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A trip to the gunung padang megalith site

Tanjungsari (cianjur, west-java), Indonesia



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the most popular and fascinating megalith site, Gunung Padang
  • A perfect combination of mountain views and history
  • Get a peek into local Indonesian life while staying with a local
  • Enjoy delicious Indonesian food
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Maximum number of participants is 6

DESCRIPTION

Near my village is a very special place named Gunung Padang. Like a giant's game of pick-up sticks, rectangular stones lay scattered over the terraced hillside. Geologists guess that buried beneath the megalithic jumble is an ancient pyramid. The arrangements of the rocks and stones that are usually found upright have been laid horizontally on beds of gravel. An ancient form of glue sticks some together and below the piles of stones is evidence of rooms, internal steps and terraces, all evidence of massive building, of human intelligence and planning.

The reason I want to take you here is that I think it’s a magical place where you even can find instruments made out of stone and a throne. It is located on a top of a hill with magnificent views.

We will start our day at 09.00 am. with a motorcycle ride for about 2 hours. In case you are with more than 1 person we will take public transportation. Along the way you will see a typical uptown atmosphere. After several kilometers, you will notice a completely different place, a lot of classic houses and rice fields. Continuing our journey you will be amazed by the view, a thick, green forest lay in either side of the main road and soon mountains start to appear as the trip comes to the main destination. We will arrive at Gunung Padang at around 11.00 am. I will serve you lunch on the spot. After finishing our lunch I will guide you along the site and show you the unique things are still captured in this place. We will stay for about 2 hours or longer if you wish and take the same route back.

You can stay overnight at my homestay. I can offer you a standard room for 1 or 2 persons with a separate bathroom. My homestay is located in a very calm village overlooking the rice fields. You can enjoy typical homemade Indonesian food like Indonesian fried rice, soybean cake (Tempe), tofu, Indonesian salad (Lotek), Indonesian porridge and much more. You can also choose to spend one more night at another homestay; a bamboo chalet cottage villa.

It has the following facilities:

  • LCD TV 24” with international channel
  • Twin bed
  • Coffee maker
  • IDD Call
  • Private balcony
  • Air cooler
  • Bathroom with shower
  • View: garden, rice field, and forest

Additional costs will apply.

Price includes:

  • English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Tour
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Meet Persada

Hello, my name is Dewa Putu Persada Giri and I am an entrepreneur in briquette distribution. I live in Tanjungsari village in the Cianjur district. I am 23 years old and in my free time I like playing console games and doing voluntary work. I love my region and this is the reason I signed up with I Like Local to show other people this special place.


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€ 27,50 p.p.
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