Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lake Mas Bestari - Fun Nature Walks

It offers fun hikes with gorgeous mountain views
Lake Mas Bestari which has complete name lake Mas Harun Bestari is a small lake located in a nice location where visitors can easily get there from Curup and Lubuk Linggau or to some of the nearby sites they want to visit. The lake is surrounded by gorgeous views of Bukit Barisan Mountains. There are simple -mid range hotels near the lakeside for those who want to escape the city for a night or two. 

Mas Bestari lakeside has some good places to relax for visitors. For those who love hiking, the surrounding area of the lake offers a scenic hike (around 3 km/1.8 miles, easy hike) along the lakeside and the rows of hilly vegetable gardens. Early morning or late afternoon when the air is pleasantly cool is the best time for lakeside walks or hikes. It usually takes around an hour or so to hike around the lake. It is possible for visitors to rent a boat for boating the surroundings of the lake. Also, don’t miss another pleasure, capture beautiful sunrise/sunset images from the lakeside or from one of the surrounding hills! You have to go home with nice images and a smile spreads across your face, post-process your images to produce really sweet images, and then upload them. 

Mas Bestari lakeside at sunrise
Location: It is located at the village of Karang Jaya, Kecamatan Selupu Rejang, Rejang Lebong district. Just go through Jalan Raya Curup – Lubuk Linggau around 18 km (11 miles) from the hill town of Curup, or around 2.5 hours drive from Bengkulu. To show the lake location on Google Maps click here!

More photos from my trip
Fun early morning hike at Mas Bestari lakeside area
Lake Mas Bestari at sunset

Photos by Adriansyah Putera and Sirly Utama

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