Ujung Kulon National Park is located at the westernmost tip of Java, within Banten province of Indonesia. It includes the volcanic island group of Krakatoa in Lampung province. The park encompasses an area of 1,206 km² (443 km² marine). The explosion of nearby Krakatau in 1883 produced a tsunami (giant wave) that eliminated the villages and crops of the coastal areas on the western peninsula left Ujung Kulon as the last known refuge stands for the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros.
You can do a jungle trekking around the park with boat and visit several beautiful beaches. While for Rhinoceros in the wild, it can take 7 - 10 day trek. You can also visit the Krakatoa and the Baduy Primitive.
How To Get There
Ujung Kulon can be reached from Jakarta airport (CGK) or hotel, continue with 7 hour car drive to Taman Jaya (starting point to get a boat trip for a rhino tour).
From Jakarta airport, you can take an airport bus to 'Kampung Rambutan' bus station. Here you continue with a bus to 'Taman Jaya'. You can also have a private car pick arranged with your hotel/operator, more expensive but faster and more convenient.
You can have a private taxi from Jakarta airport/hotel, or share it with other travelers going the same way with you, or arrange a shared/private taxi with your hotel/tour operator.
Very wide selection of accommodation from 5 star hotel to budget room in Jakarta and Carita beach.
The native inhabits Banten province (Carita & Ujung Kulon) are Sundanese. They are polite, gentle, easy to smile, and friendly people.
Sundanese are an ethnic group native to the western part of the Java island. Sundanese culture has borrowed much from Javanese culture. The Sundanese, in their mentality and behavior, their greater egalitarianism and antipathy to yawning class distinctions, and their community-based material culture, differ from the feudal hierarchy apparent among the Javanese principalities.
The initial religious systems of the Sundanese were animism and dynamism with reverence to ancestral and natural spirits. The best indications are found among the remote Baduy tribe. Around the 15th to 16th centuries Islam began to spread among the Sundanese by Indian Muslim traders.
Sundanese cuisine is one of the most popular traditional food in Indonesia The Sundanese food is characterized by its freshness; the famous lalap (raw vegetables salad) eaten with sambal (chilly paste) and also karedok (raw vegetables salad with peanut paste) demonstrate the Sundanese fondness for fresh raw vegetables.
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