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Printable maps of Sumatra

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Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Sumatra

1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Sumatra with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.

Railway and landscape maps of Sumatra area

This Sumatra map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Sumatra and surroundings

Overview of festivals and celebrations in Indonesia

The Feast of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) follows the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. This is a Muslim holiday. This day is an official holiday. It is dedicated to a religious event: the Allah through the Archangel Jibrīl commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. He was replaced by a lamb at the last moment. Thousands of people gather at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta on this day. People go to visit and invite guests on this day. It is customary to meet this day in new clothes. Therefore, the holiday is one more reason for shopping. … Open

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Our guide to Sumatra

Travel guide to Sumatra

Sumatra will impress shopping enthusiasts. Local shopping centers are famous for a wide choice of inexpensive clothes and beach accessories. In shops, you can buy accessories, beach bags, colorful scarves in the national style, and interesting hand-made souvenirs. The most popular souvenirs are colorful sun umbrellas. Local craftsmen also make beautiful wooden gifts. You should certainly diversify your … Open

Best beaches

Lagundri bay is very popular among surfers. Located in scenic bay of the same name, it remains popular for more than 40 years now and is widely regarded as one of the best in Indonesia. There are also prestigious surfing schools located along the coast making it a good choice even for newbie surfers. Miniature Pulau Asu beach known after its wonderful natural landscapes is another popular surfer's stop. After strong … Open

Advices for travellers

6. Those who expect to devote a lot of time to the study of natural attractions have to take comfortable shoes. It’s better to make trips in the morning or evening, when the sun is not that hot. 7. Prices in local markets and shopping stores are able to surprise even budget travelers. You can bargain with sellers, but don’t expect big discounts. The fact is that many indigenous people have a very … Open

Traditions and mentality of Sumatra

Due to religious traditions locals don't eat pork, so it is extremely difficult to find pork dishes on the island. Locals have very warm and hospitable attitude towards tourists from distant lands. Indigenous people are always happy to help, so you can always ask how to get to attractions of interest. The main condition for successful communication with indigenous population is polite behavior. Before you ask for … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Sweet tooth won't be disappointed with national cuisine too, as a significant part of popular desserts are made of exotic fruits. Fried bananas are very popular among foreign guests; that's the most simple and the most common local treat. At Sumatran markets you can buy a wide variety of fruits, including usual pineapples and bananas, as well as exotic durian and carom. It's also worth to note some exotic dishes; … Open

Attractions and active leisure

The charming park of Kerinci Seblat is situated around the Kerinci volcano; its main feature is a rich collection of flowers. Every day hundreds of tourists come to admire the huge size of plants, while fans of unusual entertainments enjoy popular excursion to the mouth of the volcano; a hike there takes at least two days. In the city of Palembang there is one of the most interesting and picturesque zoos. There … Open - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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