Bandar Lampung Travel Guide, Indonesia
Historically, its name came from Lampungnese. Lampung is the capital city of the province. Before 1983, Lampung was made up of two different towns, namely, Tanjungkarang and Telukbetung. But after a year, the two towns united that’s when Lampung was born. Currently, the city is a passage to other provinces.
At present, it is divided into nine regencies with the total land area of 169.21 km2 (65.3 sq mi).
The land has fertile soil with thick forests and heavy plantations. And although fishing is also a thriving industry, the main source of income is agriculture. The city supplies the nearby towns and large manufacturing industries with commodities such as coffee beans, cloves, cocoa, tobacco and, rice.
It is the base of Roman Catholic Diocese of Tanjungkarang
The city is noted for its successful weaving industry and weaving tradition, tile and handy craft. The women are experts in hand weaving. They have a history of using real gold threads in their fabrics.
People and Commodities
There are two main groups of people living in the place: Peminggir traditional society and Pepadun traditional society. These groups are following special traditional laws. However, some settlers are migrants from Java, Indonesia. It is because the place had been one of the best places of transmigration in the early times. As of 2000 census, the city population was 6,654,354.
Fauna and Flora
Rafflesia, which is the world’s largest flower, is a sight for sore eyes while you are strolling in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, or you may relax while watching elephants play in Way Kambas Elephant Training Centre.
If you don’t like to see tigers, don’t go to this place because you might be surprised to see them wandering around. They also have wild buffalos, and tapirs. And if you love birds, you will be delighted to find that it is home of various species of colorful birds.
There are Pesagi, Seminiung and Sekincar mountains. Visitors often fish in the many rivers found in the area, namely Mesuji, Way Kanan, Way Kiri, and Way Wako. And you may also visit Pugung Raharjo, a 30-hectare archaeological park.
By water, you may take a ride in the ferries servicing the residents. You may also travel by air via the domestic airport Branti. Their prepaid taxi will take you to the airport. From Jakarta, you can reach Lampung by air in just 45 minutes.
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