Green Canyon,Pangandaran West Java


Green Canyon,Pangandaran  West Java

Green Canyon, popularized by the French in 1993, has a charm that is extraordinary. A combination of rivers, green valleys, forests, and various flora and fauna. The beauty wrapped in silence, like a hidden paradise. Its original name was “Cukang Taneuh”.
Green Canyon is about 30 kilometers west of PangandaranBeach, in the Cijulang district of Ciamis, West Java. The long and tiring 7 hours ride from Jakarta will be a bit boring to you.

Green Canyon has its own uniqueness. From the boat trip itself with the traditional “ketinting” from the dock for 30 minutes we will be happy to pass the river with green water tosca (if not raining). On the way we see life on the riverbanks. Occasionally seen lizard and some other reptiles. and also the local residents are lured reply or fishing.

If you decide to vacation in the Green Canyon, you should be prepared to travel quite tiring, but fun and full of adventure, because it can be 8 hours driving from Jakarta. For those who take personal or rental car, there should be someone who can take turns driving. It is advisable to take motion sickness medicine, for those who have problems in the long journey. Green Canyon open from 10:00 until 16:00 o’clock.
Prepare also clothes and towels if you want to swim. Believe it or not there are restrictions for not saying dirty words and mention ‘crocodile’ while he was in Green Canyon. Naturally when giving tips to the crew of the boat, because they have to wait long, when you are swimming upstream.
 

 

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Green River

Ready to swim

Unforgettable Destination

Beautiful Cave

 

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Ujung Kulon National Park


Ujung Kulon National Park :


Ujung Kulon National Park is the first national park, founded in Indonesia. The park (80,000 ha) lies on a peninsula in south-west Java and includes the islands Pulau Peucang, Pulau Panaitan and the Krakatau archipelago. On 1 February, 1992, the Proposed Ujung Kulon National Park complex and the Krakatau Islands Nature Reserve were declared a World Heritage Site. The borders on the north, south and west side of Ujung Kulon are made up by the Indian Ocean. The Honje mountain range, including the highest point of the park Gunung Honje (620 m), forms the eastern border. The Indian Ocean is the main access route.

Habitats in the park consists of lowland rainforest, swamp, mangrove and beach forest. Vegetation on Pulau Panaitan consists of dry-beach forest, mangrove forest and lowland rain forest which is characterized by an abudance of palms. On Anak Krakatau, the island that came into existence after the Krakatau exploded, flora and fauna are still young. Small animals and birds gradually colonize the lava island. The principal flora consists of grasslands, beach forest, lowland rain forest and moss forests at the higher altitudes.

The most important reason to declare Ujung Kulon a National Park is the existence of the almost-extinct Javan Rhinoceroses in the area. The population of these extremely endangered animals in Ujung Kulon is estimated to be 50-60. The remaining Javan rhinos, around 2 to 8 rhinos, are believed to live in Vietnam`s Cat Tien National Park. Valued for their horns, they face a serious threat from poaching. Some cultures believe that the powdered rhino horn will cure everything from fever to food poisoning and will enhance sexual stamina.

Getting There
Ujung Kulon National Park is accessible by boat (5-6 hour) from Labuan. You can get to Labuan by minibus from Jakarta (3-4 hour) or Bogor. An other possibility is to take a bus with destination Merak from Kalideres bus station in Jakarta. Get out in Cilegon and from there catch a bus to Labuan.The boat from Labuan leaves for Pulau Peucang or Tamanjaya. Coming from Sumatra by ferry, your journey will end in Merak. From Merak, take the bus to Jakarta, jump off in Cilegon and from there see above. There may be minibuses going all the way from Merak to Labuan.

A cheaper alternative to access the park runs over land. From Labuan you may take the HM minibus (from Serang bus station) or a taxi to Tamanjaya (about Rp. 250,000, 3,5 hrs). In Tamanjaya you’ll be able to arrange a boat to Pulau Peucang (Rp. 700,000), Pulau Handeleum (Rp. 200,000) or Pulau Panaitan (Rp. 900,000); mooring and boat entry permits are not included. Krakatau is best visited from Labuan. Please Bargain !!

