Situ Patenggang Lake

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Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 2 nights

Entry Fee : Indonesians: IDR 6,000
Foreigners: IDR 19,000

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Situ Patenggang Lake, Bandung Overview

Sandwiched between the verdant rolling hills of Bandung, Patenggang Lake offers panoramic views all round. Located within the charming village of Ciwidey, Patenggang Lake covers over 45,000 hectares and is a favourite destination amongst newly-wed couples and is a popular honeymoon site. A plethora of camping, glamping, and resort options make it a favourite amongst Jakarta residents looking to swap the polluted and traffic-ridden daily life of the capital for the cool mountain air and relaxed vibe of Patenggang Lake and Ciwidey for a weekend.

Surrounded by lush green tea plantations on all sides, Patenggang Lake exemplifies the scenic beauty of Bandung. This falls into a nature park which was established in 1981 and remains to this day one of the best attractions of Bandung. A unique feature of this lake is a small island in the centre, called the "Love Island". This lake is a delight to all photographers, and nature lovers.

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Things to Do

Relax on the lakeside:
Situ Patenggang Lake is a perfect little place all by its own to relax with your family and enjoy a small picnic by the lakeside. All one needs to bring is a picnic mat, there are warm snacks which are sold by the nearby local vendors to make the picnic a memorable one.

Visit Pulau Cinta (Love Island):

There is a myth which is woven around the lake which says that any couple who takes a round of the Island of Romance will be blessed with a lifetime of love just like the lovers from the legend. There are options of renting a water bike, a paddleboat or a beautiful swan-shaped boat to sail to the Island of Romance and it is also believed that the island looks like a heart shape when viewed from above.

Grab a bite at Pinisi Resto:
Pinisi Resto is a beautiful restaurant set in the style of a half boat in the river which offers some delicious Indonesian cuisines. The dock on this ship is an amazing place to enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and the sunset and click some Insta-worthy pictures. Although, the place is a tad expensive but considering the tasty food, unique ambience and amazing views makes it all totally worth it.

Glamping at Situ Patenggang Lake:
Situ Patenggang Lake is very famous for its option to go glamping! This is option gives one the best of both worlds with the option of combining the camping experience along with being in a luxurious setting.

The room that is provided is in the shape of a tent, but it offers the experience of being under a million stars and enjoy the beautiful views of the misty lake along with the comfort of bathrooms and luxuries like a swimming pool, breakfast and water heater, without having to build a fire.


  • The temperature around the lake is prone to drop low which can make the weather chill, therefore ensure that you are dressed warmly.
  • Also, carry appropriate rainwear or an umbrella in the chance of sudden rain or if one is visiting the place during the rainy season.

How To Reach Situ Patenggang Lake

  • One of the best ways to visit the Situ Patenggang Lake is to combine the trip starting from Bandung going to Kawah Putih.
  • Private tour operators tend to be the most convenient form of transport.
  • However, if one still wishes to take public transport the best way is to board a public bus which starts either from Ciwidey or Kawah Putih.

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