Formed from the interesting geography of the Great Sumatran fault, the Kerinci region has incredibly diverse and varied landscapes. Here you’ll find:
The surrounding Bukit Barisan mountain range and its collection of jagged peaks, sweeping vistas, and rainforest-covered volcanoes.
The southern half of the Kerinci valley, including Lake Kerinci, from the sky.
Both cloud forests on mountain tops, and lowland jungles on the river’s-edge.
Rainforest near the village of Muara Imat.
Highland farms of coffee, tea, and cinnamon.
Highland farms and rolling hills in Kayu Aro. The trees tinged with pink and red are cinnamon trees.
Rice paddies that stretch far into the distance.
Rice fields near the village of Koto Lebu.
Fishing villages on the edge of the massive Lake Kerinci.
A small fishing village on the edge of Lake Kerinci.
Marshland and swamp forests.
The Ladeh Panjang Wetlands – one of the highest wetlands in Southeast Asia.
Alpine-like groves of pine-forest found almost directly beside tropical scenes of coconut trees and rice terraces.
Kerinci has the only species of pine tree that naturally occurs south of the equator.
Kerinci is a microcosm of much of what Indonesia has to offer. There’s even a crystal clear blue lake – Lake Kaco – teeming with fish and colorful crabs, like a blue lagoon hidden in the jungle.
Danau Kaco, a brilliantly blue lake fed by an underground spring, Kerinci Seblat National Park.