Where to Stay
Permits, local guides speaking only bahasa Indonesia (about Rp. 50,000/day, excluding meals and cigarettes), English-speaking guides (Rp. 100,000/day, excluding meals and cigarettes) and accommodation can be arranged at the PHPA office in Labuan, or at Kagum in Jakarta. You can also find accomodation in Ujung Kulon. But it’s always best to plan ahead.

Other Things to See or Do
Round Pulau Peucang and Pulau Panaitan you’ll be able to snorkel and dive among beautiful coral reefs.


The most exotic animal in the world  the unicorn Java Rhinoceros 

Real white abd beautiful beach

 

Krakatau and Ujung Kulon National Park Sunda Strait - Indonesia

Anak Krakatau eruption.

Photo taken by Alexander Krivenyshev on May 22, 2009

 

Ujung kulon Beach

Rhino-Ujung Kulon National Park

 

Pangandaran Beach


Pangandaran Beach

Pangandaran is a small town and a subdistrict in southern Ciamis regency, West Java, Indonesia. It is located on the southern coast of Java. Pangandaran is a popular tourist destination, having a beach which is considered to be one of the finest in Java and which offers excellent surfing.

Pangandaran is Family friendly and has also for individual Tourists much to offer. In the Bay beautiful Beach for swimming, surfing or just relaxing.

Sunset at Pangandaran Beach

as well as pangandaran, in areas around we can find many much beautiful locations such as batu karas beach, batu hiu, pananjung sanctuary,Here you have much Activities and Adventures like Trekking, Snorkeling, Fishing and many more..

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Green Canyon Cave Pangandaran :


Pelabuhan Ratu Beach


Pelabuhan Ratu Beach

 

pelabuhan ratu beachpelabuhan ratu beachPelabuhan Ratu is a lovely holiday resort, visited by holidaymakers from Jakarta and Bandung. The site is only three-hour drive from either city through cool mountain villages with picturesque sceneries. Pelabuhan Ratu – Cisolok is a 15 km stretch of breathtaking beauty with hills, mountains and very wide sandy beaches everywhere around, set against the deep blue Indian Ocean. Right next to stretches of white beaches, visitors will find thick tropical forests on rolling hills.

Taking walks uphill enables the visitor to look down on the horseshoe shape of the bay’s coastline, whereas at night hundreds of fishermen’s boat-lamps are seemingly competing with the star-studded sky above, which is both enchanting and romantic. There is one four-star hotel, Samudera Beach, about 6 km from Pelabuhan Ratu, but several other smaller hotel and cottages are available at moderate rates.

At this virgin stage, this area represents unspoiled beauty in a typically tropical setting with hospitable inhabitants. Because of its proximity to Jakarta, more tourists visit this area from the capital than those from Bandung. Moreover, the highways to and from Pelabuhan Ratu have recently been greatly improved to assure the visitor of a smooth ride to enjoy the sceneries that pass even well. Good for taste, swimming, sun bathing and surfing.

Photos of Inna Samudra Beach Hotel – Pool :

Inna Samudra Beach Hotel: Pool and Beach

Coffe Shop of Inna Samudra Beach Hotel Pelabuhan Ratu :

Inna Samudra Beach Hotel: Coffee Shop

Sunset Citepus Beach Pelabuhan Ratu

Beautiful View Citepus Beach

Citepus Beach

Pelabuhan Ratu Beach


PELABUHAN RATU BEACH

Pelabuhan Ratu is a lovely holiday resort, visited by holidaymakers from Jakarta and Bandung. The site is only three-hour drive from either city through cool mountain villages with picturesque sceneries. Pelabuhan Ratu – Cisolok is a 15 km stretch of breathtaking beauty with hills, mountains and very wide sandy beaches everywhere around, set against the deep blue Indian Ocean. Right next to stretches of white beaches, visitors will find thick tropical forests on rolling hills. Taking walks uphill enables the visitor to look down on the horseshoe shape of the bay’s coastline, whereas at night hundreds of fishermen’s boat-lamps are seemingly competing with the star-studded sky above, which is both enchanting and romantic. There is one four-star hotel, Samudera Beach, about 6 km from Pelabuhan Ratu, but several other smaller hotel and cottages are available at moderate rates.

