Saturday, July 16, 2022

Indonesian Tourism Brand

Wonderful Indonesia is the promise of Indonesian tourism to the world. The word “Wonderful” conveys the promise that Indonesia is rich in wonders, both from a human and a natural perspective, that stirs the heart and promises new and interesting experiences for tourists.

Source : Republika


The Meaning of the Indonesian Tourism Brand
1. Enchanting Spirit
Incredibly charming, charismatic, full of life and humble.

2. Exciting
Fun with all my heart; touch people's emotions and awaken the curiosity of tourists.

3. Magnificient
The uniqueness and richness of style, manners and elegance in all categories.

4. Expressive
Expressionist, very honest and shows emotion spontaneously.

The Thematic Wonders Experience
Indonesia has many variations of products, so that in building a brand, a guiding concept must be given that can separate the product and create different insights from each of its wonders, so that people can feel the story behind its existence.
a. Natural Wonders
b. Sensory Wonders
c. Cultural Wonders
d. Modern Wonders
e. Adventurous Wonders

10 "Bali Baru"
Sumber : SINDOnews

That picture is Danau Toba that located on North Sumatera. It is one of 10 "Bali Baru". The 10 "Bali Baru" are :
1. Danau Toba, North Sumatera
2. Tanjung Lesung, Banten
3. Candi Borobudur, Central Java
4. Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi
5. Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara
6. Morotai, North Papua
7. Belitung, Bangka Belitung
8. Kepulauan Seribu, DKI Jakarta
9. Bromo Mountain, East Java
10. Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara

The government wants other destinations outside of Bali that in the future can compete with Bali while still fulfilling the elements of the tagline Pesona Indonesia or Wonderful Indonesia (natural wonders, sensory wonders, cultural wonders, modern wonders and adventurous wonders) and sustainability aspects. 





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Friday, July 15, 2022

Situ Talaga Warna Puncak Bogor


When entering a national holiday or even just a weekend, the peak area of Bogor is always crowded with tourists coming from outside the city and local tourists. It's like a classic tradition that the peak area of Bogor is a favorite tourist area for visitors, especially residents of West Java and surrounding areas. Being in the peak area presents a variety of natural beauty and can be visited by friends, in order to provide a pleasant holiday experience, for example educational tourism objects, natural attractions and so on, all of which are available there along with complete facilities, one of which is the Bogor color lake. The lake in Bogor has an amazing and beautiful panorama, no wonder it has become one of the most popular recreational spots at the top of Bogor.


Being in this natural tourist attraction at the peak of Bogor, you will be presented with the beauty of a green expanse of tea gardens which has a fairly large garden area and has a very cool air, so it is very suitable to be used as a place of relaxation to relieve fatigue after being busy with tiring routines. Visiting there with family or even with friends, it's guaranteed that you won't disappoint, friend. The uniqueness of the color lake in Bogor is that the color of the lake water can change, this is due to the reflection of various trees and sunlight, giving rise to varying color gradations.


The Bogor Color Lake tourist park area is able to emit beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and the charm of a lake that has beautiful views, the lake is estimated to have an area of ​​approximately 1.5 hectares surrounded by shady trees. You can take selfies on the shores of the lake or lake while enjoying the view, you can also rent a boat like a raft to explore the lake area. It is a fun and memorable experience when you are surrounded by the cool air and fresh water splashes from the lake.


The facilities of the Lake Peak Color Lake in Bogor are enough to make you comfortable, not only water tourism where you can go around the area by boat, there is also a flying fox ride that is perfect for testing adrenaline, to selfie activities which are a favorite activity for visitors.
Like most other natural attractions, this Bogor lake tour also has a myth that is still believed and circulated among the public. The myth of the peak color lake occurred due to the sadness of the king and empress, which until now are still around the Lemo and Megamendung mountain areas.
There is also an opinion that the lake in Telaga Warna at the peak of Bogor is a form of overflow of Prabu Suranalya's sadness with Empress Purbamanah, for the harsh treatment of their child, Putri Ayu Kencana Ungu, or better known as Nyi Ajeng Gilang Rinukmi. Although these two opinions have become folk legends, until now the history of the color lake is still deceased and cannot be separated from its natural beauty.


LOCATIONS:
The Puncak Warna Lake tourist area is located in the Body Village, the complete address is Jalan Raya Puncak – Cianjur, Cisarua District, North Tugu, Bogor Regency, West Java and the postal code is 16750. No need to be afraid of getting lost, because the locals are very friendly to ready visitors. help at any time provide reliable information about the location of this Bogor tourist attraction. If you have been on vacation to family and culinary tours at Cimory Riverside Bogor, it's one of the culinary tours in Bogor that provides various menus of processed yogurt milk and a variety of delicious food menus, as well as the perfect combination of natural beauty with contemporary tourism, because in Cimory there are also 3D photoable museum attractions are similar to Blitar 3D village tours. The distance from Cimory Riverside Resto to tourist attractions is only 15 kilometers or takes 40 minutes. The following navigation map may be able to help my friend in finding tourist attractions.


While the road to the peak color lake starts from the Ciawi toll road towards the peak of Bogor. Buddy will enter the tea garden area, then pass the place of worship of the Ta'awun mosque. About a distance of 2 kilometers after passing the Ta`awun mosque or approximately 250 meters before the Rindu Alam restaurant, right on the left side of the road there is a signpost to the tourist attraction.

You can also use public transportation from the direction of Bogor, take a vehicle majoring in Cipanas. Then confirm with the conductor asking to get off at TWA Telaga Warna. You can also try other routes when using public transportation. From the edge of Jalan Raya Puncak Bogor, it can be reached by walking in approximately 10 minutes. Since it is located in the village of Tugu Cisarua, Bogor, it is about an hour's drive from the city of Bogor.

Tickets:
So that datawisata friends can enter the location of the lake, they must pay a levy of Rp. 10,000 per weekday tourist, while on weekends, the entrance ticket increases to only Rp. 25,000. Also pay attention, friend, tourist operating hours open from 08.00 WIB and close again at 17.00 WIB. After a tired day of activities at tourist sites, culinary tours have been provided near the entrance to the Rindu Alam restaurant, which has always been known for its delicious taste and affordable prices. The following is a detailed list of travel costs that you need to pay attention to.

