Kampung Naga is a hamlet located in the area of Neglasari Village, Salawu District, Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java Province, 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 are 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 is 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. The preservation of the village has been supported by national government beginning during the Suharto presidency, and it has been described as part of the “public face of regulation in Suharto’s Indonesia”. The government provided concrete steps which connected the village to the outside world and battery powered radios as gifts for the village; tour guides were government-trained and reiterated the Naga people’s desire for: self-sufficiency; the continuation of their traditions; and their desire to be model citizens.

While taking these steps, you will be amazed by local green houses made of various bamboos and woods. These houses roofs are made of Nipah leafs, palm leafs or reeds and feature bamboo or wooden raised floors. This moslem village in a fertile valley still maintains it‘s long traditions; For instance, the homes must face the north or south, and the mosques, city hall or bale patemon, and paddy granaries, must face the east or west. For years, they never added/reduced the number of buildings to remain 111 buildings total. Additionally, the traditional leaders fuse the government’s electricity and prohibit their residents from using electronic appliances. All daily activities are performed manually.

Local inhabitants in the Dragon Village are famous for their simple and harmonious life. They are also known for their friendliness to domestic and foreign tourists. In addition to farming and raising livestock, they also produce handicrafts for souvenirs. The inhabitants still maintain the Hajat Sasih ceremony during Islamic holidays in asking for blessings and safety from their ancestors, Eyang Singaparna, and as gratitude to the Almighty God for what they have. In addition to Hajat Sasih, they also have rituals performed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. During these days, you are not allowed to visit the village because all its residents perform such rituals.


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