Sungai Wain Protection Forest


In the mid-'90s, 82 orang-utans were released in this protected primary lowland forest, but fires and illegal logging have taken their toll. Get a 6am start to maximise wildlife viewing. Guides (compulsory) can be arranged at the park entrance. Take angkot 8 to Km15 (6000Rp), and an ojek 6km west.

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