Bukit Kayangan

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Entering the Kerinci Regency in the province of Jambi, one will be greeted by the lush beauty of nature. Rows of mountains and hills on the horizon, fresh green rice paddies, and the frsh breeze blowing in your hair  will definitely indulge those who are  fortunate enough to set foot here. The best place to experience the rare beauty of Kerinci’s nature is at the Bukit Kayangan.


Simply translated as “the heavenly hill”, this is the perfect spot to admire  the mesmerizing natural spectacle of the Kerinci regency: here are flocks of goats quietly grazing, farmers and buffaloes plowing the fields, and mountain ridges gallantly standing  on the horizon, Bukit Kayangan is truly a sanctuary for those who seek peace and serenity far  away from  the hustle and bustle of the city.


The hill lies 1,500 meters above sea level and offers a panoramic view looking down  on the grand  landscape of the  Kerinci Regency and the town of Sungaipenuh. When  initially, only  a lone gazebo stood  on top of the hill to marvel at the view, but since  2013, a park complete with  facilities has been  added to the area.


To Eat, To Buy, To Stay, To Do

There are simple hotels and modest inns at  Sungaipenuh to stay. Among these are the Hotel Jaya Wisata, Hotel Aroma and  Hotel Busana whose rates  start from about IDR100,000. However if you want a fully facilitated hotel, you may want to try the Hotel Kerinci whose room rates start from IDR250,000.

Getting There and Around

Get There

It takes an  8-10 hours' drive from Jambi City, capital of Jambi Province, before you reach Sungaipenuh town, which is the hub of the Kerinci Regency. From there it is another 30 minute's drive to Bina Karya Village, before you reach Bukit Kayangan.

Here are some of the Travel Services serving the  Jambi-Sungaipenuh route:

Travel Ayu: +62 751 7878747

Travel Safamarwa: +62 751 7875131

Travel Klinci Putih: +62 751 446676