Entrance ticket price for Telaga Warna Nature Park: IDR 10,000-Rp 25,000
Opening Hours: 08.00 - 17.00 WIB
Phone number: -
Address: Jalan Raya Puncak - Cianjur, Tugu Utara, Cisarua, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, 16750


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Paralayang Bukit Gantole Puncak Bogor

Paragliding Bukit Gantole – The travelers who are always cool, have you ever seen the sport of parachuting when on a tour to the top?
Yes, if you still remember the at-Ta'awun mosque, of course it will be easy to recognize the Gantole hill which is none other than the place for this paragliding sport.
The place which is about 300 M from at-Ta'awun has a number of tourist attractions. But of course the most famous is the Paragliding or Paragliding activities.


Paragliding is in English, if in Indonesian it is called paragliding, which is one type of umbrella sport that is usually done by soldiers. But on this Gantole hill, anyone can do it as long as they meet the requirements and are guided by a team of experts.
So, for those of you who are curious to try sports that are super adrenaline draining and satisfy the eyes because of the beauty of this scenery, try to study the info carefully below.

HTM is distinguished based on 2 classifications, namely local tourists and foreign tourists. The details are as follows:

HTM Pragliding for local tourists : Rp. 350,000
HTM Pragliding for foreign tourists : Rp. 400,000
Motorcycle Parking Fee : Rp. 2000
Car Parking Fee : Rp. 5000
 
In addition, tourists are also charged an ENTRY TICKET of Rp. 13,000 (but I think it has increased to Rp. 21,000, because the surrounding tourist attractions have increased, such as at Telaga Warna and at Puncak Pass)
Paragliding on Mount Gantole is open from 08.00 to 17.00 WIB.

As I said at the beginning, anyone can ride this cool sport as long as they have the money and meet the requirements. The conditions are as follows:

Paying for admission
Paying the paragliding fee
Age over 18 years old
Minimum weight 20 KG and maximum 85 KG
Healthy body condition as fit as well.

Paragliding Sensation
peak hang mount
Of course you will enjoy a very beautiful view. You can imagine looking at the beauty of nature from a height, it will surely amaze the Creator.
In addition, you will also feel the gust of wind that makes the imagination fly, even though the heart is a little nervous.
But what is clear, trying this sport that is usually used in aerospace will be the most beautiful memory in your life. So, from now on, try to schedule an agenda for this hanging hill.

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Highlanders Cafe Sentul


After being at home for a long time, I finally took a break to the Sentul area. The journey to get there from Sentul is a bit difficult, the road is only 2 narrow lanes, uphill, and winding, so sometimes if you meet a car from above you have to queue up to go up, this causes traffic jams at some points. There's also only a small amount of parking available at the restaurant, so we park in an empty field near the restaurant area. When it arrived, it was quite busy, so you had to wait on the list first. We request a gazebo with a sofa so the minimum order is 400K. Because it's a bit crowded and I think the order is a bit messy, so our food has only arrived 1 hour after payment, luckily their view is good so we're still enjoying the view. If you want to get a better view, I suggest coming in the afternoon or evening, even though it's a bit hot but the sky is clearer.
1. Ricebowl Dori Sambal Matah
I ordered their rice bowl menu, the rice portion is quite large in my opinion, only a few slices of the dory. The taste of the sambal matah is also not strong in my opinion, the dory meat is soft and not fishy, ​​the outside is crispy. It just feels normal, nothing special.
2. Cireng salad
This order is for snacks, one portion gets 7 small size cireng and chili salad. The cireng is crunchy and chewy, so eaten with the rujak seasoning makes it even more delicious.


Service options: Dine-in Takeaway No delivery
Address: Jalan Gunung Batu, Bojong Koneng, Sentul, Kec. Babakan Madang, Bogor Regency, West Java 16810
Hours:
Closed Opens 7AM Sat



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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Taman Sari Gua Sunyaragi, Cirebon

Hello everyone, I will review one of the tourist attractions in the city of Cirebon, namely Taman Sari Gua Sunyaragi. In the 17th century, there was a building that could be considered the mecca of modern architecture in its day. The name of the building is Sunyaragi Cave, it is located in the city of Cirebon, West Java province. This cave complex presents architectural art with a high taste in the Middle Ages because it successfully combines several architectural styles, namely Classical Indonesia, Middle East, Ancient China, and European Renaissance. The harmonious combination of architectural styles is wrapped with local cultural understanding and philosophy.

So that it is not only the beautiful side that can be enjoyed from the heritage building of the Cirebon Kingdom but also lessons about life. By having a unique and interesting shape, this cave complex which occupies an area of ​​15 hectares is also shrouded in a mystical atmosphere. Because in the past this complex was indeed used as a place to meditate and do Kanuragan by the Sultans and soldiers of the Cirebon Kingdom. Sunyaragi Cave is also full of historical values ​​because it was once used as a place to organize war strategies against the Dutch colonialists. If you have the opportunity to visit Cirebon City, take your time to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the Sunyaragi Cave.


History of Taman Sari Cave Sunyaragi
From the history and origin of the establishment of this unique artificial cave, as the description written on Wikipedia, has two versions. The first is sourced from a hereditary story conveyed by the Cirebon nobles called the Carub Kanda version. Carub Kandha said that Sunyaragi Cave is Taman Sari which was built to replace the Giri Nur Sapta Rengga Pesanggrahan whose function was changed to become the burial area of ​​the kings of Cirebon and is now called Astana Gunung Jati.

The second version is called the Caruban Nagari version because it is taken from the Purwaka Caruban Nagari Book which was handwritten by Prince Arya Carbon or Prince Kararangen in 1720. The book explains that the Sunyaragi Cave was built in 1703 AD, during the reign of Prince Kararangen who was the great-grandson of Sunan Gunung Jati. Because this second version refers to books from the past which are more reliable, the tour guides also prefer the second version to be used as a reference. Until now, it is not known for certain what the original form of the Sunyaragi Cave will be, because there is no blueprint or blueprint image that can be used as a guide when carrying out renovations, while renovations have been carried out repeatedly.

