Curup city is the capital of Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu Province. This is the place that becomes the settle place of the famous flower, Rafflesia Arnoldi. The cold temperatures that reaching 18 degrees Celsius in the morning is a character of Kota Curup. The topographical of Rejang Lebong is an area that stands on the Bukit Barisan mountains with an altitude of 100-1000 meters above sea level. The fields are still shrouded in the mist so that fruits and vegetables are grown is in misty nuance.
Curup is home to the Rejang ethnic group who live spread across a number districts including in Curup, North Curup, East Curup, South Curup, Central Curup, Bermani Ulu, Bermani Ulu Raya, and also in the Selupung Rejang District. Another ethnic group that also lives in the Rejang Lebong regency are the Lembak communities who are spread from the districts of Padang, Padang Ilak Tanding, Biduriang, Sindang Dataran, Sindang Beliti Ulu, Sindang Beliti Ilir, to Sindang Kelingi.
However, during the 2nd Dutch Military Invasion in 1948, all vital structures including the municipal building, post office, prison, police headquarters, as well as bridges were destroyed by Dutch military forces.
Curup (and the Rejang Lebong Regency in general) is a major producer of rice, coffee, rubber, and vegetables. The rice and vegetables of this town are sold to other major cities across Sumatra such as Palembang, Padang, Jambi, Lampung, and Pekanbaru.
From this city, you can go to the Mount Kaba, climb up to the summit and watch the enchanting natural panorama. Other way, you can enjoy a tour on Mas Harun Bastari lake. If you want a hot shower in this city, come to Suban Hot Springs, a hot water baths in Bengkulu with water from the mountains that go directly to the pools. Visiting Curup city will be a great idea to have good holiday.
How to get there:
Form Bengkulu City, capital of Bengkulu Province, the overland trip to Curup will take a little over 2 hours. If you wish to try public transportation, there are minivan services available at the Panorama bus Station.
The road from Bengkulu to Curup may be highlighted with plenty of sharp curves and winding turns, however your trip will be well compensated by spectacular sceneries of Bengkulu’s pristine nature.
Alternatively, there are also transportation services from South Sumatra that pass the town of Curup. These are on the routes from Bengkulu to Lubuk Linggau and Pagaralam to Bengkulu. Fares cost somewhere around IDR80,000 to IDR100,000.
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