Bengkulu province is located on the southwest coast of Sumatra. With an area of 19,919 sq km (7,691 sq mi), Bengkulu is the smallest province in Sumatra. Despite its small population and isolation, it is also a region of awe-inspiring natural beauty. The region is blessed with a wealth of natural riches, nurturing a variety of rare plant and animal species. It is bordered on the east by the Bukit Barisan range which acts as it’s backbone from north to south. The western part of the region is dominated by sunny coastal plains and is bordered by the shores of the Indian Ocean. The entire province is filled with stunning forested landscapes and plantations.