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ABOUT BUKIT LAWANG
Bukit Lawang is a small tourist village on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. it is known for the largest animal sanctuary of Sumatran Orangutan (around 5,000 orangutans occupying the area) and also the main access point to the Gunung Leuser National Park from the east side. It is situated along the fast-flowing Sungai Bohorok and bordered by the dense vertical-rising jungle of the Gunung Leuser National Park.
Unesco-listed Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the world’s most important and biologically diverse conservation areas. It is often described as a complete ecosystem laboratory because of the range of forest and species types. Within the park’s boundaries live some of the planet’s most endangered and exotic species: tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants and orangutans. Although the likelihood of seeing the majority of these animals is remote, you have a good chance of seeing orangutans, and you can be sure of encountering plenty of other primates, especially the cheeky monkeys (macaques)!
Bukit Lawang is best known for its wide range of trekking tours through the jungle with the hopes of spotting one of the incredible Sumatran Orangutans. While this can vary from only a few hours to a week, Bukit Lawang has far more to offer! Some tourists have even described Bukit Lawang as a "magical" and "special" place, with many revisiting several times.