, Malay culture in January in Jambi, and Tabot Festival in June in Bengkulu.
The best visiting season: January s / d in October each year.
How to reach:
From Padang-Tapan Full-river is 278 km (7-8 hours) by car, Padang-Muaralabuh-grit Tuo, 211 km (5-6 hours) by car, Jambi-Sarko-Full River, 500 km (9-10 h) with the car and Bengkulu-Tapan Full-River, 417 km (8-9 hours) by car