In addition to Wendit, who had gone viral because the water was clear, in Malang Regency there were also other baths whose water was also clean. His name is Petirtaan Watugede.
Petirtaan Watugede is located in Watugede Village, Singosari District, Malang Regency. It is not difficult to find this bath. The distance is about 200 meters from Singosari Station.
Petirtaan Watugede is known as a historic pool because it has existed since the days of the Singasari Kingdom. This place also used to be a bath for the king’s daughters, including Ken Dedes.
This bath is located about 9 meters below ground level. From the entrance, the traveler will descend dozens of stairs to the baths surrounded by large trees. When you get there, the atmosphere is so beautiful and calm. Travelers can hear the sound of running water to the sound of insects mingling.
Petirtaan Watugede in Malang. Photo: Putu Intan/detikcom
In the pool area, travelers will find rock structures, statues, and inscriptions which are royal relics. Then in the left corner of the pool, you can see a place of prayer that is usually used by tourists who want to pray at Petirtaan Watugede.
Besides being historic, Petirtaan Watugede is known to have clean water. That’s because the water that fills the pool comes from springs that are said to never dry up. The water there flows from a source that comes from under the Lo tree which is east of the pond.
The place of prayer at Petirtaan Watugede which is located in front of the Lo tree, under which is a spring. Photo: Putu Intan/detikcom
In the 7 meter long, 3 meter wide and 1.5 meter deep pool, people usually take a dip. According to the caretaker of Petirtaan Watugede, Agus, many people also come to perform rituals because it is believed that the water here has various benefits, both for health and warding off negative things.
Petirtaan Watugede is open every day from 09.00 – 16.00 WIB. Entrance is free but a traveler can make a voluntary donation for the preservation of this cultural heritage site.
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