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Great viewed from distance.

Great viewed from distace. this place is the water source for the nearby rice field, and a good... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Changsha, China
Good Place to visit

Rawa Pening (Clear Swamp) is a lake in the Ambarawa Basin in Central Java, Indonesia. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Andreas H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ambarawa, Indonesia
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 January 2014

I used to come to this place with my parents when they travelled in Central Java. Nothing has really changed from almost 40 years ago, except now there are restaurants almost everywhere. The lake itself is very beautiful and photogenic.

3  Thank Clive O
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 June 2014

natural, inexpensive, relaxed and cheerful family can make. is use full and fresh air. eco atmosphere for our lovely family.

4  Thank mas-dJidot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rawa penning is a natural lake on ambarawa area. It's over you a calm and windy weather. Around the palace you can also have a local cuisine and have a meal. There's some activities you can do there. Boating around the lake, fishing on the...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Great viewed from distace. this place is the water source for the nearby rice field, and a good place for fishing lover to test their skill.

Thank yps0909
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Rawa Pening (Clear Swamp) is a lake in the Ambarawa Basin in Central Java, Indonesia. Lots of stalls selling seafood while you can sit, relax and enjoy the view. You also can rent a boat for a lake tour.

Thank Andreas H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

They provide a boats tour for some 15min across the lake complete with life vest. If you know the legend of Rawa Pening, crossing across the lake will give you goosebumps for sure! The panorama is just relaxing... mountains... greeneries... pampering the eyes!

Thank Astrid P
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Love being here. We can rent boat and go around for enjoying view of the Mountain around and Village too.

Thank AdiS882
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Not really enjoyed my visit there. It's like a lake, but I think it's not. The one I like is, the traditional food around this place. They were so cheap and yummy.

Thank Kiki W
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Rawa Pening has nice scenery with mountain background. A bunch of water hyacinth makes some parts of the lake seems dirty. You can rent boat. Bring your hat, sunglasses and put sunblock if you come here above 11.00 AM. The lake is about 1 hour...More

Thank xave151
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Take the boat ride; very peaceful and relaxing. The weather in this area is always mild as it is higher elevation. If you travel outside of rainy season should be a nice time.

Thank Troy K
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by at this lake on our way to Yogyakarta. It's pretty good place for a break with nice view and boat ride. Boat ride cost is 100,000 Rupiah for 3 people. It's about $11-12 AUD. There are few food stall and floating restaurants...More

Thank Azriel_and_Smurf
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice place if you rent a boat to take a round ... It's quite ...calm.... love it. Tips Take tour in the morning. The boat was 100.000 per trip Could for 10 peoples. They offer other outdoor activities such as flying fox, riding horse...More

Thank Nina M
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