PANTAI PARANGTRITIS, Black Jewel of South BeachCategory : The Nature
In 1410, there were a big battle between two monk in the south, there were Syech Bela-belu, a Hinduism monk and Syech Maulana Maghribi, an Moslem trader from the Arabian. Belu-belu came to challenge Maghribi into a battle of fishing a fish in the south sea. Maghribi won and stayed in the south beach, then Belu-belu became his follower.
Beach where two monk had battle calls Parangtritis Beach. Located in Parangtritis Beach, Kretek Perfekture, Bantul Province, 27 kilometres south Jogjakarta city. In the north of the sea there is a high rock which always dropps water from the top rock, it calls Parang (rocks), Tritis (dropping water). The Name of Parangtritis comes on the nature phenomenon.
Besides of monk myth, Parangtritis beach also has another myth, Kanjeng Ratu Kidul (Prince of The South), she believes wearing green dress and lives in a castle deep of the south sea. The myth says people not allow to wear the green clothes or dress if comes to the sea. If it's infringement, the princess would take the soul of the visitor to her castle.
Sand dunes become another beautiful landscape of the beach. Coloring silver when the sun brightly shining in a day. The sand has steel in its part, so people can use magnet to play with. The sand dunes beach is the only one sand beach in the world. It has unique ecosystem. Bendi or Andong, a tourism transportation run by horse, will take tourists around the beach, enjoying unique ecosystem of the beach.
There also natural water steam resources in another part of Parangtritis area. People believes tht the steam water can cure skin problem. Lot of people go to the Parangwedang, a big natural water steam. In the west, Depok Beach, a place where fisherman anchor their traditional boat also a place where can get cheap and fresh fish, squid or crib from the fisher. Walk on the north, a beautiful view of Parangtritis Beach can seeing at the top of Gembirowati Hill. In a direct access, Gupit Hill also being a started place of paralayang sports.
There two easy routes to get Parangtritis Beach, by motorcycle or public transportation. PANTAI PARANGTRITISLocation.
Parangtritis, Kretek, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.Entrance Ticket.
International / Domestic, IDR 3.250Note.
Retribution for Motorcycle IDR 500, Car IDR 1000, Bus IDR 2.000