Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo National Park

Location: East Java Map

Area: 434.20 km²


Alas Purwo National Park is a biosphere reserve situated in East Java island in Indonesia. Alas Purwo National Park covers an area of 434.20 km². The name of the park literally means "the forest from which it all began." According to legend, it was here that the earth first rose from the ocean.

Alas Purvo Park is one of Indonesia's largest nature reserves; its area is 434.20 km². The park consists of mangroves, savannah, monsoon forests and beaches. Plengkung Beach is famous for its worldwide popularity with surfers. The beach is considered one of the best places for surfing in Asia. With waves up to 5 meters, it is considered a place suitable only for experienced surfers. The place is included in the Quicksilver World Tour circuit. In the park there is Mount Linggamanis, 322 meters high.

Wildlife is represented in various places in the park. The warm tropical climate contributes to the growth of lush vegetation. Here grow: Indian almonds, laurel of Alexandria, sterculia, Asian barringtonia, manilkara and others.

The park is also a protected area for endangered animals such as banteng, red wolf, maned thin-body, green peacock, banker jungle chicken, olive turtle, bisse and green turtle.