West Java Province Off The Beaten Path

  • ITB Bandung south gate early afternoon
    ITB Bandung south gate early afternoon
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  • ITB Bandung, life at campus, seen 2006, Indonesia
    ITB Bandung, life at campus, seen 2006,...
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  • ITB Bandung, south gate-outside at early afternoon
    ITB Bandung, south gate-outside at early...
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West Java Province Off The Beaten Path

  • Leuweung Sancang Nature Reserve

    Leuweung Sancang Nature Reserve is on the map, but almost ignored. Walking around you share the forest and the coast only with a few locals. The reserve is of interest to botanists (the Kayu Kaboa tree can be found here only) as well as to animal spotters (banteng, gibbons, iguanas, peacocks and more). But as usual you need luck and patience to see...

  • Karang Paranje beach

    Unique features of Karang Paranje beach are the rock formation after which it is named, and the estuary of Ci Baregbeg river forming a lake which is safe even for poor swimmers. East and west of the rock there is good sandy beach for more experienced swimmers.Karang Paranje means something like 'cock cage rock'. The story goes that a certain...

  • Kampung Dukuh, a traditional village

    Hidden in the southern hills of West-Java lies this little village that rejects all amenities of modern life. No electricity here, thus no TV or mobile phone. No houses built of brick and tiles, not even glass. No kitchen utensils of metal or plastic.Instead the people use natural, organic materials for all their needs. Their philosophy of life is...

  • Rancabuaya beach

    Rancabuaya is a remote beach due south of Bandung. It took us almost five hours to get there from Bandung, because the winding mountain road had suffered from the first heavy rain of the season. The beach is not suitable for swimming. Yet, according to the Garut regency government website, in 2007 Rancabuaya beach attracted 25,000 domestic tourists...

  • Gunung Geder beach

    You find rocks at much of West-Java's south coast, but near Pameungpeuk there are long stretches of sandy beach, suitable for swimming. Athough you do this at your own risk, as there are no lifeguards.On of the best beaches is Gunung Geder beach, about 9 km west of Pameungpeuk. The beach is quiet and clean, but exposed so you may want to bring...

  • Cicadas river falls

    7 km east of Sindangkerta beach the coastal road crosses one of the bigger rivers, Ci Langla. It's contributaries have several waterfalls. The easiest to reach of these are the Ci Cadas river falls. There are two of them, Curug Caringin in the minor arm Ci Cadas river and Curug Dengdeng in the major arm.The water is not clear yet clean to swim in,...

  • Sea Turtles at Sindangkerta Beach

    Once you got as far as Leuweung Sancang Reserve, another hour's drive takes you to Sindangkerta Beach, 4.5 km east of Cipatujah. Alternatively you may approach the beach from Tasikmalaya, a 75 km or two hours drive to Cipatujah.Here is a recreational beach for locals, with some simple foodstalls. Ask for pak Yus (short for Yusliana), who is the...

  • Krakatau Volcano Camp

    Camping on the remains of the famous volcano that erupted in 1883 - one of the biggest eruption that ever happened.Climbing up the growing-still very much active volcano - the "Anak Krakatau" (child of Krakatau). The view from the top is amazing - all tiredness from walking the hot-deserted-sandy trail is dissappeared. it is really worth it doing...

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