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The bat cave in Bukit Lawang

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The first day at Bukit Lawang I decided to take it easy. Instead of joining jungle trekking, I decided to postpone it for the next day. I was having stomach problems and I took it easy walking through the river.


I found the entrance to the cave and there was a checkpoint with a sign of 5,000 rupees the entrance but there was no one. I had the front with me so I went into it. The most beautiful was undoubtedly the approach to the cave with huge rocks and trees of centuries-old roots. I wandered around the inside of the cave a little but I didn't go too far.

Center for orphaned children in Bukit Lawang

On the way back I greeted a orphan children help center which is on the same road towards the Bat Cave from Bukit Lawang. It was built a couple of years ago by a Dutch woman to help orphaned children because of the rockfall that caused more than 200 deaths in Bukit Lawang in 2003. A place explained a bit the operation of the center. I bought them a souvenir to give a donation. Truly the souvenirs he had left much to be desired but the purpose was already worth it by himself.

I went back around the river where one never gets tired of seeing the locals cleaning their clothes, the kids bathing and going down the river on a tire. In Bukit Lawang life goes by in the river and they don't hide from their privacies.

Children on the Bukit Lawang River

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