Sumatra is one of the
biggest islands in Indonesia. In ancient time, it was called as
Swarnadwipa - the Island of Gold by the people. A tour of Sumatra
is a must for any traveler, be it a globetrotter, vacationer,
nature lover or history buff.
In Sumatra, every single province have their own distinctive
culture and ethnic groups. Sumatra is divided into nine provinces:
Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu,
Bangka-Belitung, Lampung and South Sumatra. Sumatra is especially
a haven for the nature lovers as it is home to the Taman Nasional
Gunung Leuser, one of the largest national parks in the world.
There are several good and inexpensive hotels available at most of
the places in Sumatra, to cater to the diverse needs of the