Our constant author Lena He tells in detail about housing, food and the most interesting pastime in the Indonesian village of Bukit Lawang. How to get here, can learn from this article.
Where to stay?
Помогала с автобусной станции привез меня в гестхаус Rain Forest, where I eventually stopped. I liked the location: not very far, but also kind of like in the suburbs of the slide, лежаки на берегу реки и терраса с видом на реку с очень удобными креслами.
I got a small room with a mattress, mosquito net, shelf, fan and a toilet on the floor for 50 тысяч рупий. They also have a couple of more expensive rooms, with its own bathroom. Like a thorough cleaning of rooms, friendly hosts, good restaurant. I would have said of the downsides, that all the cheap rooms are located above the restaurant, there goes the floor shaking and a great audibility.
The cheapest housing options, я бы выделила Thanks Bar and Guesthouse. There you can make a deal on the room with his toilet for 50 thousands, however all rooms 3 and there is not so clean, it's still a rasta bar.
I also take a walk to the hyped Eco Lodge. Dorma bed in there was worth 120 thousands and I absolutely did not like, just mattresses on the floor, темно и душно.
In Bukit Lawang fairly large selection of hotels of different levels – from the cheapest to the expensive-looking, and during my stay, I have not noticed much excitement. Housing on the site found, no problem.
Generally, Travel portion Bukit Lawang represents one street with guesthouses, cafes and shops. He wrote "tourist" and was very funny, in some of the days I was told, что сегодня в деревню приехало всего 10 туристов, immediately I felt arrived from the tourist mecca.
where to eat?
after visiting Bali I was not happy with the Indonesian food, but in Bukit Lawang looked at it through different eyes, Everything was very tasty and not expensive, especially impressed with avocado shake with chocolate, never before have not tried this.
most of the cafes like Ida Restaurant, and Ysri Place, where I got to the gorgeous home made dinner for Ramadan. Ysri place a more "authentic" place, meals 15-20 тысяч рупий. Ida Restaurant a bit expensive, meals 30 thousands, but on the banks of the river.
If we are talking about food, not to mention alcohol, where he is on vacation without him? With a beer in Bukit Lawang there are no problems, Bintang the local beer sold everywhere, bottle costs in stores 25-30 тысяч рупий, in restaurants 40 thousands. But if the soul asks something stronger, then this may be a problem, я нашла только какой-то сладкий ликер Kamput за 50 тысяч рупий – bottle.
On the walkway along the river there are several coolers, where it is possible to dial for drinking water 2 thousand rupees, for me it was important to, not for the sake of saving, but because of the time of life on the islands, accustomed to struggle with excess plastic.
On Fridays from 6 am to 3 the day near the bus station operates a large market, where you can buy a variety of fruits, I liked the red dragonfruty, It seemed much sweeter, чем в Thailand.
Things to do?
In addition to the track in the jungle and explore the area, the main attraction here is tyubing - rafting on inflatable tires. You can choose to rent the Tube for the whole day for 15 thousands – little or 30 thousands – great.
If you go without a guide from the local, Entertainment quite extreme and dangerous, especially, If you go upstream until the last hotel [tp_link hotel_id=”locationId=1498147″ text_link=”Back to the Nature” check_in=1 check_out=12 type=2 subid=”lena”] (It takes about an hour) и сплавляться до самой деревни. The river is shallow, but kamenistaya, with rapids and fast flowing, experience for an unforgettable adrenaline lovers. At some point in our Tube overturned, I had his catch, trying at the same time, not to break the vital parts of the body on the rocks.
If you are not a fan of extreme sports, you can just walk along the path along the river to the Back to Nature, species are very beautiful, есть несколько мест, where you can sit on the beach and take a dip.
If we cross the river and go in the opposite direction, it can be found to reach the Bat Cave. This is a small cave, interesting enough, with a plurality of all living creatures inside. At the entrance sit guys, take the money for admission and play the role of guides and will give lantern, if you do not have a. The pleasure is worth somewhere 10 thousands.
If you go further into the same side, it will go to the river Landak, where the more remote hotels are located, In particular branch Terima Kasih guesthouse, next to which there is another cave Ship Cave. It is more complicated than the Bat Cave, so it is best to ask the guys from Terima Kasih stay conductors for a small fee.
I really liked in Bukit Lawang – where you can just sit on the river bank, listening to the jungle and watching the bathing kids. Beautiful nature, nice people, a minimum of tourists, particularly well in contrast with our tropical island. Bukit Lawang will be, better not to hurry, this is one of those places, which is difficult to penetrate, if you shoot through "Crossing Europe".
To be continued…