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Fishing Mania, Something’s New in Situ Kawali Scent

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Situ Wangi Kawali Tourism Object in Winduraja Village, Kawali District, Ciamis Regency, was officially opened to the public after being revitalized. Make fishing hobbyists more comfortable.

Before being laid out, Situ Wangi was used as a fishing spot as well as people’s livelihood. Anyone who visits this place is also automatically treated to a charming view with green hills.

Situ Wangi, which never subsides during the dry season, is also used by residents as a source of water for irrigating rice fields and other agricultural areas.

The Kawali Ciamis scented lake was inaugurated by Ridwan Kamil. (Dadang Hermansyah/detikcom)

Now, the area is more comfortable for anyone. Situ Wangi Kawali changed drastically. The path is made of plaster and can be used as a jogging arena. There are a number of supporting facilities, such as dozens of gazebos for relaxing.

Situ Wangi also has open land that can be used to hold weddings, then a viewing tower (selfie tower), a number of toilets, an amphitheater, a culinary area, a gallery and other facilities.

The West Java Provincial Government really seems to be serious about fixing the Situ Wangi Kawali area to become a tourist destination. To beautify the five-hectare area, the West Java Provincial Government has poured a budget of Rp. 11 billion in 2021.

“The lake has two functions, ecological as a source of water, irrigation while the social function is to improve the community’s economy and tourism,” said West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil when inaugurating the area, Saturday (19/2/2022).

The Story of the Eight Tombs of the Kings

Behind the charm of its beauty, Situ Wangi Kawali saves a myriad of urban legends that are still thick and believed by the public.

It is said that Situ Wangi is a place for bathing or cleaning the kings, he said, eight highways. Hence, this area is named Winduraja (eight kings). The story is reinforced by the presence of eight tombs of kings of the Galuh Kingdom era in the vicinity.

The Ciamis culturalist who is also the Secretary of the Ciamis Tourism Office, Budi Kurnia, said that in Situ Wangi there is a myth that it is forbidden for women who are menstruating to go down to the lake. Either swimming or just taking a boat. He said it could cause havoc.

Fragrant Situ in CiamisSitu Wangi in Ciamis, West Java is getting more beautiful. (Dadang Hermansyah/detikcom)

“Women who are menstruating or menstruating are not allowed to go to the lake. Because it is a sacred place. In the past, several drownings occurred, the victims who died were women,” said Budi.

According to Budi, people used to think that women who came to their period were not clean.

According to Budi, the Situ Wangi Kawali area was last managed by the Regent of Galuh RAA Kusumadriningrat or Kanjeng Prebu in 1880. And, recently it was revitalized again.

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