Puncak

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Puncak pass

Puncak or Puncak Pass (Indonesian for "top" or "peak") is a mountain pass in West Java, Indonesia. The area is a common weekend destination for residents of Jakarta,[citation needed] including for those who are longing for clean air and natural scenery.[citation needed]

The pass connects the city of Bogor and Bandung, and is spread within the regencies of Bogor, Cianjur, and Sukabumi. Puncak Pass is located on the ridge to the north of Mt.Gede-Pangrango. The highest point of the pass is about 1500 m altitude.

Puncak is a large conglomeration of districts in Bogor regency, such as Cisarua, Ciawi, Megamendung, Cipanas, etc. All of those districts are unified by the main road, Jalan Raya Puncak.

History[edit]

Puncak (old Dutch spelling Poentjak) is the name of a pass on the Indonesian island of Java which one passes when one of Bogor to Bandung travel.

The highland, being cooler than Batavia, has already been popular resort area for the inhabitants of Batavia who is looking for cooler air. Many Swiss-type chalets were built around Puncak during the pre-World War II colonial period.

Today Puncak Pass is surrounded by hotels and resorts.

View from Puncak Pass toward the north, overlooking the tea plantation.
Telaga Warna volcanic lake
Tea plantation on Puncak

Tourism[edit]

Puncak is known for its individual private resorts/villas,[citation needed] which can be rented out for individual or group bookings. Schools and companies organize group outings, business conference, and trainings in those resorts.[citation needed]

There are a number of tea plantations on either side of the main Puncak road, and the activities available here include paragliding, tea plantation walking, or just relaxing with the views.[citation needed][tone]

In addition, Puncak also has several landmarks and tourist attractions, such as Taman Safari, Puncak Pas, and Kota Bunga. Another tourist attraction, just south of the pass, is the Cibodas Botanical Garden. Taman Safari, a wildlife park, is also located in Puncak. There is a volcanic lake Telaga Warna near the main route.

Developments[edit]

Bogor Regency is planning to build an alternative route from Sentul International Circuit-Babakan Madang-Hambalang-Sukmamakmur-Cipanas Palace, Pacet with total length of 47 kilometers, and a carriageway 30 meters wide. Most of the land will be granted by businessmen such as Probosutedjo and Tommy Suharto. The construction was planned to commence in 2011 and was scheduled to be partly finished in 2013.[1][needs update]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Puncak travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 6°42′14″S 106°59′39″E / 6.70389°S 106.99417°E / -6.70389; 106.99417