Top things to do in Bukit Lawang

Indonesian in Bukit Lawang


This stylish restaurant sits directly on a dramatic bend of the river and features a mishmash of designer furniture and industrial light fittings. While its prices are high for what is fairly standard Indonesian far…
Indonesian in Bukit Lawang

Lawang Inn

Lawang Inn is located in the heart of the Bukit Lawang village, with a menu that comprises large portions of curries and sambal dishes, including good tempe and tofu options for vegetarians. They bake their own brea…
Art in Bukit Lawang


Along Bukit Lawang's main tourist strip is this gallery featuring original abstract and traditional paintings by local artists. Pieces cost anywhere from 300,000Rp to 3,000,000Rp. It's next door to Eriono Guesthouse…
Coffee in Bukit Lawang

Cafeteria Gua Lawang

For something different, check out this cafe that's built within a natural grotto, with murals on the walls and strong Gayo Aceh coffee and cheap beers. It also does local and international food if you're peckish.
Indonesian in Bukit Lawang

Jungle Hill

This chilled-out, family-run spot overlooking the river is good for chowing down on curry, rendang and sambal dishes, as well as pizza and other Western choices.
Indonesian in Bukit Lawang

Brown Bamboo Cafe

Located in town, this is a good place to chill out away from Bukit Lawang's tourist hub. The menu runs from coconut curry to tacos and cold Bintang. There are also cheap rooms available.