|UNESCO #608 - Ujung Kulon National Park, West Java - INDONESIA|
Monday, January 27, 2014
Ujung Kulon National Park - INDONESIA - UNESCO #608
Today I received two beautiful Indonesian World Heritage Sites postcards sent by Jennifer (also a UNESCO cards collector. The first one is from the Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java, mainly known for the endangered species of one-horned Javanese Rhinoceros. Since she lives near this park, she already visit this site and says it's a beautiful place (and nI don't have any doubt about that). Thank you very much Jennifer, now I have 274 WHS, only 707 sites to finish. This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
This national park, located in the extreme south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf, includes the Ujung Kulon peninsula and several offshore islands and encompasses the natural reserve of Krakatoa. In addition to its natural beauty and geological interest – particularly for the study of inland volcanoes – it contains the largest remaining area of lowland rainforests in the Java plain. Several species of endangered plants and animals can be found there, the Javan rhinoceros being the most seriously under threat.