Attractions in Ujung Kulon National Park
The tree entrance points for visitors
to Ujung Kulon National are Taman Jaya, Peucang Island and Handeuluem
Island. Two less visited regions, Panaitan Island and Gunung Honje
Range, can be reaced fom these entrace Points or direct from Labuan.
village of Tamanjaya, where the road down the coast line ends, is
justide the park boundry. This is the main entry point for trekking
into the park and visiting Handeuleum Island
This plesant village provide into kampong life and offers both short
and long walks in Gunung Honje area and the south coast. Boat trips
to Handeuleum and Peucang Islands can be made from Tamanjaya.
WALK AND TRIPS
Cibiuk Hot Springs.
This short walk meadering through Tamanjaya village and paddy fields
leads to a hot spring just inside the park just inside the park boundary.
The trail to Kalajetan passes throughforest holding a variety of wildlife
including pigs, squirrels and monkeys. at the south coast the camping
area and guard post overlook the wave swept sandy shores of Kalejetan
and bateng grazing grounds. cracodiles are also found in nerby lagoon
and rhino are occasionally sighted in this region. this very pleasant
walk provides both forest and shores experience.
Handeuleum Island Trip
West across Welcome Bay by local fishing boat is Handeuleum Island
amongst aa group of small island off the Ujung Kulon Peninsula.
unique and delightfull island of Peucang lies in cleasr blu waters
off the north western coastline of Ujung Kulon Peninsula. Itswhite
sand beaches and coral reff shores hold a fascinating world of marinwe
life while Peucang's impressive forest shelters an abundance of
wildlife, some of which graze and paly around the lodges. Opposite
Peucang Island across a 800 metres cannel is the Ujng Kulon Peninsula
with a wide variety of attractions.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Peucang Island's beach is superb for swimming and shallow snorkelling
reefs are also found all along the shore, for deeper snorkelling
there are coral reefs to the east, midway between the island and
mainland. Scuba diving areas are also found to the west and at several
other locations off Peucang Island.
WALK AND TRIPS
Karang Copong Walk
This pleasant walk north on peucang Island passes throughh towering
forest to a rock achway beyond which are the reef pools of Karang
Copong. The trail leads to the top of a bluff overlooking the reef
from where spectacular tropical sunset can be seen. From this point
an alternative trail return to the lodges.
Citerjun Teracces Trip
Located to the north esast on the mainland peninsula is calcifield
terraces and stalacties created by the waters the citerjun. These
are remnannts of the once spectacuklar formations recorded by early
mariners that were destroyed by Krakatau tidal waves of 1883.
Cidaon Grazing Ground Trips
situated on Peninsula oppositee Pucang Island, this large grassland
with an observation tower is grazing ground for banteng, pigs, monkey,
peafowl and on very rae accosions Java Rinoceros. Early morning
or evening are the bsta times to visit.Ciujung River Trip
Just to the east of Cidaon the waters of the Ciujungkulon form a
canoeable route through overhanging nypa a swampland.
From Cidaon the trail south through magnificient rain forest, crosses
a low saddle, join the river Cibunar the continues to clearing and
rock ramps on the south coast. jJust westerward are the cibunar
river mouth and the park guardpost. Monkey, bantemg, pigs and the
track of rhino are often seen on this trail and it provides a excellent
profile of the park's vegetation.
there are two ways of reaching Tanjung Layar. From those choosing
the shorter walk. the boat travels 3 km west to Peninsula shore
a Cibom. At Cibom are remains of a proposed naval port that was
begun in 1808 and than abandoned because of hardships and polotical
unheavals, and nearby shelter contains information about thev region.
The trail followers the coastline west passing the currecnt lighthouse.
from this tower are spectacular views of the rugged heeadliands
and island below( permission must be obtanied from lighthouse staff
to enter the property and to clib the lighthouse tower. The route
continues to the ruins of early building from where a stairway climbs
40 m bluff to Tanjung Layar Historical Site where two previous lighthouses
and staff quarters were constructed in 1800's.
Tanjung Layar (Via Cidaon)
The longer walk to Tanjung Layar involves a short boat ride to Cidaon
river opposite Peucang Island. The trail follows the shores westward
through coastal rain forest to Cibom and continues along the coast
to the hitorical site.
Ater taking a boat to Cibom the direct route to Ciramea travel throught
the forest to a shelters at the south and follow the shore through
rocky inletts and coastal forest to the nortern end af ciramea bach.
Either ofthese routes can be used for a return trip.
among a group of small islands just off the north eastern coast
of the Ujung Kulon Peninsula, the Handeuleum island area offers
river experiences with a variety of forest, wildlife and wetland
in peace full location away from the main tourist routes.
short forest walk across the island, the home of monkeys and deer,
has views of Peninsula coasline and adjacent island.
several ways of reaching the grazing grounds and the most direct is
by boats to a jetty near the Cigenter river mouth although alternatives
routes through the forrest can be more interesting. The grazing ground's
wildlife include banteng, pigs, deer, peafowl and tunneling birds
Ccanoe trips up the Cigenter River are somewwhat influenced by tides
and trees across the river and if conditions are right the canoes
can travel deep into the forest. The cigenter's waters meader throught
dese overhanging rain forest, the habitat of phyton and hornbillls
where cracodiles and rhinos may also de seen on rare occasions.
The charm of this river lies in its tranquile, primeval beauty.
Beyond the grazing grounds are dry season routes through the forest
in the region between the Cigenter and Cikembeumbeum riveers. The
attractions include a massives fig tree, popular with wild life,
which extenda over a wide area. Animal traks in the stream beds
and wetlands of this region record wildlife activity and rhino and
leopard tracks are often seen.
and Cihandeuleum Rivers trip
South east of Handeuleum Island are three enchanting river outlets
and theeir lower reachers can be explolored by boaat an high tide.
From these forest of the sea come starnge clonkings sounds created
by crabs and beyond are the silent inner waters.
Panaitan's hill rise from pristine forest with wildlife of deer,
pig, monkey, crocodiles, monitor lizards large pythons and a wide
variety of bird life on the encient Hindu statues on the summits
of gunung Raksa. Panaitan Island's rugged coastline and wide sandy
beachs shelther several scuba diving rees and created exceptional
There several good scuba diving location off Panaitan island's northern
and eastern shores including the reef of Batu Pitak near Lagon Butun
but diving around Panaitan Island is not recommended for beginners
From Citambuyung the trail climb to Hindu statue of ganesh and lingam
sybole of Shivan on the summit of Gunung Raksa. These staue date
from the pre-islamc periode in Indonesia n history and the ganesh
statue is of particular interest as it is unlike others found in
From Lagon B Butun the trail crosses north west the Lagon Bajo an
a beach rout continuees to white sandy beach, reefs and swamp of
Lagon Sabini at the head of Teluk Kasuaris.
The slopers of this range are the habitats of endagered Java gibbon
and variety of Animal and birdlife. The villages in this region
are seldom visied by tourist and provide insights into traditionnal
The climb of Mt. Honje begins near Tamanjaya at Cimenteng and acend
through the forest to the summit with views of Welcomes Bay ant
the Ujung Kulon Peninsula.
Beyond Cibadak the road becomes a motorbike or walking track passing
through several kamung to the remote coastal village on Rancecet an
Cegog at the south eastern corner of Ujung Kulon.