Historical and Cultural Site

Leuit FOTO: ADI HARDIYONO

Leuit FOTO: ADI HARDIYONO

Ciletuh name is derived from the Sundanese language, “Ci”, “Leeteuk and Kiruh” which means muddy river water. Ciletuh River upstream is located at the village of Ciletuh in Jampang Kulon District. The name “Ciletuh” is also used as the name of a geological formation that is well known to researchers regional geology of Indonesia, especially in West Java. Ciletuh rock formations are composed of quartz sandstone – conglomerate and Eocene (45 million years ago) age with the type locatity is in coastal areas of Ciletuh geoarea.
Lembah Amfiteater FOTO: MEGA FATIMAH ROSANA
Ci Letuh FOTO: MEGA FATIMAH ROSANA
Leuit FOTO: ADI HARDIYONO
Leuit FOTO: ADI HARDIYONO
Ciletuh neighborhood, in the past was part of the territory under the influence and the presence of the customs union Kasepuhan South Banten. According to public reports that up to the early 20th century, in Ciletuh still found “leuit-leuit” or a special house made of wood and bamboo as traditional rice storage. Currently the remaining areas of indigenous villages are located in kampung Lamping Girimukti village, tomb of Mbah Durak in the Mekarjaya village, and the kampung Cipondok in Waluran District. So that the area should be preserved as a traditional village of ancestral Ciletuh communities.

In the Dutch colonial era, the region of south Sukabumi is an area of tea and coconut plantations. Tea plantations relic of the Dutch is still active as a plantation and Bojongasih tea factory in the Ciemas, and coconut plantations are in Ciracap District.

During the Japanese invasion, Ciletuh region was also part of the defense area of the Japanese army. In this area it can still be found the ruins of fortress of the enemy’s attack in the form of Bunkers in Waluran and Ujunggenteng and ruins of seaport Ujunggenteng.