The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 20
Page No. 4854 - 4858

Indigenous Tourism: Ngarot Tradition in Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia

Authors : Ulfah Fajarini

Abstract: This study describes about Ngarot tradition, a tradition in the Lelea village, Indramayu, West Java Indonesia. As a thanksgiving to the coming planting season. Ngarot tradition intends to bring young people together who will be entrusted with the task of farming. This tradition must be followed by the village youth who is a virgin. In the implementation of Ngarot tradition, there are various art performances such as mask dance and the tap dancers, Reog, festivals and Rice Lengko, typical food of Indramayu.The research method is the form of qualitative research, observation and interviews with people who do Ngarot traditional in Indramayu. Local wisdom in the Lelea village, Indramayu Indonesia can be used as an indigenous tourism. But it is unfortunate the promotion of tourism in this area is very less. the perquisites for sustainable indigenous tourism include: "land ownership, community control of tourism, government support for tourism development, restricted access to indigenous homelands and reclaiming natural or cultural resources utilized for tourism.

How to cite this article:

Ulfah Fajarini , 2016. Indigenous Tourism: Ngarot Tradition in Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia. The Social Sciences, 11: 4854-4858.

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