Situ Patengan is popular lake which has a panoramic view that is very amazing. Situ Patengan is located in the Rancabali village, Ciwidey, West Java. The air is cool, the water is clear, trees are green, and a high-pitched, added natural beauty of Situ Patengan. People often called Situ Patengan with Situ Patenggang. However, the original name of the region is Situ Patengan. Next, we will mention the name of the region according to the original, Situ Patengan.
The Legend of Situ Patengan
Behind the beauty of nature, Situ Patengan has a legend that has been circulating in the surrounding communities. It was told that there is a prince and a princess who love each other. However, their love is not running smoothly. Until the end, they are separated by circumstances. Then, their tears form a lake. Therefore, the lake was given the name Situ Patengan that comes from the word pateangan-teangan. The word is the language of Sunda, which means ‘search each other’.
Because of their strong love connection, they met at a large stone that is located in edge of Situ Patengan. Until now, the stone is called The Stone of Love. On the Stone of Love, the prince and the princess promise to not be separated again.
According to the legend, it appears that there is a faith in the middle of a community. A pair of lovers who visit the Stone of Love, their love will be eternal.
To get a ticket to enter Situ Patengan, tourists do not need to pay much money. Situ Patengan is a cheap tourism destination.
Situ Patengan provides water transport facilities that can be rented by tourists who want to enjoy the beauty Situ Patengan. Some of the transport facilities are the rowing boat,boat and the water bicycle. To rent those, tourists can still negotiate the price with the landlord. Beside that, Situ Patengan also provides a wide parking area, toilets, food stalls, restaurants, a gazebo, and a place to sit on the edge Patengan Situ.
The condition of the road along the way to Situ Patengan is in good condition. Therefore, tourists can easily go to the area Situ Patengan.
The Souvenir Shops
For the souvenir shops, there is nothing to worry. Situ Patengan provides many different souvenirs and gifts. In addition, in the Situ Patengan has a garden that sells strawberry which allows tourists to pick their own strawberry.