Telaga Patenggang Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Java West Nature Reserve with 0 Comments

Telaga Patenggang Nature Reserve

Telaga Patenggang, Telaga Patenggang Nature Reserve, Cagar Alam

Stone Love at Situ Patenggang, West Java.
Located at an altitude of about 1600 m above sea level, Situ Patenggang or Situ Patengan enchanting panorama. Green carpet like tea gardens of nature, coupled with the cold air, clean and warm sun, giving the impression of peace and tranquility itself for visitors. from the side of the road to quiet location, appears to be a lake behind the tea plantations of trees soaring.
Lake Patenggang or better known as Situ Patenggang by local comunities, occupying an area about 150 ha. Formerly this area is a nature reserve areas or national parks, but in 1981 has been officially transformed into a tourist park. To enjoy the tourist boats have facilities that can be rented for around a small island at the end of the lake is named Sasuka Island. This island seems shady with many tall trees that grow in it. While there are locations across the lake is quite interesting that given the name Stone Love is said to believe will provide the contuinity of love for the couple who came to visit the location.
History or myth about the lake surface caused by a prince’s nephew, King Siliwangi, Ki Santang and a beautiful daughter, distant mountains, goddess Rengganis who fell in love. But they do not travel as smoot as love and beautiful as that envisioned by both as separated by circumstances. So that their tears formed a lake. Later the lake was named Situ Patenggang taken from sunda language. In the end they can be together again on a stone there is a stone called love.

Telaga Patenggang Nature Reserve is 150 ha and lies south-west of Bandung. The reserve comprises a 65 ha freshwater lake at an altitude of 1,600 m, surrounded by hills and forested mountains. A large part of the hills is used for growing tea.
The water source for the lake is the nearby Gunung Patuha (2,434 m), from where two rivers drain into the lake. In the middle of the lake is a small island that can be visited. The reserve is one of the few locations in Indonesia where the endemic Javan Leaf Monkey can be found.
A part of the area has been changed into a recreation park which tends to be very crowded on Sundays.
Take a bus from Kebon Kelapa bus station in Bandung, heading for Ciwidey. From Ciwidey get a minibus to Rancabali, from where you can walk the last 2 km to the lake.
* Telaga Patenggang
o Guesthouse owned by one of the tea estates.
* Bandung
o Many possibilities
PHPA, Jl. Jend. A.Yani 276, Bandung.
There are many easy trails in the reserve. Make a tour around the lake in two hours.

* Malayan pangolin – Manis javanica
* Javan leaf monkey – Presbytis comata
* Ebony leaf monkey – Trachypithecus auratus
* Leopard – Panthera pardus
* Barking deer – Muntiacus muntjak
* Wild boar – Sus scrofa
* Lesser mouse deer – Tragulus javanicus
* Black giant squirrel – Ratufa bicolor

* Lesser Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna javanica
* Pacific Blue Duck – Anas superciliosa
* Javan Kingfisher – Halcyon cyanoventris
* Collared Kingfisher – Todirhamphus chloris
* Black Eagle – Ictinaetus malayensis

* Common Carp – Cyprinus carpio
* Plotosus lineatus
* Oreochromis mossambicus

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