MOUNT KRAKATAU – UJUNG KULON – BADUI TRIBE
Argueably the most famous volcanoe of all time , whose eruption generated the loudest sound ever recorded and when on to inspire one of the most famous paintings all of time , as well as in Hollywood movie.
This national park , located in the extreme south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf, include the Ujung Kulon peninsula and several offshore islands and encompasses the natural reserve of Krakatoa. In addition to its natural beauty and geological interest – particularly for the study of island volcanoes, it contains the largest remaining area of lowland forest in the Java plain. Several species of endangered plants and animals can be found there , the Javan rhinoceros being the most seriously under threat.
Are one of the most unusual groups in Indonesia. Nobody really knows anything about them. Their villages are closed to outsiders especially during their sacred rituals. Practically the only thing they eat is rice and they seem to spend most of their time communicating with spirits. They are throught to have retreated to the mountains when Islam came to their homeland and they fled there to keep their religious customs alive. Generals and politicians sometimes seek them out for their perceived ability to see into the future.