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East Lampung promotes national park with camping tour, festival


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Jakarta  /  Tue, August 29, 2017  /  01:06 pm
East Lampung promotes national park with camping tour, festival

Picturesque view of Kiluan Bay in Lampung. (Shutterstock/File)

East Lampung hosted a camping tour activity on Aug. 26 led by East Lampung Regent Chusnunia Chalim.

The event was held on the camping ground of Elephant Conservation Center Way Kambas National Park and joined by social media-savvy travel communities, such as Gading Gajah Art (GGA) and Indonesian Charm Generations (GenPI) East Lampung chapter.

“The aim is for these bloggers, vloggers, YouTubers, Instagrammers, Twitter and Facebook users to promote East Lampung on their social media accounts,” said Chusnunia.

During the event, the participants took part in Independence Day competitions, such as cracker-eating contest, soccer with eggplants and balloon dance.

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Occupying 12,562,130 hectares of land, Way Kambas National Park is the biggest elephant conservation center in the region and home of around 52 elephants.

“In the morning and around dusk time, the place hosts elephant shows, where visitors can watch the animals playing balls, dancing, sitting and performing other acts,” said the regent.

The park also offers elephant ride service. 

The regency is scheduled to hold the Way Kambas Festival 2017 at the Elephant Conservation Center on Nov. 11-13. This event aims to promote the park, introduce East Lampung's art and culture and attract more tourists. (kes)