We did not have time to make it over to the main temples in Java, so we went to visit a little one to keep our temple spirit going. The temple, Candi Cangkuang, was close to a town called Garut where we could stay on later.
The temple is on a small island and is the only Hindu temple to have been found in west Java. To get there you had to get a boat across- it was the strangest boat I have ever seen. It was basically bamboo poles tied together, it started off with a small walkway then expanded so a seating area could be placed on top, then narrowed off again to another small walkway. It was ridiculously long for the small area we had to cross. It moved by the 'sailor' pushing with a bamboo pole.
The temple was tiny in comparison to many I have seen during my travels but it was still beautiful and very serene. It was surrounded by tall trees with kittens and ducklings playing in the roots! We partook in some freshly cooked corn on the cob nearby the temple which was delicious though slightly spoiled by a hideous looking duck pecking near my feet for stray bits.
Leaving the temple behind we decided to stay at a place called Cipanas near Garut so we could experience the hot springs.