Jambi

* Kerinci Seblat National Park * Bukit Duabelas Nature Reserve * Kubu Tribe

Jambi

Jambi

Province of Jambi covers a total area of about 5,343,700 hectares, consisting of 9 regencies and one municipality. The topography of Jambi Province generally varies from low land areas in the east to hills and mountains in the west. The uplands are mostly located in Kerinci regency. The area’s natural resources and wealth of biodiversity are represented in the four national parks of Kerinci Sablat National Park, Berbak National Park, Bukit Dua Belas National Park and Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park, each having its distinctive flora and fauna.

Interest Places

Batik & Handicraft Atelier

Batik & Handicraft Atelier is located near the center of the town of Jambi. It is the heart of the Jambi-style batik, plait work and agate handicraft industries run by the town’s women.

Kerinci Lake

Lake Kerinci

Lake Kerinci

Lake Kerinci is located 20 kilometers from Sungai Penuh, capital of Kerinci Regency. This is a popular tourist spot surrounded by beautiful vista. Accommodation is available on its shores.

Kerinci Seblat National Park

Kerinci Seblat National Park

Kerinci Seblat National Park

Kerinci Seblat National Park is located in the Bukit Barisan Mountains. It occupies an area of 1,484,650 hectares. The park is home to a great variety of wildlife species, such as elephants, the Sumatran tiger, the Sumatran rhino, tapirs, panthers, deer, wild goats, apes, crocodiles, birds and reptiles.

Mount Kerinci

Mount Kerinci

Mount Kerinci

Mount Kerinci is the highest mountain on the island of Sumatra and a popular destination for mountain climbers. The nearest village and climber’s base is Kersik Tuo, near Kayu Aro in Kerinci. Routes are marked by signs posted at half-kilometer intervals. The best time to go climbing is from January to October.

Muara Jambi Temple

Muara Jambi Temple

Muara Jambi Temple

Muara Jambi Temple is located 30 kilometers northeast of Jambi, along the Batanghari River. This site is considered to be one of the richest archeological sites on the island of Sumatra. The eight temple-like structures appear to be Buddhist, and were probably built around the 14th century. In 1982, a 32 cm tall female bronze statue was found at Koto Kandis, in the Muara Sabak Sub District. It is believed to be the Goddess Laksmi, holding a lotus bud in her right hand and an oil lamp in her left In addition to these archeological sites, many visitors find the riverside an ideal recreation and picnic spot.

Bukit Duabelas Nature Reserve

Bukit Duabelas Nature Reserve is located in the Pauh Sub District, 60 kilometers from Bangko in the Sarolangun Bangko Regency. It covers 28,703 hectares and is home to deer, monkeys, bears, wild pigs, elephants, snakes, iguanas and many species of birds. Small lakes are found in its surroundings and many small streams discharge into the Batanghari River. This nature reserve is also home to 1,000 people of the Kubu (Anak Dalam) tribe.

SUMATRA DIVE SITES

* Weh Island * Bintan Island * Natuna and Lingga Island * Padang Offshore and Mentawai Islands

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