Visitors to West Java may want to plan a visit to a suspension bridge said to be the longest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Located at Situ Gunung Tourist Park, which is part of Mount Gede Pangrango National Park, the bridge is 243 meters long, 1.2 meters wide and 107 meters high.
Named Situ Gunung Suspension Bridge Situ Gunung Suspension Bridge, the 80-ton bridge made of merbau wood was officially opened on March 9. First constructed in the mid of 2017, the process of constructing the bridge was done manually without any heavy machinery by involving locals and bridge experts from Bandung.
Open to the public, the bridge is accessible from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offers breathtaking views of the lush forest. Safety equipment is provided at the entrance gate. Equipped with a hook, the belt can be attached to the handrail in case of turbulence. A staff member is on standby in the middle area to help people cross the bridge.
The suspension bridge is actually only one among several attractions located nearby, such as Sawer Waterfall which is only 1 km away by walking, also the already-popular Situ Gunung Lake or explore the area’s camping ground and amphitheater.
Mount Gede Pangrango National Park has six entrances and is easily reached from Jakarta via a three-hours ride through Cibodas entrance point. There are also regular minibuses to Cibodas from Bogor and Cianjur.
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