Sanghyang Heuleut Tourism Site in Cipatat, West Bandung Regency - Indonesia
Are you looking for an exotic nature tourism in Bandung to spend your leisure time? If so, come to Sanghyang Heuleut. The location is in West Rajamandala Village and it belongs to Cipatat Sub-District. In terms of name, Sanghyang means holy and Hauleut means space or interlude. Despite such strange name, the locals recognize this site as a great place to relax and relieve stresses. Also, tourists are interested in its history and urban legend, related to the site. Not to mention this attraction resides near to its siblings, which are Sanghyang Poek and Tikoro!
Sanghyang Heuleut is a small lake, which is related to ancient Citarum River. No wonder, it owns an interesting beauty for tourists to learn. Aside from that, the lake features beautiful milky water and serene atmosphere. It is also surrounded by big rocks and stones, providing a good spot for photography. Trees are rare to see on the site, though. In terms of crowd, not many people are seen during working days. On the other hand, it becomes more crowded when the weekends come. Most of the visitors are nearby villagers, actually.
Exploring Sanghyang Heuleut Tourism Site
Sanghyang Heuleut Lake opens every day in the morning (starts from 8 am) and it closes at 4 pm. Here is the thing. Visitors should pay the ticket and parking fee in order to enter this area. It is because the site is being managed by Perhutani, so it has become an official tourist site these days. The staff also provides buoys for tourists to rent, especially for those who want to swim on this lake. Moreover, the price is quite affordable.
It is true most visitors come to Sanghyang Heuleut Lake to enjoy swimming. Thanks to beautiful blue Tosca milky color of the water. Even the lake water feels so refreshing, especially in the morning. Have no worries. For those who can’t swim, they can rent a buoy from the staff and get in the lake right away. That means the lake is also suitable for both adults and kids. The water is calm and it is quite safe for everyone, after all.
After swimming, tourists should not forget to hear both history and legend of Sanghyang Heuleut from the locals. It is said the lake once became a bathing place among beautiful angels! For more information regarding this myth, tourists can rent a tour guide near to the entrance. He is quite knowledgeable regarding the site and nearby attractions, actually. That means he would give direction to the guests to visit other lures of that area as well, including Sanghyang Tikoro and Poek.
- Sanghyang Poek
- Sanghyang Tikoro
- Bedil Waterfall
How to Get There
From Bandung City, travelers can take any local transportation service and head to Cipatat Sub-District. The distance is 56.2 km, so the trip takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. As for the best route, they should take Nasional III Street. As for the last destination, it is West Rajamandala Village where the lake resides.
Where to Stay
- Mason Pine Hotel
- Monalisa Hotel