Saturday, October 24, 2020

Ujung Kulon National Park

Ujung Kulon National Park is located on the western tip of Java Island. It is precisely located in Sumur and Cimanggu Districts, Pandeglang Regency, Banten Province. from Kota Serang, the capital city of Banten Province, it will only take around 2-3 hours to travel overland.
 On February 1, 1992, the UNESCO World Heritage Commission designated this national park as a World Heritage Site in the Natural category with an area of ​​122,956 hectares, (44,337 hectares of which are sea), while the rest is land consisting of land / terrestrial, consisting of forests. lowland tropical rain. The Ujung Kulon Peninsula area is the habitat of the Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus), so the management of natural tourism for this location is very limited. This is because it does not disturb the Javan Rhino habitat. Some of the other tourist objects in Ujung Kulon include: 1) Peucang Island is one of the islands most visited by visitors. Even because of its beauty. This 450 hectare island has a sea with coral clusters and beautiful underwater life, making it very suitable for snorkeling and diving. In addition, on this island, we can chat with deer and long-tailed monkeys that roam a lot. Tourist facilities that can be found on this island include lodging and a visitor center. On this island, there is a large dead coral, namely Copong Coral, which is located on the northern part of Peucang Island. Apart from hiking to Karang Copong, visitors will see a fantastic view of the sun set against the backdrop of the beautiful stretching sea.
2) Cidaon pasture. At this location visitors can enjoy the attractions of grazing bulls, peacocks and sometimes partridge, in the pasture. In clear weather, Banteng can generally be seen around 06.00-07.30 and in the afternoon at 16.30 WIB.
At this location, visitors should not be too close to the Banteng because it can interfere with their eating activities. Visitors can enjoy the view and make observations of these animals from the lookout tower using binoculars / binoculars.
3) Sanghyangsirah Cave is located in the western part of the Ujung Kulon Peninsula. Every year, especially the month of Maulid and Muharram in the hijriyah year, this cave is visited by many pilgrims. The existence of this cave is very close to the myths and legends of the life journey of Kiansantang who lived during the time of King Siliwangi in the Kingdom of Padjajaran.
4) The Handeuleum Archipelago consists of several islands including the Big Handeuleum Island, the Middle Handeuleum and the Small Handeuleum. The species richness in these three islands is very diverse. Apart from mangrove species, this ecosystem contains many birds, reptiles, brackish water biota, such as shrimp and mangrove crabs. In addition, in these islands there are also rivers such as the Cigenter River which can be traced by canoeing (Canoeing). At the end of the trip along the Cigenter river, we can enjoy a beautiful view of a terraced waterfall.
5) Panaitan Island is located northwest of Peucang Island. This 17,500 hectare island has several diving spots such as Legon Lentah and Legon Kadam on the North Coast and Legon Samadang and Karang Jajar on the south coast of the island. In addition, there are also locations that are very suitable for surfing activities, including in the inner part of Kasuaris Bay.
6) Mount Honje is one of the Ujung Kulon National Park areas. The area of ​​Mount Honje is 19,500 Ha and its surroundings are surrounded by 19 (nineteen) buffer villages, either directly or indirectly adjacent. One of the villages that is the gateway to the Ujung Kulon National Park is Tamanjaya Village.
7) Badul Island is not far from the Ujung Kulon National Park, Banten. Badul Island is one of the smallest islands around the Ujung Kulon National Park. The island is only a vast expanse of white sand surrounded by clear sea. The clear sea water around Badul Island makes all the natural wealth under the sea of ​​Badul Island. The coral reefs that are still awake and a bunch of sea fish around them add to the beautiful underwater scenery of Badul Island, Banten.
The price of admission to Ujung Kulon National Park is IDR 5,000 per person for Indonesian tourists. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are Rp. 150 thousand per person. Another facility is the Guard Post which is located at several points such as Karang Ranjang, Cibunar, and Cidaon. Lodging can be found on Peucang Island.


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