|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!
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Photos by Adriansyah Putera and Loparedo