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Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu. ©Ronald Agusta 2018

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Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark in West Java, is named after the Ciletuh River and Palabuhanratu (Queen harbour), in reference to the legend about a South Ocean Queen who was said to be the guardian of the area. The oldest rocks in the Geopark were formed by the subduction process between the Eurasian and the Indian Ocean tectonic plates. Currently three village communities maintain their ancestral Kasepuhan traditions, notably in agriculture and paddy farming (called tatanen).

on this subject: Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu UNESCO Global Geopark

Place/region Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu geopark, Indonesia, Asia and the Pacific
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