Ranggawulung City Forest

14-07-2017 Subang Regencies 26171 viewed


Ranggawulung City Forest is located in Subang Regency. This forest is included in the administrative area of ​​Parung Subdistrict, Subang District. The location is easy to find because it is on the main road side of Subang-Bandung. If we drive from Subang city only takes no more than 5 minutes.

Ranggawulung City Forest is a water-rich basin area. This basin has a shallow water Reserves of 1.5 billion cubic meters of soil and water reserves in as much as 3 billion cu kubik.1 With water reserves of the region into the main buffer Ranggawulung fresh water supply for the town of Subang. Water management in this area is under the control of PDAM Subang.

Ranggawulung hills are designated as urban forest based on Decree of Subang Regent Number: 522 / Kep.197-Dishutbun / 2009. The area of ​​12.9 hectares is managed by the local Forestry and Plantation Office. There are two rivers that pass through this forest, the Cileuleuy River and Ciasem River. Adjacent to Ranggawulung City Forest is a 55 hectare Ranggawulung Camping Camp.

Legend of Ranggawulung

Ranggawulung name derived from the legend of the existence of a magic person who often called Eyang Ranggawulung. For local people the existence of Eyang Ranggawulung proved by a tomb contained in the campground area. On certain days, the tomb of Eyang Ranggawulung is always crowded by pilgrims.

Besides the grave of Eyang Ranggawulung, there is also another grave that is the grave of Eyang Genjreng. Tomb of Eyang Genjreng is located just inside the urban forest area, guarded by a kuncen who is also a guardian of Ranggawulung City Forest.

There is no scientific record about the story of the figures being made the name of the area other than the story of the kuncen and pilgrims. According to local kuncen, Eyang Ranggawulung is an ancestor of the Sundanese who has a supernatural-level power.


Ranggawulung City Forest is a source of germplasm for Subang Regency. Regional sustainability is threatened by elements that utilize the area for other uses such as gardens, homes, fields, yards, timber clearing up sand mining. Therefore its existence needs to be kept protected.

The diversity of tree species found in the Ranggawulung City Forest is moderate. This forest dominated by pine trees (Pinus), Teak (Tectona grandis), Jingjing (Paraserianthes falcataria), Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Angsana (Pterocarpus indicus), Kayu Putih (Melaleuca cajupati), Waru (Hibiscus tiliaceus), and Bungur (Lagerstroemia speciosa).

While the types of animals that dominate the region Forest City Ranggawulung include Swallow inch (Collocalia Linchi), Bondol Java (Lonchura leucogastroides), olive-backed sunbird (Nectarinia jugular), common tailorbird (Orthotomus Sutorius), Cucak Kutilang (Pycnonotus aurigaster) and spotted dove ( Streptopelia chinensis).

In addition to wild plants and animals, Ranggawulung City Forest became the genetic source of cultivated plants that developed in Subang. The plants include mango, banana, jackfruit, pineapple and rambutan. Some of them exist in the form of plants endemic or typical Subang such as pineapple and mango cengkir.

Ranggawulung city forest facility

Since established as a urban forest, the area is beginning to have a fairly decent infrastructure. The front gate is good enough. There is a description of a large signpost that provides information about this place. Although not yet optimal, this is very instrumental in attracting ecotourism lovers.

Some of the big trees in the area are also equipped with scientific naming. Very good as a means of education especially for students, students and researchers. The streets within the area are quite organized with a path of pedestrian (jogging track) along the 800 meters around the forest.

Seen also gazebo to just mingle or unwind. Able to accommodate limited number of events. More delicious in this area there is a spring clean and refreshing. Other public facilities are one mushalla and guardhouse.

Source: https: //jurnalbumi.com/forest-kota-ranggawulung/

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