Pangandaran is a town and district of Pangandaran Regency within the province of West Java, Indonesia. It is located on the southern coast of the island of Java. A well-known surfing beach has made Pangandaran a popular tourist destination.
On 17 July 2006, an undersea earthquake measuring 7.7 on the moment magnitude scale triggered a tsunami which engulfed the resort area and caused destruction as far inland as half a kilometre. Over three hundred people from the town were killed.
Pangandaran is a large fishing village situated on a narrow isthmus with Pangandaran National Park occupying the entire headland.
The Penanjung Pangandaran nature reserve is nearby on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. The isthmus is around 200 m wide. About eighty percent of the nature reserve is secondary rainforest. The flora of the nature reserve includes the Rafflesia.
The Pangandaran International Kite Festival has been held since 1985.
Pangandaran has a beautiful nature so that in this town of Pangandaran, a great many artistic and tourist attractions attract suitable for you who are on vacation and recreation with family or for a group of organizations are filling time on your holiday while in the town of Pangandaran.
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- Pangandaran travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Photographs of the effect of the tsunami of 17 July 2006 on Pangandaran