The Legendary Track of Bogor-Sukabumi-Lampegan-Cianjur
In the Indische colonial era, Bogor-Sukabumi-Cianjur railways are used for shipping service of crops like sugar cane, rubber, quinine, tea and coffee to Batavia (Jakarta, Tanjung Priok port). During this heritage tour, the participants can learn about the history of railway station building which becomes the heritage assets of Indonesian railways. The participants will be maximized by the stunning nature landscape when the train passed in the village, the overlay of rice field, and the river with its sedimentary rock. The train is appeared like snake when crossing the hill. The traffic lane of Bogor-Sukabumi is officially operated by Dutch East Indies government of railway company that is Staatsspoorwegen (S.S.) in March, 21st 1882. Meanwhile, the traffic lane of Sukabumi-Lampegan-Cianjur is officially operated in May 10th 1883.
This heritage tour will be completed when the train crosses the Lampegan Tunnel that is the oldest railways tunnel in Indonesia. This tunnel is established in 1879-1882. Lampegan tunnel has 686 meters length that is not too far from Lampegan railway station. The toponim of Lempegan comes from the conversation between Dutchmen while they were in the dark tunnel. Thus, the statements is spoken “Lamp a gan” that means turn on the lamp. The most popular legend is the story about Madam Sadea. In the ancient Dutch East Indische era, she is the well-known Ronggeng Dancer from Cianjur who conduct the performance close to the tunnel then suddenly disappeared. About 7 km from Lampegan railway station, there is mountain tourism site. Gunung Padang (Padang Mountain) is the largest megalithic site in South East Asia.