Grand Forest Park Ir.H.Juanda

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Java West Nature Reserve with 0 Comments

Grand Forest Park Ir.H.Juanda

Ir.H.Juanda, Grand Forest Park Ir.H.Juanda, Taman Hutan Raya

General
The Grand Forest Park Ir. H. Juanda comprises an area of 590 ha and lies 8 km north of Bandung. As the name implies the park forms a protection area for about 100 species of trees and plants.

The Cikapundung-river, including a 25 metre high waterfall, runs through the park. Other attractions are various caves and tunnels which served as hiding-places for the Dutch and Japanese during WW2. Like a lot of other nature reserves on Java, the park is visited by many local tourists during the weekends.
Access
You can reach Grand Forest Park Ir.H. Juanda by minibus from Bandung.
Accommodation
* Bandung
o Many possibilities
Addresses
PHPA, Jl. Jend. A.Yani 276, Bandung.
Trekking
Along Cikapundung-river to the waterfall and Maribaya 3 hours

Juanda Forest Park or Dago Pakar. The official name is Taman Hutan Raya ir. H. Juanda. It is a forest park, serves as a water reservoir for the city. There are some interesting parks for children or to have a picnic there. There are also some old World War II caves during the Japanese era. We take a ride by motorcycle to the caves since it was like 3km away… and this is a cool and great experience… We pay Rp30,000 for each bike…

The total area of the Juanda Forest Park is 590 acres. It is a nature conservation area of more than a hundred different species of flora. The Dutch troops built a cave in Pakar jungle when they planned to move their ammunition from Surabaya to Bandung. In order to hide the cave, they covered the cave with trees. The Dutch also constructed a tunnel to channel the water for the power station, PLTA Bengkok. The tunnel in turn came in handy for the Japanese to intern the Dutch. In this cave also as a center of Telecomunication for The Dutch troops

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