Can you name the place in the photograph game?

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3311. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1607 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Are we in Central Kalimantan?

3312. Posted by theo1006 (Travel Guru 320 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

Are we in Central Kalimantan?

Sorry, it's not in Kalimantan. Hindu religion never came to Kalimantan.

[ Edit: Edited on 11 Apr 2021, 08:17 GMT by theo1006 ]

3313. Posted by theo1006 (Travel Guru 320 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

The little temple is located in Cangkuang village near the town of Garut. As no one has tried another guess, Tabitha deserves the next turn. She recognized my photo in post 1960 without any other clues, probably in Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangkuang

Whereas there are countless Hindu temples in Central and East Java, this is one of only three in West Java. Candi Cangkuang was just rubble when it was discovered under a mound of earth in 1966 and was restored in the 70ies.

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The grave behind the temple is said to be of Arief Muhammad, who was sent with an army to West Java by the king of Mataram (in East Java) to fight the Dutch. That must have been around 1615-1620 AD. However, Arief was thoroughly defeated and thought the better of returning to Mataram to meet his king. Instead he stayed in West Java preaching Islam. He had six children, five daughters and a son, for whom he had six houses built in Kampung Pulo on the same hillock as Cangkuang temple. [There is a quarter Kampung Pulo in Jakarta recently suffering from flooding, that's different.] The symmetrical layout of Kampung Pulo, two rows of three houses facing each other and a small mosque at one end, is still as its founder intended it. The houses are inherited by the eldest daughters(!) and there can’t be more than 26 people living in the kampung. Those for whom there is no place, including sons, have to move on.

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This is just one of several villages in West Java that preserve customs and a sustainable lifestyle handed down by their ancestors. The photo of the traditional village shows Kampung Naga, which unlike Kampung Pulo tends to be overrun by tourists. The Baduy people on the other hand remain in voluntary isolation at only 150 kilometres from the capital Jakarta. Next photo is of Kampung Dukuh on the south coast, where people use only natural materials; no metals, glass or plastic.

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The area around Garut has a lot of volcanic activity. The crater lake belongs to Mount Papandayan. The steam vent is known as the Steam Train Crater (Kawah Kereta Api) on Mount Kamojang. The steam has been blowing since the Dutch drilled a hole seeking earth warmth.

The resort with lake is upscale Kampung Sampireun. One is brought to one’s bungalow by boat over the lake.

3314. Posted by Tabithag (Respected Member 940 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Thanks Theo. Still have no idea how I knew it. I'm wondering if I saw your photo, then later saw something about it so it stuck in my head.

I'm running low on good photos now, so don't have many of this place, but hopefully it isn't too hard anyway.

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[ Edit: Edited on 11 Apr 2021, 14:18 GMT by Tabithag ]

3315. Posted by theo1006 (Travel Guru 320 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

West Java.
Knowledgeable travellers 'doing' indonesia skip Jakarta. And wisely so seeing that my Indonesian friends feel ashamed of their capital when they compare it with Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.
But skipping Jakarta they also forget West Java, which certainly does not deserve it. Also the TP guide on West Java is mainly a blank page. I hope to find time to do some writing on it.

3316. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1607 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting theo1006

Sorry, it's not in Kalimantan. Hindu religion never came to Kalimantan.

Well that serves me right for using Google I looked up Hinduism and Indonesia and I get a map with some splodge in Central Kalimantan

3317. Posted by theo1006 (Travel Guru 320 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

Quoting theo1006

Sorry, it's not in Kalimantan. Hindu religion never came to Kalimantan.

Well that serves me right for using Google I looked up Hinduism and Indonesia and I get a map with some splodge in Central Kalimantan

Google beat me, i was to hasty with my comment. There was a Hindu kingdom in East Kalimantan about 400 AD. But no temples remain to show for it, just several prasasti or engraved stones.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutai#Kutai_Kartanegara_Sultanate

3318. Posted by Tabithag (Respected Member 940 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

This is in the area ...

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3319. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5605 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Kelowna. The first picture did it for me. The paddle-boarder specifically made me all but certain, and then for confirmation the trees and walkway along the water beyond the beach match perfectly with a shot I have.

I so need to go back there - they had the best ice wines.

[ Edit: Edited on 11 Apr 2021, 19:55 GMT by Sander ]

3320. Posted by Tabithag (Respected Member 940 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

Kelowna. The first picture did it for me. The paddle-boarder specifically made me all but certain, and then for confirmation the trees and walkway along the water beyond the beach match perfectly with a shot I have.

I so need to go back there - they had the best ice wines.

Indeed it is. I didn't think it would've problem for anyone who'd been there. The second photo is from one of the wineries we visited - Mission Hill. It was a really big day and we had to walk up the hill from the bus stop, and the customer service lady there who can us arriving was very kind and gave us a lift to the next winery after we'd finished! Also loved the ice wines.

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