UJUNG KULON NATIONAL PARK, NATURAL SANCTUARY OF ASIAN EXOTIC FAUNA

UJUNG KULON NATIONAL PARK, NATURAL SANCTUARY OF ASIAN EXOTIC FAUNA

Situated about 300 km from the capital city of Jakarta, or about 140 km from Serang, the capital city of Banten Province, Ujung Kulon National Park encompasses a total area of 122,955 hectares consisting of 78,619 hectares land area and 44,337 hectares of seas. The national park stretches across the Ujung Kulon Peninsula, Panaitan Island, Peucang Island, Handeleum islands, and Honje Mountain Range. Administratively, Ujung Kulon National Park is located within the Sumur and Cimanggu districts, in the Pandeglang Regency, in the province of Banten. The Javan Rhinos are known as the largest animals on Java and the second largest animals in Indonesia after the Asian Elephant. This extraordinary creature is extremely rare and barely makes its appearance noticeable. Some of the locals even regard the Javan rhino as more than a mere animal but almost like a near sacred ancient creature. Aside from the Javan Rhino, Ujung Kulon National Park is also home to many other special wildlife.

Get There

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There are two ways to enter Ujung Kulon National Park. By chartered boats from Carita Beach and overland by car via Labuan to Tamanjaya or Sumur. If you take the sea route, It is approximately 2-3 hours boat ride from Carita Beach to Peucang Island where the accommodation and national park representative office are situated.

If you take the overland route, from Jakarta you can head out to Serang, the capital of Banten via the Toll road for about 2 hours drive. From Serang, you continue westward to Labuan, in Pandeglang Regency for roughly about 2 hours. The little town of Labuan is where the main office of the Ujung Kulon National Park is located (Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan No 51 ). From Labuan, the road continues to Panimbang, Sumur, and Tamanjaya for a little over another 2 hours. Some of the road may be narrow and are not in good condition, so drivers must be prepared and. Remain watchful.

The Office of Ujung Kulon National Park area II Handeleum and Tamanjaya provide the entrance tickets, insurance, and general information about the National Park. The office is located in the Tamanjaya Village near the dock of Tamanjaya. All requirements for tourist activities such as boat rentals, local guides, porters and more, can be arranged at the office.

Experience

UMANG ISLAND, THE PERFECT ISLAND FOR TROPICAL GETAWAY

Umang Island is a small island located in Banten province and is the perfect tropical gateway, especially when you’ve done some business in Jakarta. Umang Island Resort and Spa, which offers the same comfort as a star-rated hotel with relaxing ambiance and maintained by a single management. The location is also very strategic for nature trekkers as it’s near the UNESCO heritage site Ujung Kulon National Park. Umang Island is also well-protected from the West Java sea storms as there’s Tanjung Lesung beach to the north and Panaitan Island to the west.

The island is reachable via a five-minute speedboat ride from the shores of Sumur, Pandeglang, which is about four hours away by car from the bustling city of Jakarta. You can even bring your own car because the resort provides a free 24-hour secure parking lot in Sumur, plus an accommodation for your driver. Umang Island is a place to be whenever you feel like lazying around a white sandy beach overlooking the crystal sea water, you should try Umang Island, where the beauty of nature may give you peace and tranquility.

Get Around

The resort provides two choices of transportation:

– Car Rental/Tourism Bus (Jakarta-Umang)
– Free Shuttle Boat (Mainland-Umang)

Get There

The island is reachable via a five-minute speedboat ride from the shores of Sumur, Pandeglang, which is about four hours away by car from the bustling city of Jakarta. You can even bring your own car because the resort provides a free 24-hour secure parking lot in Sumur, plus an accommodation for your driver.

To get to Sumur from Jakarta, you can choose one of the two options below:

Route 1 (via Pandeglang) 183 km

Jakarta-Tol Kebun Jeruk-Merak-Exit Serang Timur (KM 71)-Pandeglang-Labuan-Tarogong-Citeureup-Cigeulis-Cibaliung-Cimanggu-Sumur

Route 2 (via Anyer) 215 km

Jakarta-Tol Kebun Jeruk-Merak-Exit Cilegon Barat-Anyer-Carita-Labuan-Tarogong-Citeureup-Cigeulis-Cibaliung-Cimanggu-Sumur.

UJUNG KULON NATIONAL PARK, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST PRISTINE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM

Ujung Kulon National Park is situated about 300 km from the capital city of Jakarta, or about 140 km from Serang, the capital city of Banten Province, Ujung Kulon National Park encompasses a total area of 122,955 hectares consisting of 78,619 hectares land area and 44,337 hectares of seas. The national park stretches across the Ujung Kulon Peninsula, Panaitan Island, Peucang Island, Handeleum islands, and Honje Mountain Range. Administratively, Ujung Kulon National Park is located within the Sumur and Cimanggu districts, in the Pandeglang Regency, in the province of Banten. Ujung Kulon National Park is one of the world’s most pristine natural ecosystem and Indonesia’s prime national park.

With scarcely any human interference, the national park has a very well preserved ecosystem of flora and fauna. Its most precious feature is the one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sundaicus) or more commonly known as the Javan Rhino, which is regarded as the icon of both the national park and the province. This majestic creature is known as one of the rarest mammals on earth and is classified as critically endangered in the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species.

Aside from the Javan Rhino, Ujung Kulon National Park is also home to many other special wildlife such as the owa Jawa monkeys (Hylobates moloch), surili (Presbytis aigula), dhole/wild dog (Cuon alpinus javanicus), banteng bull (Bos javanicus), silvery gibbon (Hylobates moloch), Javan lutung (Trachypithecus auratus), long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas), Java mouse-deer/kancil (Tragulus javanicus), deer (Rusa timorensis), and more. There are also over 72 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 240 species of birds that make Ujung Kulon their home.

Ujung Kulon National Park is one of only few areas which feature vegetation profiles from sea-coastal to tropical mountains. There are over 700 types of flora within the national park, of which 57 are classified as rare in Java and quite possibly the world. Among some of the flora that are known to grow solely in the area include the Batryohora geniculata, Cleidion spiciflorum, Heritiera percoriacea, and Knema globularia.

Get There

There are two ways to enter Ujung Kulon National Park: By chartered boats from Carita Beach and overland by car via Labuan to Tamanjaya or Sumur. If you take the sea route, It is approximately 2-3 hours boat ride from Carita Beach to Peucang Island where the accommodation and national park representative office are situated.

If you take the overland route, from Jakarta you can head out to Serang, the capital of Banten via the Toll road for about 2 hours drive. From Serang, you continue westward to Labuan, in Pandeglang Regency for roughly about 2 hours. The little town of Labuan is where the main office of the Ujung Kulon National Park is located (at Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan No 51). From Labuan, the road continues to Panimbang, Sumur, and Tamanjaya for a little over another 2 hours. Some of the road may be narrow and are not in good condition, so drivers must be prepared and. Remain watchful.

The Office of Ujung Kulon National Park area II Handeleum and Tamanjaya provide the entrance tickets, insurance, and general information about the National Park. The office is located in the Tamanjaya Village near the dock of Tamanjaya. All requirements for tourist activities such as boat rentals, local guides, porters and more, can be arranged at the office.

Source : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/area/ujung-kulon-national-park

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