The first repair was carried out by Sultan Adiwijaya in 1852, after 1787 Tamansari was destroyed by the Dutch because it was used as a fortress. The renovation for the first time was led by a Chinese architect named Tan Sam Cay, who was eventually killed for leaking the secrets of the cave to the Dutch. The next restoration activity that carried out was the Dutch colonial government in 1937-1938, where the entire implementation was handed over to Krisjman, an official of the Semarang Culture Service at that time. In the restoration, Krisjman changed some of the original forms of the cave with the aim of not endangering the building as a whole. The changes made have indeed strengthened the condition of the building, but on the other hand have made the condition of the building further away from the condition when it was first built.

During 1976-1984, the Directorate of Protection and Development of History and Antiquities also carried out restoration work which was followed up with a series of observation and maintenance activities on the Sunyaragi complex. In 1997 the management of this cave by the government was handed over to the Kasepuhan Palace Stakeholder. Due to the lack of maintenance costs, Sunyaragi was neglected for several years before finally being revitalized by the West Java Provincial Government in 2014 which spent a budget of Rp.2.46 billion. This revitalization activity, apart from renovating certain parts of the Sunyaragi Cave complex, also added several facilities. Some of the additional facilities such as the construction of a large parking area and giving a new touch to the front of the tourist attraction in the form of the construction of a Cultural Stage for Cirebon Arts performances.


Adress
Sunyaragi Cave which is located at JL. Brigadier General AR Dharsono, Sunyaragi Village, Kesambi District, Cirebon, West Java occupies an area of ​​15 hectares with a location in the city center.

How To Get There
The route to get to the location is very easy, just take a becak for approximately 20 minutes if you get off at Prujakan and Kejaksan Stations or about 10 minutes if you get off at Cirebon Bus Terminal. To be able to enjoy the uniqueness of this historical site, tourists can visit the location from 08.00 – 17.30 by paying an entrance ticket of Rp. 10,000. The HTM does not include parking fees for motorbikes of Rp. 2,000 and cars around Rp. 5,000.

If you want to use the services of a tour guide to find out about the story, genealogy of the king of Cirebon, and various information such as legends, myths, and mysteries about the cave, visitors have to spend another Rp. 40,000 to Rp. 50,000. Seeing the history of the existence of Sunyaragi Cave, the function of this cave complex from time to time is always changing, according to the will of the rulers of that era.

The purpose of establishing this cave complex is to be used as a Tamansari as well as a place for palace officials and soldiers to meditate and perform by Kanuragan. The name of the cave complex is "Sunyaragi" which comes from two words: "Sunya" and "Ragi" which means "Desolate" and "Raga". The meaning of the word and the meaning of "Sunyaragi" is a place for rest and meditation. That's why until now the atmosphere in the cave complex still seems sacred and mystical.

By visiting Sunyaragi Cave, besides being able to enjoy its beauty and uniqueness, you can also feel the mystical atmosphere that emanates from the 12 parts of the cave complex. The twelve sections are: Ward Jinem, MandePack Complex, and ten caves, namely Guard Cave, Pandekamasang, Simanyang, Tangse, Peteng, Arga Jumud, Padang Ati, Kelanggengan, Lawa Cave and Pawon Cave.

Enjoying the Uniqueness of the Cave
By entering the Sunyaragi Cave complex, anyone will be immediately stunned by the extraordinary architectural design and very character, far beyond its era. Today's creations are not necessarily able to match the features of this building. It is not wrong if many say that entering this tourist complex is like entering a fairy tale land because almost all parts of the cave are built from piles of rocks. That's why, once you enter the Sunyaragi Cave complex, prepare a camera to record every corner of the location, both in the form of photos and video images.

The beauty and uniqueness of the buildings in this tourist spot, because it combines various architectural styles, ranging from Hindu or Classical Indonesian styles to Islamic or Middle Eastern, Ancient Chinese, and European styles. Classical Hindu or Indonesian architectural styles can be found in 3 joglo buildings, namely the Pesanggrahan Building, Mande Beling, and Bale Kambang.
While the form of the gate and several statues at the location are elephants and snake statues wrapped around a human statue with the head of an eagle. All the ornaments of the buildings here, even though they are cultural syncretism from all over the world, are all influenced by the Classical Indonesian architectural style. Various flower-shaped carvings, such as lotus flowers, sunflowers, and peach blossoms show the influence of the Ancient Chinese style.

The exterior of this cave complex used to be decorated with Chinese ceramic ornaments that have long been lost, so it is not known with certainty what the pattern was. The influence of China can also be seen in the existence of Chinese graves which are not a place to bury someone. However, it is a monument that was used as a place of prayer by the guards and escorts of the Chinese Princess who was married to Sunan Gunung Jati, namely Ong Tien Nio who later changed her name to Ratu rara Sumanding. The influence of Islamic or Middle Eastern architectural styles is because the rulers of the Cirebon Palace are followers of Islam and religious leaders. The influence of Islam can be seen from the shape of the niches on the walls of the building, the existence of pawudlon or ablution places, and symbols or Qibla signs on the chapter or prayer room. In addition, the back side of the Jinem Ward looks like a Kaaba building.

The influence of European or Dutch architectural styles is not only since this building complex was founded during the Dutch colonial period, but also because it was restored by the Dutch colonial government in 1937-1938. This European style can be found in the form of the Pesanggrahan Building, the window shape of the Kaputren Building, and the rotating staircase in the Arga Jumud Cave. Apart from the overall description of the existence of the Sunyaragi Cave, several unique and special spots need special attention while at the location. One of them is Balai Kambang which was used as a place for gamelan players to welcome guests.

