Dendam Tak Sudah Lake, Bengkulu

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This indeed was the name of the mysterious of the lake, the lake is only about 6 km from the center of city of Bengkulu.

Judging from the name alone, the lake is already implies a tragic story behind it. The name of the lake is believed to be associated with the legend of a young couple. They tied the knot semati lively, but their romance was accomplished because the girl's parents did not approve. He was betrothed to another man, but the seeds of love in the hearts of the girls can not be separated anymore.

Then the two young romantic couple's suicide into a lake. It is said that since it's in the lake there are two large leeches, who is the incarnation of the lovers.

In the Netherlands, the lake is then made dam, to be more organized and not easily spill over and make it easier for the road. Evidence that the dam can be seen up to now. But after independence the construction of the dam abandoned. Dam that was completed was inspired local residents to become Dam Tak Sudah named and the word "Den" in front of the word "Dam" is a "confusion" that had been posed to tickle the curiosity.

Lake area of 37.50 hectares of it is unique that no other lake. Below, it is said there are volcanoes.

This lake also has a variety of unique flora, ie Pencil orchid (Vanda hookeriana), which is believed to grow only in the region. The other is the unique flora of the sun orchids, lilies, palm, islands, swamps Ambacang, stretched, plawi, brosong, Gelam, ferns and sikeduduk.

Panorama in the lake is also very beautiful and exotic far as the eye memadang, visitors will be spoiled landscape of Bukit Barisan blue and faintly visible in the distance.

Around the lake is now a nature reserve area for a plasma pencil nuftah for orchids. Also found a variety of fauna such as long-tailed macaques, monkeys, birds finches, wild boar, python snakes, gibbons, snail and various species of fish including the rare fish such as kebakung and Palau.

Which is a pencil orchid seed flora, until now still can be enjoyed by visitors. Orchid colors combined with white flowers and purple black spots, as reported by kapanlagi, always an attraction for tourists who come. Long-tailed macaque monkeys and was sometimes still be seen hanging in trees. However, other fauna, rare now beginning.

Now this lake also serves as a water catchment area (catchment area). This region is supplying most of the water to farmers in the town of Bengkulu and storage of ground water reserves.

Large Village Nature Reserve where the lake is located has a topographical regions 0-8 percent. Altitude region of the sea about 15 meters. Area of rock formations that make up the area consists of rocks neogin (Pliosin and myosin).

In the area of the lake, visitors can see the natural scenery of the lake's surface that looks reddish overwritten before the sun went keperaduannya. Places morning sunrise with clean air and the red tinge on the surface of the lake in the evening is ideal when captured from the camera lens.

Beauty of the lake as well as a vast nature reserve environment is the potential for special interest tourists to make education and research. At this location, visitors can also use the raft to the boat and around the lake, and fishing.

Some residents around the lake provides the cabins that offer a variety of foods such as roasted corn and coconut. Some typical foods such as abdominal pigeon Bengkulu, lempuk and tat cake can also be purchased in the vicinity.
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  • This lake make me confuse when i come for the first time,Look at the name,Dendam Tak Sudah,meaning is "Revenge Never End", And when i know,i said " wow!",Then i came here and find a beautiful lake,it....  more »
  • Lake, Lake, no more than a small aquatic reserve for padi ( rice) - a staple food - plantation. The edge of the lake at west side is near to main road ( outer ring road Bengkulu city for cargo truck....  more »
  • This lake is actually a calming beautiful lake if only it's not located right by the side of a busy road. I personally prefer to enjoy this lake early in the morning when the street is not too busy, so I can enjoy the lake with its serenity and fresh air. In the morning, when the sky clear, you can see mountains with clouds hanging beautifully on the eastern sky. To enjoy the lake, you can sit on chairs provided by the street vendors or just do a quick stop and stand few minutes and go. If you choose to sit, you have to buy drinks or snacks like fresh coconut, sodas, grilled corn, etc but the price will be more expensive than any other places in town.
  • Beautiful sunrise view. But the people need more help for smiling 😁
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