Gunung Padang tourist site has educational value
The Jakarta Post
Around 500 hundred people visited Gunung Padang megalithic site in Campaka district, Cianjur, West Java, over the Christmas weekend.
One of the site's attendants, Nanang, told Antara news agency on Tuesday that the number of visitors significantly increased from regular weekends, when 300 people per day usually visited.
"For today, the number is estimated to be more than 500. People are still coming late in the afternoon, despite road repairs slightly disrupting traffic," said Nanang.
The management expects the number of visits to increase further until school holidays end.
As more tourists are coming, more attendants have been assigned.
"Their task is to remind visitors not to sit on or damage the site," said Nanang.
Among the visitors to Gunung Padang that day were dozens of groups from Jakarta who came with family members to provide the children with knowledge.
"We learned about this place a long time ago from television, but it's only this year that we've been able to visit with the family. Gunung Padang is full of cultural and educational value for children, hence we decided to come here over the holiday," said 40-year-old Gina from South Jakarta. (kes)
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