Kampung Naga

The Sacred Village in West Java

Kampung Naga administratively located in the area of Neglasari village, Salawu district, Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia. Kampung Naga is a village which is inhabited by a community in a very strong tradition of holding the remainder ancestors. The differences are visible when compared with other communities outside Kampung Naga. The community is living in the framework of an atmosphere in a traditional simplicity and environmental wisdom.

Kampung Naga is located not far from the main road that connects with the city of Garut Tasikmalaya. Villages are located in a fertile valley, with the boundaries, in the West Village by Naga forest. The forest is sacred because it is located in the ancestral cemetery. In the south are the rice fields, and in the north and east are surrounded by river Ciwulan, which the source of water comes from Mount Cikuray in Garut. The distance from the town of Tasikmalaya to Kampung Naga is approximately 30 kilometers, while the distance from the city of Garut is 26 kilometers. To reach Kampung Naga from Garut, Tasikmalaya, people must climb down the ladder in the wall (Sunda: sengked) to the bank of the river Ciwulan with the slope about 45 degrees with a distance of approximately 500 meters then through the paths into Kampung Naga. The settlement is easier to visit than the most ancient Sundanese village in Baduy.

According to the data from Neglasari village, the surface soil of Kampung Naga hills with those used for land productivity can be fertile. Area of land in Kampung Naga is one of half a hectare, mostly used for housing, yards, ponds, and the rest is used for agriculture rice harvested twice a year.

Kampung Naga is a traditional village with a total area of approximately 4 ha. Location Kampung Naga tourist attraction located on the roadway that connects Tasikmalaya – Bandung via Garut, which is approximately 30 miles to the west city of Tasikmalaya.

Kampung Naga inhabited by a group of very powerful people in holding the ancestral traditions of his heritage. This will be obvious differences when compared with other communities outside the village of Naga. Kampung Naga community is living on an order which conditioned in an atmosphere of simplicity and the environment inherent traditional wisdom.

Form of buildings in Kampung Naga as good as home, mosque, patemon (community hall) and rice. The roof is made of sago palm leaves, coconut leaves, or injuk As with bumbungan cover. Wall of the house and other buildings are made of woven bamboo (booth). Meanwhile, the building doors are made of rattan fiber and all the buildings facing North or South. Also a pile of rocks neatly arranged with the layout and natural materials typical of the architecture and ornaments because of the Dragon Village.