World’s Largest Archipelago State

Pangandaran ©Duanbiru

Pangandaran ©Duanbiru

Clusters and clusters of island, this is Indonesia. The key islands being Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku and New Guinea. Many people know about the major islands, such as Sunda Islands, the Greater Sunda Islands like Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi. As for the Lesser Sunda Island, as well as Maluku Islands and New Guinea that is of West Papua and Papua.

Black Beaches

Pangandaran is a place with black beaches, a pretty remote place. It is a town and you can find many beach resorts here, so it means you will have less crowds if you like some privacy. The beach could be black, but the sands are fine and it is indeed the finest in Java. On the southern coast of Java, getting to Pangandaran is either by air, by bus or by car. You can fly by Susi Air and this option can be from Jakarta. Be ready to stop a little while in Bandung and experience a twelve-seat Cessna. The other way to get there is by car. One great way is plan an itinerary of three-day tour where you will go to Jogyakarta. Via car, you can plan a route like to Wonosobo, then Dieng, then Borobudur, Prambana and finally Yogyakarta. It will be about seven hours if you intend to go by car from Jakarta. Of course, you can take those large patas buses. Or for more comfort, take the Sari Harum (a kind of minibus).

Green Canyon

Green Canyon ©myuniqueinfo

Green Canyon ©myuniqueinfo

Teak trees, hanging vinery, palms and listen to the special sounds of nature. Shrilling of exotic birds, the canyon’s first hundred metres is waiting for you to venture through. Those with a brave heart may want to try jumping from the stalagmite formation. It is five meters high and the pool can be deep. Dragonflies, frogs, crabs of miniature sizes are interesting creatures here. Other things to see are the Paradise beach, Citumang or Green Valley and Pananjung Pangandaran nature reserve. If you have not see the special flora in the secondary rainforest here, you must really find out more about the Rafflesia. From the Green Valley, have a nice walk to the Waterfalls or even swim in the super clear waters in the river. A good way to enjoy a deserted island, the Paradise beach is to hire a boat and have a picnic on the white sandy Paradise beach.

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