Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kabawetan Tea Plantation and Hill Resort

Cool and quiet lush hillsides of Kabawetan
Last updated April 28th, 2018
    Getting off the beaten path and exploring Kepahiang’s green resorts. Feeling the cool air off green topography at the quiet lush hillsides of Kabawetan region. Kabawetan occupies green ridges on the slopes of Bukit Barisan mountain range, offers panoramic views and scenic walks. The walk through Kabawetan tea plantation is pleasant and safe, but conditions on the trail are basic – there are simple shelters, but some are almost abandoned. It is located 6 km (3.7 miles) from the city of Kepahiang

    Kabawetan can be visited as a day trip from Bengkulu city since the provincial capital is only two hours away. Hiring a car and driver (the average rates start from Rp. 350,000 or about US$ 25.29 per day, which exclude fuel) is an easy way to explore Kabawetan and its remote sights.  Allow yourself at least half a day to enjoy Kabawetan tea plantation and hill resort. This is one of the most fertile regions in Sumatra and also well worth a visit. Admission free; open from 7 am to 5 pm. 

    There aren't any real restaurants around Kabawetan hill resort and most visitors end up having meals and drinks in warung (simple food stall), so come prepared!

More Photos
Green hillsides of Kabawetan
Kabawetan scenic walk
Rice paddies near Kabawetan

Photos by Adriansyah Putera and Loparedo


  1. Hello! I'm the editor of RateTea, and I would love to include one or more of the photos of the Kabawetan tea plantation in our page on Bengkulu, Indonesia. We have recently been expanding our pages on Indonesian-grown teas, but it's hard to find photos of anywhere other than West Java. These are some great photos and I would love to feature them in our brief page on Bengkulu.

    I would be glad to credit you and link to your blog or any other site you wish. Please do get in touch through the contact form on our site if you are interested!

    1. Hello Alex. Thanks for your visit. I appreciate your intention. You may use any photos on Kabawetan Tea Plantation and Hill Resort post. I would be happy to keep in touch with you through your blog and Google+

      Friendly greetings from Bengkulu - Indonesia.

    2. Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate it!