17 February 2011

For those of you who love a challenge and adventure in the wild, it seems you need to visit a place of natural attractions in the northern city of Bogor, West Java. In this place, you will definitely experience another sensation of tourist trips, you've ever done so far.

Reungit Sand Village right at the foot of Mount Salak with a height of about 800-900 meters above sea level. To reach this place is not too difficult, because many of the city of Bogor city transportation you can use to get to the sights of this cool temperate enough.

Many of you can enjoy in this tourist sites, among which are several waterfalls, such as Cigamea waterfall, waterfall Thousand and ecotourism Crater Sand Queen besides Reungit also an ideal place for you to do camping, Out bound, even the Basic Education for organizations, because Reungit Sand has all the facilities for it, such as rivers, cliffs, forests and waterfalls.

But, of the many existing vehicle, Queen Crater which lies at an altitude of 1338 meters above sea level does have a uniqueness that offers the typical natural freshness of the mountains. Temperatures range between 10-24 degrees Celsius, always make the cold air becomes an integral part of its natural atmosphere. Moreover, this place often touched by rain in the evening.



Crater Queen does have a main attraction for any visitors. The main attraction, among other geologic activity. All day kepundannya always boil and remove acid gases sulfide (H2S) with strong odors. Sometimes these noises rumbling crater due to a blast of hot water vapor to form fog.

But, not only that the attraction region of the crater which partially enter Cidahu, Sukabumi. Cikuluwung watershed that crosses one kilometer crater that was offered another view. The water is so clear to make the river bed apparent. Greenish yellow color due to deposition of sulfur to make such a beautiful river bottom Cikuluwung enjoyed.

However, the beauty of the river bed is not the only decoy hearts of the visitors to spend their time in order to enjoy it. Another charmer is the water temperature was tepid. So the river is the main choice for visitors to soak. Moreover, the river water containing sulphide acid is believed to cure various skin diseases.


Although the Queen is still active crater, but did not disrupt the life of the plant vegetation in the region. Some plant species may in fact still alive, among them the plant Romogiling (Sceferra actinophylla). Shaped leaves are somewhat rounded tip. Vegetation is the dominant crop adorn the crater. While several other woody trees looked dead due charred by the activity of the crater. And as part of the natural forests of Mount Salak, Queen Crater was classified as a heterogeneous forest. So that natural air of coolness is very pronounced.

To go from Bogor Regency, you can take it from Simpang Cibatok. Next ride public transportation are available to take up to Sand Reungit or Mount Bunder. Meanwhile, if you want to Cidahu by public transport, stopping at Simpang Cidahu, from there to ride public transportation to the terminal and continue on to the camp Cangkuang with motorcycle taxi services.

On the first point, through Sand Reungit, distance and latency is not as heavy as the Mount Bunder or Cidahu. The distance between Queen Sand Crater Reungit about four kilometers can be reached by walking for two hours. Meanwhile, through the Gunung Bunder and Cidahu, the distance that must be taken as far as six kilometers and takes about three hours on foot.

If you like the adventure of nature, both these lines is probably the best. Because, while up and down the valley, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains in the region. Some tracks will even force you to climb the roots that dangle on the trail which is only three feet wide. However, with the weight of a track taken, it turns out this place is giving the beauty of Mount Salak forest atmosphere that is so beautiful.

Here you will find a lot of river flows that sometimes the water flooded the track taken. Chirping of birds, insects and sound denyit monkey forest, still often heard, when choosing this path. Meanwhile, the path of Mount Bunder in principle similar to the path through the sand Reungit. For the third mile from Mount Bunder, this path will meet at the intersection point Reungit Sand.

Beware of Pacet (leech). Because, like any area other natural attractions of Mount Salak, Queen Crater region has also become a comfortable place for life leech species that are often attached to a part of your body. If it is not always a routine check of the body, it is impossible not you going to be a target Pacet Pacet-attached and sucking blood. For that, a good idea to bring tobacco to cope with this Pacet attack.

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