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Miduana Traditional Village in Balegede village, Cianjur regency, West Java province, Indonesia is a tourism destination which has a rich culture and the charm of typically natural beauty of  mountains. Interestingly, the village with 21 houses inhabited by 21 families also maintains their ancestral traditions, even in modern times. For example, there is a tradition of building houses with doors facing south or north. The procedure for planting rice is still traditionally carried out there.


Not only interesting culture and traditions, Miduana traditional village also has an extraordinary  special food  for outsiders, namely payo fish. Payo fish resembles tadpoles, but larger in size, namely the size of an adult's thumb. This animal lives attached to rocks in river flows in the area. Payo fish is usually prepared by frying until dry. Apart from that, people often process it into payo fish curry. It tastes so delicious, particularly when eaten with warm rice.


According to the beliefs of local people, this payo fish dish is said to provide the properties of youth and longevity. Evidently, dozens of people in this traditional village still look fit and healthy although they are more than 100 years old. They can do daily activities including going to the garden to pick vegetables. For those of you who are curious and want to prove the benefits of Payo Fish, please  just come to the Miduana traditional village in Cianjur.

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