Batang Palupuh is a refuge for the giant flowers Rafflesia Arnoldi, blooming only once a year in November. A guide can be obtained from the office at the reserve.
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Various hotels and inns in Bukittinggi.
- Since Rafflesia arnoldi only blooms for a week, it is advisable to come in November and consult the tour agencies if you want to see the blooming flower.
Your best bet is to find souvenir shops in Bukittinggi, plenty to see and buy there.
From Bukittinggi, use a car to this area.
After a close look (and smell) of the flowers, you might not want to eat on the spot, so it’s advisable if you dine in the neighboring cities.
View the magnificence of Rafflesia arnoldi, a giant flower which is actually a parasite, luring insects and digest them to thrive. It grows for 9 months and only flowers for about a week.