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Address: Desa Cangkuang, Garut, Indonesia

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Good attempt in preserving ancient culture

Sure, the temple is not that big. But it's a really good attempt to preserve the whole place; the village, the lake, and the temple itself (because we know it's hard to preserve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
indraswp
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sure, the temple is not that big. But it's a really good attempt to preserve the whole place; the village, the lake, and the temple itself (because we know it's hard to preserve something, yeah?). Guide was informative. We had to rent a small traditional boat to cross the lake and get to the temple spot--which is also another fun... More 

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Indonesia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

When I arrived, I parked in a yard large enough and many kiosks that provide souvenirs made of wood. Before heading to the temple, are required to buy a ticket to get into the area and only a few miniature temples and images of the discovery of the temple, if you want to see the temple you need to spend... More 

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Thank ZOUVA
Jakarta, Indonesia
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Quite surprisingly it's very relaxing to visit this little temple. Temple in the middle of an island surrounded by lake, and you have to get into the island by bamboo rafting ... Very nice view and surroundings ...

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Thank Oka A
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Cangkuang Temple has a nice location. For visitor, you need to take a getek (small boat) to reach the destinations. You need to pay Rp 4K/person or you can pay Rp100K for one boat. It will take you only 5min to reach the temple. You must enjoy the view around the temple. Its surrounded by lake, clear sky, cool places... More 

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Thank Silviauput
Jakarta, Indonesia
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Not much Hindu temple in West Java to see. Candi Cangkuang is a small Hindu temple on a tiny island. To reach there, taking bamboo raft with capacity around 20 people max. It is not so special compared to Hindu temples in Central Java and Bali. Stop by if you are within this area (fe.on way to Bandung or Jakarta).... More 

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Thank ejBajaj
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72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The place is not that special, but worth a visit if you're in Garut. The entrance is Rp 5.000, but you have to pay another Rp 4.000 to use the raft if you want to see the temple.

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Thank farraas
Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Our guide told us of this Hindu temple complex in Garut so we thought that we'd go and see it. It turned out to be a 4 minute raft across a small lake followed by a 3 minute walk up a hill to the extremely small temple that was closed. There was a grave by the temple that belongs to... More 

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Thank Veloblur
Jakarta, Indonesia
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Well, the title I guess is self-explanatory. My wife and our three little girls enjoyed the raft crossing the lake to reach the temple much more than exploring the temple since perhaps it is only one and very small. The traditional houses inside the compound are attractive. Make sure you got yourself and families photographed in front of this old... More 

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Thank Halatas
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

The attraction is so so only. We enjoyed the ride on the raft to cross over to see the Candi. The raft is very unique. There is only one small temple.

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Thank idatono
Jakarta, Indonesia
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Imagine a temple in hidden place surround by lake and cemetery :) when we arrive its still early morning, no officer to serve, as there's a ticket idr 5000 for entering the place, so we went first without fee :). entering the gate, there's a bamboo raft park, finding the owner of the raft as we will ride the bamboo... More 

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