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SUMATRA
ACEH
NORTH SUMATRA
WEST SUMATRA
SOUTH SUMATRA
BANGKA AND BELITUNG
RIAU
JAMBI
BENGKULU
LAMPUNG
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SUMATRA

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A Land surface of some 440.000 sq km, is the second largest island of Indonesia and fifth largest in the world. The equator runs across the middle of the western part of Sumatra. Tall volcanoes, massive forests and misty mountain ranges are major feature of the landscape, especially along the islands southern volcanic spine. Several Indonesians biggest reserves in Sumatra are Kerinci Seblat and Bukit Barisan Selatan in Southern Sumatra and Gunung Leuser in northern Sumatra.

 

Traveling to Sumatra is interesting because every single province have their own distinctive culture and ethnic groups. Sumatra is divided into nine provinces: Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, Bangka-Belitung, Bengkulu and Lampung

 

The exotic and lovely from North to South

If you love nature, Sumatra is the place. Starting from Aceh, Leuser Nasional Park, one of the largest national parks in the world. The park is the home for the orangutans, gibbons, monkeys, tigers, elephants and the Sumatran rhinoceros. Bukit Lawang - Bohorok is one of the popular places for tourist to see the orangutans.

When entering North Sumatra, you can visit the Great Bukit Barisan National Park in the Karo highlands, 66 km from Medan. Enjoy the Karoness culture a Batak Karo village with a number of traditional houses that are still being used in where eight families living together in every house. Then visit the fruit market of Berastagi.

Lake Toba is the famous lake at the heart of the Batak people. This is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and is one of the deepest lakes in the world (500 meters). In the middle of Lake toba is Samosir Island, the original home of the Batak Toba.

Off the coast of North Sumatra you'll find the island of Nias whose inhabitants were once enthusiastic head hunters. This custom has happily disappeared but one that remains is stone-jumping which requires the young men of Nias to hurl themselves over a stone monument more than two meters high. Formerly a method of entering enemy villages at night, this feat known as "Fahombe" is now performed as a test of prowess. It will certainly have you on your feet. A tropical paradise on every count, Nias will captivate you, not only with its glorious One of the most popular handicrafts in Sumatra is the traditional hand woven cloth. In North Sumatra, they call it Ulos. Ulos Ragi Hotang a type of ceremonial mantle worn to announce the birth of a boy or used at wedding ceremonies. Songket from Minangkabau, a sarong or shawls woven in bold color silk combined with artificial gold thread. The motive is usually in geometric shapes. In Lampung, they make Tapis sarong, a woven cloth with embroidered gold couchwork.

 If you want to have some real fun and satisfaction on your vacation without being interrupted by the crowds, visit Sumatra! it is a destination for people like you.

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WEATHER AND BEST SEASON TO VISIT SUMATRA

Sumatra is clearly divided into two climatic zones as the equator has cut it in equal halves. While from October to April is the time of rain north of Equator with heaviest rains north of the equator occur October to April, The dry season takes place from May-September. South of the equator, the rainy season is December to February. The climatic condition west of the Bukit Barisan range is hot, humid, and rainy. The best time to visit this region is from September to October, at the beginning of the rainy season. This time there are no torrential rains, making the travel to the inner country quite possible.

 

 

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