Situ Patenggang

Patenggang Lake (Indonesian: Situ Patenggang) is a lake located in the area of natural tourist attractions in the southern Bandung city, West Java, Indonesia, to be exact it is in Ciwidey village. Located at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level, this lake has a very exotic landscape. Originally, this lake is called Situ Patengan by the local society. Since the pronunciation of patengan is too difficult to say in Sundanese, then they call it Situ Patenggang or Patenggang Lake. The label/name of the lake in maps.google.com is Situ Penganten which Penganten means newlywed couple.

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The myth narrate eternal love of two lovers are separated between Dewi Rengganis and Ki Santang delivery Patenggang or Patengan toponyms. Once there, they were ‘looking at each other’ which in Sundanese language is pangteangan-teangan> pangteangan> pateangan> patengan> patenggang.

In the middle Patengan Lake, there are island named “Sasaka” which means Island of romantic, sometimes called Island of Love. On the island there are also stones called Stone of Love. Island of Love and Stone of Love is inseparable from the continuation of the myth, where the Dewi Rengganis and Ki Santang finally met at the Stone of Love. Dewi Rengganis asked Ki Santang to make a boat to sail together. This boat which later became Sasaka Island. Series of mythical stories that make people believe that if the couple stopped at Stone of Love and around the Sasaka Island, the couple’s love will be eternal like love between Ki Santang and Dewi Rengganis.

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