Location: Jalan Batutulis Number 54, Kec. South Bogor, West Java 16133
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Open and close: 08.00 – 17.00 WIB. Closed Sundays
In the midst of my busy schedule, I am looking for references to make papers or journals finance use word, Suddenly Gunawan, a friend of mine at the pesantren Gontor, invites BBM pins & sends messages.
Which, if I summarize the message, is basically about inviting holidays with other friends after Ramadan.
Heem, for this tour I want to go to a place of historical value rather than a game vehicle.
At first glance I remembered the story that was shared on Facebook by one of my teachers regarding the picture of the 1.2 meter high stone inscription that is on aneyoshi Japan which managed to save many residents from the tsunami disaster.
But of course why traveling abroad if the Republic of Indonesia also has many historical relics in your own country.
With the shape of our country’s territory which is in the form of a cluster of islands, of course there are many kingdoms spread from the tip of Sumatra to the land of Papua starting from the Hindu kingdom to the Islamic kingdom of its time.
Talking about the kingdom, in Indonesia itself there are a lot of remains in the form of inscriptions such as the long sand inscriptions in the Riau Islands, West Kalimantan or Pontianak, to be precise, there are inscribed stones in Nanga Mahap.
Meanwhile in Sumatra there is the Minye Tujoh Aceh inscription,Bhatara Lokanātha in Padang Lawas, PRasasti Palas Pasemah South Lampung & the discovery of Sriwijaya inscriptions in Pagaralam.
Likewise with the tong-tong inscription in Bali which revealed the existence of the Sasak tribe in Lombok & the Angeline inscription which was only covered by Net TV in July 2016 ago.
On the island of Java, there is the Wurare inscription in Surabaya, the Gulung / Singosari V inscription in Malang, the Raja Wonosobo temple inscription.
Then there is the Congapan inscription in Jember, the Al-Aqsa Mosque inscription in Kudus, the Sojomerjo inscription in Sojomerto, the Tapis inscription in Jepara.
Then there is also the Semarang Gondosuli inscription and also an inscription at the Panembahan Giriloyo mosque in Yogyakarta.
In West Java, there are Barukai inscriptions in Garut, Jambu inscriptions, Ciaruteun Ilir & Muara Cianten which are relics of the Tarumanegara kingdom in Bogor along with the Batu Tulis inscriptions from the Pajajaran kingdom.
The rest, such as the Munjul inscription from Banten and many more from other regions, I cannot write down one by one.
On this occasion, I would like to visit those that are not far from the capital so that the costs are light.
The place that I look to is one of the inscriptions from City who routinely holds physics competitions / championships at IPB & is famous for its many waterfall / often called the city of rain.
After on line for a moment surfing happily and digging info from google, I also got some complete info with photos and videos youtube about the place that just held milangkala on June yesterday.
Then I immediately rushed to contact Gunawan and several friends from the Polytechnic Campus to travel to this one place after Eid.
Some who took part in this trip were some beautiful women and other colleagues.
At Gunawan’s house, from a faint distance, the faces of women wearing black and light green headscarves, namely jila and fitri, are wearing brown knit jackets on a motorbike while chewing jelly.
Even so, with the others already seen behind with some wearing batik without bringing a guitar like my previous request.
This trip we agreed to use the car of one of my friends, so that it would be easier and less scattered on the way there.
For entertainment we play music through joox player with x yes, no Jook with k for those who want download because later it will be different the app.
The strains of the guitar also accompany this trip through the Jagorawi toll, for those of you who use a car can easily follow this route and exit at Bogor.
Then turn left and pass the VIP shop on the right and continue towards Ekalokasari, turn right towards the Lawing Gintung line until you meet the Batutulis line.
For motorbike users, they can go through Raya Bogor and straight through a place that was once a festival event woodcraft that is botanical square and use the same route.
Reporting from Wikipedia, the Batutulis inscription which is located in the Batutulis palace is in the village with the same address name and is located in the southern Bogor district.
For those who like to watch films, they are increasingly challenged to have read the story of the Pajajaran novel that is widely sold in Tokopedia, of course they are familiar with the names of legendary figures such as Prabu Siliwangi, Prince Surawisesa, Tapak Wulung and other figures.
The inscription, which was made in the 16th century or around 1533 AD, is located not far from the Embah Dalem petilasan and is written in the language of the script or synonym for letters in the ancient Sundanese language.
And not in the form of a rotate like other inscriptions but in the form of vertical and facing the door.
This inscription was addressed by Surawisesa with a function as a reminder of his father’s greatness and was a form of remorse for his failure to maintain the integrity of the pajajaran.
Although several pieces of this historical relic have been moved to the museum, most of them are still well preserved in their original location.
On the front of the inscription, there is an inscription with meaningful content, not ragged words from singles! But the short meaning is about Prabu Siliwangi.
It is said that in this place the origins of King Siliwangi disappeared / moksa / ascended to Nirvana, because the place of his death was not known.
Unfortunately, in this modern era, some visitors who come here are not aimed at preserving cultural heritage / religious tourism, but there are also lottery victims who ask for vision / wangsit.
Mysteries about the existence of animals such as tigers & inscriptions in the form of feet and hands in the Pajajaran heritage.
It is said that he is associated with the Muslim obligation to perform ablution which begins with the palms of the hands & ends with the soles of the feet.
In addition, this place was also mentioned, as the place for the agreement between Gerindra and PDI at that time.
As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, this place is open from 8 am to 5 pm.
Unfortunately, even though the entrance ticket to this place is not subject to even 1 rupiah fee, aka free, in fact it is not accurate and has not been able to bring real benefits to attract visitors to this day.
Funny and sad stories have happened in this place in modern times, where news regarding the excavation of the location of hidden treasures within the Batutulis inscription was excited.
Even be hot thread in several world forums because not only caretaker but almost all Indonesian people are angry about this.
The minister of religion at that time ordered people to excavate the inscriptions in the slate palace building until it was dark like night.
Especially when he described that the place contained a treasure box in the form of gold or gold bullion from the king of Pajajaran, namely King Siliwangi and the source of the information was from a reference to a psychic.
In fact, this is and now only leaves excavated holes that destroy the beautiful, shady atmosphere of the cultural site and legal reproach, especially arriving at the portal with police line.
For those of you who want to spend a long vacation around the city, there are many villas / hotels that can be chosen for holidays such as Bukit Gumati rate 4 star equipped with cafe as well as the wedding reception venue.
Some of the nearby foods such as pregnant meatballs / beranak, fried toge, soto mie and kidney satay are cheap. How? Interested in visiting this place? Let’s together preserve our cultural heritage!