Bukit Lawang

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About Bukit Lawang, Medan

Bukit Lawang is a small tourist village at the bank of Bahorok River in North Sumatra province of Indonesia. Situated approximately 86 km north-west of Medan, Bukit Lawang is known for the largest animal sanctuary of Sumatran orangutan (around 5,000 orangutans occupy the area), and also the main access point to the Gunung Leuser National Park from the east side. Bukit Lawang rehabilitation center for orangutans was founded in 1973. The main purpose is to preserve the decreasing number of orangutan population due to hunting, trading and deforestation. A flash flood hit Bukit Lawang on 2 November 2003. The disaster destroyed the local tourist resorts and had a devastating impact to the local tourism industry in the area. Around 400 houses, 3 mosques, 8 bridges, 280 kiosks and food stalls, 35 hotels and guest houses were destroyed by the flood, including 239 people (5 of them were tourists) were killed and around 1,400 locals lost their homes. Local authorities and an environmental NGO attributed it to illegal logging. Thanks to several international cooperation agencies, the site was rebuilt and re-opened again in July 2004.


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Address: Bukit Lawang, Bohorok, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia

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Private Half-Day Tour of Medan
View Deal Private Half-Day Tour of Medan New on TripHobo Duration: 4 hours From USD 65.79/person

Visit the Royal Palace of Sultan Deli, known as Maimoon Palace, built in 1888. See the grand mosque "Mesjid Raya", built in 1906 and the largest in town. We'll also visit Asam Kumbang Farm, where you will observe crocodiles of different sizes and ages. Browse for antiques at Kesawan Street in the old colonial part of the town. You will feel the Dutch colonial architectural touch in buildings like the post office and Medan City Hall.

Grand Swiss Belhotel Medan
View Deal Grand Swiss Belhotel Medan New on TripHobo Duration: Flexible From USD 84/person

Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan, an upscale business hotel located in the CBD area of North Sumatera. Situated 39 km or 70 minutes drive from Kualanamu International Airport, 1.5 kilometers or 7 minutes drive from the city centre (Merdeka Walk) and the main train station connecting seamlessly to KNIA. Strategically located within all the main shopping malls, local markets and the local restaurant scenery in Medan.

Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Experience a full-day sightseeing on this private tour from Medan. You will visit Brastagi in the Karo Highlands which has two active volcanoes being Sinabung and Sibayak. Visit the fruit market and traditional Karo Batak Village with authentic houses which are still occupied by 8 families before continuing onto Sipisopiso waterfall where you can enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Toba.

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