Top 10 attractions to explore in Banten
Located on the western tip of Java makes Banten as the gateway to Java and Sumatra and the adjacent areas of Jakarta.The Bantenese people are the largest group in the province, forming 47% of the total population. The Bantenese are a subgroup of the Sundanese people, with distinct culture from the Sundanese living in West Java.
Attractions in Banten
The Benteng Heritage Museum is a heritage site and museum in Pasar Lama, the old market district in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. Located near the river Cisadane, it is the first Indonesian museum that highlights the history and heritage of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. Benteng Heritage Museum is housed in a traditional, vernacular Peranakan Chinese building. Built in 1684, it is one of the oldest historic structures in Tangerang, and is within walking distance of the city's oldest temple, Boen
Carita is one of the popular beach in Indonesia. It is known for its diverse fauna and flora. Trees include teak, mahogany, African mahogany and dab bungur. Animals include wild boar, red giant flying squirrel and long-tailed macaque. Reptiles include monitor lizard and python. Birds include brown hawk-owl, black-banded barbet and Javan banded pitta. Carita Beach is a popular tourist destination.
Karang Bolong is located on the coast of Anyer, West Java, Indonesia. The name Karang Bolong means Rock (Karang) with a Hole (Bolong). The mountain was created by frozen lava, formed during the eruption of Mount Krakatau. Karang Bolong beach is located 50 km from Serang town or 140 km from Jakarta, on Karang Bolong Street. It is one of the popular tourisst attraction in Banten.
Great Mosque of Banten is a historic mosque in Old Banten, 10 km north of Serang, Indonesia. The 16th-century mosque was one of the few surviving remnants of what used to be the port city of Banten, the most prosperous trading center in the Indonesian archipelago after the fall of Demak Sultanate in mid-16th century.
Mount Halimun Salak National Park is a 400 km2 conservation area in the Indonesian province of West Java on the island of Java. Established in 1992, the park comprises two mountains, Mount Salak and Mount Halimun with an 11-kilometer forest corridor. It is located near the better known Mount Gede Pangrango National Park, but the national park should be accessed from Sukabumi, 2 hours drive to the administration post and then 2 hours drive again to Cikaniki post gate.
It is one of the beautiful beach in the heart of Banten and is very famous among the tourists. Tanjung Layar, formerly Java's Eerste Punt in Dutch, and Java's First Point, or Java Head in English is a prominent cape at the extreme western end of Java, at the Indian Ocean entrance to the Sunda Strait.
Tanjung Lesung Beach is a beach in Pandeglang Regency, Banten, western tip of Java. It is 160 kilometres from the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, and can be reached by car or public bus in about a 3-4-hour drive. It is known as a beach resort with sea views, having a 15-kilometre white sand coastline and also marine life where visitors can enjoy snorkeling, diving as well as fishing. The area has been declared as a "cultural heritage" since the location is near Ujung Kulon National Park, Mou
Ujung Kulon National Park is at the westernmost tip of Java, in Banten province of Indonesia. It includes the volcanic island group of Krakatoa in Lampung province, and other islands including Panaitan, as well as smaller offshore islets such as Handeuleum and Peucang in the Sunda Strait. It is now one of the major tourist attractions in Banten.
Map of attractions in Banten