5 Best Things To Do & See In Jambi, Sumatra
By: Roy Mardianto
At the glance
￼Jambi is a province of Indonesia, located on the east coast of central Sumatra. The capital is Jambi city. The population of the province is 3.088.618 person (2010 BPS) with total area 53,435.72 km2
Best Things To Do & See In Jambi are :
Climb Kerinci Mountain
￼Photo Courtesy : Kyle Steven
Photo Courtesy : Siska Munthe
It is the highest active volcano in Indonesia (3,805 m asl.), located in Kerinci Regency, Jambi within the Kerinci Seblat National Park. If you are very lucky while climb, you will see Orang Pendek (Indonesian for "short person") is the most common name given to a cryptid, or cryptozoological animal, that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on this mountain & surrounding
Trekking to Lake Gunung Tujuh￼
Photo Courtesy : Filip Musial
Lake Gunung Tujuh (in English : Seven Mountains) is a spectacular caldera lake of 960 hectares, located at an altitude of 1,950 metres and surrounded on all sides by the very steep slopes of Mt. Tujuh. This volcano has seven (tujuh) peaks, the highest of which is 2,732 metres. The lake measures about 4.5.kilometres long by 3 kilometres wide, and the greatest depth recorded is 40 metres. It is located near Kerinci Mountain, and all the surrounding hills and mountains are densely forested. It is accessible by a 1.5 (very fast) to three-hour (slow) walk along a small forest path leading straight up the mountain from the PHPA guardpost of Pesisir Bukit (alt. 1,400 metres), which in turn is a half-hour walk from Pelompek village. The track leads up to a point on the crater rim (alt. 2,010 metres), immediately south of the outlet river of the lake.
Trekking to Lake Kaco
Photo Courtesy : Guntur Meydan
Small blue lake in the middle of tropical rainforest, located in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Kerinci Regency, Jambi. 3-5 hours trekking from the nearest village, Lempur.
Trekking at Bukit Duabelas National Park area and meet Anak Dalam Tribe
￼Photo Courtesy : Roy Mardianto
Photo Courtesy : Dominique Gygax
Bukit Duabelas (meaning The Twelve Hills) is representative of lowland tropical rainforests in Jambi Province, lying between 30 m and 430 m above sea level.
Anak Dalam (or Kubu) is the name of an isolated tribe whose members are still little touched by the influences of modernity. The Anak Dalam are mostly hunters, although they also grow edible tuberous plants. They also gather and trade products from the forest like honey, rattan and various kind of harsh. The Anak Dalam still lead a nomadic life and move to a new site whenever there is something wrong in their current place, or someone dies. It’s great experience to meet them for learning how they can survive in the forest.
Visiting Muaro Jambi Temple Complex and learn Malay Jambi Culture
￼Photo Courtesy : Roy Mardianto
Photo Courtesy : Roy Mardianto
The temple complex was built by the Melayu Jambi Kingdom. It is situated 26 kilometers east from the Jambi City. Its surviving temples and other archaeological remains are estimated to date from the seventh to thirteenth Century AD. The archaeological site includes nine excavated temple sanctuaries and 73 ruins unexcavated, covers 2662 hectacres. It is one of the largest and best-preserved ancient temple complex in South East Asia.
The Muaro Jambi Temples were made of red brick, spread out along the banks of the Batanghari River. People of Muaro Jambi are Malay ethnic with unique culture and tradition.
So, lets visit Jambi for looking the another adventure of nature & culture experiences on Sumatra Island!
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Roy Mardianto is the owner ofSGP Tours Jambi.Trek to the other side of Sumatra island with Roy, check out his great site for more info: www.jambitourpackages.co.cc
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