Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2004
Size of heritage: 2,595,124 ha
The 2.5 million hectare Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra site comprises three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The site holds the greatest potential for long-term conservation of the distinctive and diverse biota of Sumatra, including many endangered species. The protected area is home to an estimated 10,000 plant species, including 17 endemic genera; more than 200 mammal species; and some 580 bird species of which 465 are resident and 21 are endemic. Of the mammal species, 22 are Asian, not found elsewhere in the archipelago and 15 are confined to the Indonesian region, including the endemic Sumatran orang-utan. The site also provides biogeographic evidence of the evolution of the island.
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Small airport - 77 mi (125 km) Tabing Airport
Medium airport - 90 mi (146 km) Minangkabau Airport
Medium airport - 98 mi (157 km) Japura Airport
Medium airport - 98 mi (158 km) Rokot Airport
Small airport - 131 mi (211 km) Sultan Syarif Kasim Ii (Simpang Tiga) Airport
Medium airport - 136 mi (219 km) Pulau Panjang Airport
Small airport - 138 mi (223 km) Sultan Thaha Airport
Small airport - 148 mi (239 km) Singapore Changi International Airport
Large airport - 262 mi (422 km) Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Large airport - 294 mi (473 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Muara Bungo
- Padang Aro
- Pulau Punjung
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.