Ujung Kulon

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Ujung Kulon National Park is the representative of the tropical rain forest ecosystem remaining lowland and the largest in West Java, and is an ideal habitat for the survival of endangered Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and other scarce species. There are three types of ecosystems in national parks is the marine ecosystems, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems.

Diversity of plants and animals in Ujung Kulon National Park began to be known by the researchers, botanists Netherlands and the UK since 1820.

Approximately 700 species of plants is well protected and 57 species including such rare; merbau (Intsia bijuga), palahlar (Dipterocarpus haseltii), bengang (Lagerstroemia speciosa), luminous (Pterospermum diversifolium), ki rain (Engelhardia serrata) and various types of orchids .

Wildlife in Ujung Kulon National Park consists of 35 species of mammals, 5 species of primates, 59 species of reptiles, 22 species of amphibians, 240 species of birds, 72 species of insects, 142 species of fish and 33 species of coral. scarce animals and protected than the Javan banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus), ajag (Cuon alpinus javanicus), Javan (Presbytis Comata Comata), langur (Trachypithecus auratus auratus), deer (Cervus russa timorensis), leopard (Panthera pardus), stone cats (Prionailurus javanensis bengalensis), gibbon (Hylobates moloch), and giant clams (Tridacna gigas).

Ujung Kulon National Park is an interesting natural attractions, with the beauty of the various forms of symptoms and the natural uniqueness of the rivers, waterfalls, white sand beaches, hot springs, marine parks and cultural heritage / history (statue of Ganesha, the Mount Panaitan Island mercury). All of which create an unforgettable experience for the visitor and hard to find elsewhere.

Ujung Kulon National Park with Krakatau Nature Reserve is a national asset, and has been designated a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991.
To enhance the ability of Ujung Kulon National Park management as a World Natural Heritage Site, UNESCO has provided financial support and technical assistance.

Communities living around the national park is famous for its tribal art Banten named as Debus. The communities are followers of Islam, but they still retain the customs, traditions, and culture of their ancestors.
Inside the park, there are places that are sacred to the interests of different religious beliefs. The most famous as a pilgrimage destination is the cave Biosciences Sirah, which is located at the western end of the peninsula of Ujung Kulon.

Some sites / interesting place to visit in Ujung Kulon:
Tamanjaya and Cibiuk. The main entrance to the facility, information center, guest house, dock, hot springs.

  1. Kalejetan beach, Coral Beds, Cibandawoh. The phenomenon of the southern ocean waves and sandy beaches thick, observation of flora and fauna.
  2. Peucang beach. White sand beaches, coral reefs, clear blue waters ideal for swimming events, diving, fishing, snorkeling and ideal place for animal observation in their natural habitat.
  3. Karang Copong, Citerjun, Cidaon, Ciujungkulon, Cibunar, Tanjung screen, and Ciramea. Explore the forest, river canoeing, sea grass grazing animals, waterfalls and turtle nesting place.
  4. Handeuleum beach, Cigenter, Cihandeuleum. Observing animals (bull, boar, deer, Javan traces and various species of birds), canoeing rivers in the mangrove forest ecosystem.
  5. Panaitan beach, and the Mount of Mercury. Diving, surfing, and cultural / historical.
  6. The best visiting season: April up to September.

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