The building is in the form of a pavilion, formerly floating on the surface of the water and located above a pool that is about half the size of an Olympic swimming pool. To go to Balai Kambang itself, first, you have to use a rowed canoe. But now, the pool around Balai Kambang is dry, so Balai Kambang must be supported by concrete, and to get to that place, 2 bridges are built which are also made of concrete.

The use of the floating building concept at Balai Kambang which makes a building float on the surface of the water is an extraordinary architectural technology because it was made in the 17th century. Therefore, Japanese architects who carry the concept of the Green Float Project to create floating buildings in the future, seem they need to learn a lot from the architecture of the Sunyaragi Cave. Tourists who want to see a place where the Sultans are imprisoned can go to Peteng Cave. Besides being narrow, the top of this cave is rather low, forcing those who enter it to have to walk with a bow.

The philosophy of this bowed walk is respect for ancestors. He said, the Sultans of Cirebon in the past, while imprisoned, could release their souls and travel to other places, while their bodies were still left in Goa. Right in front of Peteng Cave, there is a pond and a long stone statue named "The Sunti Virgin". It is said that every woman who touches the statue is said to be kept away from her mate.

Regardless of whether the myth is true or not, the statue of the "Sunti Virgin" at the location is just a replica, because the original statue is currently stored in one of the museums in the Netherlands. Another interesting building is the Jinem Ward whose back shape resembles the Kaaba. The most magnificent building in the Sunyaragi complex used to serve as the resting place of the Sultan. In this place, the Sultan used to supervise his soldiers while they were training for war.


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Keraton Kasepuhan Cirebon

 


Keraton Kasepuhan Cirebon was founded by Prince Cakrabuana during the development of Islam or around 1529. At the beginning of its construction, Keraton Kasepuhan was an extension of the Keraton Pakungwati which is the oldest palace in Cirebon. Pakungwati Palace, which is located to the east of the Kasepuhan Palace, was built by Prince Cakrabuana (Putera Raja Pajajaran) in 1452, along with the construction of Tajug Pejlagrahan which is on the east side.

The name "Pakungwati" comes from the name of Queen Dewi Pakungwati, the daughter of Prince Cakrabuana, who is married to Sunan Gunung Jati. He died in 1549 in the Sang Cipta Rasa Grand Mosque at a very old age. His name was enshrined and glorified by the lineage of Sunan Gunung Jati as the name of the palace, namely the Pakungwati Palace, which is now called the Kasepuhan Palace. Keraton Kasepuhan is an Islamic kingdom where the founders of Cirebon reigned, this is where the administrative center of the Cirebon Sultanate stood.

As a result of the outbreak of internal conflict, the Cirebon Sultanate was split into the Kanoman Sultanate and the Kasepuhan Sultanate in 1969. The Kanoman Sultanate was led by Prince Kartawijaya and had the title Sultan Anom I, while the Kasepuhan Sultanate was led by Prince Martawijaya who had the title Sultan Sepuh I. The two sultans were brothers, and each -each occupying his own palace.



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Kraton Kanoman, Cirebon

The palace is the residence of the king which has several buildings in it. The main function of the palace is as a residence for the sultan and a place to carry out his duties as a leader of political and socio-cultural activities. There are three palaces in Cirebon City which are still intact, namely the Kasepuhan Palace, Kanoman Palace, and Kacirebonan Palace. From a series of genealogies, the three palaces are still descended from Sunan Gunung Jati. The Kanoman Palace is located in the Lemahwungkuk Village area, Lemahwungkuk District, Cirebon City, West Java. To get there, visitors can take about 25 minutes by rickshaw or about 10 minutes by four-wheeled vehicle from Harjamukti Terminal to the northeast and about 10 minutes by four-wheel drive from Kejaksan Train Station. READ ALSO 9 Typical Cirebon Foods You Must Try The History of Kanoman Palace In the early 15th century, before becoming Kanoman Palace, this area was only a small settlement called Tegal Alang-alang. Then Prince Wadirectsang, also known as Prince Cakrabuana, succeeded in developing and controlling the area and getting recognition from his father, Prabu Siliwangi, to be the leader.

In 1479, Prince Wadirectsang crowned Syarif Hidayatullah, the son of his younger sister, Nhay Rarasantang, as tumenggung, the title for regional heads. The coronation spread to the Demak Sultanate so that Syarif Hidayatullah was given the title by the guardians in Demak as Panetep Panatagama in Sunda Land with the name Sunan Gunung Jati. While leading Cirebon, Sunan Gunung Jati increased the development of the Cirebon Sultanate by carrying out government programs. He got the idea to build a mosque and then sent an envoy to ask the Sultan of Demak and his guardians for a response to the idea. Sunan Gunung Jati's wish received a positive response from Raden Fatah and his guardians. They sent the best architect from Majapahit named Raden Sepat who was assisted by Sunan Bonang and Sunan Kalijaga. After the construction was completed, the mosque was named the Great Mosque of Sang Cipta Rasa. Sunan Gunung Jati died in 1568, his position was replaced by his son, Panembahan Ratu. In his reign, Panembahan Ratu was a peace-loving person, he established good relations with royal leaders whose mission was to spread Islam, including establishing friendships with the Mataram Kingdom under the rule of Sultan Agung. Panembahan Ratu later died and was replaced by Prince Karim or also known as Panembahan Ratu II. 

He married the younger brother of Sunan Amangkurat I, the leader of the Mataram Kingdom. Sunan Amangkurat I was friendly with the Dutch so that he was pitted against by false news that Banten would attack Mataram. Sunan Amangkurat I incited Panembahan Ratu II to attack Banten, but he refused. As a result, he and his two sons, Prince Martawidjaja and Prince Kartawidjaja were summoned to Mataram (now Yogyakarta) and the three of them were exiled to Kartasura (now Surakarta). For 12 years, Panembahan Ratu II was exiled until he died in 1666 and was buried in Bukit Girilaya so that the Cirebon Sultanate became a power vacuum. Prince Wangsakerta at that time was the only successor because his two brothers were exiled. However, even though they were exiled, both of them had the right to lead, resulting in conflict. Seeing this, the Sultan of Banten named Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa went to Mataram and managed to bring Prince Martawidjaja and Prince Kartawidjaja back to the Cirebon Sultanate. Then Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa divided the Cirebon Sultanate into three, namely the Kanoman Sultanate led by Prince Kartawijaya, the Kasepuhan Sultanate led by Prince Martawijaya, and Panembahan Cirebon led by Prince Wangsakerta.

