Ujung Kulon National Park located on the westernmost island of Java is the oldest national park in Indonesia, which was founded in 1992. This national park area initially included the Krakatau region and several surrounding small island islands such as Handeuleum Island and Peucang Island and Panaitan Island.

Ujung Kulon National Park

Ujung Kulon National Park, credit photo: Ronny Valstad, pesona.travel

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Ujung Kulon National Park is officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage, the National Park located in Banten Province covers a very wide protected forest with a total land area and sea of ​​around 122,956 hectares. stretching from the Ujung Kulon Peninsula to the Indian Ocean.

Before you explore Ujung Kulon National Park, you have to stop first at the Ujung Kulon National Park National Park in Labuan, Banten, to get permits to enter the National Park area. After the entry permit is obtained, you can go to the Sumur area and cross by boat to Peucang Island.

Peucang Island

Peucang Island is the main gate to enter Ujung Kulon National Park. On the island of Peucang, we can witness firsthand the herd of monkeys, peucang (an endemic deer), and wild boar that roam in the wild. Peucang is also one of the islands that provides lodging accommodation for tourists. On Peucang Island, we can also do jungle trekking; tracing the trail in the middle of the forest, until finally arriving at the best sunset viewing point on Peucang Island overlooking the Copong Reef.

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Handeleum Island

Handeleum Island is the best place to try canoeing. You can split the island by canoe, along the Cigenter River, and enter the Handeleum wilderness from the canoe. Along the way left and right, we can see thick bushes of forest and sometimes deer running around and circular snakes on tree trunks on the banks of the river.

Ujung Kulon Peninsula

Ujung Kulon Peninsula is a native habitat for endemic animals typical of Ujung Kulon National Park, the Javan Rhino. In this area there are several points of interest that you can visit such as; Cidaon which is the place to live and grazing the bulls, or Tanjung Layar, a camping spot in the Ujung Kulon National Park.