After Subak in Bali, UNESCO also lists Pagaralam City, located in South Sumatera as a candidate World Heritage Site. This megalithic heritage town has a variety of destinations that can make tourists fascinated.
Pagaralam megalithic heritage sites in South Sumatra, was registered as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not surprisingly, the city covering an area of 633 square kilometers has many historical tourist potential.
Here, you can see some of the megalithic relic of the estimated more than 1,000 years old. Where the discovery of the relics of which are: Hamlet Atungbungsu plantations, coffee plantations Cawang Old Hamlet, TegurWangi old, Cape Aro, and Mingkik.
Do not be surprised if, in the middle of the plantation you find a statue with a variety of shapes, carvings, and size. Hamlet TegurWangi for example, there are paintings made of slate! Human-like paintings that are on the stone as high as about 10 meters and 13 meters wide. In addition to the painting there is also a painting strokes with a smaller size.
In Atungbungsu plantation, there is a collection of gong-shaped stone that has a very large size. If calculated, the stones have a height of about 1 meter, 2 meter width, and length of about 5 meters. These rocks have a form that is still intact.
Moreover, in this area there are also sculptures of human body shape. Just look closely, you will find rocks that are similar to MAOI on Easter Island! That said, this location becomes the center of government at the time of the megaliths.
There are many unique megalithic relics that can be visited. Some of them are stone grave site in Tanjung Aro, Pasemah, and several other statues are numbered in the thousands.
Well, in addition to seeing thousands of megalithic sites, the city also has other tourist destinations that are not less interesting. The grandeur of Mount Dempo as settings for this city has a magnet for tourists.
In addition, the traveler can walk around and feel the coolness of nature Pagaralam City. Mountains, forests, waterfalls, and megalithic sites, is a destination that can be selected. Unfortunately, many existing tourism potential should be constrained by transportation limitations.
Regardless of the limitations of the City Pagaralam, Pagaralam is still one of the cultural heritage and natural heritage that deserves to be your destination.