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This is the Bamboo Bridge, also known as Sasak Gantung (translation → sasak = bridge, gantung = hanging), in Cijulang, Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia. It’s a very challenging bamboo bridge to walk or run across, especially if you don’t like to feel some unpleasant movements. There are two ways to across this Bamboo Bridge safely:
- You walk as you usually do and feel every unpleasant movement or other weird motions for that matter.
- Open your eyes wide open and run as fast as you can, so you can barely feel the movements.
I am a notorious wimp and I don’t mind crossing a bridge but I definitely don’t like to be exposed to those kinds of unpleasant movements. So, when I was there on vacation with my travel mates: I ran and kept on running full speed ahead until the end of the Bamboo Bridge leaving them behind fully entertained. Yeah, they’re all laughing about it and I didn’t even care 🙂 Whatever!
Info: Pass toll rate for this Bamboo Bridge: Rp.1000,00 = $0,10 = €0,08. The locals use the money to rebuild the bridge every 6 months.