Mangrove Kadilangu Forest is located next to Kulon Progo District from Purworejo District, Central Java. At first, the mangrove forest was a conservation area. Local people plant a lot of mangroves to prevent abrasion. However, at the moment mangrove forest become tourist destination. The place that need about 19 minutes to drive from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA), can be one of your tourist destination in Yogyakarta. Area of Mangrove Kadilangu Forest is more about 3 hectares area.
Mangroves are a type of plant that lives in brackish and seawater habitats.
That type of plant are not protected or prohibited from being used. It can used for pharmacy things or raw material of cosmetic even for textile additives. Their can be the most important solution from various environmental problems. For example, habitats of animals and humans are damaged due to abrasion. Mangrove can become a shield in the beach, so the surrounding habitat is not seriously damaged. Preserving mangrove areas is a good effort to stabilize environmental conditions.
Apart from being an environmental solution, mangroves plant also have several benefits, including:
- Provide nutrition;
- Can be used as firewood;
- As a food chain;
- Ship berth;
- The water around becomes clear.
Here, more information about mangrove.
Apart from enjoying the view and learning about mangroves in Kadilangu Forest, I recommend you to take photos. There are a lot of interesting views that you can use as a background such as bird nest, swing decorations, love anchors and heart-shaped bridges. You can also sail through the mangroves forest while enjoying the beautiful sunset there. Near by Kadilangu Forest, there Congot beach that you can stop by while waiting sunset.
Here some detail about Kalidungu Forest:
- Entrance Ticket Prices: Rp 5.000 ($0.35 USD)
- Boat Rental: Rp 10.000 ($0.69 USD)
- Opening Hours: 6 am – 6 pm WIB (GMT+7)
- Facilities: Gazebo, toilet, parking lot, restaurant and prayer room.
Note: Don’t forget your sunscreen!