Pangandaran is a small town in the south and subdistrict Ciamis Regency, West Java, Indonesia. Located on the southern coast of Java. Pangandaran is a popular tourist destination, the beach, which is considered one of the best Java and offers excellent windsurfing.
A kite festival held on the beach in July and August It is reported that the premises used to fly kites at night to catch bats, and we can still do it. There is a local belief that wearing green clothing in this area will anger Loro Kidul, the guardian spirit of Java or the Goddess of the South Seas, and bring misfortune.
The Penanjung Pangandaran nature reserve nearby on a peninsula connected to mainland by a narrow strip of land. About eighty percent of the natural reserve is the secondary tropical forest. The flora of the nature reserve includes Rafflesia.
The tsunami struck the region July 17, 2006. submarine earthquake measured 7.7 on the Richter scale has launched a tsunami of three meters. was caused extensive damage and hundreds of people were reported to be dead or missing.
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