Bukit Bengkirai: the Enchantment of Tropical Rainforest
By Herre Visser | February 19, 2018 | Adventure
Do you want to feel like you walk in the air? or Feel your adrenaline rush? You must try to walk on Canopy Bridge in Bukit Bengkirai Samboja, the bridge offer amazing sensation with a light swinging at the tree top.
Do you want to feel like you walk in the air? or Feel your adrenaline rush? You must try to walk on Canopy Bridge in Bukit Bengkirai Samboja, the bridge offer amazing sensation with a light swinging at the tree top. At the every stop point of connecting bridges, you can stay for a moment and see the fantastic view of Borneo tropical rainforest. Once you climb to the Canopy Bridge, you will forget the fearness as your feeling switch on the awesome for being in the heart of Borneo and lungs of the world.
The forest is dominated by trees that are more than 150 years. The average height of the trees is 40-50 meters. During trekking we found that some big trees had been adopted and the adopter name is put on the sign below the trees. If you like you can do jungle trekking in this area.
Interspersed impressive solid platforms give a great vantage point to see local wildlife. From the canopy we could see huge clouds rising from the forest prior to it coming back at us as rain. The sounds in the canopy were also very different from those on the rain forest floor.
The walk is easy, if you are not afraid of heights, but the steps could be challenging to some.It is a system of linked rope bridges at a height of 35 to 40 metres. If you are lucky you may spot hornbills, gibbons, leaf monkeys, macaques and maroon langur monkeys.
This canopy bridge was built in United State in 1998 with highly safety standard. It is connected 5 big trees around 30 meters above the ground level. This is the first canopy bridge in Indonesia, the second in Asia and the eighth in the world.
Visitors are also can rent villa or lodging to stay or do camping in Bangkirai Hills. These are typical lodging building, some with air condition and some with fans only. You can have experience stay in the middle of rainforest. read more