History of Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort
The hot spring in northern Bandung was first discovered by the Dutch in the nineteenth century, only a few decades after the Dutch established a tea plantation in the area. Later they did a scientific research about the usefulness of the hot spring and soon after the news spread to the locals and more and more people came to the area to try to cure their illness such as skin disease, locomotion, strained joints, rheumatism, and many more. The hot spring water itself contains many useful minerals such as sulfur, iodine, iron, manganese, calcium, sulfate, chloride, zinc, cadmium, lithium, potassium, magnesium, and copper with average pH level at 2.75.
After Indonesia got independence in the year of 1945, the hot spring was taken over by the Indonesian and in 1967 the government named the place Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort. Gradually the local authority began to build more facilities within the resort, such as hotel and villas, restaurants, more pools, playing ground for children, horse riding facilities, etc.
What is Inside Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort
Sari Ater hot spring resort is open every day and very popular among the locals. They come to the area not only to soak but mainly to have a picnic within the area. They come within large group (10 people of more) and bring lots of food and mats so that they can sit on the ground while enjoying the nice scenery.
There are many pools of hot water (around 40 degrees Celsius) where we can soak our legs. This sulfuric hot water is believed to be beneficial for skin health as well as rheumatism. For those who want to ride a horse or take a short ride with horse cart around the area can also come to Sari Ater hot spring resort. Besides there is also camping ground, children play ground, flying fox, and go-cart inside the area.
Recently there have been some masseurs around the pool who usually offer the visitors to have legs and feet massage while you are soaking your legs in the water at Rp 40,000 for 20-minute service. Their service is quite strong and good and can give you extra comfort to your legs and feet.
Canteens and restaurants are also available inside. However in order to go to the washroom you need to pay Rp 2,000 per person.
How to Go to Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort
This hot spring is located only 2 kilometers away from Tangkuban Perahu volcano or around 30-minute drive. There are several ways how to reach this hot spring, but most people come here via the main road of Setiabudi street in Bandung and go straight to Lembang area passing the volcano.
As this place is open for 24 hours a day, the best time to come here would be early in the morning before 8 am or late at night. Otherwise you will meet the crowds of the locals coming here especially on weekends and public holidays.
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