Situated along West Java, Cinangneng village affords you the opportunity to learn about the lifestyles of the indigenous inhabitants of the Sudan village by spending time in situ near their village. Cinangneng village offers a relaxing getaway and a chance to be ensconced by nature; with the surrounding mountains of Mount Salak, a rambling river, fresh air, yawning paddy fields and scenic views. It is a peaceful and quiet place to stay for those wanting to escape city life and commune with nature. Hester Basoeki Garden Guest House operates guest houses and offers up to 10 guest rooms for visitors. You can choose rooms that feature garden views, river views or that overlook the swimming pool. The rooms are furnished in earthy tones, let in lots of natural light and come with private terraces. Cinangneng village is different from other holiday destinations in that it allows you participate in and learn about different ethnic routines, customs and conventions. A special “back to the village tour” enables you to take a day trip to visit the locals’ houses and watch them going about their daily lives, making handicrafts, cooking meals or working in the fields. You can also take part in activities prepared by guides such as making your own bamboo webbing, learning to plant or harvest rice and even learning how to ride a buffalo! Kids can learn Sudanese dance or songs or play Sudanese instruments like gamelan or angklung, learn to make traditional toys, bake native cookies and learn to make puppets from cassava leaves, and paint farmer’s hats. As an extra educational add-on for your munchkins, walk through the rice paddy fields and witness up close and personal as the locals plant, dry and grind the rice. It’s a great way to familiarize the kids with the complex, labor-intensive process that goes into producing rice.
There is plenty to do at this village, many interesting and educational activities are available and designed to give both parents and kids a chance to about learn West Java culture. Visitors also have a chance to enjoy the natural, simple beauty of the ethnic village. Immerse yourself in village living and escape the daily grind!
Visiting this place is a must if you want an alternative to a resort holiday and an opportunity to experience rural village life. This is a perfect place for family holidays - without the usual creature comforts.
The easiest way to get to Bogor is to hire a car. By toll highway, Bogor is about 60 minutes from Jakarta. During traffic jam or rush hours, it will take 80 – 120 minutes. Or you can use commuter trains which depart from Jakarta’s kota station every 20 – 30 minutes.
Jl. Babakan Kemang RT.01/RW 02, Cihedeung Udik, Ciampea, Bogor
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