Monday, 14 March 2016

Situ Patenggang Bandung

Situ Patenggang
IN underfoot Patuha, exotic lakes, Situ in Patengan, Rancabali subdistrict, Bandung regency, West Java, still continues to radiate charisma. With the water level so calm like glass, and the land area is decorated a number of towering pines, giving a distinctive charm in Situ.

The atmosphere around the lake is also very quiet, green natural supported exudes freshness seemed to cheer the soul. Situ is at an altitude of about 1,628 meters above sea level. With temperatures below 20 degrees celsius, supported by a panorama of tea plantations Rancabali approximately 1,500 hectares, giving a sensation for tourists visiting this place.

The lake became one of the natural attractions featured for West Java Province, in particular the Government of Bandung regency. Lake area of ​​48 ha in southern Bandung is handled in the Great Hall of the Natural Resources of West Java. Territory land is managed by PT Perkebunan Nusantara VIII (Persero) Rancabali.

Located about 56 kilometers from the city of Bandung or require a travel time of approximately 1.5 hours. Situ never empty of visitors. The highlight visits usually occur on weekends (Saturday-Sunday) or the day off with a total of about 2,000 people, on a normal day an average of 300 visitors. Number of tourists visiting Situ average of 14,000 people per month.

Situ Ciwidey or also popularly known as Patengan there is a lake located in the tourist area Ciwidey Bandung. Located about 47 km from the city of Bandung, you can arrive at this tourist area Situ with a journey time of about 45 minutes to 1 hour. From a number of tourist attractions in Bandung, natural charm Situ is one of the most popular destinations visited by tourists.

Situ is located in the area of ​​altitude reaches 1600 meters above sea level, you present the exotic scenery. As far as the eye could see in front of the horizon, visible expanse of green tea gardens like a beautiful carpet that stretched nature. Typical breezy cool air of the mountains along with the warmth of the sun touch the skin also adds to its charm. At first, the lake (there) is a nature reserve, but since 1981 the lake covering an area of ​​45,000 hectares was officially opened as a natural park.

Derived from the Sundanese language, the word "there" means the lake and "patengan" means find each other. Once upon a time, there exists a pair of human beings who love each other, namely Dewi Rengganis and Ki Santang. However, they are separated for a long time. For love is very deep, they are looking at each other and finally Meet at a place now known as the Stone Love. Dewi Rengganis then request made lake and boats so that they both can sail together. This was met by her lover.


Local people call the boat story today is the island of Asmara or also known as Sasaka heart-shaped island. It is believed, lovers who visit the Stone Love and surround the island of Asmara will get a true and lasting love, as happened to the Goddess Rengganis and Ki Santang.

Legends and Mythos Situ Patenggang
Based on information derived from tourist sites, there Patenggang name is derived from the Sundanese language, Pateangan-teangan which means find each other. Tells of the love between the son of the King and Princess of the incarnation of the Goddess were great along with nature, namely ki Santang and Dewi Rengganis.

They were inseparable for so long. Because of his love so profound, they finally find each other and eventually met again in a place that until now called the "Rock of Love". Dewi Rengganispun asked for a lake and a boat to sail together. The boat is then and until now become a heart-shaped island (Pulau Asmara / Island Sasaka). According to this story, who had stopped at the stone of love and romance surrounds this island, will continue to gain eternal love as love them.

Address Location and Directions  Situ Patenggang 
Regions Situ Patenggang is located in the village, district. Rancabali, Kab. Bandung, the area is located about 48 km towards south from downtown Bandung. If from Bandung, tourists who use private vehicles can go straight to the area Situ by passing Ciwidey City.

For visitors who use public transport services, can use two alternate transport from the Bus Terminal Leuwipanjang Bandung, namely the Bus to the majors Bandung-Ciwidey or menaikiki public transportation to the terminal Ciwidey, from terminal Ciwidey can ride rural transport that leads to the area of ​​Situ Patenggang.