Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Karimun islands in the Java Sea is included in the district of Jepara,Central Java. With an area of 1500 hectares of land and waters ± ±110 000 hectares, Karimunjawa now developed into a tourist charms Marine Park which began much-loved local and foreigntourists.
Based on the legend that circulated in the islands, Karimun Jawawas discovered by Sunan Muria. The legend tells about SunanMuria are concerned about the mischief her son, Amir Hasan. For the purpose of educating, Sunan Muria then ordered his son to go toan island that appears "kremun-kremun" (escape) from the summit of Mount Moriah for the child to deepen and develop the science ofreligion. Because it appears "kremun-kremun" then dinamakanlahisland of Karimun Island.
Since March 15, 2001, Karimunjawa set by the government of Jepara as National Park. Publications are home to coral reefs,mangroves, coastal forest and fauna species nearly 400 ocean, 242 species of fish including ornamental. Some of the rare fauna thatberhabitat here is the sea eagle and white chest, hawksbill, andgreen turtle.
Plants that characterized National Park Karimunjawa namelyDewadaru (Crystocalyx macrophyla) found in lowland rain forest.
Waves in Karimunjawa low and tame, mostly limited by the beach isfine white sand beach.
Transportation to the island of Karimun, there are two kinds, via thesea and air. Sea lane to use fast ship Kartini I, starting from the port of Tanjung Mas Semarang, which take about 2 hours. The second channel using the ferry from the port in the town of Jepara Kartini,because it used the ferry, then travel time becomes 2X speed boatin the appeal Kartini I, about 6 hours from the town of Jepara. As for the air route, can take advantage of a small plane belongingTortoises resorts from Achmad Yani airport in Semarang.
To see the detailed schedule and type of transportation to Karimun,you can see it here bro, her blog Jepara Tourist Information Center.
Publications are now developed into tourist charms Marine Park which began much-loved local and foreign tourists. Various points to be a place of dives, including beach- beach on the island of Menjangan Besar, Menjangan Small, Geleang, Bengkoang, Parang, Twins, katang, Krakal Small, and the island of Beetles. In addition to coral reefs and mangrove forests, coastal areas Karimun Islands also enhanced with a vast expanse of seagrass beds. On land, forests also store wealth in the form of various birds and mammals are protected. There was also a population of long-tailed deer and monkeys and white hawks that inhabit the sea chest and island Bird island Geleang.
This recreational activity not only be enjoyed by visitors who like snorkeling, but also for visitors who are just happy to see the boat.Publications that provide bottom boat made of translucent glass (glass bottom boat). Menjangan Besar also enriched with the aquarium that resembles the sea, offers a diversity of fish found in Karimun.
Karimunjawa itself also has a National Park Publications, formerly known as the Nature Reserve Publications.
Publications famous for its distinctive food, among others getuk, popcorn, and the misbegotten. However, the most popular are broyo foods, foods that legume-based and can be found in almost all contained in Karimun island.
Karimun Islands can be reached via the port of Tanjung Mas Semarang, and from Jepara Kartini through the port. From Tanjung Mas Semarang, Boat Racing (KMC) Kartini I, departing every Saturday at 9:00 and Monday, at 7:00. The same vessel also serves the route port-Karimunjawa Jepara Kartini every Monday at 10:00. Motor vessel serving the route Muria Muria-Karimun depart every Saturday and Wednesday, at 9:00.
From the Karimun Islands, Kartini I go every Sunday, at 14.00 and Tuesday, at 9:00. KMP Muria depart every Monday and Thursday at 09.00. For inter-island transportation, available means of motor boats that cost depends on distance traveled or duration of use.Karimun can also be accessed through the air with Cassa 212 aircraft types that depart from Ahmad Yani Airport, Semarang towards Dewadaru airfield on the island of Karimun.
As a tourist village, Karimunjawa has been supplemented by various support facilities are adequate. As the flagship is a craft gift timber. In addition to the wooden crafts, other souvenirs offered generally in the form of domestic industrial products such as jerseys, hats, anchovies, fish sauce, molten metal items, processed food from seaweed, and coconut oil.
Snorkeling and diving is a natural thing done when we travel to the island of Karimun. However, religious tours like pilgrimage to the tomb of Sunan Nyamplungan could be an alternative to a tourist destination, especially for those who want to learn history. For performing arts and culture here is almost extinct due to lack of special attention from local governments in preserving local arts and culture.
Many versions of it that tells the history of Sunan Nyamplungan itself. Based on the narrative of the cemetery caretaker, the father of Tyoso, Sunan Nyamplungan Amir Hasan have real names, some say the son of Sunan Kudus and Goddess Rupil, but some say the son of Sunan Muria. Sheikh Amir Hasan (Sunan Nyamplungan) kebandelannya famous at that time. So by his father, he was told to go to the north. When viewed from the Mount Muria, in the northern group of islands which seem dim (kremun-kremun). Hence, the island then called the Karimun Java (kremun-kremun kethok cornerstone Jowo = faintly visible from Java).Additionally, in Arabic, means Mulya Karimun. The name can be interpreted Mulya Karimun Java-mulyane Jowo (Mulya-mulyanya Java.).
Nyamplungan name that is used as the name of this village originally derived from the name of the tree. At that time, around the coast, there are many trees nyamplung. It is said that the story, Nyamplung tree is quite sacred. Sunan Nyamplungan very fond of the fruit of this tree. In the 1980's, by the owner of the land, the trees are cut. Whether by coincidence or not, the father of Ali a local community through the reckless felling sites, almost crushed by the tree. coincidence that the tree trunk has 2 branches on top, so that when the position of the tree has fallen to the ground, the right flank branch Mr Ali's body and only slightly scratched skin.
Another story with the famous legend of catfish in this region because of catfish dikarimunjawa do not have a keen shaft. Then later this catfish breeding area later called Legon Lele. Historically I do not understand and only know a little info, so I do not write here. Catfish Legon area is a fertile region, although not widespread we could see some commodities such as cashew nut plantations, coconuts along the beach and there are also plant rice.Springs to Karimun island needs are in this area.
At Legon Lele also has Campgrounds (Camping Ground), so for my friends who want to feel the atmosphere of the forest can camp here, though not so widely not bad for the experience.
Seaweed dikarimunjawa very big different with seaweed in Yogyakarta, maybe because I eat there, if you've taken to Yogyakarta has shrunk as possible. Seaweed cultivation dikarimunjawa last 5 years are very trend, unlike the first time, people more often find fish by using a boat around the island.Perhaps because the sea grass that exists at high prices in the market and are very enthused people outside Karimunjawa.