Photo: Late light on the beach.

Things to see and do

Green Canyon
26 km west of Pangandaran and 7 km west of Batu Karas

Emerald, jade, turquoise, olive, moss—the profusion of shades of green at lush Green Canyon is off the (paint) charts. ... Read more about Green Canyon .

Citumang (Green Valley)
17 km west of Pangandaran, 25 km northeast of Batu Karas

Less well known than its popular cousin Green Canyon, Citumang, also known as Green Valley is an attractive small river gorge with picnic and camping grounds, waterfalls, cave swimming, hiking and beautiful natural scenery, as lush and green as the name suggests. ... Read more about Citumang (Green Valley) .

Wayang golek workshop
Around Pangandaram

Wayang kulit, shadow puppets, are Indonesia’s most well known form of theatre, but in West Java, the tradition is wayan golek, three dimensional wooden rod puppets that look not unlike European marionettes or Punch and Judy style hand puppets, except of course for the traditional style of the characters. ... Read more about Wayang golek workshop .

Pangandaran Nature Reserve

A trek trough the dense jungle covered southern peninsula of Pangandaran at Pangandaran Nature Reserve presents a vast array of wildlife spotting, caves to explore, WWII Japanese bunkers, an ancient Hindu temple and pretty beaches. ... Read more about Pangandaran Nature Reserve .

Cottage Industry Tour
Around Pangandaran

In the small villages around Pangandaran many people eke out a living producing traditional wares in their homes and an interesting half day tour can be made checking them out. ... Read more about Cottage Industry Tour .

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