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Pulau Weh, Sumatra
Pulau Weh, Sumatra by Stefanie Weijsters @flickr
Sumatra by Kenner116 @flickr
Sumatra by Nicolas Lannuzel @flickr
Around Bukittinggi, Istano Silinduang Bulan (Queen
Around Bukittinggi, Istano Silinduang Bulan (Queen's Palace) by Arian Zwegers @flickr
Medan by Sk Ding @flickr
View@Kayuaro by Wahyus @flickr
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Top sigths of Indonesia

Songan remains one of the most interesting cities in the country. It is also the location of ancient temple Pura Ulun Danu Batur. There are several observation decks in the mountains, from which visitors can see amazing panoramic views of Lombok Island and Agung Volcano. Both are widely known as popular tourist destinations. The town of Sangsit is home to a unique sight – Pura Beji Temple. The temple is made of pink sandstone, a very unusual material for the country. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Sumatra

Cultural excursion through Sumatra - things to see

A historical monument of earlier period is Maimoun Palace (Istana Maimun), the residence of the rulers founded in 1888. Several rooms of the palace are open to public access, so vacationers could estimate its luxurious decoration. There is a very interesting military museum in Medan founded in 1971. It holds a rich collection of weapons including ancient artifacts and weapons of the 20th century. Bukittinggi is … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Luxurious JW Marriott hotel is also located in Medan; it occupies a beautiful modern building in busy central area of the city. Modern travelers will be impressed with top-quality equipment of rooms and excellent services for fans of wellness treatments. The hotel is united with luxurious Quan day spa; six local restaurants provide excellent break after relaxation. Novotel Bangka Golf is situated near the popular … 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

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

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

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

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