Visit Lampung Province 2017, " The Treasure of Sumatra ".
|The View of Lampung Bay with Bandar Lampung at the background.|
Located on the southernmost of Sumatra Island, Lampung province is surrounded by oceans. Adjacent to the south, Lampung is separated from Java by the Sunda Strait, while the area of the east coast by the Java Sea and is situated adjacent to the west coast of the Ocean Indonesia.
This geographical setting makes Lampung Province rich in beaches and small islands which have the potential as maritime and beach tourism destinations. A marine tourism destination which is gaining popularity among domestic visitors in Lampung is Teluk Kiluan or Kiluan Bay. It lies in Pesawaran Regency and is situated on migration path of dolphin making it a perfect site for dolphin watching.
|Mount Son of Krakatoa, An Ecotourism Site on the Sunda Street.|
Surrounded by sea waters, Lampung Province offers a lot of marine and beach tourism destination along Lampung bay, which is administratively shared by four regencies : South Lampung, Bandar Lampung City, Pesawaran Regency, Tanggamus Regency, there lie an array of tourism sites, frequently visited by locals as well as domestic tourists. Among the beaches are Pantai Guci Kapal Batu, Pantai Wartawan in South Lampung; Pantai Pasir Putih in Bandar Lampung, Pantai Queen Artha, Pantai Duta,Pantai Klara, Pantai Mutun and Pulau Tangkil, Pantai Sari Ringgung, Pulau Pahawang, Pantai Tunjung Putus in Pesawaran Regency; Pantai Piabung in Tanggamus Regency.
Facing directly to Indian Ocean, Pesisir Barat Regency endowed with hundreds kilometer long coastline is very potential to be developed into International surfing destination in Lampung. This area is a wave rich surf zone- rights, lefts, and beachies. Swell sizes range regularly between 6-12ft from March to November and 3-6ft throughout the rest of the year. Hardly no crowd like in Bali or Lombok beaches, make it a perfect destination for surfers and bodyboarders.
|Bodyboarding at Krui Beach, Krui, Lampung.|
|Aerial view of Tanjung Setia, Pesisir Barat Regency, Lampung.|
Topographically, Lampung province mainly consists of highland and lowland zones. the highland zone is made up of the areas covered by mountain ranges called Bukit Barisan,known as the 'Andes of Sumatra’, which spans from the northern most part of Sumatra Island mostly occupied by Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) to the southern most of Sumatra Island covered by Lampung province. It is on this well known key spine of Bukit Barisan lying a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra consisting of three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP) in NAD, Kerinci Seblat National Park (KSNP) in Jambi Province and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP) in Lampung Province.
|Head Office of BBSNP in Kota Agung, Tangggamus Regency.|
|Butterfly Release Center in Butterfly Park Gita Persada, Bandar Lampung.|
|Guard Station in Rhino Camp of BBSNP.|
- Sumatran elephant (about 500 animals, or 25% of the total remaining population of this subspecies live in the park)
- Sumatran striped rabbit (most recent records of this poorly known species have been from the park)
- Sumatran rhinoceros (an estimated 60-80 Sumatran rhinos live in the park; approximately the same number live in Gunung Leuser National Park, and when combined the two parks account for the majority of this species' population)
- Sumatran tiger (approximately 40 adult tigers or 10% of the remaining Sumatran tigers live in the park).
|The Offspring of Rafflesia arnoldi at Rhino Camp, BBSNP.|
Way Kambas National Park is among the land coverages in the eastern part of Lampung Province. Way Kambas National Park is a national park covering 1,300 square kilometres in Lampung province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia consisting of swamp forest and lowland rain forest. The park still has a few critically endangered Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants and Sumatran rhinoceroses. It also provides excellent bird watching, with the rare white-winged wood duck among the over 400 species present in the park.