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Sandboarding Parangtritis

Parangtritis's sandboarding is sand skiing on sand dunes or 'gumuk pasir' in the desert at Parangtritis Beach, Bantul regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where coastal areas have topography of barchan type. The sand comes from Mount Merapi brought by the stream to collect on the coast and carved by the wind to form the fine dunes.

Sand dune Parangtritis Beach is a coastal dunes barchan type that form hills as high as 5 meters to 20 meters. This rare sand deposition is derived from the eruption of Mount Merapi brought by rivers that empty into the south coast, including Opak River and Progo River.

Xvlor Sandboarding Parangtritis is sand skiing on the southern coastal desert Sandboarding Parangtritis is sand skiing on the southern coastal desert

Volcano in the south of Java is very active, especially Mount Merapi which always supply stone, gravel and sand. The materials that make the beach in southern Yogyakarta are very rich in sand, while the Indian Ocean waves are very strong will not create delta.

Volcanic sand on the edge of the coast where the wind from the Indian Ocean carves a pile of fine-textured sand and becomes a special landscape as the only sandboarding arena in Southeast Asia. The dunes are available at any time compared to seasonal snow ski resorts.

Travelers hire boards including guides and photographer that will teach how to glide up to 200 meters from a height of 20 meters. Sandboarding in the way down the sand dunes by standing on top where fine sand in Parangtritis will not hurt when falling. Sandboarding Parangtritis is sand skiing on the southern coastal desert

Xvlor Sandboarding Parangtritis is sand skiing on the southern coastal desert

Location: Parangtritis Beach, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Adisutjipto International Airport in Yogyakarta City, then travel overland to Parangtritis Beach.

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