Friday, 4 March 2016

Kayu Aro Kerinci (Piece of Paradise)

Kayu Aro is a district in Kerinci regency, Jambi, Indonesia. Was established on June 12, 1996 under Regulation N0. 47/1996. The central government in Batang Sangir.

Kayu Aro plantation
Kayu Aro is famous as a tea-producing region. Kayu Aro plantation PTPN 6 is
the largest tea gardens in the world in a single stretch. Kayu Aro tea production is exported every aspect of the world and in the country.

Probably not many people know Kayu Aro tea grown in the highlands of the slopes of Mount Kerinci, Jambi. In fact, wood is the best tea aro Indonesia. In fact, in colonial times, tea drinks Kayu Aro be Queen of England and Queen of the Netherlands.

Of Kayu Aro, the resulting beverage is orthodox tea or black tea. In the past, black tea comes from Assam, India. Advantages of orthodox black tea is on flavor and aroma. Both are so distinctive. In fact, these advantages make tea producing packaging made Kayu Aro's main mix material to obtain the desired taste.

Kayu Aro tea plantations on the slopes of Mount Kerinci reached 3,020 hectares. It is one of the widest expanse of tea plantations in the world. The vineyard is located at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level (masl), up to 1,600 meters above sea level. These gardens are one of the old tea plantation in Indonesia, which was built in the Dutch colonial era.

Originally this area just ordinary forest. The Dutch company Namlodee Venotchaat Handle Verininging Amsterdam then created a tea plantation in 1925 until 1928. The opening of the forest as a garden Kerinci tea cultivation is done by hiring hundreds of contract laborers from Java. Tea cultivation process began in 1929, while the tea factory established in 1932.

From the hands of the colonial, plantation management Kayu Aro switch to PT Perkebunan Nusantara VI. Until now the tea gardens and factories still operating from the Netherlands.

To enjoy the expanse of tea gardens, the public can come right out and traveled. As for visitors who intend to see the processing of the tea factory Kayu Aro, they require special permission from the company Nusantara. You see, in order to keep the aroma of tea is not contaminated, not just anyone allowed to enter the factory. Factory workers are also prohibited from using cosmetics.

In the factory, the freshly picked leaves will go through the process of withering in the troughs, beneath which flows through the hot air. Once wilted, with the lorry hanging, leaves were transported to the mill. Then milled by machine.

The next process is fermentation. Results mill aerated cold temperature in the room. Last dried, the term entered into the frying pan. With the machine, powdered tea will be split based on quality. On average each year tea garden produces 5,500 tons of black tea. Most are exported to Europe, Russia, Middle East, United States, Central Asia, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia.

Regional Tourism Kayu Aro Keinci

1. Mount Kerinci
Mount Kerinci (also spelled "Kerintji", and is known as the Mountain Tower, Volcano Kurinci, Kerinchi, Korinci, or Peak of Indrapura) is the highest mountain in Sumatra, the highest volcano in Indonesia, and the highest peak in Indonesia outside Papua. Mount Kerinci in Jambi Province is located on the border with the province of West Sumatra, in the Bukit Barisan Mountains, near the west coast, and is located about 130 km south of Padang. The mountain is surrounded by dense forest Kerinci Seblat National Park and is a habitat for Sumatran tigers and Sumatran rhinoceros.

The peak of Mount Kerinci is located at an altitude of 3,805 meters above sea level, visitors can see in the distance stretches a beautiful view of the city of Jambi, Padang and Bengkulu. Even the vast Indian Ocean can be seen clearly. Mount Kerinci has a crater measuring 400 x 120 meters and contains green water. In the east of the lake there Bento, the highest in the clear watery swamps of Sumatra. At the back there is a mountain with a crater seven very beautiful almost untouched.

To reach the summit Kerinci we can pass the path grit Tuo residing in the Kayu Aro. Hiking grit Tuo is a common pathway that is widely used by hikers to climb to the top of Mount Kerinci.
To achieve grit Tuo, we can start from the city of Padang. Start from the airport straight to the Minangkabau grit Tuo with a chartered car / travel department Full River during a 7-8 hour drive.

2. Telun Berasap Falls
Telun Berasap Falls offers a beautiful natural panorama. Local communities provide Telun smoky because of the unique name of the waterfall is always shrouded in mist of water that seems to resemble the white smoke, as a result of the swift water that slammed into rocks and evaporated. The uniqueness of the Niagara Telun Berasap namely the existence of a fairly extensive cave behind the waterfall. However, due to the swift Niagara Telun Berasap make no people who scour the cave thoroughly. To enjoy the uniqueness and the view presented by the Waterfall Berasap Telun travelers can choose multiple first way is to enjoy the beauty of altitude in one cottage that exist around the waterfall. Secondly if travelers are brave enough then the tourists can enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of the waterfall with a straight up on the edge of the cliff rather Telun Berasap Falls.
Telun Berasap Falls can be reached by landline which can be started from Jambi City or any of the city of Padang. There are three alternatives to choose the end to get to the waterfall Telun Berasap that first trip starts from the city of Jambi to Sungai Filled with a distance of about 500 km and the latency time of about 10 hours. Both trips can be started from Padang to Tapan then proceed to Full River with the distance of 278 km and the travel time taken approximately with a time of 7 hours. Third trip started from Padang Ke Muaralabuh then proceed to grit Tuo with a distance of 211 km and can be reached with a time of about 5-6 hours. After reaching the tourist areas continued on foot to scour the cement steps declined. Mileage through hundreds of steps toward the waterfall Telun Bersap which is approximately 300 meters.

3. Danau Gunung Tujuh
Gunung Tujuh Lake is a lake located in Kerinci regency, Jambi. precisely in the Village Pelompek, District Ayu Aro. The lake is located in the Seven Mountains, a mountain located right behind Mount Kerinci. Gunung Tujuh still included in the Kerinci Seblat National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For mountaineers, Kerinci may be the main objective for the mountain is the highest active volcano in Indonesia [3805 meters above sea level], but for tourists who want to just enjoy the natural beauty Kerinci Lake Gunung Tujuh can be considered as a tourist destination. besides having stunning scenery, the path traversed is also much easier than Mount Kerinci. Seven Lakes Mountain is also one of the highest lakes in Indonesia, this lake located at an altitude of 1,950 meters above sea level. With a height of almost two kilometers above sea level it can be imagined how cold the water of Lake Gunung Tujuh in the morning. Even so, take a dip in Lake Gunung Tujuh with very cold water a challenge in itself for the climbers.

As the name of the lake is surrounded by seven mountains, namely Mount Hulu Tebo (2,525 meters above sea level), Mount Hulu Sangir (2,330 meters above sea level), Mount Madura Iron (2418 masl), Gunung Lumut overgrown various types of moss (2,350 meters above sea level), Mount Basil (2230 masl), Mount Jar Bake (2469 masl), and Gunung Tujuh itself (2,735 masl). In some of these mountains are the source of water, which causes the water in the lake is not inexhaustible.

Lake Gunung Tujuh, besides used as tourist attractions are also used by locals for their livelihood, they become fishermen to catch fish in the lake. If we visit there, we can rent a canoe fishermen to explore the vastness of Lake Gunung Tujuh.

Well this is a glance of the sights in kerinci aro wood. Pristine natural conditions coupled with the beauty of its attractions were amazing, made us never get tired of looking at. Not useless kerinci touted as a "piece of paradise".