Cangkuang Temple: A Traditional Haritage

Nanny Sri Lestari

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Cangkuang temple is a populer site for cultural tourism in West Jawa. Located in Leles, the district of Garut, the Cangkuang temple stands out due to its scenic location and the temple's cultural relics. Within the temple, there is a place to worship the God Shiva that lies adjacent to an Islamic cemetery. Many people believe that the tomb of Arif Mohammad who is a holy figure behind the spread of Islam in the area lies in this cemetery. Until now, people in the Cangkuang area maintain the legacy, which describes a state of society living in harmony by preserving their cultural heritage. People not only preserve the physical form of the building, but also maintain the will to respect one other. Thus, the cultural heritage is maintained by the society through cultural tourism. By making cultural heritage as a cultural tourism site, the public can take advantage of for the benefit of others, namely tourism. By making the area into a site of tourism, the profits earned by people around the location is not confined to certain advantages, but also social and economic benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-47
JournalInternational Review of Humanities Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Cangkuang Temple, Worship, The god Shiva, The legend of Arif Mohammad


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