Gede Lake in Bekasi City, Wets Java Province
In West Java Province, the Indonesian locals are familiar with a natural attraction called “Situ”. In a nutshell, it is a local term for a lake. In Bekasi City, for instance, tourists may find several Situs and one of them is called Situ Rawa Gede or Gede Lake. The location is in Bojong Menteng Village and it belongs to Rawalumbu Sub-District. At the first time, no one expects it to be a new vacation destination in Bekasi. Due to its serene nuance, though, the lake keeps luring more tourists over time. These people usually want to relax in the afternoon after spending a hectic or busy working activity. Some of them come to the lake in the morning to enjoy its refreshing air, as well.
As mentioned before, Situ Gede is known for its peaceful nuance. As if, it hypnotizes everyone who comes to the site. In terms of size, the lake has the width of approximately 7.3 hectares. Not to mention the location is near to Pengasinan Water Reservoir, so tourists can visit two different attractions at once! What about the function? Naturally, the lake functions as a natural water infiltration. However, these days, it also becomes a new tourist site for everyone. Surrounded by trees and fresh air, the site is suitable for relaxation without a doubt.
Exploring Gede Lake
Here is the good news. The local government has chosen Situ Gede as one of the best places to enjoy water sports. Not only the lake attracts the locals, but it also has lured lots of outsiders over time. This explains why Situ Gede has been included in the list of the best vacation spots in Bekasi City. The question is what tourists can do once they arrive at the site. It is as simple as relaxation. That means visitors only need to sit by the lake and witness the panorama comfortably. For the information, the best time to do it is either in the morning or afternoon.
The next common thing to do in Gede Lake is fishing. Lots of fishes live in the lake, so it would be easy to fish them. One thing, tourists should carry a fishing rod and other required fishing equipment if they want to enjoy the activity in a comfortable manner. It is because they won’t find any services or facilities from whom they rent those items.
For those who are looking for further experience, they can rent a boat and explore the lake comfortably. They can choose either a regular boat or traditional bamboo boat actually. In this case, they should prepare extra cash to pay the service. Have no worries. Such experience is priceless!
- Pasar Kembang
- Grand Galaxy
How to Get There
For those coming to Gede Lake from Bandung City, they may spend approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by local transportation service. After all, the distance is 134 km. As for the best route, though, tourists can take Purbaleunyi Highway and Raya Pantura Street. Once arriving at Bekasi City, the next thing to do is to get to Rawalumbu Sub-District and reach Bojong Menteng Village immediately.
Where to Stay
- Gandamanah Hotel
- Sidney 81 Hotel