At this virgin stage, this area represents unspoiled beauty in a typically tropical setting with hospitable inhabitants. Because of its proximity to Jakarta, more tourists visit this area from the capital than those from Bandung. Moreover, the highways to and from Pelabuhan Ratu have recently been greatly improved to assure the visitor of a smooth ride to enjoy the sceneries that pass even well. Good for taste, swimming, sun bathing and surfing.

Mount Papandayan Trekking


MOUNT PAPANDAYAN TREKKING


MOUNT PAPANDAYAN

A visit to Mt. Papandayan is one of the most spectacular outings to an active volcano you can make. Golden sulphur crystals, hissing steam, boiling mud and water, blue and black creeks, all set in a largecrater with a commanding view over the Garut Plain make this outing an unforget- table experience.

You can easily combine a visit to Mt. Papandayan with a weekend in or near Garut. Also, you can make it a one-day outing from Bandung, in which case you need a good seven to eight hours for the round trip. From Cipanas, expect a round trip to the Mt. Papandayan crater to take three to four hours.

MOUNT PAPANDAYAN NATIONAL PARK : Mount Papandayan is a complex stratovolcano, located in West Java, Indonesia. At the summit, there are four large craters, and it contains active fumarole fields. The 1772 eruption has truncated the volcano into a broad shape with two peaks and a flat 1.1 km wide of Alun-Alun crater in the middle. It looks like a twin volcano. One of the peaks is called Papandayan and the other is Mount Puntang.

This interesting place lies in the border of the Bandung and Garut regencies, about seventy kilometers south of Bandung and about 19,25 km from Garut. It is one if the most spectacular volcanoes in this province and the top of the mountain are easily reaches, because there are special road leading to the crater. Mount Papandayans crater is probably one of the most spectacular mountain scenes on Java Island.There is a Cangkuang temple situated by Cangkuang Lake, which was a major discovery of archaeological value as it was the first of its kind found in West Java, dating back to the 8th century. This volcano is situated 17 km from Garut or 50 km from Bandung.

Access to the mountain is easy with any vehicle. Public buses take you only to within 9 km of the crater, so you either have to walk the rest of the way or take an ojek (private motorbike with driver).

Though you can drive directly to the rim of the crater, keep in mind that your safety is not guaranteed—hot steam and boiling water and mud can scald you badly, and many of the sharp-edged rocks are rather loose. Do be careful.

There are two routes to Mt. Papandayan: one from the Garut area in the east and the other from the west via Pengalengan. Note that the two routes do not connect—not even a jeep can drive the 1 km across the crater.

Tangkuban Perahu Mountain


Gunung Tangkubanperahu Mountain Geo Information
Name: Gunung Tangkubanperahu Mountain
Country: Indonesia
Province: West Java
Latitude: -6.7622222
Longitude: 107.6052778
Elevation: 2064 meters
Elevation: 6771 feet
Mount Rank
25461. in 106.826 mounts

Tangkuban Perahu Legend

Gunung Tangkuban Perahu (Tangkuban Perahu mountain) is located about 30 km north of Bandung. This mountain became one of Indonesian tourist destinations attractive places in West Java. The environment of Tangkuban Perahu mountain Bandung is cool, and hot springs in the legs of the mountain.

Tangkuban Perahu Legend (Legenda Tangkuban Perahu) in West Java is well known, also referred to as the origin of the major tourist attractions of Bandung or fairy Sangkuriang Talaga.

Sangkuriang is a legend that originated from the Tatar Sunda. The legend tells about the creation of a lake of Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu mountain, Mount Hill Mount Burangrang and stumps.

From these legends, we can determine how long people live in the highlands of Sunda Bandung. From the legend which is supported by the facts of geology, it is estimated that the Sundanese people have been living in the plains since thousands of years before Christ.

Sangkuriang originally an oral tradition. Referral written about this legend exist in manuscript Pujangga Manik which written on palm fronds arising from the late 15th century or early 16th century. In that manuscript were written that Prince Jaya Pakuan aka Prince Bujangga Manik or Ameng Layaran visit the holy sites of Hinduism in Java and Bali islands in the late 15th century.

After a long journey, Manik Bujangga arrived in what is now known as Bandung city. He became an eyewitness who first wrote down the name of this

place and its legends.