Tourism Object of Karimunjawa National Park Island Exoticism in Java Land – Have you ever visited this place? For those of you who have never visited it, this time we will review about the beauty of existing tourist attractions in the north of Java Island.
Karimunjawa is an archipelago tourist attraction that entered in the area of Karimunjawa National Park, this place is located in the Java Sea and entered in the district of Jepara – Central Java, Indonesia. This one tourist destination consists of land and oceans with a total area of about 1,500 hectares and a total area of approximately 110,000 hectares. The development of this one tour is very rapid, this is not spared from the support of local government to continue to work in developing the potential of the area of tourism sector, until now much favored by domestic and foreign tourists.
This place you will be presented with amazing scenery ranging from the beauty of terumbukarang, clean beaches and the beauty of the cluster of islands that decorate the Java sea, not only that some hill scenery is also very mesmerizing charm you will get by visiting the Mount Love, Bukit Nyamplungan and Bukit Joko Tuo is in Karimunjawa.
A Brief History of Karimunjawa
Based on the folklore that developed in the community around, the name of Karmunjawa began to emerge since the time of Sunan Murya, which is one of the figures who spread the teachings of Islam in the land of Java. It is said that one day Sunan Muria see the islands with a vague northern island of Java, if spoken vow be a “kremun-kremun soko Jowo”. Therefore these islands later called Karimunjawa.In here also found many relics – the relics of Sunan Nyamplungan / Amir Hasan who is the son of Sunan Muria. The relics include catfish without patil (Clarias meladerma), dewodaru wood, Nyamplungan tomb, kalimosodo, sentigi, and edhor serpents that were rescued by people around Karimunjawa islands.
Route Towards Karimunjawa Islands
For those of you who come from outside the city or outside of Java, to be able to visit this place you can use air transportation by transit at Ahmad Yani airport – Semarang, then from Semarang there are two alternative travel options that is by using the air and sea lanes. If you choose to use the air travel route, the journey will continue to Dewa Daru Airport on Kemujan Island using CASSA 212 aircraft with a 30 minute travel time. This aircraft is provided by one of the resort manager in Karimunjawa (Kura – Kura Resort). Then if you choose to use the sea transportation, from Semarang your journey will continue to the port of Tanjung Mas – Semarang, from here you can board the ship KMC Kartini to Karimunjawa with travel time approximately 4 hours.
Apart from Semarang, you can also use the path from Jepara through Kartini port in Jepara. From here the transportation that can be used is KM. Muria with a journey of approximately 5 hours.
Activities Can Do in Karimunjawa
The beauty of Karimunjawa is very fascinating besides that there are some rides that will make you feel long in Karimunjawa. Here you can do activities – activities that many associated with the sea, including are as follows:
1. Sport Dive
Who does not like this one, and I’m sure you like it, too? In Karimunjawa there is a diving sport that you can enjoy, to see the underwater beauty of Karimunjawa.
If you visit Kemujan Island around the island there is a Panamanian wreck of INDONO which in 1955 drowned, here you will find the reef fish habitat and very suitable for use for the location of diving (wreck diving).
If you have not dared to do diving, Snorkeling is one alternative that you can do in Karimunjawa. You will see the underwater charm of the water surface, which must be a sensation in itself during your visit Karimunjawa.
3. Shower on the Beach and Sunbathing.
Similarly you visit Bali Island Tour, in Karimunjawa there are also some places that are very suitable for bathing and sunbathing activities on the beach. You can feel it when visiting Menjangan Besar Island and Pulau Cemara Kecil which has a very clean white sand beach.
For those of you who hobby with this one activity will be channeled here. There are several boat rental service providers that you can use to get to the middle of the sea.
5. Glass Bottom Boat
To be able to enjoy the beauty of the sea in Karimunjawa Islands, you do not have to be able to swim, because with the Glass Bottom Boat facilities, enjoy the beauty of the underwater you can do.
6. Play Jetski and Banana Boat
For those of you who like the challenge of Adrenaline surely this activity should not be missed. In Karimunjawa you can do Jetski and Banana Boat play activities, which will spur your Adrenaline in the middle of the sea.
7. Swimming With Shark
For those of you who have never done swimming with sharks activities will certainly be scared to do it, but the shark is in Karimun already trained.
8. Surround the Island
This one activity is also very fun, you can know the beauty of Karimunjawa by way of surrounding and visiting the islands around karimunjawa. This can also be used as a complement to your tour when just coming to karimunjawa.
For those of you who like the religious tourism, Karimunjawa also be used as your travel destination, because here there is the grave of Sunan Nyamplungan who is the son of Sunan Muria. Besides eating Nyamplungan sunan You can also visit the tomb of Sayid Kambang, Tomb of Sayid Abdullah and Wali well
10. Visit the Bugis Typical House
For those of you who want to see the Bugis community life certainly can be delivered if you traveled to Karimujawa, here you can see the building house – typical of the Bugis.
11. Viewing Animal Land
When compared with animals living in the waters of course the number is not much. Here you can find some land animals such as long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis karimondjawae), deer (Cervus timorensis subspec), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), snake edhor, sea eagle white belly (Haliaeetus leucogaster), trocokan / yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) as well as 40 species of birds such as green pergam (Ducula aenea). This type of white belly sea eagle is one of the endangered animals in the world.
Culinary And Souvenir
For the culinary problem you can enjoy the typical dishes that are here, like Meatballs Yellow tail, Lontong Krubyuk, Pindang Serani, Tongseng Cumi and Siomay Tongkol, for drinks you can enjoy the fresh Es Kelapa Rainbow and the pleasure of Wedang Ginger and Wedang Blung.
For a snack you can enjoy Klepon Alang-Alang, Grilled Bananas and Crimson Jams for a while to get you to take a Gereh Iwak Teri which is a special by Karimunjawa.
Travel Tips To Karimunjawa Islands
1. Choose the right time
If you plan to visit the Karimunjawa Islands come in May and August, because in that month the wind does not blow hard, and the sea waves are not too high, so you will be able to enjoy snorkeling and island hopping activities on the island.
2. Wear Sandals and Watch the Foot Steps
The number of coral reefs in Karimunjawa that can hurt your feet, other than that some animals are poisonous like sea urchins and jellyfish are also often found here.
3. Define Destination Island
The number of islands that will be visited in Karimunjawa sometimes confuse us, for that you specify first before visiting it, and also recommended to use an experienced local tour guide and will be able to recommend which island will you go.
4. Taking care about Active Power Time
Electricity in Karimunjawa will start from 18:00 until 06:00 am, for that for you who bring electronic equipment such as camera, smartphone or other electronics that need electricity, you should pay attention to the Active Power Time for electronic equipment that you carry not run out of battery