The story of the prehistoric site which has drawn attention of many researchers will be better with pictures, as part of my photo essay.
I started the journey to the prehistorical site by using a train from Paledang train station, located just some 500 meters from Bogor train station. The train ride gave me nice view of mountain and tea plantation.Thanks to better service of the train company since I easily bought the ticket at a minimarket.
As expected, the view is breathtaking with Mount Salak standing visible from the train window and the lampegan station has the only tunnel, around 500 meters, during the track leading to Cianjur. I was also able to see some groups going rafting in the river next to the railroad and found a train transporting mineral water from Sukabumi. After having a stop in Sukabumi for around 15 minutes, the train continued to the journey to Cianjur.
The tea plantation seen on the ojek ride is really nice view, the men with traditional headdress looked exotic and cool which were commonly used by men in Indonesia’s archipelago until the first half of 20th century, the view from Gunung Padang is really nice. As in other tourist destination in Indonesia, hawkers selling rujak and bakso could be found on top of Gunung Padang site but I got karedok, another version of vegetable salad with peanut sauce which is similar to gado-gado, for my lunch