Kerinci Seblat National Park
The Kerinci Seblat National Park is a con- servation area for plants and animals that extends approximately for one and half million hectare. The area is located in four provinces: West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. In the jungle are con- tained thereabouts 139 species of bird , 36 species of mammals, 10 species of reptiles, 6 species of amphibian and 8 species of primate .
Among those there are 6 of them endagered to extinction, like the Sumatera Rhinoceros, the Wild Mountain Goat, the Sumatra Tiger, the Sumatra Elephant, the Titan Arum (amorphophallus titanium), which is the tallest flower in the world. Due to its smell also known as the "corpse flower" (bunga bangkai in Indonesian; bunga means flower, while bangkai means corpse or cadaver).
In the Park area are located Gunung Kerinci, and Danau Gn. Tujuh (Seven Mountain Lake), surrounded by seven mountains which the tallest arrives at 2737m while the lakes surface lies at 1950m and is the highest lake in South East Asia.
Highest Volcano in Indonesia, Mount Kerinci, 3805m (12,484ft)
Gunung Kerinci (also known as Indrapura) is the highest peak of the island of Sumatra and the highest volcano in Indonesia. It's also one of the major firemountains in the Pacific Ring Of Fire. It is located in the Barisan Mountain Range at the north-west end of Kerinci Valley and towers around 2600m above the Kayu Aro plateau, where the teaplantations make you feel like in the Darjeeling. The massive is at its bottom 13 x 25 km wide. The main crater on top covers an older cone which stayed in southwest direction of the actual one, is open, around 600m deep and sulphured watersteam comes out. Often it shows a small lake at the northwest end of the maincrater floor.
Kerinci is a Stratovolcano and its birth is in hostiracal times, estimated around 23 mio. years ago. The lava type is Andesite. The first recorded activity was in 1838 and the most recent one in 2009, unseen the persistent activity as domebuilding and degasation. The explosive activity cata- pulted nice volcanic bombs out which you may find in the upper part of the cone.