Characteristics of the Kanoman Palace The Kanoman Palace was founded by Prince Mohamad Badridin or Prince Kertawijaya, who received the title Sultan Anom I around 1678. The palace was built on an area of ​​approximately 175,500 square meters. The year of the establishment of the Kanoman Palace is written in a picture on the Jinem Door of the Kanoman Palace, which depicts "sun" meaning 1, "wayang darma kusuma" which means 5, "earth" means 1, and "Bintang Kamangmang" which means 0 so that it shows the number. the year 1510 Saka or 1588 AD. At that time the Kanoman Palace was still part of the Cirebon Sultanate before becoming its own palace in 1678. Kanoman Palace was built facing north and stretching to the south. To the north of the palace there is a square and market. To the northwest there is the Kanoman Palace Mosque, and to the south and east it is bordered by the Taman Siswa School and residential areas. The square served as a place for great warrior ceremonies and other activities. Today, the square is used as a public arena. The name alun-alun is taken from the word alun which means waves. In the middle of the square there is a banyan tree surrounded by a fence (waringin kinurung). Waringin means banyan tree and kinurung means caged. The banyan tree that grows large has many stems and thick leaves so that it can be used to shelter from the drizzle and the hot sun. The banyan tree has a shape like an umbrella which is a symbol of protection and shade. In this case, it shows that the palace which is led by a sultan has a function as a protector and protector for the people. In the palace complex, there is a hut called the Witana ward which is almost five football fields wide. Kanoman Palace also displays goods, such as two trains named Paksi Naga Liman and Jempana which are still well-preserved in the museum.

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Taman Nasional Gunung Ciremai

 

The most popular tourist destination for tourists to relieve fatigue from daily activities is to get to know the natural environment that is still natural, beautiful and has not been polluted with various pollutions of life. These tourists usually visit national parks or mountainous areas to realize their wishes. One of the national parks in West Java that is often visited is Mount Ciremai National Park (TNGC).

This area is interesting because of its unique location on Mount Ciremai, the highest volcano in West Java.

The area of ​​​​Gunung Ciremai National Park (TNGC) administratively belongs to the area of ​​two regencies, namely Majalengka Regency and Kuningan Regency, West Java Province.

Geographically, this national park has an area of ​​15,859.17 hectares with its geographical scope directly bordering Cigugur, Darma, Nusaherang, Kadugege in the south, while in the west it is bordered by Majalengka, and in the east it is bordered by Kramatmulya District, Jalaksana District, Cilimus District. , and in the north it is bordered by Cirebon Regency.

The existence of this national park if traced its history experienced a period of a fairly long development process. It started with a decision by the Dutch East Indies Government that the Mount Ceremai forest was included in the forest cover group in 1930.

Then in 2003 this area changed its status to Protected Forest. Then based on Letter Number 522/1480/Dishutbun regarding the Proposal for Mount Ciremai Forest Area as a Nature Conservation area, and in 2014 the local Regent appointed it as Mount Ciremai National Park.

Another uniqueness, the Mount Ciremai National Park area is also rich in flora and fauna diversity. Starting from the types that are often found, wild, to rare fauna and finally forming a habitat in (TNGC). So that this area can function as a conservation location.

The various tourist destinations in this area (TNGC) are also very interesting and exotic with a variety of uniqueness and challenges for their existence to always be visited by tourists, namely:

1. Princess Waterfall

Curug Putri is one of the many waterfalls in this national park area. The waterfall which has a height of up to 20 meters has become a tourist spot that must be visited by tourists. Here visitors can enjoy the fresh air and get the peace of life while at one with nature.

2. Remis Lake

Telaga Remis has a historical value relationship in the past, because it was a silent witness to various activities during the Mataram Kingdom. In addition, the lake which has an area of ​​2.82 hectares is surrounded by rows of pine trees, making it a perfect location for photos. Visitors can also do water bike activities and fishing.

3. Situ Cicerem

Situ Cicerem is a lake located at the foot of Mount Ciremai and is also known as Mirror Lake. Because, the water of this lake is very clear. Access to reach this lake is also very easy, by using only two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicles.

 4. The Seven Cikajayaan Wells

The Seven Cikajayaan well has a fairly thick religious value. The reason comes from the community's belief that the well, which is hundreds of years old, is believed to be the place for the guardian's shrine who came from Cirebon.

5. Campground

This national park area for tourists who want to camp there are several choices of locations to make their choice. The campgrounds available in this area are: Cibunar Campground, Woodland Hulu Ciawi Campground, Balong Dalem Campground, Patulungan Campground and Cipanten Campground.

6. Situ Sangiang

Situ Sangiang is a tourist location located about 800 meters before Talaga City from the south. The scenery in this area is very beautiful. Visitors can also do cross-country activities, fishing, canoeing, and other activities.

7. Peak of Mount Ciremai

Mount Ciremai as the highest mountain in West Java, of course, has challenges for climbers or tourists to conquer its peak. Moreover, the terrain to the summit is quite heavy, the weather is unstable, and the springs are difficult to find along the path to the summit.

Some of the hiking trails to the top of Ciremai include: Linggajati or Linggasana Climbing Path, Palutungan Ascent, Apuy Ascent, and Padabeunghar Ascent.

To visit Mount Ciremai National Park (TNGC), the distance and travel time to the destination location that tourists must travel by using land transportation from West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati, can be through several travel routes. The travel route for tourist destinations can be started from BIJB (KJT) via Jl Majalengka-Cikijing with a distance of 59.3 km and a travel time of 1 hour 54 minutes.


