Danau Ranau Travel Guide

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    RanauLake and GunungPugung seen from...
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  • Danau Ranau seen from above
    Danau Ranau seen from above
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  • Ranau in the evening by ukirsari
    Ranau in the evening by ukirsari
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Danau Ranau Things to Do

  • Meriza and Puyang Seranjangan

    2 beautiful islands in the center of Lake Ranau. At Meriza, you can try to swim in hot water spring. Meanwhile in Puyang Seranjangan, you can stay overnight to feel how nice living in the small --very small-- island!

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  • Lake Ranau Folk Festival

    Annual event which held on July 27 - 29 every year. You can find souvenirs, bazaar, many eateries and soft drinks --traditional, also automotive event called Lake Ranau Off-road Challenge and rowing boat challenge.

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  • Stay overnight @ Tjek Na (continued)

    Gorgeous wooden house, about 2,5 m from the ground and the decoration inside is very simple. Open rooms with thick mattress and so many pillows. This is my fave corner and I had to take it as quick as I can, since Hendra and Panji love this corner too, hahhahaha :)

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  • Puri Tjek Na

    The most beautiful traditional house in lake Ranau also the oldest one which is renovated succesfully. Lucky me, I stay over-night here ;)

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  • Rent a boat and sailing @Lake Ranau

    It's undebatable activity which make all of us happy :) Go to the lake, rent the boat and sit on the top of it. Yeahhhhhh!! I'm a rich girl who has those beautiful scenery :D You must be agree with me, Hendra!

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  • Bukit Barisan

    A mountaineous range of Bukit Barisan which is situated nearby Mount Seminung. You can climb them from Lampung.

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  • Mount Seminung

    Gunung Seminung (1,881 m) is situated in the front of Lake Ranau, nearby Bukit Barisan which is located in the 'crossroad' of province of Sumatra Selatan and Lampung.

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  • Batu Begah

    Small stone which comes from the bottom of the lake, to identified it's dry season or flooding time. Based on the story among the people around Ranau, the depth of Lake Ranau is about 3,500 depa.

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  • Lake Ranau

    The gorgeous lake called Danau Ranau, from a legend about 2 trees Reranau and Hara. It's about 1,280 metres square and you can go fishing and swimming. This place has beautiful algae.

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Danau Ranau Restaurants

  • Ikan Danau = fresh and crunchy

    Ikan mujahir (euhh, sorry, I dunno how to say it in English. Not salmon, not snapper but the taste kinda like that :D) is the main fish of Ranau Lake. Grilled or fried and served with hot steamed rice and chilli sauce plus veggie. Hmmmm ... yum yum!!!

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  • Very traditional veggie called fern...

    Delicious, delicious veggie called fern or pakis in our lingo. It's a very traditional veggie which can not be found --or at least very difficult-- in the big cities. It's make me feeling blue also, since my Mum love to cook this pakis for me when I was a kid. Now she can't because she doesn't find :) In Ranau, pakis is cooked in coconut gravy,...

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Danau Ranau Nightlife

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    by ukirsari Written Aug 8, 2003

    Make a bonfire among the participants is the last event we did before our departure to Prabumulih, Palembang then back to Jakarta.

    Dress Code: Casual. Saroong, jacket and baseball t-shirt :)

    Bonfire of Ranau by ukirsari, courtesy of MOTOR
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Danau Ranau What to Pack

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    by ukirsari Updated Aug 8, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Backpack type. Added with daily backpack for hiking or go to the local market.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: T-shirt, cargo pants (please do not jeans, hard to wash these items!), hat, raincoat, boot, bandana, saroong, socks.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Handy-clean, shampoo, liquid soap and several medicine for yourself. Plus anti-mosquito cream (supported by Panji, Eddy and Model Hendriana). Oh, since a friend of us "Evi" (Afid Y. Uno) had trouble and his leg injured, we decided more medical supplies like yodium tincture.

    Photo Equipment: Digi-cam is fine, beware if the rain comes down also taking trip with boat @ the lake (supported maintenance equipment by Queen Latifa)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Tent or dome, personalized. Sleeping bag added with sandals. Also sneakers (supported by Mario, Rommy, Yoga and Aksa)

    Miscellaneous: Here our re-packing day before heading to Prabumulih. And the jeep I join to go is Yuma's --one of best Indonesian off-roaders.

    @rie packing @ Ranau by Latief
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Danau Ranau Sports & Outdoors

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    by ukirsari Updated Aug 8, 2003

    It's off-roading competition with adventurous travel inside. Heading to Lake Ranau by forest and rivers. Added with special competition in between called Special Competition Stage (SCS). After that, continuing with Country Road Stage (CR). Here, I take picture of Rommy's jeep in CR route from Baturaja to Desa Kemiling.

    Equipment: Boot and bandana, comfy clothes and be prepare if we have to jump to the river of muddy road.

    Rommy in action by ukirsari
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