Lampung - Sumatra

Highlights - Anak Krakatau, Wartawan Beach, Ferry port to Java

 
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Lampung is Sumatra's southernmost province and is famous for it's pepper crops. The capital city of this region is called Bandarlampung.

Bakauheni is the major ferry port in the south. Ferries can be caught here across the Sunda Strait to Java arriving in Merak where a bus can be caught to Jakarta. At the closest point, the Sunda Strait is just 30km across from Java to Sumatra.

 

Ferry trips out to Krakatau Volcano can be arranged in Bandarlampung. The volcano that now exists there is called Anak Krakatau (baby Krakatau now larger than what Krakatau was at the time of it's explosion). There is another volcano on the mainland in Lampung called Gunung Rajabasa (1281m) which is good for climbing.

Also off the coast of Lampung is another

There are a number of spots in the province of Lampung to see wild dolphins. Lampung Bay and Kiluan Bay both offer tourists the opportunity to view and swim with the dolphins. You can see 2 different species of dolphins, the bottle-nose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as well as the long-nose dolphin (Stenella longirostris). In other parts of Indonesia you can see dolphins, Tomini Bay North Sulawesi and Lovina Beach Bali.

There are also hot springs located at Wartawan Beach.

Each year Lampung holds the Lampung Kite Festival. It is being held this year, 2009, between the 22nd and 24th of August.

Golf Courses in Lampung

Sukarame Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course located at Jl Letkol Hendro Suratmin
Bandarlampung 35131 Ph: (0721) 704 579 Fax: (0721) 704 579

How to get to Lampung

By Plane

Batavia Air has direct flights from Lampung to Jakarta. www.batavia-air.co.id

Merpati Air has direct flights from Lampung to Jakarta. www.merpati.co.id

Garuda Air has direct flights between Lampung to Jakarta. www.garuda-indonesia.com

Freedom Air also has flights into Lampung.

By Ferry

There are regular car ferries that run from Lampung's Bakauheni Harbour to Merak Habour in Java.

By Train

Bandar Lampung is connected to other southern Sumatran cities by a railway system. There is a daily train between Lampung and Palembang.

 

Accommodation

Andalas Hotel is a budget hotel conveniently located in the centre of Bandar Lampung. Room prices from 150,000Rp (US$13) per night wisatalampung.com

Marcopolo Hotel is a quality hotel with large swimming pool in the centre of Lampung.   www.marcopololampung.com

Sheraton Hotel

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=278

 

Novotel Hotel

http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6181-novotel-bandung/index.shtml

 

Hotel Andalas (Melati III)
Jl. Raden Intan No.89 Bandar Lampung
Tel: (0721) 263432 Fax: (0721)261481 Capacity: 30 rooms

 

Hotel Sayid Bandar

http://www.sahidhotels.com/published.html

 

More information about Bandar Lampung

http://www.visitlampung2009.com/

 

Last updated - 24th March 2009

 



 

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