Friday, December 1, 2023

Stone Garden Geopark Citatah, exploring ancient rocks


Stone Garden Geopark or better known by the local community as Taman Batu Padalarang is a hill consisting of stones, both small and large, arranged naturally.

It is estimated that the rock garden is a former ancient lake that experienced shallowing. So it becomes a very beautiful rock garden, located in Gunung Masigit Village, Citatah, Cipatat District, West Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia.

Apart from being unique, at Stone Garden we can also enjoy stunning views from Panyawangan Peak with a height of around 700 meters above sea level. To be able to reach this location, of course you need excellent physical condition because we have to climb about 1.5 kilometers.

In this area there is also Pawon Cave which is not far from Stone Garden. Apart from the beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites, Pawon Cave is the location of an ancient site, where traces of ancient human life were found.

Keep in mind, at the top of Stone Garden there is no place for shelter, so it's best to start climbing in the morning and descend before 12 noon. Or in the afternoon and enjoy the sunset there.

The facilities at the tourist attraction are also complete, with gazebos, prayer rooms, food stalls and vehicle parking areas. For those who want to visit Stone Garden, you only need to spend around IDR 10-15 thousand per person, not including parking fees. For those camping and taking pre-wedding photos or filming video clips, special rates are charged.

Access to this place is easy to find, its position is on the main Padalarang – Cianjur route. From the direction of Padalarang, the position is on the right side of the road with a distance of around 6-7 km and vice versa, if from the direction of Cianjur and from Cianjur the distance is around 38 km. This location has also been marked on Google Maps to make searching easier



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