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Gunung Leuser National Park

Written By Rio Gonzales on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | Tuesday, January 03, 2012



Mount Leuser National Park is a representative type of coastal forest ecosystems, and tropical rain forest lowlands to the mountains.
Almost the entire area covered by forest cover Dipterocarpaceae with several rivers and waterfalls. There is a rare and distinctive plant which leaves a giant umbrella (Johannesteijsmannia altifrons), interest Raflesia (Rafflesia atjehensis and R. micropylora) and Rhizanthes zippelnii which is the largest flower with a diameter of 1.5 meters. In addition, there is a unique plant or plant strangler fig.

Endangered and protected animals found in national parks, among others, introspect / orangutan (Pongo abelii), gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus syndactylus), Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Sumatran rhinoceros (sumatrensis sumatrensis Dicerorhinus), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), forest goat (Capricornis sumatraensis), hornbills (Buceros bicornis), sambar deer (Cervus unicolor), and cats (Prionailurus sumatrana bengalensis).


Mount Leuser National Park is one established by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. Based on the Indonesia-Malaysia cooperation, also designated as "Sister Park" with the State Parks National Park in Malaysia.

Some locations / attractions to visit:

Gurah. View and enjoy the natural scenery, valleys, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, observing animals and plants such as flowers Raflesia, orangutans, birds, snakes and butterflies.
Bohorok. Place orangutan rehabilitation activities and natural attractions in the form of panoramic river, camping and bird watching.
Kluet. Canoe on rivers and lakes, trekking in coastal forest and cave tours. This area is the habitat of the Sumatran tiger.
Sekundur. Camping, cave tours and wildlife observation.
Ketambe and Suak Carambola. Research primates and other wildlife that comes home and library research.
Gunung Leuser (3404 m asl) and Mt. Pecan (3314 m asl). Climbing and hiking.
River rafting on Alas. Rafting of Gurah-Muara Situlen-wave for three days.





Cultural attractions outside the Park is Lake Toba Festival in June at Lake Toba and Malay Cultural Festival in July in Medan.

The best visiting season: June to s / d in October each year.

How to reach the location: Field-Kutacane is ± 240 km or 8 hours by car, Kutacane-Gurah/Ketambe is ± 35 km or 30 minutes by car, Medan-Bohorok/Bukit Lawang is ± 60 km or 1 hour by car, Medan- Sei Betung / Sekundur within ± 150 km or 2 hours by car, Medan-Tapaktuan is ± 260 km or 10 hours by car.
Office: Jl. No. Blangkejeren Kingdom. 37 km 3
          PO Box 16, Kutacane NAD
          Tel. (0629) 21 358; Fax. (0629) 21016
          E-mail: tnglaceh@indosat.net.id
          Declared Minister of Agriculture, 792,675 acres in 1980 extensive
          Appointed Minister of Forestry,
          No. SK. 276/Kpts-VI/1997
          area 1,094,692 hectares
Defined ----
           Location of District. Southeast Aceh, Kab. South Aceh,
           Kab. Singkil, Aceh Province and District. Langkat, North Sumatra Province
           Air temperature 21 ° - 28 ° C
           Rainfall is 2000-3200 mm / year
           Elevation 0-3381 m above sea level.
           Geographical location 2 ° 50 '- 4 ° 10' N, 96 ° 35 '- 98 ° 30' E

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