Tourism Destination: Bukit Barisan National Park II
Bukit Barisan National Park II is the government-protected forest inhabited by the endangered species. Animals such as elephants, tigers, rhinoceros, forest water buffalo, birds, and many others are also protected from extinction. Besides that the forest is also overgrown by such very rare flora as snake plant and various kinds of orchid. The National Park located at the extreme south of the Sumatra Island is a part of Tanggamus Regency territory. The location is very suitable for tour activities, which aim to develop research on existing habitat. The snake plant is located at the edge of Tanggamus Regency Territory adjacent to the West Lampung Regency Territory. To reach the location which is about 40 km, we may drive to get there from Kota Agung (the capital city of Tanggamus District). The trip takes you approximately 50 minutes.
The fauna includes elephants, Sumateran Rhinos, tigers, honey bears, wild buffaloes, tapirs, deer, wild dogs, and tortoises. While the flora in the area includes tropical forest vegetation, rare orchid species, arnorphallus and rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world. A historical monument in the form of a light house as tall as 57 metres is found in Belimbing Bay. It was built in the era of the Dutch King Willem III in 1879. From the lighthouse we can view the ocean , the tropical forest and the Japanese remains--an airstrip of the Second World War.