Photo: Just another volcano.

Things to see and do

Gunung Papandayan
25km west of Garut

Gunung Papandayan is an active volcano 25 kilometres west of Garut which has erupted frequently during recent history, the last eruption being in 2002 when a few houses in the local area were destroyed by the volcanic activity. The peak of the mountain itself stands at some 2675 metres above sea level, but most people don’t try and reach the summit, instead preferring to gaze upon the ... Read more about Gunung Papandayan .

Kawah Kamojang
28 northwest of Garut

Kawah Kamojang is the name commonly given to the geothermal region 28 kilometres northwest of Garut used by the Indonesian government as a source of electricity generation and by tourists as a place to picnic. The main attractions for tourists at Kawah Kamojang are the multiple bubbling lakes, pools and streams as well as a variety of gushing hot streams, high pressure steam vents and hot ... Read more about Kawah Kamojang .

Candi Cangkuang
18km north of Garut

About 18 kilometres north of Garut is the ancient Hindu temple of Candi Cangkuang, dating from the eighth century. Located at the edge of a picturesque lake flanked by lush vegetation and a kampung, Candi Cangkuang provides visitors with a brief glimpse to a time when the entire island of Java was dominated by Hinduism. Candi Cangkuang is a fairly small-scale tourist sight, but is worth ... Read more about Candi Cangkuang .

Kampung Naga
20 kilometres southeast of Garut

The scenery around Kampung Naga is breathtaking in every sense of the word. It first comes into view when commencing the long walk from the carpark at the top of the hill and continues to amaze as you proceed down the stairs and into the ricefield-carpeted valley below. While descending the hundreds of stairs, the view opens up into a mixture of dense jungle, patchwork ricefields and old ... Read more about Kampung Naga .

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