"a getaway in the independence day!" Top 5 Page for this destination Pangandaran by ukirsari

Pangandaran Travel Guide: 79 reviews and 126 photos

pangandaran ... sounds bloody miles away! indeed!

it's a getaway. it's an escape from the busiest city, 24 hours life never sleep: jakarta when i set foot to west java. to pangandaran beach to be exact.

the idea just spontaneous. start one day before independence day which come into weekend so the government announced 1 day off as part of its national holiday. then here i go ... pack my daily backpack and heading to one of the bus terminus in the suburban area of jakarta.

and it takes 10 hours ride by mass transportation so called "intercity bus" to reach the destination. then make all of the trip within one - single day destination. so in the night fall, i am heading back to the bus station to jakarta.

it's became something surprise for my own. but i am glad to make it. and celebrate indonesia's independence day with locals. it's fun and extraordinary, seems difficult to be found in big city :)

berkibarlah benderaku

i'm so proud, i'm so happy ... i feel ... none of the words can describes my feeling whenever see our national flag: sang saka merah putih standing tall and people start to sing our national anthem.

nearby the beach and surrounded by coconut trees. it's so indonesia! and brings back my memory towards my beloved dad. a person who can say "i miss our motherland" in very simple way, whenever one of our national hymn is in the air, then a postcard with coconut trees' waving in front of him whenever we're going abroad.

i am so proud, to standing there. in unknown beach by myself and sing together with locals. this is our land and they're still in recovery moments after hit by tsunami quite long time ago. happy independence day, indonesia.

cujang taneuh for green canyon

there are several tourist attraction can be found in pangandaran and around. i did several and give points 8 out of 10 for my satisfaction rate.

the hit lists in pangandaran are:
- west and east coasts of pangandaran [flanked by a road called jalan kidang pananjung]
- pangandaran nature reserve [the boundary trail is nice]
- cujang taneuh [probably uncommon or sounds unfamiliar since everybody address it as green canyon, but i like to pronounce its real name. more exotic ;) ]
- batu karas [a rocky formation beach with good waves for surfing]
- batu hiu [shark rock look-alike]
- cikembulan, cijulang and parigi countrysides

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  • In a nutshell:after 10 hours ride ... here's the edge of west java!
  • Last visit to Pangandaran: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2008
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  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Eey Ar@, wis lama ketemuan, how is life? I send your tip to a member, so maybe the guy will contact you. Until next, cium Roy

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    You had a wonderful Independence Day. Bth, Polish flag is almost the same as yours, only colours are reversed (white and red). Your pictures of Pangandaran are simply beautiful.

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    this is a fantastic page arie! it looks so beautiful here, very peaceful!

  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2008 at 7:39 AM

    thanks for the card! actually, it reminds me sooo much of southern leyte, particularly the boat ride to limasawa island.

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