PANGANDARAN, JALANJALANAJA- Pangandaran is one of the districts that has many tourist destinations in West Java that attracts the interest and attention of domestic and foreign tourists to visit, one of which is Green Canyon.
Cukang Taneuh or Green Canyon is one of the attractions in West Java which is located in Kertayasa Village, Cijulang District, Pangandaran Regency.
The Green Canyon or Cukang Taneuh tourist attraction presents a panoramic view of two cliffs made of natural carvings with a grove of trees growing on it flanking the Cijulang river firmly.
In the midst of the hectic pace of activity and the hustle and bustle of the world of work, we need to make time to go outside to reduce stress. Breathing fresh air, hearing the splashing water, and basking in the warm sun is one way to spend time off and relieve fatigue in the midst of busyness.
The sunlight that falls on the surface of the river with green moss-colored water is split by giant rocks that stick out, forming beautiful lines of light. That's just a little charm of Green Canyon or Cukang Taneuh, everyone who looks at it is always combed by the stunning beauty of the canyon.
This location is 30 Kilometers from Pangandaran beach, precisely in Kertayasa Village, Cijulang District which is included in the Pangandaran Regency, West Java.
The route to Green Canyon Pangandaran
Access to the Green Canyon tourist attraction besides using private transportation, there is also public transportation by using a bus from Kampung Rambutan Jakarta Terminal (358 km) directly to Pangandaran Terminal which departs almost every hour from morning. From Bandung (236 km) you can use the Budiman Bus with the Bandung-Tasikmalaya-Banjar-Pangandaran route. Meanwhile, from Yogyakarta (380 km) you can use a bus bound for Yogyakarta - Cilacap - Kalipucang - Pangandaran.
The entry ticket price of IDR 150,000 includes the rental of a shuttle boat with a maximum capacity of 6 people.
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The Enchantment of Green Canyon or Cukang Taneuh
Quoted from the Tour de Java, the Green Canyon tourist attraction was formed from the process of dissolving limestone from an underground river that flows between rock crevices.
This natural process that lasted for thousands of years eventually formed canyons or steep rock valleys, then penetrated the karst rocks which in turn formed beautiful ornaments such as stalactites and stalagmites.
Green Canyon, which is fed by the Cijulang River, has very clear water with abundant moss that affects the color of the water to become bluish green. The resulting color is what made Cukang Taneuh introduced with the name Green Canyon.
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Activities that can be done while in Green Canyon are not only able to get around by boat, but also can do other activities such as swimming and body rafting by spending an additional IDR 350,000 as the cost of renting security equipment and local guides.
Each boat has provided buoys and guides to ensure safety and comfort while traveling in Green Canyon.
For water sports activities such as swimming and body rafting, you are required to queue until called by the officer. This water sport activity is recommended for those aged 5-60 years.
In addition, visitors who want to test their adrenaline can try cliff jumping or rock jumping at Green Canyon.
From the name of the activity, it's already very challenging and quite dangerous, yes. But don't worry too much, as long as you are still in the Green Canyon area and with the supervision of guards, visitors will remain safe.
Visitors who want to try this activity can jump from rocks or cliffs with a height of 5-10 meters. Visitors who try will certainly feel satisfied after jumping because they go straight into the very clear and cool water.
In addition to swimming, body rafting, and cliff jumping, we can relax while enjoying the eternal rain that surrounds this Green Canyon. -23