Home Blogs Gunung Halimun Salak National Park: The Land Under the Rainbow
Established in 1992, Gunung Halimun Salak National Park (GHSNP) is
the largest remaining primary lowland forest in Java, home to 23 mammal
species, at least two of which are endemic and endangered (the Javan
gibbon and the grizzled langur).
The roughly 113,000 hectares found within its boundaries also cover
a wide range of plant and animal species. The park also supports more
than 200 bird species, of which 18 are endemic, and over 500 plant
species. Indigenous Kasepuhan and other Sundanese communities live in
and around the park and depend heavily on its natural resources.
The park protects an important watershed for Java. However,
small-holder and plantation agriculture, infrastructure development,
small-scale gold mining, and unsustainable fuel wood and non-timber
forest product harvesting threaten GHSNP’s resources.
Visitors trek here to observe rare primates, birds, or other forest
attractions, and to relax in the tranquil setting of towering
Best season to visit is from June to August every year.