Gantung Belitung

Quick Summary
Asep Irwan Gunawan
HAS Hananjoeddin
Distance to Manggar
22 km
Distance to Airport
61 km
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Uniqueness of Gantung

In this Hanging or Gantong City you can do various activities and activities such as:

  • Explore the City of Hanging while imagining stories from Laskar Pelangi Novels that you have ever read.
  • With the help of a tour guide, you can listen to the history of tin mining in the Hanging City during the Dutch colonial era.
  • Attending a replica of Muhammadiyah Gantung Elementary School or Laskar Pelangi Elementary School.
  • Found Pice Dam which is a Dutch heritage and became the only dam on Belitung Island.
  • Visit the Andrea Hirata Word Museum which holds a lot of interesting things in it.
  • Visit Gusong Cine Beach, Gunong Lumut, Dewi Khwan Im Vihara and Kampung Ahok that can make your vacation in the City of Gantung more memorable.

Description Gantung

Ever read the phenomenal novel Laskar Pelangi by Andrea Hirata? If you have read then you should be familiar with an area called Hanging or Gantong in the local language. Apart from being a sub-district in East Belitung Regency, it is also known as a place where the Laskar Pelangi novel is set.

Special Gantung

  • This is the place where the story of the Laskar Pelangi novel is set
  • Is the largest tin producer on the island of Belitung
  • Birthplace of Andrea Hirata who is the author of the Laskar Pelangi Novel
  • There are various attractions related to the story of Laskar Pelangi

To create a more memorable vacation in this Hanging City, it would be better if you first read the Laskar Pelangi Novel. This is because there will be many places in this Hanging City related to the story of the Laskar Pelangi.

Map of Gantung

Things To Do at Gantung

  • Adventure around the area
  • Learning history
  • Seeing the scenary
  • Photography hunting

Before it was called Gantung, the area located 22 km from Manggar City was known as Lenggang. The name Lenggang itself is the name of a Dutch colonial gift because it sees a Linggang River that runs along the area. But in the course of time, the name Lenggang was later changed to Gantung or in the local language called Gantong. The name 'Gantung' or 'Gantong' is taken from the name of the small island on the Linggang River. This small island, which contains a large "wood are" tree, is seen or seen hanging. From here, this area is called Gantung or Gantong. Some natural landscapes that can be found in Gantung are rivers, mangrove forests, grasslands, dense forests and also dark forests.

In this Hanging City we will find many interesting things. This is because this place is the place or setting of the phenomenal novel Laskar Pelangi. The writer himself, Andrea Hirata, was born in this area. From these facts, while on vacation in Hanging tourists will like being able to enjoy the Laskar Pelangi tour. Some Laskar Pelangi tours and other tours in Gantung include the Laskar Pelangi Elementary School / Muhammadiyah Elementary School replica, the Andrea Hirata Word Museum, Gunong Lumut, Gusong Cine Beach, Pice Dam, Ahok Village and Dewi Khwan Im Vihara. In addition, in this Hanging City we can also learn about the history of tin mining where this area was once known as the largest tin producer on the island of Belitung.


Facilities at Gantung

Because the City of Hanging has become a tourist destination or place that is visited by tourists, this has an impact on the existence of facilities that are getting better. Some public facilities such as places to eat, lodging and others will be very easy to get in the City of Hanging.

Access to Gantung

You can reach Gantung City in East Belitung Regency from Manggar City, which is the Capital of East Belitung in about 30 minutes. While from Tanjung Pandan City, you need approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to get to Gantung. Whereas you who come from HAS Hanandjoeddin Airport, you can reach this Hanging City in about 1 hour.

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