Taman Nasional Gunung Ciremai



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Wisata Agro Kebun Gunung Mas Puncak, Bogor

 

Agro Tourism Gunung Mas Puncak, Bogor now has a new mainstay, namely the Tea Bridge which is a new tourist spot located in the Agrotourism area of ​​Gunung Mas, Puncak, Bogor. The attraction of the Gunung Mas Tea Bridge is a 260 meter long wooden bridge that stretches in the middle of a stretch of tea gardens. The following is a tourist guide for the Gunung Mas Tea Bridge, starting from the facilities, opening hours, entrance ticket prices, and routes.

Marketing Communication Agrowisata Nusantara 8 (N8) Nature allows tourists to take pictures from the top of the bridge with a panoramic view of the tea garden and the background of Mount Pangrango. The advantages of Tea Bridge are the direct view of Mount Pangrango and the cool atmosphere makes the holiday more interesting. For selfies there is also very good. Tea Bridge is located in the Gunung Mas Agrotourism area, which is managed directly by Agrowisata Nusantara 8 (N8). Agrotourism N8 is a business unit under PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) VIII.

Although it was only officially opened in May 2022, tourist visits to Tea Bridge reached 1,300 people on the weekend. The majority of visitors come from the Greater Jakarta area. Located at an altitude of about 800-1,200 meters above sea level, this tourist attraction has fresh air typical of the mountains with an average temperature of 12-22 degrees Celsius. Activities in Agrotourism Gunung Mas Tea Bridge is located in the Agrotourism area of ​​Gunung Mas, Puncak. Precisely, in Tugu Selatan Village, Cisarua District, Bogor Regency. In addition to surrounding the expanse of green tea gardens covering an area of ​​23 hectares, tourists can enjoy a number of other Gunung Mas Agrotourism facilities. Covering, lodging, riding, offroad, paragliding, ATV, archery, and so on.

For lodging facilities, there are around 89 rooms that can accommodate 178 to 356 people. Lodging at Gunung Mas Agrotourism consists of several types such as VIP rooms, standard rooms, bungalows, cottages, and coconut houses. The rates for each accommodation vary depending on the type, starting from IDR 420,000 to IDR 2.6 million per night.


Argo glamping tourism The location is almost adjacent to the Tea Bridge, about 6 units which have a direct view of Mount Pangrango. Meanwhile, the riding fare is IDR 57,500 per person for 15 minutes and IDR 150,000 for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the paragliding fare is IDR 450,000 per person, accompanied by a professional instructor.

Tea Bridge opening hours This attraction is open every day. Tea Bridge opening hours start at 06.00-17.00 WIB. On weekends, Tea Bridge's opening hours can be extended until 19.00 WIB, if tourists still fill the tourist area. For the night, you have lighting using lights.


Tea Bridge entrance ticket Price Tea Bridge entrance ticket is IDR 10,000 per person. In addition to the Tea Bridge ticket, visitors also have to buy an entrance ticket to the Gunung Mas Agrotourism gate for Rp. 15,500 per person. Tourists can buy tickets directly on the spot (OTS). For self-payment, Gunung Mas Agrotourism, both for lodging and rides, including the Gunung Mas Tea Bridge, can already use digital payments and e-wallet.

The route to the Tea Bridge Tea Bridge is in the Gunung Mas Agrotourism area, Puncak. Precisely, in Tugu Selatan Village, Cisarua District, Bogor Regency. The distance from the city of Bogor is about 29 kilometers, with a travel time of 1 hour 40 minutes, if there is no traffic jam. Alam said that the benchmark for the location of the Tea Bridge is the Gunung Mas Rest Area.

From the Gunung Mas Rest Area, it is about 1.8 kilometers with a travel time of 8 minutes. From the rest area, tourists can go to Jalan Pangrango. Then, right at the T-junction, turn right towards the Gunung Mas Agrotourism area. Tourists can follow a number of directions that have been prepared by the manager. When entering Puncak, the benchmark is the new Puncak rest area (Gunung Mas Rest Area). Then, about 200 meters to Bandung there is a monument or the inscription of Gunung Mas, just enter and turn right.

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Taman Wisata Gunung Batu Jonggol, Bogor

 

Natural tourism objects are one of the popular tourist destinations among young people. Now we can more easily see the many photos scattered with beautiful and beautiful scenery backgrounds. One of them is Jonggol Stone Mountain. Curious about this one tourist attraction?

Jonggol Stone Mountain Review
This is a mountain located in Sukaharja Village, Bogor, West Java. This mountain has a height of 875 meters above sea level. Most people are more familiar with this mountain as Mount Batu Jonggol.

This is because many people do not know that Sukamakmur is a sub-district which is an expansion of Jonggol District. Its location which is not passed by public transportation, makes this mountain less known by tourists.

However, those of you who own a house in Bogor, must have at least heard the name of Mount Jonggol.

The tracks owned by this mountain are quite challenging, so they are suitable for beginner climbers. Even so, climbers must always be careful and alert when climbing.

Activities at Mount Batu Jonggol Bogor
There are several activities that you can do while on Mount Batu. Here are some activities you can do while in this place:
1. Adventure in Jonggol Rock
For nature lovers, of course, they will not think twice about doing this one activity. Adventure on Mount Batu Jonggol is one of the activities that is quite fun. The area around the mountain that is still very beautiful makes the spirit of adventure of young people even more burning.

2. Take a photo at the top of Mount Batu Jonggol
From the top of Mount Batu Peak you can see the beauty of the scenery below and around this mountain. The expanse of green land and the color of the blue sky is very beautiful as a photo background.
Besides being able to take pictures at the top of the mountain, you can also take pictures while climbing the mountain. For example, on the sidelines of resting while hiking. The scenery around the mountain is very beautiful for uploading the latest photos on various social media accounts.

3. Camping at Mount Batu Jonggol
The next activity, you and your friends or family can do camping, enjoying the natural scenery around the mountain at night will certainly be more romantic.

Especially if it is decorated with small stars that can still be seen from the top of Mount Batu. The cold and fresh atmosphere will make you feel at home for long in this place.

