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Gede Pangrango National Park is unique national park in West java, Indonesia. Besides the beautiful nature and the dwellers jungle. Another legend that this park has spritual story which is invisible person guards Gede Pangrango mountain from erupting.

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Gede Pangrango National Park

Gede Pangrango National Park designated in 1960, the first five national parks in Indonesia with unique characteristic have made it a natural laboratory. Mount Gede Pangrango National Park declared Minister of Agriculture with a total area of 15,000 hectares, Location Regencies: Bogor, Cianjur and Sukabumi, West Java.

In 1819, C.G.C Reinwardt was recorded as the first person to climb Gunung (Mount) Gede, followed by F.W Junghuhn (1839-1861), J.E Teysman (1839), A.R Wallace (1861), S.H Koorders (18196), M. Treub (1891), W.M van Leeuen (1911), and C.G.G.J. van Steenis in 1920 and 1952. They made a collection of plants that formed the basis for a book entitled "The Mountain Flora of Java", published in 1972.

Gede Pangrango National Park represents a distinct diversity of ecosystems: a sub-montane ecosystem, a montane ecosystem, a sub-alpine ecosystem, a lake ecosystem, a marshland ecosystem, and a savanna ecosystem.

The sub-montane ecosystem is characterized by many large, tall trees like jamuju (Dacrycarpus imbricatus) and puspa (Schima wallichii). The sub-alpine ecosystem, meanwhile, is characterized by grassy meadows of Isachne pangerangensis, edelweiss flower (Anaphalis javanica), violet (Viola pilosa), and sentigi (Vaccinium varingiaefolium).

Gede Pangrango National Park Information

gede pangrango national park informationAmong the endangered animal species that can be found in the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park are primate species which are now threatened with extinction such as the Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch), Javan leaf monkey (Presbytis comata comata), ebony leaf monkey (Trachypithecus auratus auratus); panther (Panthera pardus), leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak muntjak), lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus javanicus), Asian wild dog
(Cuon alpinus javanicus), southeast Asian porcupine (Hystrix brachyura brachyura), stink badger (Mydaus javanensis), and yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula).

Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park is widely known for its wealth of bird species: 251 of the 450 species in Java inhabit this Park. Among these are endangered species like the Javan hawk eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi), and the owl (Otus angelinae).

UNESCO declared Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park a Biosphere Reserve in 1977, and it is a Sister Park to Taman Negara Malaysia, under cooperation signed in 1995 between Indonesia and Malaysia.

Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park is surrounded by ancient superstitions and beliefs. Legend has it that the spirits of Eyang Suryakencana and Prabu Siliwangi guard Mt. Gede to keep it from erupting. Even now, at certain times of the year, people flock to the caves around Mt. Gede to meditate or hold ritual ceremonies.

Interesting locations & attractions Gede Pangrango National Park

Biru Lake: a small lake, covering about five hectares, situated at 1,575 m asl. It is located 1.5 km from the Cibodas entrance gate. Its blue color (and name) comes from a covering of blue algae.
Cibeureum Waterfall: 50 meters high, this waterfall is located 2.8 km from Cibodas and attracts a lot of visitors. Around the waterfall, it is possible to see a kind of red moss that is endemic to West Java.
Thermal springs: about 5.3 km, or a two-hour walk from Cibodas.
Kandang Batu and Kandang Badak: camping, and plant and animal observation. At an altitude of 2,220 m asl., this site is 7.8 km, or a three-to-five hour trip from Cibodas.
Summit and crater of Mt. Gede: a magnificent place to watch the sunrise or sunset; the towns of Cianjur, Sukabumi, and Bogor can be clearly seen, as well as unusual plants around the crater. It is also interesting from a geological point of view. At this peak, three active craters - Lanang, Ratu and Wadon - are united in a single complex, at an altitude of 2,958 m asl. The craters are 9.7 km, or a five-hour hike, from Cibodas.Alun-Alun Suryakencana (Suryakencana Meadow): a 50-hectare plain covered with edelweiss flowers. The meadow is situated at an altitude of 2,750 m asl., and is 11.8 km, or a six-hour hike, from Cibodas. Mt. Putri and Selabintana: camping grounds that can accommodate 100 to 150 people.

Best time of year to visit: June to September.

How to reach the Park: Jakarta-Bogor-Cibodas, about 2.5 hours by car (100 km), or Bandung-Cipanas-Cibodas, about 2 hours by car (75 km).

Declared Minister of Agriculture, in 1960.
a total area of 15,000 hectares.
Location Regencies: Bogor, Cianjur, and Sukabumi (Province of West Java).

Temperature 5° - 28° C.
Rainfall 3,980 mm/year (on average).
Altitude 1,000 - 3,000 m asl.
Geographical location 106°50' - 107°02' E; 6°41' - 6°51' S.

Park Office: Jl. Raya Cibodas PO Box 3 Sdl.
Cipanas 43253, Cianjur, West Java.
Tel. : +62-263-512776.
Fax. : +62-263-519415.

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