Banceuy Village in Ciater Sub-District, Subang Regency - Indonesia
During a visit to Subang Regency, tourists should not forget to drop by in an interesting village called Banceuy. It belongs to Ciater Sub-District in Indonesia and offers a peaceful environment for relaxation and adventure. Not to mention they have the opportunity to meet the locals and learn some of their traditions. Some tourists also say they are impressed by the Sundanese’s culture shown by the villagers when they explore the village. The best thing is that visitors are allowed to join local events and traditions, with the permission of the head of the village.
In terms of nuance, Banceuy Village is definitely serene. It is because the locals live modestly and they are quite friendly to visitors. During the visit, tourists may see local activities done by villagers including farming, chatting, taking care of animals, etc. No wonder, the government gave a status to this place, which is the cultural village. Not to mention more tourists come to the site conduct cultural research and other similar things. Thanks to the locals. They work hard to retain their traditions for generations.
Exploring Banceuy Village
Once arriving at the village, tourists can explore the site right away. The first thing to do is to meet the locals and watch their routines including farming and husbandry. For lucky tourists, they can join the activities, as long as they don’t cause troubles to villagers. The fact is that the majority of villagers work as a farmer, so they depend on the harvest in order to support their economy. No wonder, they often perform a ritual meant for getting abundant crops and better luck for the next harvest, called “Ruwatan Bumi”.
It is, without a doubt, “Ruwatan Bumi” becomes a prime attraction for those who visit Banceuy Village. One thing, tourists should come at the right time if they don’t want to miss such event. According to the many tour agents, the best time to visit the village is in the Wednesday before the Islamic New Year (1 Muharram). The locals even consider it as the luckiest day to perform the ritual. Thanks to the friendliness of the villagers. Tourists can freely join the event and take some pictures there.
Due to many attractions that tourists can find in Banceuy Village, it is likely they may spend more than one day there. In this case, the best bet is to spend the night in a villager’s house and continue the adventure in the next day. Have no worries. The people may let outsiders stay at their house freely. They even offer free foods to them!
- Ciater Hot Spring
- Bentang Waterfall
- Gurug Heroy
- Cipeureu Waterfall
How to Get There
For those coming from Subang City, they can take any local transportation service and head to Ciater Sub-District. Later, they only need to visit the village right away. The whole trip may take about 1 hour and 10 minutes, as the distance is 29.1 km. When it comes to best route, it is none other than Raya Cijambe Street.
Where to Stay
- Gracia Spa Resort
- Sari Ater Hotel
- Tea Garden Resort
- Ciater Hotel