Five Recommendations Interesting Tourism in Bengkulu

Benteng Marlborough.
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VIVA – Bengkulu is a province located on the island of Sumatra. Bengkulu has a variety of interesting tourism and must be visited.

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According to a report from the Department of Communications and Informatics and Statistics of Bengkulu Province, the area which consists of 10 regencies has 207 natural attractions and 39 historical tourism.

Still from the same source, according to reports, the number of tourists who came based on data from hotel guests staying in Bengkulu Province was recorded at 2.6 million tourists in 2019, and this number continues to increase from previous years.

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So, it means Bengkulu has a tourist charm that is not inferior to other places in Indonesia. Here are some recommendations for interesting tourist attractions in Bengkulu.

1. Peak of Mount Kaba

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Gunun Kaba Bengkulu

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Mount Kaba is located in Rejang Lebong Regency, Bengkulu. The mountain, which has a height of 1,937 meters above sea level, is still active today. Mount Kaba is included in the Nature Tourism Park area where the giant flower Rafflesia Arnoldi is conserved.

At the top of the mountain, there is a camping area. The charm of Bukit Kaba is located in the area of ????living and dead craters, also the natural panorama of the Bengkulu Forest from a height.

2. The Exile House of Soekarno

Rumah Soekarno atau Bung Karno di Bengkulu

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The First President of Indonesia, Soekarno was exiled to Bengkulu City during the Dutch colonial period. Even during this exile, Soekarno met his soul mate, Mrs. Fatmawati.

For history lovers, the exile house of Ir. Soekarno can be an option for tourism. Visitors can see various relics of Soekarno and his family while in Bengkulu. Start from old photos to iron beds.

3. Panjang Beach

Pantai Panjang Bengkulu

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It turns out that Bengkulu also has beach tourism, namely long beach or locally known as Pantai Panjang tourism. This beach is one of the longest beaches in Indonesia, reaching 7 km in length.

In addition, the waves at Panjang Beach are also quite calm. So, visitors can play in the water and swim on the beach. This beach is an icon of Bengkulu city.

4. Fort Marlborough

Benteng Marlborough di Bengkulu.

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Fort Marlborough is one of the historical relics that proves that the British had inhabited the Bengkulu region. Many say this fort is claimed to be the strongest fort in Southeast Asia.

Although it was burned and damaged by the local community during the colonial period, this fort is still standing strong. This fort is aesthetically looking, and it becomes an instagrammable spot.

5. Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS)

Gunung Kerinci (3805 mdpl) di Taman Nasional Kerinci Seblat (TNKS)

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Bengkulu is the largest national park in Sumatra. Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) is located in 14 districts and two cities which are included in four provinces, namely West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu, and South Sumatra.

This national park also has a variety of flora and fauna. About 4,000 species of plants grow in the national park area, such as the world's largest flower Rafflesia Arnoldi, and the world's tallest flower, Amorphophallus titanium. TNKS has recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

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