A lil' note on Kiluan, Lampung's hidden paradise...#3 - Little tip



Kiluan is certainly a place worth a visit..


It's pristine natural landscape is promising.. .

However, it's good to be well-prepared for your trip there....

It takes approximately 3 to 4 hours from Bandar Lampung, the capital of Lampung Province, to Kiluan. Located in Tanggamus district, - although many assume that it is part of Pesawaran district, half of the roads are not fully developed. We left at 9.30am and arrived in Kiluan at around 1pm. It was quite a journey, considering that it was only 65km-ish from Bandar Lampung :D.

My scratchy notes reminded me of some of the villages we’ve passed along the way. To those who are familiar with Lampung, - or even if you are not :D, the route starts in Bandar Lampung, heading to Teluk Betung – Lempasing – Hanura – Ketapang – Padang Cermin – Piabung (well-developed area, headquarter of Indonesian  Infante ry, and full cellphone signals :D) – Durian village – Banjaran  Village- Punduh Pidada – Sukamaju Village – Pekon Ampar (you will see some traditional “panggung” houses here…beautiful) -  Batu Punduh Village– off to Kiluan Bay. Find Bandung Jaya Village, after passing a Balinese village which unfortunately, I forgot the name. There, you will see some cottages and start choosing :D. 


one of the rumah panggungs...

from the moving car.....


Well, a lot to see, rite :D…  Anyway, feel  free to correct me if I was wrong in noting those places… 

On the road itself, it was quite a mixed feeling. After Ketapang heading to Padang Cermin, the road was okay…meaning it was enough for two cars, curvy roads, but manageable, not that bumpy…You might find some speeding local cars and motorbikes, but watch for the road, as here and there the road might be patchy…

From Padang Cermin to Kiluan..that’s when the ‘adventure’ began…

With 32km left, we spent almost 2 hours to get to Kiluan..The roads were patchy, some of them weren’t even developed or they were starting to develop it (the proof was the piles of stones and sand on the sides of the roads with no one working yet :D). One of the worst parts was right in front of the Camat’s office :D..

Once we found the gate of Kiluan Bay (with lovely view of the Bay from the top), then another steep road was welcoming us…steep is one thing, but holes and loose rocks are the bonus…then otw to Bandung Jaya, there are some narrow bridges..one of them is quite high and I think we scratched our car :p (sorry, Udi..) ..

Anyway, once you arrived, all those grudges along the way were paid off ….

it’s stunning indeed…

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