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Skylodge in Java reaches new heights

Billed as Asia’s first hanging lodge, Padjajaran Anyar on West Java’s Mount Parang, round a three-hour drive from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, just isn’t for the faint-hearted. The lodge, which formally opened in January 2018, consists of ‘skylodges’ secured to the aspect of the mountain at altitudes of between 400 and 900 metres. The solely solution to attain the cabins is through a ferrata — or iron ladder — and a zipline that runs alongside the mountain. All friends are supervised by a information at every stage of the journey.

While entering into one of many 2.5 x 6- to Eight-metre pods could also be an journey, however the views from the clear cabins are effectively well worth the effort. From breathtaking vistas throughout Java to a glimpse of the unreal Jatiluhur reservoir and dam, adrenaline junkies are sure to seek out their slice of paradise at this aerial abode. Luckily, being amongst nature doesn’t imply roughing it as a result of all of the cabins are fitted with a rest room, electrical energy and even air-conditioning.

Hotel Gantung Padjajaran Anyar Image by KOMPAS.com/RODERICK ADRIAN MOZES

“Mount Parang is an exotic rocky mountain that wasn’t explored much prior to our efforts to develop it in 2013,” the operator of the Parang Mountain vacationer space Dhanni Daelami advised The Jakarta Post. “When the team first came up with the idea [of the skylodge] in 2013, we wanted the hotel to be a destination where people who had never climbed before could enjoy the experience.”

Hotel Gantung Padjajaran Anyar. Image by KOMPAS.com/RODERICK ADRIAN MOZES

According to Dhanni, all of Padjajaran Anyar’s services adhere to worldwide requirements. Built utilizing iron frames bolted into the mountain, the one-tonne cabins are additionally secured with 20 metal ropes, each mentioned to be robust sufficient to assist two tonnes. And simply to make it possible for all the things is so as earlier than opening its doorways to friends, the lodge underwent a security trial interval in September and October. A one-night keep at Padjajaran Anyar will set you again Rp. 5,000,000 (US$350/£245).

By Anita Surewicz




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