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Mount Kerinci, Jambi
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Mount Kerinci is the highest volcano in Indonesia, and the highest peak on the island of Sumatra. It is surrounded by the lush forest of Kerinci Seblat National Park, home to the endangered species of Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhinoceros.GeographyKerinci is located in the border of the titular Kerinci Regency of Jambi province and South Solok Regency of West Sumatra province, in the west central part of the island near the west coast, and is about 130km south of Padang. It is part of the Barisan Mountains, a chain of volcanoes that span from the extreme northwest of the island (in Aceh province) all the way to the extreme southeast (in Lampung province). It is the most prominent feature of the terrain of Kerinci Seblat National Park, with pine-forested slopes rising 2,400-3,300 metres above the surrounding basin, and a cone 13km wide and 25km long at the base, elongated in the north-south direction. At the summit there is a deep 600m wide crater, often partially filled by a small crater lake on the northeast side of the crater floor.
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  • The scenery of its tea plantation and mount Kerinci as backround is very filmic and outstanding.. look like a calendar panorama picture. Fresh air complemented with cool breeze temperature will make v...  more »
  • Along long long journey on private car (6-7hours), I am excited with view of mountain range from Padang, Muara Labuh and Solok Selatan till Kersik tuo. In october, It frequently rains a lot but the vi...  more »
  • Mount Kerinci is the highest volcano in Indonesia and the highest Indonesian peak outside Papua (Irian Jaya). Much of the Kerinci Seblat National Park is located in the province of Jambi but the mount...  more »