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“Unique / however got worse over time”
Review of Kampung Naga

Kampung Naga
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Tasikmalaya
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I went here 12 years ago and I loved it then. Since I have returned it has gone down hill.. it is still beautiful however due to the influx of continual local and foreign tourists.. the place is tarnished by rubbish thrown everywhere.. it has lost its uniqueness to no fault of its own.. the drive from garut is long however very picturesque.. be careful of landslides .. if you are in the area certainly do it .. you don’t need a guiders the locals will snap you up and invite you into their home

Thank vidzgandy
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Can be included on a day trip in Tasik to visit along with Goa Safarawadi cave as its more or less on the way back.
Still living the old and traditional ways, Kampang (Means village) Naga still houses the original residents living the old way of life. Hardly any comforts and luxuries of the modern era, and beliefs still strong. The number of residents is limited to the existing families and room only opens up for outside members if someone passes away.
The village is open for visitor and tourists but please remember to be respectful to the people. Some areas maybe offlimits and some no photography allowed due to being places of worship. With that said the people are very friendly and accomodating, and some do speak pretty good english. At the entrance to the village, you will be approaced by "guides" for a fee. Expensive and not required. There are also a couple of eateries that serve up decent local meals.
Weather is quite a big factor though so the heavy rains of Indonesia can mess up the visit. Be sure to bring an umbrella if you dont want to miss it. Some level of fitness is also required as it involves a lot of stairs. 400+ each way. But its worth the trip to see something traditional and natural as opposed to the beaches and luxuries of the touristy spots of Indonesia.
Definitely worth a visit for locals and foreigners alike.

Thank KhalidfromBahrain
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

After a walk down quite a bit of steps you arrive in marvelous surroundings with extremely kind people. It's truly inspiring to see how peaceful and serene one can live without electricity or any real knowledge of what troubles the world is having these days. Nice getaway from reality. Special thanks to our guide, don't remember his name, but he was very very kind.

Thank Flix_vdb
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

it really life experience to visit there, traditional village and traditional law. no electricity allowed in the village the house clean and neat arrangement. friendly people and all visitor al welcome no matter country or religion.

Thank ainpoenya
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

It was a long route to reach the village and upon arrival, we were greeted by one of the villager but he was equipped with fluent english and was our guide throughout the visit. He brought us a long way down via steps which you have to be prepared to walk up there after. Be warned, it is at least 400 steps down and to get back up again. Our guide brought us through the history of the village and the diminishing population at the village while we walked through the compounds. We were introduced the way they lived (with no electricity) and was offered some traditional snacks to try. Overall, it was quite an interesting tour around the village but may not be as worth the trip if you are just popping by Garut for a day. There is not entrance fee but do give some tips as courtesy to your guide after the tour.

Thank squirrelflies
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