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Bat Cave, Bukit Lawang

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#5 of 13 in Nature in North Sumatra
Cave Nature / Park
Explore the dark insides of this cave while immersing yourself in the sounds of Bat Cave. this cavernous structure. Remember to bring a torch to visit this cavernous structure, as very little natural light enters the cave and you will need one to make the most of the experience. The cave is a 20-minute walk from the city center, via a 2 km (1.2 mi) path through forest and rubber plantations. Be sure to bring plenty of water for the trek and wear sturdy shoes; walking the distance can get very hot. For Bat Cave and beyond, use our Bukit Lawang trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Bukit Lawang vacation.
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  • Not easy to find but worth the detour because you can admire real caves with bats. Think of good shoes and take a flashlight. Also absolutely need you a guide, but it is included in the price of admission!
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  • We were there not on a day when it was raining very hard. As a result, it was not possible to proceed to the other caves. The first part was kinda nice but reasonably small
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  • Easy to get to, a nice guide and a lot of different small animals make a nice activity in Bukit Lawang.  more »

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Where to stay in Bukit Lawang

There are numerous options for places to stay in Bukit Lawang, despite its relatively small size. Most of these accommodations exist on one long stretch of river, so not only will it be difficult to get lost, but you're guaranteed scenic walks every time you venture in and out of camp. Lodgings remain on the affordable scale and cater to different needs. The various budget-friendly bed and breakfasts and guesthouses of Bukit Lawang sometimes have bars annexed to the accommodations, or even feature spectacular views of the surrounding mountain vista, so do plenty of research to find what you need.
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