Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ujung Kulon National Park

Ujung Kulon National Park is Indonesia's leading National Park, World Heritage Site and the home of the One Rhinoceros. The Park has a wide variety of vegitation, wild life and marine life. Hereby we would like to invite you to canoe our park river, track our trail, watch our wild game, hike our hill, dive our diverse marine attraction, and much more. The visit to the park provides an excellent opportunity to experience the beauty of Indonesia virgin rain forest, and it's exotic marine life.

The dense rain forest with it's fauna and murky river provides excellent challenge to hike and canoe trough. Deep in to jungle lung and trourgh the river bank. Get the fresh air, green atmosphere, challenging trail, fauna encountering, lonely river trip and more..
Diving and snorkeling in the surrounding park waters offers visitors the insight of view of the park marine life, ornamental fiskes, coral reef, rock formation, and accasionally historical remains.

During the Dutch rulling time, various expeditions had been conducted to explore the mining potential and it's unusual richness and scientific importance. The region becoming a national park began at the end of the 19th century when the region was establishing a reputation as a big hunting area. A group of conservationists and game hunters become concerned about the declining animal numbers and that some species were nearing extinction.After the formation of the Republic of Indonesia, the region was again declared as Nature Reserve in 1958.

On the most western point of Java densely populated land.

Accesible both via land and sea.

115 km drive trough scenic view from Jakarta plus 2 hrs sail by speed boat or 5 hours sail by normal boat. It's accessible just in 5 hours from Soekarnao - Hatta International airport.

245 km drive trough scenic view of the interior of west java. Plus further trekking to various destinations within the primary forest of the park.

The park has a wide variety of vegetation with tropical primary rain forest, low land forest, mangroves colony,freshwater swamp, and coastal vegetation. Within these is a great diversity of flowering and fruiting plant.Strangling fig is among the most amazing species of the park flora.

The diversity can be seen in it's wild life. Over 310 species have been recorded including mammals, reptiles, birds, and numerous insects, 5 species of primates among them are crab eating macaque, and glossy blackish Javan silvered leaf monkey.

The one horned rhino is among the most famous fauna.

The reefs and surrounding sea are rich in corals, shell life, sea vegetation, and coral colorful fishes,that all thrive well in the warm, clear waters of the park.

A naval port for defensive purpose was built at the beginning of the 1800s by enslaving the people of surrounding villages.But due to some problems, the port was left unfinished.

From many evernts occured to the park, the eruption of the near by Volcano, Gunung Krakatau at the 1883 perhaps the most important one which gave a huge changing of the coastal flora formation on it's northen coast. The explosion was at cost 36,000 of death, mostly by the tidal wave generated by it's power.

The status as a National Park and World heritage Site was confirmed in the 1992.

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