4. Wall Climbing
An extreme sport but not a few enthusiasts, this is indeed much liked by young people. Well, it turns out that on Mount Batu Jonggol there is an interesting spot that is usually used for wall climbing. Trying to climb with stunning natural scenery would be a very interesting thing, right?

Entrance Ticket to Jonggol Stone Mountain
To be able to enter this area and do the climb, you have to pay an entrance ticket of Rp. 15,000 per person, plus Rp. 5,000 for those who want to climb. very affordable right?
No. Price of admission
1. Rp.15.000/person
2. Rp. 5,000/If climbing

Rock Mountain Location
Mount Batu or commonly known as Mount Batu Jonggol is located in
Sukaharja Village, Sukamakmur District, Bogor City, West Java.


Tips for Visiting Mount Batu
For those of you who are interested in coming and climbing Mount Batu, here are visiting tips that can help you prepare for the climb.

Make sure you are in good physical condition, and have enough supplies to do the climb
Do not hike at night. Because the area around Mount Batu is still prone to robbery
If you come during the dry season, make sure to bring enough supplies of drinks and masks, because the route to be traversed is quite dusty.
If you visit in the rainy season, you should bring trekking shoes because the road is quite slippery
The best camp sites are near the hiking trails, because they are closer to residential areas. But if you want to get to the top quickly, you can take Shelter II
For those of you who want to champ in Shelter II, you should bring enough water supply. Because there are no springs. As for those who climb with the tek-tok system, they can bring 1 large bottle of drinking water per two people
For those who climb at night must bring a flashlight, and headlamp and anti-mosquito lotion.
The best time for the summit attack for those who champ at Shelter II is around 04.00 WIB, while for those who spend the night in the residents' fields at 03.00 WIB, so as not to miss the beauty of the scenery shown by the sunrise from the top of Mount Batu Jonggol.
After passing through Shelter II climbers must be more careful
And when you reach the top, pay attention to the other group of climbers. And try not to stay at the peak for too long because the peak area is not too wide, and around the peak is a deep chasm
Villas/Inns Near Mount Batu Jonggol

For those of you who want to linger to enjoy a vacation in this city, here is a list of villas that are close to the object
Rock Mountain Tour.
No. Villa/Inn Address Telephone No
1. Villa Gunung Batu Singajaya, Kec. Jonggol, Bogor, West Java 16830 –
2. Villa Taman Gunung Batu Jalan Gunungbatu, Sukaharja, Sukamakmur, Sukaharja, Sukamakmur, Bogor, West Java 16830 0817-0111-152
3. Villa Hijau Gunung Batu Jl. Wanajaya, Wargajaya, Sukamakmur, Bogor, West Java 16830 0898-8557-473
4. Villa Hegarmanah Jl. Hegarmanah IV No.18b, Gunungbatu, Kec. Bogor Bar., Bogor City, West Java 16118 –
5. Villa Saritem Gunung Batu Sukaharja, Sukamakmur, Bogor, West Java 16830 –

That's the information about Mount Batu tourist attraction that hopefully can be useful for your vacation this year.
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Taman Nasional Gunung Halimun Salak, Bogor

Mount Halimun Salak National Park is one of the tourist attractions in Bogor, there are several potential natural attractions, history and cultural activities of local communities that can be developed into tourism activity packages, especially ecotourism activities. Tourist attractions in Bogor in the Halimun Salak National Park, such as:

Waterfalls or known as Curugs, Water Tourism Places, The beauty of waterfalls is one of the attractions that attracts many tourists, both domestic and foreign. In general, waterfalls are formed due to a fracture in the earth's crust so that the water is cut to form a water jump according to the principle of flow from a height to a lower place. in Mount Halimun Salak National Park there are many waterfalls, such as:

Tourist attractions in Bogor in Mount Halimun Salak National Park
Curug Citamanja and Curug Cipamulan, are located in Cikaray village, Cikidang sub-district and Sukabumi district
Curug Piit or Curug Cihanjawar, Curug Swallow and Curug Cikudapaeh, are located around the Nirmala tea plantation, Malasari Tourism Village.
Citangkolo waterfall, located in Mahakarjaya Village, Kabandungan District, Sukabumi Regency
Cibelang waterfall or Cilensing waterfall, located around Leuwimajang village
Curug Ciarnisah, located around the village of Cibedug
On Mount Salak there are several waterfalls including Cangkuang waterfall (Cidahu), Pilung waterfall (Grijaya), Cibadak waterfall (Cijeruk), Citiis waterfall (Ciapus), Jackfruit waterfall (Taman Sari), Ciputri waterfall (Tenjolaya), Cihurang waterfall, Cigamea waterfall, Curug Ngumpet and Curug Seribu (Pamijahan), Curug Cibeurem (Jayanegara)


Top of the mountain
Tourist Attractions in the National Park, Mount Halimun Salak National Park has several mountain peaks with an altitude between 1,700 – 2,211 masl. Officially, the hiking trail at the top of the mountain in the Mount Halimun Salak National Park has not been opened and has been specially arranged. However, several mountain peaks and relatively dense forests have been interesting to be climbed and visited by various groups of nature lovers, easily fulfilling climbing requirements such as making climbing permits, studying hiking trail maps, climbing accompanied by officers or people who already know the climbing route, preparing physically and adequately equipped. Some of the interesting peaks to climb include:
North Halimun Mountain (1,929 masl)
Bottle Mountain (1,720 Masl)
Mount Sanggabuana (1,919 masl)
South Kendeng Mountain (1,680 masl)
South Halimun Mountain (1,758 masl)
Mount Salak Peak 1 (2,211 masl)
Mount Salak Peak 2 (2,190 masl)

Kawah Ratu, With the entry of Mount Salak into the management of Mount Halimun Salak National Park, currently there is an interesting natural phenomenon in Mount Halimun Salak National Park, namely Kawah Ratu. Located on the slopes of the Peak of Mount Salak 1 and in the middle of a relatively good forest. To get to this place, you can go through the Cangkuang route or through the Reungit sand, Mount Bunder. At this location, visitors must be careful not to be long and too close to sources of hot steam, because at any time there can be toxic gases that are very dangerous.

