Bukit Lawang is a charming tropical village by the banks of a swiftly flowing river. Standing by the striking Bohorok River and the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Gunung Leuser National Park, this rural spot is a popular Sumatran tourist destination. The main attraction of the wild tropical forests fringing Bukit Lawang is the Sumatran orangutan. That aside, jungle treks to the National Park are rewarded with sure sightings of tropical primates like macaques, leaf monkey and gibbons. The forests are also home to numerous hornbills, barbets, the Sumatran elephant and the rare Sumatran rhino. Wildlife enthusiasts are often lucky enough to catch sight of one of the largest flowers in the world, Rafflesia, along with other exotic tropical plants and flowers. The area’s numerous wildlife resorts are also perfect for lazing on hammocks along a palm-fringed sandy river bank, tubing or swimming in the rivers or even exploring bat caves!
Gunung Leuser National Park
Diverse Fauna and Flora
Endangered Orangutans, Sumatran Elephants and Rhinos
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