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History of Lake Patenggang

Located at an altitude of about 1600 m above sea level, Situ has an enchanting panorama. Green carpet like a carpet of tea gardens of nature, coupled with the cool and clean air and warm sun, giving the impression of peace and tranquility itself for visitors. From the edge of the road to a quiet location, appear to be behind a lake among the tea plantations the trees are towering.

Lake Patenggang or better known as Situ by local people, occupying an area of ​​150 Ha. formerly This region is the area of ​​nature reserve or national park, but in 1981 has been officially transformed into a tourist park.To enjoy this attraction there are facilities that boats can be rented for around a small island located in the middle of the lake called Island Sasuka. This island looks shady with many tall trees that grow in it. While across the lake there is a pretty interesting site called Stone Love allegedly believed would provide the continuity of love for couples who come to visit these localized.

Boats that are available are quite numerous, and in good condition or maintained when I visit there. Colors are bright enough boats or markedly contrasts with the surrounding environment is dominated by green color. Water transportation facilities are rented at this place a rowboat rentals, boat and water bikes at a price that can still be negotiated with the owner. There is also a gazebo facilities and places to sit without a roof made ​​of cement for the purpose of enjoying the panorama around the lake. Makananpun affairs is not a difficult thing because the number of rows of stalls selling food near the parking area.

To reach this area is not difficult. Because the existing asphalt road until towards the region. Even if not driving, can also use public transport facilities of the terminal Ciwidey with tariff of Rp. 5.000, - per person includes admission (admission perkepala Rp. 1.000, -). It would be different if your visitors are using personal vehicles (both 2 wheel and 4-wheel) or by bus entourage. Road conditions are flat (paved), enabling visitors to come to the region. Along the road to Situ plastered expanse of forests and tea gardens. Strawberry plantations also were encountered during the trip. Strawberry plantations generally provide facilities for visitors to pick their own strawberries from a tree planted in plastic bags.

Legend ...

The area has a legend so it appears the name Situ. Situ history or myths about this emerging to the surface due to a prince and a princess who fell in love. But they do not love the journey as smooth and as wonderful as imagined by keudanya because separated by circumstances. So that their tears formed a lake there or. Furthermore, the lake was named by Situ taken from the word-teangan pateangan derived from the Sundanese language, which means each search.

In the end they can be reassembled on a stone in it is called the stone of love. It is said that anyone who had been with her ​​partner, then their love will be eternal.     


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