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Rawa Pening Lake, Semarang

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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2.8/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Rawa Pening is a lake in the Ambarawa Basin in Central Java, Indonesia. It serves as a source of power, irrigation, and flood control, and is used for fishing. Due partly to high numbers of aquatic plants, it may dry out by 2021.Location and descriptionRawa Pening is located in the volcanic Ambarawa Basin in Central Java, between Ambarawa and Salatiga. It covers a total area of 2500to. It is shallow and swamplike, with muddy banks.HistoryRawa Pening is estimated to have been formed between 18,000 and 13,500 BC after a period of increased precipitation. It reached its largest size from 11,000 to 9,000 BC, but shrank until it reached its current size around 6,000 BC.In order to protect Rawa Pening, the local government has enacted a green belt policy. Several establishments, such as the tourist attraction Kampoeng Rawa, were controversial owing to their construction within this belt.RoleOne of the major roles of Rawa Pening is as a source of hydroelectricity, with a power station located on the Tuntang River near the lake. Fishing is common as a source of supplementary income, and the water from the lake irrigates nearby rice fields. It has also been cited as being used for flood control.
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  • I'm been here with a family where I a few months stay. We were with 7 people. Rent a boat costs Rp 100,000 and then you go a half hour. There are not many animals to see, but the environment is very beautiful and you see people fishing and working on rice. At the place where you can step in are also toilets, a place where you can fish and you can then eat fish, small shops and a place where you can buy a coconut to drink out of it. Very nice experience and definitely a must! You would only, then you can maybe with a group.
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  • Our cruise ship shore excursion “Borobudur by Train” takes us along the northern edge of Rawa Pening (literally meaning 'Clear Swamp') which is a lake that serves as a source of power, irrigation, flo...  read more »
  • Saya mampir dalam perjalanan menuju Museum Kereta Api Ambarawa. Danaunya bagus sekali. Ada jalur kereta uap antara parkiran dan danau. Dikenal juga dengan jembatan biru karena di situ ada jembatan ber...  read more »
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