TOURISM CULTURE INDONESIA: GRAND CANYON JAWA BARAT

TOURISM CULTURE INDONESIA: GRAND CANYON JAWA BARAT

TOURISM CULTURE INDONESIA: GRAND CANYON JAWA BARAT
Exotic landscapes

The Grand Canyon in Indonesia, you should know that Indonesia has the same attractions like the Grand Canyon is located in Northern Arizona, USA. Although there is the Grand Canyon in Indonesia, the region of West Java, where there is a river surrounded by high cliffs, which create very exotic landscapes and attractions like the Grand Canyon in America.

Tourism object is located in Village Green Canyon Kertayasa, District Cijulang, Ciamis regency, West Java Province, Indonesia. Green Canyon is only about 31 km from Pangandaran beach or around 45 minutes journey. While the capital is 130 km Ciamis District, and 393 km from Jakarta or approximately 7-8 hours drive inland. When they arrived at Pier Ciseureuh, you must continue the journey along the River Cijulang using small boats or canoe. Distance of the pier with the Green Canyon site approximately 3 km and usually takes a short 30-40 minute commute.

TOURISM CULTURE INDONESIA: GRAND CANYON JAWA BARAT
Cukang Taneuh exotic scenery

Originally known as Green Canyon is Cukang Taneuh exotic scenery, which means “land bridge”. That’s because there Cijulang River flow upstream land bridge with a length of 3 meters wide and 40 meters. The bridge connects the village of Desa Batukaras Kertayasa and separated by high cliffs that form a tunnel over a creek. In the years 1990-1993, this location was popularized by two tourists from France and Switzerland who visited Cukang Taneuh very impressed with the beauty of nature. They then call it as Green Canyon.

TOURISM CULTURE INDONESIA: GRAND CANYON JAWA BARAT
Cukang Taneuh

Cukang Taneuh and the Grand Canyon illustrates that both places have similar natural contours. Typical is that, if the natural scenery the Grand Canyon in America is dominated by brown and red colors, Green Canyon in West Java are dominated by green color. Until now, there are still signs that read Cukang Taneuh near the gate of this tour. However, most people are more often called by the name of Green Canyon.

You will be presented with a mixture of natural painting so unique and challenging to navigate. Starting from the bottom Cijulang River flanked by high cliffs, through caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites, swimming, even you can also make diving in the river and rock climbing.

You can see a lizard because Cijulang River is the habitat of animals Komodo dragon-like reptiles. Other animals such as snakes and monkeys are often seen in the dismissal of this place. In addition, ford the river using a small boat will never be forgotten.

Entering the cave, stalactite cave Stalagmites and decorate the walls as if marching, you can swim about 10 meters into the cave by using the buoy. There you will find stunning scenery. nonstop rush of water that resembles a heavy rain soaked the cliffs and rock walls. The place is called the region of Eternal Rain, because the volume of water that never subsided even in the dry season. Besides the beautiful scenery above the water surface, the Green Canyon will be a separate heaven for you who like to dive. Staying bring some diving equipment, basin-basin in the water spectacular ready to be explored and enjoyed, complete with a variety of fish that swim to traverse the bottom of the pond. For those who want to perform challenging activities, you can jump from a large stone with a height of 5 meters to the ocean floor.

We recommend you visit during the dry season or a month from May through September. When the dry season, water is green Cijulang River Tosca and water discharge is suitable to perform pengarungan. While in the rainy season, river water will be brown and the possibility of fast-flowing river will be swift so that the pairs and are feared to endanger safety. 

Beside rich with charm, Green Canyon also contains a number of myths. According to stories circulating in the local community, those who wash the face using a splash of water dripping in the cave will stay young, easily able to mate, and launched rejekinya. Therefore, many tourists who take a bath under the waterfall splashing Palatar existing at the mouth of the cave. Not infrequently they also drank the water splashing. In addition, there are also restrictions should not be made, ie words that are not polite and also the word “crocodile”.

If you want to navigate the river edge Cijulang with high cliffs, you can rent a boat with five passengers. This rate is valid for 45 minutes wading river. If you want to explore further up the river, you must pay the additional cost to the boater whose numbers in accordance with the agreement. For those of you who want to swim down the aisles of unique rocks and feel the sensation of eternal rain or splashes Palatar Waterfall, you can rent a vest that is provided by the crew. 

You do not need to worry about lodging a problem because around these attractions there are many hotels and guest house and you can rent for the rest.

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