A Trip to the Gunung Padang Megalithic Site


Near my village is an extraordinary place named Gunung Padang Megalithic Site. Like a giant's game of pickup 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 usually found upright have been laid horizontally on gravel beds. 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, human intelligence, and planning.

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

We will start our day at 09.00 am by a motorcycle ride for about 2 hours. In case you are with more than one 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 on either side of the main road, and soon mountains start to appear as the trip comes to the main destination. We will arrive at the Gunung Padang Megalithic Site at around 11.00 am. I will serve you lunch on the spot. After finishing our lunch, I will guide you and the site and show you the unique things that are still captured in this place. We will stay for about 2 hours or longer if you wish and take the same route back.

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Environmental Experience

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Activities as mentioned in the description
Local guide

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Other drinks


Gunung Padang's megalithic site has amazing energy and fascinating history. Claims of it being one of the oldest pyramids in the world, and the largest megalithic site in SE Asia and possibly the world, make it a must-see. Because it's off the tourist trail, the best way to really see it is to see it through the eyes of the locals. I-likelocal.com provides a customized and well-planned tour and also gives me recommendations to find the right driver to bring me there from Jakarta. All in all, it was a magical trip. Thanks for making that happen!


We had a great time with Persada and the Gunung Padang megalithic site is one of a kind. First, you will hike up and then you are standing in the middle of this surrealistic place. Persada was a great guide and we can definitely recommend this trip!


This is a hidden gem on Java. Persada is a great guide who told us a lot about life on Java and the site. To reach the place, you have to pass through several small streets and a tea garden with a beautiful view. You can only reach the place on foot. There is still dispute on the when and by whom the site was built. The pyramid consists of several layers, mostly hidden from view. The place is a big mystery. Very interesting!


I had a great day with Persada. He is a wonderful guy who knows a lot to tell about the Indonesian culture and the Gunung Padang megalithic site. I can definitely recommend this day trip!


I cannot speak highly enough of Persada. His professionalism, friendliness, local knowledge, and ability to navigate Indonesian traffic on a moped were truly excellent and I would recommend his services to anyone who wishes to visit this controversial and fascinating megalithic side. Thank you Persada!


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Dewa P.

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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 and in my free time, I like playing console games and doing voluntary work. I love my region, which is why I signed up with I Like Local to show other people this special place.


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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