Situ Patengan Ciwidey Reviews
Suppose to be a romantic place Aug 02, 2009
This fresh water lake is located in Ciwidey area – a few km further from Kawah Putih. We can see the lake from above surrounded with pine trees and tea plantation. This lake has 48 acre wide and 4-12-m water depth, depending to the rainy season. The story behind the name – there was a couple who’s looking for each other (Pateangan-teangan – looking for in Sundanese) and finally met each other in a rock located at one edge of the lake. This rock now is famous as rock of love. After they met each other, as a proof of love she asked the guy to make for her a lake and a boat to go around the lake (guess it is much easier to live as guys in modern time now, isn’t it???). So the lake was created and the boat changed into a small island in the middle of the lake – known as Island of love. The local villagers believe that this place is sacred and nobody can step on it unless accompanied by a shaman. There is a local belief that your love story will be succesful if you and your couple go around this lake in the boat (bet that the boat rental sponsor this story!:D) Too bad that in this beautiful place there are a lot of rubbish left by tourists and graffiti on the rocks!
The boat ride will cost you around 120k Rp (12 USD) not that cheap - but worth it!
The entrance ticket is 5k Rp (0.5 USD) per person.
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