Alas Purwo National Park is one of the representative type of lowland rain forest ecosystem in Java.
Unique and endemic plants in the Park are Sawo Kecik (Manilkara kauki) and bamboo manggong (Gigantochloa manggong). Other plants are ketapan (Terminalia cattapa), nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum), kepuh (Sterculia foetida), keben (Barringtonia asiatica), and 13 species of bamboo.
Alas Purwo National Park is the habitat of several wildlife such as ebony leaf monkey (Trachypithecus auratus auratus), banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus), ajag (Cuon alpinus javanicus), peacock (Pavo muticus), jungle fowl (Gallus gallus), deer (Cervus timorensis russa), leopard (Panthera pardus), and mangrove cats (Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis). Endangered species and protected as lekang turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and green turtle (Chelonia mydas) are often landed on the southern coast of this national park in January to September.
In the period from October to December in “Segoro Anakan” can be seen around 16 species of migratory birds from Australia including sacred cekakak (Halcyon chloris / Todirhampus sanctus), Bird Blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus), beach Sandpipers (Actitis hypoleucos), and Sandpipers bush (Tringa glareola).
Plengkung Area, located in the southern part of the National Park Alas Purwo has been well-known by the world-class surfers as G-Land. G-land title can be interpreted as the location of the water surfing in the Gulf Grajagan that resembles the letter G. Or because Plengkung location, not far from a stretch of tropical rain forest which always looks green (green-land). Plengkung including the four best locations in the world for surfing and can be aligned with the location of surfing in Hawaii, Australia, and South Africa.
Scour the white sand beaches from the triangulation to Plengkung will find local sand shot. The sand colored yellow, round shape and a diameter of about 2.5 mm.
Communities around the national park are fully loaded by the culture of “Blambangan”. They strongly believed that the National Park Alas Purwo is the last stop of the Majapahit people who shy away from the invasion of the Mataram kingdom, and believe that in the the national park forest is still stored Heritage Weapons named Keris Sumelang Gandring.
Therefore, it is not surprising that many people who do semedhi and hold a religious ceremony in Goa and Goa Padepokan Palace. Around the entrance to the national park (Rowobendo) contained historical relics in the form of “Pura Agung” which became a Hindu ceremony namely Pagerwesi. The ceremony is held every period of 210 days.
This national park has a variety of objects and natural attractions and cultural tourism (sea, sand, sun, forest, wild animal, sport and culture) that is located not so far from each other.
Some locations / attractions to visit:
Sadengan. Located 12 km (30 minutes) from the the entrance of Pasaranyar, this place is a place of grazing animals such as bison, deer, elk, deer, wild boar and birds.
Triangulation. Located 13 km from the the entrance of Pasaranyar, a white sand beach with a coastal forest formations for marine tourism activities and camping.
Ngagelan beach. Located 7 km from the triangulation, to see several species of turtle landing on the beach to lay their eggs and turtle breeding activity.
Plengkung. Looking at the world level professional surfers who are doing the surfing action, as well as tours of forest searches.
Bedul Segoro Anak. Boating, swimming, water skiing on the lake and the observation of migratory birds from Australia.
Goa (Caves). There are 40 caves spreaded where it can be referred to as natural and artificial caves, among others, the Cave of Japan to see the relics of two cannons along 6 meters, Palace Goa, Goa Padepokan and other caves for cultural tourism and caving.
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