Thrill seekers who enjoy the beach but are looking for a little more on their Asian getaway can make plans for a trip to Sumatra in Indonesia. This massive island is home to natural wonders like jungles and mountainous peaks, while also boasting a friendly atmosphere and plenty of manmade attractions to experience.
Adventure travel enthusiasts visiting Sumatra often make a beeline for the Gunung National Park. This expansive nature reserve has countless trails that can be best explored by hiring a guide who will know how to spot the types of flora and fauna, such as the lively orangutans that inhabit the region.
Travelers who want to get closer to the monkeys can visit the feeding center in Bukit Lawang. Professional handlers allow the public to sit in on and participate in the mealtimes of the animals to learn more about the island's conservation efforts for these primates.
Other great locales to see are the eerie Batak Caves in Danau Toba and Maimoon Palace in Medan built in 1888 for the sultan of Delhi.
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