Puncak or Puncak Pass (Indonesian for "top" or "peak") is a mountain pass in West Java, Indonesia. The pass connects the city of Bogor and Bandung, and is spread within the regencies of Bogor, Cianjur, and Sukabumi. The area is a popular area for tourism.
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. There is a volcanic lake Telaga Warna near the main route. Another tourist attraction, just south of the pass, is the Cibodas Botanical Garden. Taman Safari, a wildlife park, is also located in Puncak.
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.
New alternative route
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 will commence in 2011 and is scheduled to be partly finished in 2013.
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