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Situ Patenggang

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Amid rolling hills carpeted with picturesque tea plantations, Situ Patenggang is a pretty lake in one of several volcanic craters south of Bandung.

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Situ Patenggang (situ is Sundanese for lake) may be “just a lake”, but the stunning landscape is worth the detour between the spectacular coloured volcanic crater lake Kawah Putih seven kilometres to the north and the natural hotsprings at Kawah Rengganis, a further five kilometres east.

Think Titanical thoughts. Photo taken in or around Situ Patenggang, Bandung, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Think Titanical thoughts. Photo: Sally Arnold

Adding to—or distracting from—the scene (depending on your point of view), is a massive landlubbing pinisi ship-cum-restaurant-cum-selfie spot perched on the lakeside, jutting over the waters. The ship is part of a resort which includes “glamping” facilities—fixed tents along the water’s edge which although is a lovely location, we thought very overpriced for what is little more than a tent on a wooden platform with an attached bathroom (from 2,000,000 ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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