Central Java, Gunung Selok Recreation Park

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Gunung Selok Recreation Park

Gunung Selok Recreation Park, Gunung Selok, n Wisata Alam

Longitude (DD) 109.20200940
Latitude (DD) -7.67471891
Designation Recreation Park
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
Establishment Year 1975
IUCN Category
Documented Total Area (ha) 126
GIS Total Area (ha) 2.972
Site Governance Government Managed Protected Areas

Selok mountain is actually a forest area managed by Perum Perhutani East Banyumas KPH. Width of 236, 7 ha which is a hill in the village area with Karangbenda Sub Adipala altitude 0 to 150 meters above the sea surface.
Selok to the mountain can be reached by bus or passenger vehicles rural transport or private vehicle from the terminal Adipala.
Mount selok a comfortable tour exciting and unique, because this location provides a combination of natural beauty of the hill forests of natural caves Castle Japanese heritage who is said to have the castle and the 25 southern sea coast.

Tourists who come to visit bersiarah usually have interest or want to meditate on the petilasan or graves or in the caves there. Petilasan many of visit and are considered sacred Padepokan Padepokan Jambe Jambe Lima and Pitu.
Five or hermitage Pimple Pine Seta in ketemukan by Grandmother of Mara Diwangsa Cakraningrat Patih brother is the biological father of Cilacap Regent Cakrawerdaya First, hermitage is located at the top of the hill is very good for meditation.

According to local legend is said Padepokan Pimple Five former first-swordsman swordsman headquarters magic magic flower guards Wijaya Kusuma Flower flower emblem of greatness Javanese kings in the past.
To get these rates should people have to get permission from the chief bodyguard named Kyai Jambe Lima.
Kyai Pimple Five has four members of one of them as vice-chairman of Mr. Little was Sukmoyo Renggo the three other members of the Kyai Kampret Ireng (Tunggul Wulung), Kyai Link Langu (Anggaswati) Kyai Wesi White (Sang Hyang Jati).
Once upon a day in 1676 out of Mataram kingdom fell into Trunajaya. Then Prince Duke Anom lifted himself king succeeded his father namely Sunan Amangkurat I who died in Ajibarang and was buried in Tegal Arum.
Duke Anom Amangkurat title II, who sent a trust named Ki Suropati to seek to develop Wijayakusuma kedudukanya confirmed as king mataram.
In addition Anom Duke, Prince Puger (Anom Duke’s brother) who appointed himself as the king of Mataram sends powerful figures Pond Ki Anom Yudo Besides Duke and Prince Puger Trunojoyo also have seized the throne also sent a man named Gedug Gandamana to get flowers Wijayakusuma
Third messenger came and the rejection by Kyai Pimple Five reasons not yet time, the three envoys would not accept the explanation of Kyai Jambe Lima battle that killed five bodyguards interest include the three envoys were also killed, as a tribute and then warning the population of Mount Selok built Padepokan Jambe Lima, and Pimple Pitu.
Pimple Padepokan Pitu (pertapan Ampel Gading) that the renovation by President Soeharto and many pilgrims visit because it is considered very sacred because there are 3 petilasan Sang Hyang Wisnu Murti and inheritance of two or Grandmother Wijayakusuma Flower Curves and Cakra Kusuma Baskara or Grandmother Cuwiri Curves.

In addition to the Five and Padepokan Pimple Pimple Pitu there are still many places visited by pilgrims crowded on certain days such as Fridays and Tuesdays Kliwon Kliwon and in the Shura Rahayu Goa, Goa Dragon King, Bolong Goa, Goa Paku Waja, White Goa, Goa Grujugan, rat Goa, Goa Lawa, and the tomb of Kyai Kaendran and Sumolangu fortress above the existing Japanese heritage.

Some Cave described as follows:

Goa is located at the foot of South Mountain overlooking Selok Ocean coast of Indonesia. To get to this cave can be reached by private vehicle or charter from the terminal to the east toward Adipala Mount Selok then south through the village streets are paved until selok coast to the west, then continue by foot or take a boat to the cave or the mountain selok traps along the path downward path toward the cave.
Both caves are visited daily by tourists to visit various purposes one wants power, glory, health, want to have a partner, their business smoothly and so forth. Goa which has made its entrance sealed with cement buildings inside a room large enough petilasan 80 m2 sizes are riual. Rahayu in Goa there are 2 places rituals and Dewi Dewi Holy Kencanawati Rahayu.
According to legend Goa is Raden Danang Rahayu Sutawijaya or Panembahan Senopati as the founder of Mataram Palace will chop Mentaok base to get in and chop down the base as a condition Mentaok must take land in the cave near the rock, the soil is Danang Sutawijaya srana can enter and chop Mentaok base safely (Rahayu) so that the cave is called Goa Rahayu.
While the location of cave queen coincide with Rahayu Goa where there is a ritual Grandmother Goddess Banda Yuda and Sekar Jagat. This cave is said the story is the former Nets Grandmother petilasan cofounder Bandayuda Banyumas. In persemediannya he met a beautiful Nyi putrid Sekar Jagat and recommended if you want to make District Serayu do not step over the river or the mountains right beside the Pageralang and implemented by Grandmother kesemuannya Net Bandayuda then stand near Banyumas Pageralang Mountains.

