Ujung Kulon National Park is one of the eldest national parks in Indonesia. The park was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for containing the largest remaining lowland rainforest in Java. The ecosystem of the park is started from the marine, the lowland tropical rainforest, the highland tropical rain forest, mangrove and savana. These ecosystems make the park is rich in flora and fauna.
It is a home for some rare and endangered animals as such Javan rhinoceros, Banteng (Javanese wild ox), Silvery Gibbon, Javan Lutung, Leopard, Rusa Deer, etc. Birds, amphibians and reptiles also live in these dense rainforest. The park is the only wildlife reserve for the last fifty Javan rinhoceros in the world. The park is also habitat for some rare and endangered plant species such as Batryohora geniculata, Cleidion spiciflorum, Heritiera percoriacea, and Knema globularia.
Ujung Kulon National Park which is located in the western most tip of Java have several beautiful offshore islands such as Panaitan, Handeuleum, Peucang and Krakatoa.
Interesting sites :
Peucang Island is one of the most favourite place for visitors. The island is very beautiful as to call “the Dream Land”. The island is the habitat of Russa timorensis and the long tail macaca (Macaca fscicularis).
Banteng feeding ground at Cidaon savana
Badak feeding groun at Cibunar
Panaitan island which has One Palm Point, the most favourable surfing point.
Cibiuk hot water resource
Cikacang waterfall, the habitat of Owa
Visitor activities :
Snorkelling, diving, wind surfing, hiking, camping, caving, jungle tracking, wild animal and bird watching, etc.
How to get there :
From Jakarta, drive to Serang (Banten Province) and continue to Labuan (1.5 hours). From Labuan continue to Taman Jaya, the starting point of the park (3.5 hours).
Best season to visit :
April to September every year
Ujung Kulon National Park
Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan No.51, Labuan
Pandeglang, 42264, West Java
Website : http://www.ujungkulon.org
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