Lampung province is located at the southern tip of Sumatra Island. The name Lampung was taken from origin Lampungnese who have their own alphabet. Bandar Lampung, the capital city, was formerly called Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung, the names of the two major sections of the city, before being renamed in 1983. Bandar Lampung is a transit city connecting Java and all provinces in Sumatra.
Lampung is commonly known for its geographical instability in terms of earthquakes and volcanoes. On May 10 2005, a strong earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck the province. The historical volcano blast of Krakatau occurred in 1883, which resulted in disastrous consequences.
Major tourist attractions in Lampung:
- Krakatau, a volcanic island made of a ‘a lava, located in Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra
- Way Kambas, a nature reserve which is the first elephant training center in Indonesia
- Lampung Museum
- Ranau Lake
- Kota Agung Port, one of the ‘old city ‘ in Lampung province
- Ancient Grave of Prince Jiwa Kesuma, the sacrificed for worship in the past Hindu belief
- Way Lalaan Waterfall, a constitution gradually waterfall that have 200 m distance of one to others
- Harapan Beach
- Badak / Muli Indah Beach
- Batu Balai Beach