Mount Kerinci

Mount Kerinci
Mount Kerinci (also spelled "Kerintji", and is known as the Mountain Tower, Volcano Kurinci, Kerinchi, Korinci, or Indrapura Peak) is the highest mountain in Sumatra, Indonesia's highest volcano and the highest peak in Indonesia outside of Papua.


Mount Kerinci is located in the province of West Sumatra and Jambi, in the Bukit Barisan Mountains, near the west coast, and is located about 130 km south of Padang. The mountain is surrounded by dense forest and Kerinci Seblat National Park is the habitat of the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhinoceros.

Summit of Mount Kerinci is at an altitude of 3805 masl, here visitors can see in the distance a beautiful view of the city stretching Jambi, Padang and Bengkulu. Even the vast Indian Ocean can be seen clearly. Gunung Kerinci has a crater measuring 400 x 120 meters and contains green-colored water. In the east there is a lake Bento, the highest swamp in Sumatra clear water. On the back there is a mountain with a crater seven very beautiful almost untouched.

Mount Kerinci is a type of volcano is still active stratovolcano that last erupted in 2009.

Lowland vegetation is dominated by several types of mahogany, there is also a giant plant flower Rafflesia Arnoldi and suweg Raflesia giant Amorphophallus titanum. Pine tree also grows in Mount Kerinci. With the Leuser national park, the park is blocked by toba lake and canyon Sihanok. So few animals that are not found in the Leuser park is here as tapir (Tapirus indicus) and possum (Tarsius bancanus).

There are many distinctive animals like Sumatran elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, tigers, bears, leopards, orang-utans exception. Various primates such as gibbons, gibbons, long-tailed monkeys and Presbytis melapophos. There are also 140 species of birds.
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