Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra Travel Guide
I was never able to answer my friends whenever they ask me which is my favorite travel destination so far.
...but now I do.
I have never been to a place where I've gotten more in touch with nature. I was covered in dirt most of the time, yet I've never felt more comfortable and contented. This was only possible in Bukit Lawang, the place with the best accommodation, atmosphere, and route for those who are planning to hike Gunung Leuser.
|River, trees, the freshest air and friendly folks - everything needed for the most enjoyable travel experience|
|From Berastagi to Bukit Lawang through Terminal Pinang Baris. Takes about 5 hours and 50,000 IDR.|
|This friendly driver and his young conductor kept me entertained throughout the bumpy ride|
|You'd need to take one of these (becak) in order to get from the Bukit Lawang station to the final destination.|
|Once there, you will find a row of shops selling rocks, clothing, souvenirs, and local Indonesian food.|
|This is how my everyday meal looks like. Simple, cheap, and yummy!|
|Had the best guide ever|
|Spent the evening chatting and watching the locals cook up a feast.|
The following day was even more exciting. Hiking Gunung Leuser was challenging, but very fun. To top it off, I got to see Orangutans, black gibbons, and adorable little Thomas Leaf monkeys.
|Shook hands with an Orangutan!|
|Wouldn't have spent my days any other way|