Selasa, 10 Mei 2016

Kampung Naga & Candi Cangkuang

Yesterday (9/5), X Social Class went to Kampung Naga and Candi Cangkuang in Tasikmalaya and Garut, West Java. The journey started at 7 o'clock. Actually, Ms. Dida told us to get ready at 6, but we weren't ready at that time, so we finally went to the bus at 7 o'clock. Beside X Social Class, there were also some teachers, they were Mr. Dhoni, Ms. Dida, Ms. Kurniati, Ms. Wulan, and Ms. Sri.

The trip went smoothly, the road wasn't in traffic, so we could arrive at Candi Cangkuang quickly. We arrived at Candi Cangkuang at about 9  o'clock. Before reach Candi Cangkuang, we had to cross a lake by raft. So, we rent 2 rafts for us to cross the road. After we arrived at the little island in the middle of the lake, Went we arrived, we didn't directly see the temple, we had to go through Kampung Pulo. Kampung Pulo is a village that located in the same island as Candi Cangkuang. There were 7 families in the village and will always be, beacuse of the tradition.
At the Candi Cangkuang sites, we had the explanation of the temple. Besides the temple, there was a grave of Arif Muhammad, a Muslim warlord from Mataram who tried to escape from the Dutch Soldier. Because of him, today, everyone in Kampung Pulo is a Muslim and there were a lot of prayer script that written on the paper that they made. The scripts were placed nicely in the museum there.

After that, we continue our trip. We went to Kampung Naga, but before that, we stopped at a restaurant for lunch and pray. The trip to Kampung Naga took about 3 hours if i'm not mistaken. We learn a lot there, about their culture, proffesion, daily activities, etc. Our guide at Kampung Naga is the brother in-law of the tribal chief. People in Kampung Naga still didn't use any electricity, for the lightning at night, they used lantern with kerosine inside of it. To reach the village, we had to go down the slope that contains about 400 stairs. That's why this village named "Kampung Naga", the "Naga" word came from Nagawir, it was a sundanese word for slope.

We had a good time there and I hope that we can do more trip like this.

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