// Banten

Banten province lies at the western end of the island of Java. Prior to 2000, it was part of West Java province. Now a quiet yet fascinating town, Banten port on the north coast was once the most important in the whole of Southeast Asia.┬áThe province has a toll road running through it from Jakarta to Merak port (for access to Sumatra island) but train services are infrequent and incredibly slow. To get to Serang, Banten’s provincial capital, take a bus from Kalideres in West Jakarta or, better still, hire a vehicle and/or driver. There are plenty of angkot routes connecting Serang and neighbouring towns.

Halimun is one of the wildest forest peaks in Java, the twin peaks of Karang and Pulosari are popular hiking destinations for local students from the nearby town of Pandeglang and Raksa on remote Panaitan island is home to one of the oldest Hindu statues in Indonesia.

A Selection of Photos of Banten’s Ribus

Looking up at the boulder from the statue on Raksa (Daniel Quinn, April 2011)Looking up at the boulder from the statue on Raksa (Daniel Quinn, April 2011)
Looking up at the boulder from the statue on Raksa (Daniel Quinn, April 2011)
Looking over to Gunung Aseupan from Pulosari (Daniel Quinn, May 2010)Looking over to Gunung Aseupan from Pulosari (Daniel Quinn, May 2010)
Looking over to Gunung Aseupan from Pulosari (Daniel Quinn, May 2010)
Curug Putri waterfall, Pulosari (Daniel Quinn, May 2010)Curug Putri waterfall, Pulosari (Daniel Quinn, May 2010)
Curug Putri waterfall, Pulosari (Daniel Quinn, May 2010)
The mosque on the summit of Karang (Daniel Quinn, September 2009)The mosque on the summit of Karang (Daniel Quinn, September 2009)
The mosque on the summit of Karang (Daniel Quinn, September 2009)

Map of Banten’s Ribus


Download these peaks as a kml file.

Statistics and Links to Banten’s Ribus

Name Elevation Prominence Ribu Category Island Bagging Info
Halimun (North) 1,929 m 938 m Google MarkerSpesial Java
Karang 1,778 m 1,705 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Java Yes
Pulosari 1,346 m 890 m Google MarkerSpesial Java Yes
Raksa 329 m 329 m Google MarkerSpesial Panaitan Yes
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