The Magnificent of Geosites as Geoheritage Potential in Djuanda Grand Forest Park Area, Bandung, Indonesia

Achmad Djumarma Wirakusumah, Heryadi Rachmat, Hana Nur Aini


Djuanda Grand Forest Park (Tahura Djuanda) at Bandung, West Java Province which was built in 1985, has functioned as a conservation area concerning biodiversity in Indonesia. It is the first Grand Forest Park among 27 of them which was built in Indonesia. In addition, Djuanda Grand Forest Park also has potential for geodiversity and geoheritage concerning a geological history of the Tangkuban Parahu volcano formation since ancient times, so that conservation is needed. The Indonesian Geological Association (IAGI) in collaboration with the Djuanda Grand Forest Park Institution and the Geological Agency, conducted a research on the geoheritage potential of the Djuanda Grand Forest Park for accelerating  the Tahura Djuanda to be a geoheritage area. The method used in this study consist of inventorying, identifying, analyzing, and mapping each geodiversity / geoheritage. From the results of the research, the Djuanda Grand Forest Park area has 7 geoheritage potentials, namely the Dago Water Fall lava, Pahoehoe Lava, Lalay Water Fall Lava, Omas Water Fall Lava, Ignimbrite at “Gua Belanda” and “Gua Jepang”, and the Kraton Cliff Fault Scarp. By establishing the Djuanda Grand Forest Park area as a geoheritage area, it will add information about the geological history of the formation of Tangkuban Parahu Volcano through some interpretation boards (signboards) installed at each geoheritage location for conservation and education purposes through tourists  visit points. In addition, West Java will be the second province to have a geoheritage after the Geoheritage of Pandeglang Regency, located in Banten Province.


Tahura Djuanda, conservation, education, geoheritage, Tangkuban Parahu

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