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Bogor to conduct Ecotourism Promotion through Halimun Youth Camp

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Scenery of Mount Halimun, Bogor District, West Java Province. Scenery of Mount Halimun, Bogor District, West Java Province. ANTARA

The Bogor district administration will organize the Halimun Youth Camp 2019 (HYCamp2019) on August 24-25, this year, to celebrate Indonesia's National Day and promote Mount Halimun as a tourist destination globally.

Hiking to Mount Halimun located inside the Mount Halimun Salak National Park will enliven the event, Alfisa Triatmoko of the HYCamp 2019 Organizing Committee, stated here on Monday.

"This event, involving foreign participants, is aimed at promoting ecotourism in Bogor," he told Antara.

The HYCamp will encourage the younger generation to care for nature and help preserve the environment, he added.

"There will be several benefits for the participants of the HYCamp, as they will also indulge themselves in the amazing scenery of Mount Halimun," he remarked.

Among tourist attractions on Mount Halimun and in its surrounding areas are the Nirmala tea plantation, 34 waterfalls, rice terraces, and unique local traditions and culture.

The HYCamp 2019 is for youngsters in the age group of 16 and 30 years, and the registration is free and open from August 6 to 19, 2019.

Further information can be obtained on Instagram @hycamp2019, and Facebook Page @halimunyouthcamp.

Halimun in Sundanese language means mist. The upper section of Mount Halimun, in the north area, is almost always covered by mist with a soaring elevation of 1,929 meters.

Traveling to the highlands will offer visitors an opportunity to take in the refreshing, cool air and experience up-close the sprawling fertile greenery.

Established in 1992, the national park has been a protected habitat for the endangered West Java gibbons and the Javan lutung (Trachypithecus auratus), also known as the ebony lutung and Javan langur, which is a monkey belonging to the Colobinae sub-family. (ANTARA)

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