Location: Gunung Sari, Pamijahan, Bogor Regency, West Java 16810
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Open and close: 08.00 – 17.00 WIB
The city of Bogor has its own charm, especially regarding the natural tourist area located on Mount Salak, namely Kawah Ratu.
This crater was formed due to the impact of a volcano eruption that occurred several centuries ago and provides a special attraction for tourists.
For beginner climbers, usually the Ratu Crater tourist attraction can be a training ground for climbing first and forwards hiking to the highest mountain.
The crater, which is located at the foot of Mount Salak, offers a beautiful panorama. Besides in Bogor, Kawah Ratu can also be found in Tangkuban Perahu, Pelabuhan Ratu Bandung. Second spot these both provide beauty from the top of the hill
Apart from Ciwidey Bandung, there are also areas in Cidahu Sukabumi, Lembang, Pulosari Banten and Subang 41282.
For Kawah Ratu in Bogor, it is included in the Mount Halimun Salak National Park, which is located in the Cigamea area, Cibatok, Ciapus, West Java.
Here there are many interesting facilities that have been provided to pamper tourists, one of which is a spa called Javana Spa House.
History of Mysteries
Kawah Ratu which has another name, namely Ratu Crater, has its own historical and mythical stories. Not only full of mystery stories, the spot also seems horror. Awesomeness can be proven by yourself.
As we know, the area of Mount Salak which is still active is no longer a secret if it has a mystery.
As a result of the volcanic eruption of Mount Salak several centuries ago, a crater was formed which presents an exotic yet mystical natural view.
Do you still remember the story of the downing of the Russian Sukhoi plane a few years ago? Well, this proves how scary the tourist area is.
And it turns out that not only Sukhoi planes, there have been 5 planes that crashed and hit Mount Salak until finally the victim died.
It is said that there are reportedly genie watchmen in the form of an angel around the Mount Salak area. This story is even well-known.
Even many articles that review it like on the site wikipedia, wikimapia up to the video on youtube and has become one of the famous legends in the community.
How much masl is this Queen Crater? According to the records. Kawah Ratu is located at an altitude of about 80 – 90 masl. Low enough for tourists who want to climb.
Besides hiking, tourists can also do trek / trekking and trips to the Kawah Ratu area or to the area Camping Ground-his.
One of the activities that is often carried out in Kawah Ratu is hiking. This place is suitable for beginners to practice climbing.
The area is a lake or crater volcanic which is still active and has a high sulfur content.
Mount Salak itself has a route that can be traversed easily both from Jakarta and the distance is only about 80 km if passing Leuwiliang.
Mountain crater can be found at the top of the mountain while Ratu Crater can be found at the foot or slopes of the mountain. Tourists only need to do a third hike to enjoy the beauty offered here.
For the climbing gate to Mount Salak Endah from Jakarta, you can go through the Jagorawi toll road and take the South Sentul Toll exit. Then take the line that connects Banten and West Java. After that, it will pass Dramaga IPB.
Then you will meet the Cibatok T-junction. Take the path to the left and follow an area nearly 18 Km away.
This main road is very smooth and will not make it difficult for tourists. Along this trip, tourists can hear the sound of a thousand waterfalls here.
There are also hot springs and caves available here with natural beauty in them. Don’t forget the area camping camp if you want to spend the night.
In addition, there are also accommodations such as villas and resorts. This location is also often used as a training ground for TNI members. No wonder there are sheds for the TNI to rest after doing strenuous training.
Tourists can enter the gate in the Pasir Reungit area on Mount Bunder via Cidahu before walking to Cicurug.
From here, it is enough to walk 4 km. No need to hurry there. The reason is that along the 2.5 hour trip, visitors will be presented with natural beauty that can be used as a photo or image background.
The hiking trail to the crater is decorated with rocks and must be penetrated jungle unspoiled tropics.
Small rivers with clear water also provide a very exotic beauty. Although there are several inclines, they are not too steep and can be traversed easily.
The Beauty Side
Arriving at the location, the view of Mount Salak is no less beautiful than Mount Gede and also Picung.
Visitors can enter the area Crater and walked across the smoke circle. Here there is also a small pond with a high sulfur content and around it is decorated with dead trees but still standing.
The crater area is divided by a river that flows fast but is quite warm. And interestingly, the sulfur here is often used as a face mask by visitors so that their faces are smoother.
Queen Crater also has her own charm. Tourists can spend the night in the area Camping Ground which is located not too far from the location.
However, tourists are prohibited from setting up tents near the crater. The reason is, toxic fumes often come out which can be bad if inhaled for too long.
Therefore tourists must bring masks. However, the area camping very well maintained environment and away from toxic fumes.
Here there is also the Cikuluwung River with a length of about 1 km and has quite high sulfur deposits.
As already mentioned earlier that tourists will go through tropical forests where there are many wild monkeys around the forest looking for food. Don’t forget to take a photo!
These monkeys are not interested in approaching humans. They are usually behind the trees.
Spot other interesting things that can be used as a location hunting the photo is of Mount Salak. But unfortunately, the area was closed to the public due to an accident in order to search for victims.
With a relatively closer distance, of course it can be accessed within 1 day, you can use private vehicles or public transportation.
Price of admission
The facilities provided here are very complete. Apart from lodging such as hotels and villas, there are also camping ground.
According to information circulating, there is no admission price here and can be accessed freely or free. Only need to pay parking fees if you bring a vehicle.
There are several tips that need to be considered when going on vacation here. It is recommended to visit this area during the dry season.
Because if the rainy season arrives, the main road will be very slippery and dangerous. Even the river currents will be very swift. Practically it can be dangerous for visitors and there are times when the path to the crater will be closed.
If you want to hike, tourists must be accompanied by a guide or someone who has experience through this route or route.
The reason is, there are no instructions to go to the queen’s crater. So it must be accompanied by people who know the way.
Don’t forget to bring a machete or sickle. The equipment will later function to cut down bushes or tree branches that block the trip.
Before starting the climb, it never hurts to jogging or small exercise first so as not to get injured.
Don’t forget to bring complete equipment such as a compass, raincoat, mask, mosquito repellent, flashlight and lighter. And use shoes that are comfortable to use.
In addition, it is prohibited to litter and scribble on the hiking trail.
And don’t forget to bring wet wipes to clean yourself when you want to go to the bathroom. And also bring a mini shovel to dig the ground if you want to defecate. The reason is there are no bathrooms along the hiking trail.