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At the isle

At the isle
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Near the temple, there are heritage graves from the Moslem follower Arif Muhammad, who is one of the Mataram Kingdom soldier from Central Java when attacking the Dutch Colonialist in Batavia (now Jakarta), at the 17th Century. The ambush failed, he refused to return and stayed in Cangkuang for teaching and disseminating Islam to the surrounding community, precisely in Kampung Pulo, where his hereditary stays until now. In Kampung Pulo, can be found the traditional village, which contains six houses in a row and face-to-face, three on the left and three on the right, plus one mosque, which stays only six families. In the edge of the lake, to reach Cangkuang temple, people must use traditional transportation made from bamboo, but safe and comfortable that is called rakit (raft).

Cangkuang Lake

Cangkuang Lake
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Not a HDR. Cangkuang lake is 10 kilometers from Tarogong to the North in the direction to Bandung. Situ Cangkuang is a lake with an isle. The name Cangkuang comes from cangkuang trees (Pandanus furcatus) that is growing around the graveyard of Embah Dalem Arif Muhammad. In this lake, we can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and blooming flowers. We can reach the isle in the middle of the lake by rakit (traditional bamboo raft). In this isle, we can find Kampung Pulo, a cultural reserve, and Candi Cangkuang, Candi Cangkuang, a Hindu temple that has been built in the period of Galuh Kingdom.

Cangkuang Kids

Cangkuang Kids
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Not a HDR. Kids playing ground at Cangkaung lake...Everything can be a playground including water and raft. There is a small island in the middle of the lake, namely Cangkuang temple. It is the only Hindu temple that ever found in West Java is the important discovery in the past. Cangkuang has been built in the period of the first Sundanese Kingdom: Galuh Kingdom.

Outskirt of Garut

Outskirt of Garut
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Local tourists, especially who live in around Garut --Bandung included-- take the township of Garut as one their fave destinations in West Java. Their main destination is Situ Cangkuang [in english, Situ means lake and in indonesian said as danau], which is situated about 10 km away from Garut, then kampung Naga.

The rafts line up at Cangkuang lake

The rafts line up at Cangkuang lake
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Handcraft of Situ (Lake) Cangkuang people.



Nearest places of interest:

Warm water springs at Cipanas, Garut
Pabri Asam laktat
Kecamatan Leuwigoong
Situ Bagendit
  Limbangan
KECAMATAN MALANGBONG
Candi Cangkuang
Kelepujajar

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