Bengkulu - Sumatra
Cities and towns in Sumatra
Bengkulu City is the capital of the Bengkulu province of Sumatra on the West Coast. It is relatively a small town compared to others in Sumatra with a population of over 60,000. Bengkulu was founded by the British in 1685 and occupied until 1825 when the Dutch took over.
Soekarno, the first president of Indonesia, was exiled to Bengkulu by the Dutch from 1938 to 1941. The small house he lived in remains now as a museum on Jl Soekarno-Hatta.
Amorphophalus titanum, the tallest flower as well as Rafflesia Arnoldi, the largest flower in the world, can be found in the rainforests of the Barisan Mountains near Bengkulu. There are also tigers, elephants and rhinos.
There are 2 beaches in Bengkulu, Nala Beach which is closest to the city and Panjang Gading Cempaka which is 3km from the city center. Panjang Gading Cempaka is 7km long. 19kms from Bengkulu is Pasir Putih Beach. These spots are great for surfing, wind surfing and swimming.
Suban Hot Springs
Dendam Tak Sudah Lake
Bukit Kaba, A Volcanic Crater
Sentot Alibasyah Cemetery
How to get there
Bengkulu's airport is called Fatmawati Soekarno. The following airlines fly to Bengkulu:
Mandala Air has direct flights from Jakarta. www.mandalaair.com
Batavia Air has direct flights from Bengkulu to Jakarta. www.batavia-air.co.id
Sriwijaya Air have direct flights between Bengkulu and Jakarta.
Lion Air has direct flights from Bengkulu to Jakarta. www.lionair.co.id
Accommodation in Bengkulu
Hotel Horison located in Bengkulu, close
to Panjang Gading Cempaka Beach have room prices from 425,000Rp per night
Rio Asri Garden Hotel Jl Veteran 63
Hotel Cempaka Raya
Last updated - 29th March 2008
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