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Jakarta Post

Heaven in the eastern part of Java

Sat, June 16, 2018   /   10:57 am
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    Macaques go about their day during sunrise at Bawa Beach. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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    A macaque sits on Bama Beach, in the easternmost part of Java Island. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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    A snake targets its prey in the forest of Baluran National Park. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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    Two julang emas (wreathed hornbills) sit perched atop a tree. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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    The clean blue sky of Baluran National Park. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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    A wild chicken is seen in the forest. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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    Dozens of deer stand together in the forest. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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    Javanese bulls graze in savanna bordering the forest. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

Tarko Sudiarno

The Sun rose, looking beautiful from Bama Beach, in the eastern part of Java. Dozens of macaques were too lazy to jump around and instead watched the sun rise from their trees. Waters in the Bali Strait looked calm. The reflection of the Sun on the surface of the water made the view more beautiful. Bama Beach, which is part of Baluran National Park in East Java, is like a hidden heaven.

The number of visitors who watch the sun rise at Bama Beach is, on average, low. Most visitors go to Baluran National Park during the day due to bumpy roads and routes that take them through forests.

Baluran National Park is 25,000 hectares, with Bama Beach located to its east and Mount Baluran to its west. The park is full of savannas, mangroves and tropical forests and swamps and home to a wide range of animals, including Javanese bulls, deer, peacocks and different species of birds. It is truly a heaven for animals endemic to the island of Java. [yan]