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Green Canyon Cukang Taneuh in West Java, Worth to Visit

Green Canyon is a term to refer to tourist destination Cukang Taneuh in West Java, Indonesia. It is Indonesian version of Grand Canyon. The popularity of this spot has been spreading not only for local tourists but also foreign tourists. They feel so curious to visit Green Canyon Cukang Taneuh. If you don’t like to take a long queue, it is so much better if you don’t come on weekend because this place will be so crowed.
But, if you only can come on weekend or holiday, in the morning is the best choice. Green Canyon Cukang Taneuh is open from 07.30 to 16.00. If you don’t want to feel regret, please don’t come on rainy season because this place will be closed for public. The tide of water is higher and it is not safe to explore the river.
Green Canyon Cukang Taneuh lies at Cijulang sub-district, Pangandaran Regency, West Java, Indonesia. If you start your journey from Jakarta, you can ride a car through Bandung toward Tasikmalaya. From Tasikmalaya, there are two routes you can choose. First, you can take east direction toward Tasik City – Ciamis – Banjar City – Pangandaran – Parigi – Cijulang. It is around 170 km. 
The second route, you can take south direction through Tasik City – Cipatujah – Cikalong – Cimanuk – Cijulang and it takes around 60 km. Although the second route is shorter but the traffic is crowed by trucks and this is make the road become dusty. However, if you start your journey from Central Java, you can take a route from Purworejo – Kebumen – Wangon – Banjar – Pangandaran – Caimis.

When you come to Green Canyon Cukang Taneuh, you need to prepare enough money because there is no ATM. Motor boat is the only one transportation to Green Canyon which is takes around 20 minutes. The rate to hire a motor boat is IDR125.000 or US$15 for 6 passengers. Along the trip, you will meet snakes, lizard and many wild animals. If you want to have fun here, you are also suggested to bring other clothes because you may want to swim. Besides that, bring resistant water camera to record your experiences.
When you spend your time in Green Canyon Cukang Taneuh, you don’t need to worry about life jacket because the operators provide you. If you are hungry, there are food stalks you can visit. They offer you local dishes which are delicious enough to taste. If you like to spend your time longer to explore this area, you can stay in some hotels or lodges. The rates are varying and depending to your budget. 
There are some lodges you can stay overnight, such as Panti Batu Karas. It takes around 15 minutes from Green Canyong Cukang Taneuh. Besides that, there is Bonsai Bungalow. The rate is IDR300.000 or US$31 per night. The facilities are included AC, bathroom, and breakfast. If you have enough budgets, you can stay in Java Cove Beach Hotel which is rated around IDR500.000 – IDR1.250.000 or US$51 – US$129. The facilities are included TV cable, hot water, AC and breakfast.

Green Canyon Cukang Taneuh offers you beautiful scenery. The rocks are covered by algae and you will enjoy natural beauty along Cijulang River. The river is flanked by two hills and dense of trees. It is no wonder if the atmosphere along the river becomes shady and challenging. The current of Cijulang River will penetrate the caves which are decorated by amazing stalactites and stalagmites that becomes home for bats. Inside the caves, there are small waterfalls which is make you experiences the sensation. If you want to swim, you can jump into the water and swim together with fishes, cool and clear water.

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