The current hills of tourism in the Bogor region

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Ranggon Hills Bogor has became a tourist area which pursued by millenial generations. (photo: IO/Prive. Doc)

IO, Bogor – Having a hectic days, want to take a short break? Vis­it Ranggon Hills located in Bogor, West Java. The distance is not too far away, it can be an option for you to relax for a moment, and get out of your daily routine.

Bogor is one of the cities in West Java surrounded by several moun­tains. Therefore, this satellite city is not only famous for its culinary tour­ism, but also natural attractions that are worth a visit.

Lately, hilly tourist spots are be­coming popular among tourists. Amongst them are Bukit Lintang Sewu in Yogyakarta and the Peak of Mount Suligi in Riau. This cooling spot and hilly atmosphere has made it crowded and also became a favorite tourist destination spot.

The location of Ranggon Hills is in the area of Mount Halimun Salak Na­tional Park. This new tourist spot in Bogor is very easy to find because it is not far from the main road of Mount Salak Endah Highway. The address of Ranggon Hills is precisely in Picung Pamijahan Mountain Bogor, not far from Prince Curug. This tour is rela­tively new because it was developed in 2017 and began to pop on social media since last July 2017.

For the Ranggon Hills route, if you are coming from the direction of Bogor City, just head towards Tenjolaya via Cikampek. After go­ing through Segog Terminal take the left lane when you arrive at the T-junction. Then, there is T-junction another, take the left until you pass the Gunung Endah Salak road, from there there are lots of clues to Rang­gon Hills. The time needed to arrive at Ranggon Hills is about 1.5 hours from the city of Bogor.

To enter Ranggon Hills automat­ically we will go through the gate of Mount Halimun Salak National Park, the entry fee is Rp. 30,000. After that we have to pay the Ranggon Hills en­trance ticket again for Rp. 10,000 and motorcycle parking Rp. 5,000. From the parking area, you have to walk about 10 minutes to reach the Rang­gon Hills area. You will climb dozens of rocky steps until you finally get to the Ranggon Hills Bogor area. Arriv­ing at the tourist location, you will be treated to views of rows of hills and green trees that will entice you.

The concept offered by Ranggon Hills or Ranggon hill is almost the same as the style of tourism in Mari­baya Lodge, Bandung or Pinus Kragilan in Magelang.

Here you can also take pictures or selfies in some of the available areas. Almost similar to a natural tourist spot that presents a similar concept, for example, a tree house or a hanging bike, you can feel the sensation of traveling in a pleasant and refreshing nature area. From the location of Ranggon Hills we can see the expanse of green canyon valleys and landmarks of Bogor Regency from a distance.

The most interesting thing was a hanging dining table that seemed to float above a stretch of green trees, where some people were willing to queue to get a perfect photo. Not only that, there are also swings, boats and sunflowers which are equally fun to try.

Although, it is still relatively new, Ranggon Hills Bogor has become a tourist area which is of course pur­sued by millennial generations who like contemporary nature tourism.

If you are interested in visiting Ranggon Hills, you should come in the morning around 8 or 9 am to get the best photos. In addition to avoid­ing sudden rain that can come in the afternoon. (Dessy)