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Karangkiring Mangrove Forest Gresik: A Natural Gem in East Java

Rabu, 25 Oktober 2023 - 05:11 | 36.92k
The beautiful ambiance at Karangkiring Mangroe Forest, Gresik. (Photo:  Akmal/TIMES Indonesia)
The beautiful ambiance at Karangkiring Mangroe Forest, Gresik. (Photo: Akmal/TIMES Indonesia)

TIMESINDONESIA, GRESIKKarangkiring Mangrove Forest in Gresik, East Java, offers a serene escape into the beauty of nature. Visitors can immerse themselves in the lush greenery of the mangrove trees while also indulging in delicious local cuisine. 

The mangrove forest is a haven of tranquility and natural wonders, making it a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful retreat.

One of the highlights of Karangkiring Mangrove Forest is the presence of charming gazebos thoughtfully provided by the management. These gazebos offer an ideal spot to relax, enjoy the scenery, and perhaps savor a meal surrounded by nature's embrace. 

Visitors can also try their hand at fishing, and for this purpose, they can rent local fishermen's boats, adding an adventurous touch to their visit.

The Story Behind

The history of this remarkable tourist spot dates back to around 2010 when it began with the construction of a fishermen's gathering place. Over the years, it has evolved into a full-fledged tourist attraction. 

According to Dedik Hartono, the Head of Karangkiring Village, significant improvements have been made, including the addition of bridges and decks connecting the gazebos. 

"This continuous development aims to enhance visitors' experiences and create a more accessible environment for everyone," he said.

Beyond its role as a tourist destination, the Karangkiring Mangrove Forest serves as a crucial natural conservation area. It plays a vital role in preventing coastal erosion and preserving diverse marine life. 

The mangrove trees act as a barrier against the forces of nature, safeguarding the coastline from erosion and providing a nurturing environment for various marine species. 

More and More Mangrove Being Planted

Many local companies in the area also actively participate in mangrove planting activities as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, contributing to the preservation of this valuable ecosystem.

For now, the management of the Karangkiring Mangrove Forest offers free entry to visitors, making it an affordable and accessible destination for nature lovers. 

The only costs incurred are for parking, with a fee of IDR 2,000 for two-wheeled vehicles and IDR 5,000 for four-wheeled vehicles. 

This decision reflects the community's dedication to sharing the beauty and importance of the mangrove forest with as many people as possible.

The Karangkiring Mangrove Forest stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of nature and community. It provides a captivating glimpse into the wonders of East Java's natural landscapes and the collective commitment to preserving our environment.

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