Trekking in Adeng Hamlet

Trekking in Adeng Hamlet

Locals who mine for special rocks using nothing more than a small pick and their bare hands, have become a draw for the increasing number of tourists trekking in the area Adeng Hamlet, Tegaljadi Village, Marga, Tabanan. This village, located about 22 kilometers northwest of Denpasar, has become a popular tourist attraction even though many

Locals who mine for special rocks using nothing more than a small pick and their bare hands, have become a draw for the increasing number of tourists trekking in the area Adeng Hamlet, Tegaljadi Village, Marga, Tabanan.

This village, located about 22 kilometers northwest of Denpasar, has become a popular tourist attraction even though many visitors only spend about an hour here. Usually between 10:00 and 11:00 trekkers will stop to admire the persistence of these Balinese people as they struggle to earn a living.

“Many visitors find it interesting the way the miners look for stones without the use of sophisticated tools, that have become so common in the modern era. What is more, the terrain being is quite steep and dangerous to tread” said one local resident named Moris.

The location is still rife with wildlife such as lizards, snakes, birds, dragonflies and other beasts that tourists enjoy encountering along the path and rock steps that lead down to the riverbank.

The stones that the “miners” are looking for, are mostly found down by the river, and sometimes tourists will go down to have a closer look. Some tourists even try their hand at piling up the stones in a specified location. ”Most people who try to move the stones quickly find themselves out of breath -not only because the stones are heavy but also because the terrain in not easy to pass through”, said Pan Kerta, a local stone “miner”

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