Friday, June 14, 2013

Cianjur ~ the historical Gunung Padang

Last time met my friends, we went to Gunung Padang (Padang Mountain), Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia. Actually, we planned to do such-cool-backpacker-thing but the plan suddenly failed and changed. But still, changed into another fun travelling ;)

We departed from meeting point approximately at 9 a.m o'clock. Too late actually if we really want to go travelling. But it's alright, with no looking to our destination, just hang out with friends is fun of course.
The traffic was no matter at all, just crowded in some certain places. The actual problem was we don't know where Gunung Padang is. So we use technology way with looking the route from GPS and traditional way with asking some people. Actually, the way to Gunung Padang was not hard to find, many people knew about that historical site. And the road was just so so, good but still had many holes in some places near Gunung Padang. But still, could reach by car or bicycle, and there was public transportation even there!! So if you really want to backpacker to this place I think you will not find difficulties, don't worry ;)

can you see the holes at the right-bottom-edge of the picture? i think that it's still beautiful  :)


and the road is romantic and the view is beautiful
And so la la la, we arrived to our destination after 5 hours. And me, can't wait patiently with what we will find in Gunung Padang \(>___<)/
But still long way to go to the top of the mountain, still must climb the killing-hard-steep stairs first, fyuuuuh.. and i rarely did some sports so it's so hard for me when climbing, run out of breath (>___<)

take a snapshot at the bottom of the hill

where is ME??
oooppsss... there!!!

okay, that was the stairs, no time to count that (O.o)

Gunung Padang (Padang Mountain) is not ordinary mountain because the mountain known as a historical site that kept old cultural architecture from Megalith period. From the picture I took, you can conclude that when in Megalith period, our ancestors can built such amazing place, amazing structure, amazing architecture and amazing culture.
I think the stone bars that was spreading in that mountain is soooo awesome. And i think those symbolized human civilization in that time and all at once, symbolized the unique of this place too.










And even though rain poured rather hard when I had been in top of the hill, I still amaze with what I saw in Gunung Padang. And there' as guide that explained patiently everything about Gunung Padang starting from the history and some of the beliefs of public.



And once again, even though the rain was falling down, we still did some poses, actively :p








Gunung Padang (Padang Mountain) is the biggest megalith structure and architecture in SouthEast Asia which possesses important and distinctive values as evidence of human civilization. It is known as prehistoric site and archaeological remains of Megalith period. 
'Punden Berundak' that's consist of stone bars is decided that the age was maybe older than Piramid that was built approximately 10000 years BC. And as a historical site with national and international recognition, everybody must aware that Gunung Padang should be protected systematically and lawfully from any possibilities of permanent damages :)






Unfortunately the view was blocked by fog (T.T)... but.. still love this pics of me ^^



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