Sumatra, the second largest island of Indonesia and the sixth largest in the world, is rich in natural resources and beauty. From the north to the southern tip, the island offers vast attractions to see and do. Start your trip in Sumatra by trekking the Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the largest national parks in Asia. Or try rafting down the Alas and Wampus rivers while having the rare chance to see the local flora and fauna. For more of an adventurous travel, climb the 100-meter vertical cliff wall at Harau Canyon and climb the child of Krakatau, right up to the ridge.
Sumatra is rich in cultural heritage. Its population is made up mostly of the Christian Bataks living around Tapanuli and Lake Toba, the Melayu in North Sumatra and the distinctive Minangkabau in the west, around Padang and Bukittinggi. The western offshore islands of Nias and Mentawai shelter isolated communities, which continue to retain ancient megalithic customs. In the Riau archipelago, in the Strait of Malacca, the people’s colorful and illustrious histories stretch back for centuries to the days when the Malay kingdoms’ were a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Sumatra offers a unique travel experience that you are not going to forget for the rest of your life!
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