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    Rawa Gede Lake - Tourism Place with Natural Lake and Natural Beauty of Bogor



    Bogor Regency has many natural tourist places that have not been visited by many travelers. One of them that have beautiful scenery is Rawa Gede Lake. This tourism is a large natural lake in Sirna Jaya Village, Sukamakmur District, Bogor Regency, West Java. Its beauty is surrounded by hills, rice fields, also waterfall in Sukamakmur area. This lake is full of serenity.

    From Jakarta, Rawa Gede Lake can be reached two hours through toll Jagorawi, enter Citereup, then to Sukamakmur. While if passing through Bogor Sentul, Jonggol, and Cimahpar, then to Citereup and Sukamakmur, you can go with two hours journey. On the way, you can see the Bogor urban landscape from above, or the rows of rice terraces that give cool sensation in your eyes. Although full of twists and turns, 95 percent of road surface is smooth as well as on asphalt or concrete. So, don't worry.




    Arriving at the tourist gate, you will be charged 10,000 Rupiah per person, and 5,000 Rupiah per motor. This retribution is managed by youth group of Sirna Jaya Village. As far as the eyes can see, around the lake, you will be presented green trees, occasionally there are rice fields planted with vegetables, then a small waterfall, and colorful trees grown by citizens. The atmosphere of Rawa Gede Lake is very cool, similar in the peak with the cold wind that blows hard. The sound of propellers on the tops of the hill is adorned hearing due to a gust of cool breeze.

    This tourism is named "Rawa Gede", because according to local people, besides the big location, this lake is also used to be the location of swamp. Currently, there are still unique swamps that make up the islands in the middle of the lake. This tourim has been built since the end of 2014. Despite being around the land of large companies, the source of funding to date still comes from ticket and donation. Rawa Gede Lake is the most valuable asset in Sirna Jaya Village. Youth group of Sirna Jaya Village are believed to be responsible for the construction.




    Many things can be done here, start from relaxing on the banks of the lake, feeding the fish, till taking pictures in many beautiful places. You can also bathe, but not in the lake but in the pond under a small waterfall side of the lake. Enjoying the silence and the beautiful nature of Rawa Gede Lake is the most enjoyable thing to do here. Because in addition to its natural beauty, this tourim is very quiet while tourists are not too crowded.

    Travelers can also explore the lake by motor boat. Motorboat is purposely rented for tourists, with 10,000 Rupiah per person for journey about 25 minutes. This tourism is open from 08.00 to 17.00 WIB. But for tourists who want to camp, allowed to come anytime, only ticket payment is not served at the usual counter, but at the lake guard post.



    Article Source: http://travel.kompas.com/
    Last edited by bokunouta; 31-01-2018 at 12:36.

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    Situ Rawa Gede Lake in Bojong Menteng

    The metamorphosis of the Situ Rawa Gede Lake in Bojong Menteng subdistrict, Bekasi, West Java, into an aesthetically pleasing yet affordable tourist spot is an example not only of how a collaborative effort between local residents and authorities can create something out of nothing, but also of how such a project can transform the mentalities of those involved.

    One does not need to pay to enter the lake area. Taking selfies at the gazebos and piers and by the lake’s main sign, which is made of recycled plastic bottles, costs nothing.

    The only fees that are charged are affordable. The recommended bamboo rafts available for rent cost Rp 10,000 (70 US cents) for adults and Rp 5,000 for children above 3 years old. For infants and people with disabilities, they are free.

    Lush trees surround the 7-hectare lake and noise from outside is minimal, as the site is largely isolated from neighboring villages.

    At around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the lake was crowded with around 30 people waiting in line to ride the rafts. Most of the visitors were women and their children, who walked about the rafts as their mothers took pictures.

    That day, two bamboo rafts, steered by two raft attendants each, were available. Each has a maximum capacity of 15 passengers.


    Source: TheJakartaPost.com

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