Nagaraja Goa lies still in the mountains west Selok caves and cave Queen Rahayu -ยช 1 km to the west with the river flows through. This Nagaraja Goa Goa Lawa adjacent to (as many kelelawarnya).

This cave is located at the foot of Mount Selok eastern southeast, where many people visited a pilgrim and a place for prayer and there is water nearby to berwudlu. According to legend Prince petilasan Pakuwaja is the son of Crown Pakuwaja Majapahit last, at the time of the collapse of the Majapahit he wished the war to preserve his kingdom.
Besides the cave – the cave is still there goa – goa other pilgrims visited the location west side of the foot of Mount Selok Goa Sri Bolong, White Goa, Goa Grujugan, For to Goa from the front of Town Hall Karangbenda no way to continue along the path south perhutani to Kaindran then to Goa Sri Bolong, White Goa, Goa Goa Grujugan called Grujugan because at the mouth of the cave there is water constantly flowing from the top down.

BENTENG inheritance of the Japanese
Besides the cave – the cave in there, too Gunug Fort Selok Japanese heritage who is said as a defense of Japan and the enemy reconnaissance coming from the sea. It is said that the story was 24 Castle Japanese army remains intact but the only one who was renovated and relics on the Japanese fortress-west Red circumstances there is the tomb of Kyai Sumolangu visited by pilgrims from Kebumen district. Grave Kyai Sumolangu while still covered huts and surrounding built around the foundation. Kyai Sumolangu supposedly came from the area and died in Kebumen Selok.

Nov. 2, 2008 Illegal logging closes down Mt. Selok national park
Agus Maryono, The Jakarta Post, Cilacap –

Forest authorities in Cilacap, Central Java have closed Mt. Selok national park as unchecked illegal logging activities have left the park barren.

At least 126 hectares in the Adireja Wetan village area have been cleared, a massive loss for the park.

“The material loss is too great to be calculated, but what is even more catastrophic is the ecological damage,” Dedy Rusyanto, a forest ranger at the Cilacap Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA), told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Dedy said illegal logging practices had first occurred in the area in 1999, after the downfall of then-president Soeharto.

Thousands of trees including teak, pine and angsana (Pterocarpus indicus or rosewood) were stolen from the park, with outnumbered rangers unable to prevent the looting.

“The looters came from every direction. When we arrived, the trees had already been cut down and taken away,” he added.

Police and other security forces attempted to help rangers stop the looting, but illegal logging continued unabated, Dedy said.

“The illegal logging took place over a two-year period, but it left the park without a single tree,” he said.

“There are no activities now, except for Buddhist monks who conduct spiritual exercises in a temple inside the park,” Dedy added.

Tourists no longer visit the park, which had been known over the past 50 years for its fertile soil and dense forests, he said.

The conservation center began a regreening program for Mt. Selok eight years ago, but it has apparently been fruitless, Dedy said.

While the program was in operation, a tsunami hit the coast of southern Java in mid 2006, destroying young trees which had only recently been planted.

“We also planted indigenous trees like Benda and Kedawung in early 2006, but almost all of them were swept away in the tsunami,” he said, adding it would take some 30 or 40 years to restore the barren forest to its prior state.

“Current conservation efforts have covered less than 10 percent of the park, and the trees are still small.”

Dedy said he expected the Cilacap regency administration and other parties to support efforts to save the park, as it once served as the “lungs” of Cilacap.

Ansor Basuki Balasikh, an employee at Adipala district’s tourism office, confirmed the looting of the trees in the park coincided with the transition from the Soeharto regime.

“Illegal loggers figured they should take the trees before they were acquired by logging companies, as occurred during the Soeharto era,” said Ansor, who is chairman of the Cilacap Arts Council.

With its Buddhist temple, Mt. Selok park will be converted into a spiritual tourist destination, he added.

Many people, including the late former president Soeharto and singer Mayangsari, had reportedly used the park as a meditation site, Ansor said.

“Former president Abdurrahman Wahid once visited the tomb of the ulama, Syeh Somalangu, inside the park,” he added.


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