Welcome to Alas Purwo National Park


Alas Purwo means First Forest in Javanese: according to legend, this is where the earth first emerged from the ocean. Many soul-searchers and mystics flock here during the month of Suro, which marks the Javanese New Year. These pilgrims meditate in caves and pray to Nyai Loro Kidul. Pura Giri Selokah, a Hindu temple in the park, also attracts pilgrims, especially during Pagerwesi, the Hindu New Year.

The huge surf at Plengkung – aka G-Land, on the isolated southeastern tip of the peninsula – forms one of the best left-hand waves in the world, with perfect barrels reeling for hundreds of metres over a shallow reef and surfers aplenty.


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Alas Purwo National Park in detail