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									                Gunung Leuser National Park
                                                           Gunung Leuser National Park is a representative type of
                                                           coastal forest ecosystems, and lowland tropical rain
                                                           forests to mountains.

                                                           Almost the entire area is covered by dipterocarp forest
                                                           thick with several rivers and waterfalls. There are rare
                                                           plants and typical of a giant umbrella leaf
                                                           (Johannesteijsmannia altifrons), Raflesia flower
                                                           (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.

                                                           Rare and endangered species contained in the national
                                                           parks, among others, introspective / orangutan (Pongo
                                                           abelii), gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus syndactylus),
                                                           Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus),
                                                           Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
                                                           sumatrensis), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris
                                                           sumatrae), forest goat (Capricornis sumatraensis),
                                                           hornbills (Buceros bicornis), sambar deer (Cervus
                                                           unicolor), and jungle cat (Prionailurus bengalensis
                                                           sumatrana).
Gunung Leuser National Park is one defined by UNESCO as
a Biosphere Reserve. Based on the cooperation between
Indonesia and Malaysia, also designated as a "Sister Park"
with Taman Negara National Park in Malaysia.

Some locations / attractions to be visited:

Gurah. View and enjoy the natural scenery, canyons, hot
springs, lakes, waterfalls, observation of animals and plants
such as flowers Raflesia, orangutans, birds, snakes and
butterflies.
Bohorok. The orangutan rehabilitation activities and natural
attractions in the form of a panorama of the river, camping
and bird watching.
Kluet. Boating on rivers and lakes, trekking in the coastal
forest and cave tours. This area is the habitat of Sumatran
tigers.
Sekundur. Camping, cave tourism and wildlife observation.
Ketambe and Suak Carambola. Research primates and other
wildlife researcher who comes home and library.
Gunung Leuser (3404 m asl) and Mt. Pecan (3314 m asl).
Climbing and mountain climbing.
River rafting in Alas. Rafting activity of Gurah-Muara
Situlen-wave for three days.
Cultural attractions outside the Park is Lake Toba Festival in June on Lake Toba and Malay Culture Festival in July
in Medan.

The best visiting season: June to October each year.

How to reach the location: Medan-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 is
± 150 km or 2 hours by car, Medan-Tapaktuan is ± 260 km or 10 hours by car.
                                                               Office: Jl. Raya Blangkejeren No. 37 Km 3
                                                               PO Box 16, Kutacane
                                                               Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
                                                               Tel. (0629) 21 358, Fax. (0629) 21016
                                                               E-mail: tnglaceh@indosat.net.id
Stated the Minister of Agriculture, 792,675 acres in 1980 extensive
Appointed Minister of Forestry,
Decree No. 276/Kpts-VI/1997
area 1,094,692 hectares
Defined ----
Location Kab. Southeast Aceh, Kab. South Aceh
Kab. Singkil, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and Kab. Langkat, North Sumatra Province
Temperature 21 ° - 28 ° C
Rainfall 2000-3200 mm / year
Altitude 0-3381 m above sea level.
Geographic location 2 ° 50 '- 4 ° 10' N, 96 ° 35 '- 98 ° 30' E

								
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