Sumatra Travel Photography

This is a journey in northern Sumatra. Sumatra is the largest island of Indonesia and the 6th largest island in the world. I took most of these photos in Pulau Samosir on Lake Toba, which is the largest volcanic lake in the world.ย The scenery here is spectacular, mountains, waterfalls, rice fields and most of all the smile of the Indonesian people. Then we went toย Bukit Lawang, a small village by the Bohorok river at the doors of the immense Gunung Leuser National Park. This jungle hosts a variety of wildlife including the Sumatran orang-utans.

Finally we visited Tangkahan, where the main attraction are the Sumatran elephants.ย If you love wildlife and orang-utans are still on your wishlist, then Sumatra is the place to go. It may not be an obvious choice and a lot of people travelling in Indonesia do not even consider visiting this place. But that is the beauty of it; it is still undiscovered, the masses have not yet arrived here and the smile and the hospitality of the Indonesians will surely make it an unforgettable experience.

Blog Posts from Sumatra:

On the footsteps of the Orang-utans in Sumatra