"Gunung Leuser - Tangkahan" Top 5 Page for this destination North Sumatra Province by egonwegh

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Right at the start of our thirty day tour through Indonesia, we spent three nights at a lodge in Tangkahan on the edge of the Gunung Leuser national park, not very far from Bohorok. To get to the lodge, we had to cross a river by means of a small ferry and a canoe.

With Tangkahan as our starting point, we made a short tour through the jungle, and Jennie rode on an elephant. From Tangkahan we moved southwards to Lake Toba and Balige, and onwards to the land of the Mandailing Batak.

  • Last visit to North Sumatra Province: May 2006
  • Intro Updated Feb 18, 2007
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  • meiyergani's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2015 at 3:19 AM

    ....dancing with locals, riding and washing elephants, jungle tracking.... wonderful journey in northern part of Sumatra

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2007 at 4:11 AM

    Did not know that there were elephant rides in Northern Sumatra. Thanks for sharing.

  • pPamela's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2006 at 12:13 PM

    Was in Tangkahan(paradise) in late Sept, stayed at Jungle Lodge too- great place. Trekked the river with Sylvia the owner, laid in hot springs, did tubing on river, rode elephant, scrubbed him too. What memories!

    • meiyergani's Profile Photo
      Dec 12, 2015 at 3:22 AM

      when will you come again Pamella....an amazing and unforgettable trip...

  • ChrisThao's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2006 at 5:22 PM

    Nice photo, but I question the safety of riding the raft, especially in that rapid and were there life jackets on board? Nice page.

  • meiyergani's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2006 at 9:25 AM

    Nice page of North Sumatra Thank you for visiting my North Sumatra Page, i still have the film, it was a slide (positive film)


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