Camping Ground or Camping Ground. One of the activities that can be developed in the Mount Halimun Salak National Park is a camping ground or camping ground in a campground that has available water sources and bathrooms. Its locations are in Citalahab, Cikalet, Wates, Cangkuang, Sukamantri and Gunung Bunder.

Cibedug Temple, located about 10 KM west of Citorek village which can be reached by foot for about 3 hours. This small temple site is one of the royal relics in West Java several hundred years ago. This site is visited by many people from outside the area for pilgrimage.

Mount Batu and Cadas Belang, Inside the Mount Halimun Salak National Park there are also locations that are believed to have spiritual powers, so that some visitors come for pilgrimage purposes. As in Mount Batu consists of stone walls located at the top of a hill, often used as a place of pilgrimage. this location is located in the village of Mekarjaya can be reached by walking about 2 hours from the village of Cigadog.

Cikaniki Research Station and Research House, The location is in the Cikaniki forest near Citalahab village. Currently, the research station, apart from being used for research activities, can also be used for ecotourism visits

Ecotourism researchers and visitors can stay at the researcher's guesthouse which is located next to the research station. This guesthouse has a capacity of 20 people consisting of 1 VIP room and 4 standard rooms which can be filled in 4 rooms each.

Cikaniki Citalahab Lodging on Mount Halimun with a jungle feel

Interprestasi or Loop Trail and Wisma Tamu Citalahab, Cikaniki Citalahab trail along the 3.8 km was made in 1997, this path is equipped with a Hekto Meter (HM) pallet. signage and shelter. After HM 15, on this route there are 2 alternative roads, namely the one directly to the central Citalahab village where there are guesthouses and homestays managed by the local community or which rotates to the Nirmala tea plantation, Citalahab Bedeng block, about 3.8 km. Along this path, you can enjoy a variety of interesting flora and fauna that will provide a new experience for visitors to walk in a tropical forest.

Halimun tour packages nature trekking tour packages, Traveling through the interpestasi route is an experience in itself when traveling nature in Halimun National Park

Canopy Trail or Canopy Bridge, a canopy bridge that connects trees 100 meters long, 0.6 meters wide with a height of 20-25 meters above the ground equipped with ascending stairs. The bridge is located about 200 meters from the Cikaniki Research station

Canopy trail nature adventure tour package, canopy trail nature adventure tour

Hot springs, In Mount Halimun Salak National Park there are several natural hot springs such as in Cisukarame and Mount Menir, as well as those that have been opened as recreational areas such as Mount Salak Endah, Cisolok and Cipanas.

Plantations (agro tourism), Tea plantations around Mount Halimun Salak National Park include interesting natural scenery and many are also encountered on the way to the Mount Halimun Salak National Park area. Generally, in the Sukabumi and Bogor regencies, there are several tea plantations of Jayanegara, Cianten, Pasir Madang, and Parakan Salak. Even long before Mount Halimun Salak National Park was established

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Taman Wisata Alam Gunung Pancar, Bogor

 

The natural beauty of the mountains is the main attraction that can calm the heart and mind. Especially if you live in a busy city, going to nature can be a way out to unwind.
One of the mountain tours that is quite close to the city is Mount Pancar in Bogor. The natural atmosphere is still beautiful and natural, the air is cool, so it makes you feel at home.

Before going on vacation to Mount Pancar, first read the information about the location, routes, ticket prices, and tips below. Guaranteed holidays to be more secure and fun.
Location, operating hours and ticket prices
Mount Pancar Bogor Tourism: Route Info, Locations, Prices, and Tips
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Location: Karang Tengah Village, Babakan Madang District, Sentul, Bogor Regency, West Java
Operating hours: daily, 24 hours
Ticket prices: weekdays for IDR 5,000 and IDR 10,000 on weekends
The journey to Mount Pancar from Bogor usually takes 35 minutes. From the Bogor Botanical Gardens, enter Jalan Raya Pajajaran in Tegallega. Then, take the route to Jagorawi Toll Road.
Next, exit at the toll gate leading to Jalan MH. Thamrin. Follow the road until you get to Jalan Siliwangi and Jalan Bali Raya at Sumur Batu.

If you have passed Sentul Nirwana, immediately turn left onto Jalan Jungle Land which will later be continued to Jalan Gunung Pancar. Follow the road until you get to Jalan Cimandala in Karang Tengah, Mount Pancar tours are on the right side of the road.
While you are at Mount Pancar, it is guaranteed that you will not feel bored. The reason is, there are many exciting activities that you can do with friends or family. One of the most popular is cycling.

The path to the climbing area on Mount Pancar is indeed not too smooth, so you need a mountain bike. During the trip, you will be accompanied by stunning green natural scenery.
If you prefer a relaxed activity, stop by the pine forest with its various aesthetic photo spots. You can also go around while riding a horse. The rate is quite cheap, only Rp. 20 thousand per hour.
When else can you take pictures in a shady forest with a calming atmosphere? If you are lucky, you can see many finches and eagles flying in the forest ceiling, you know.
Furthermore, there are activities that are very popular when traveling on Mount Pancar, namely soaking in hot springs. The ticket price is IDR 10 thousand.
Uniquely, the pool water really comes from the mountains, so it will never run out and will always be warm. Many believe the water can relieve soreness and make the body fresher.

Tips you can apply
To make your vacation even more enjoyable, here are some tips that you can apply:

There is no public transportation to Mount Pancar, so use private vehicles only.
If you plan to hike, make sure you wear proper footwear. The path is still full of rocks.
Bring complete cycling equipment, such as helmets and other safety equipment.
Use clothes that are thick enough, considering the temperature at Mount Pancar is quite cold, especially at night.
If you are camping, prepare all the equipment properly, such as sleeping bags, tents, flashlights, and others.
That's complete travel information for a vacation to Mount Pancar in Sentul, Bogor. Hopefully useful and you can vacation comfortably. Don't forget to always wear a mask and obey the health protocols!

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