On the shore of Rawapening

Rawapening is a natural lake located close to a small city called Ambarawa in Central Java, Indonesia. It is surrounded by Mt. Merbabu, Mt. Ungaran, and Mt. Telomoyo. Although the word “rawa” literally means swamp, but Rawapening is really a lake. Unfortunately, the lake facing the problem of sedimentation and water quality degradation. Some environment experts said that the lake can be turn into dry land in the future if there are no actions taken to save the lake.

Anyway, the lake provides us beautiful scenery, especially early in the morning. We can also see the fishermen lives around the lake set out in their small “sampan”, for the lake is the main source of income for their daily living. They usually capture freshwater fishes and shrimps to be sold in the local market. Some of them collect water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) to be processed further into crafts. Nowadays, they also start to cultivate freshwater pearls.

dawn at rawapening

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21 thoughts on “On the shore of Rawapening

  1. Incredible photos. What kind of camera do you use?

  2. have you been to batu karas???

  3. gambare bikin ngiri.. 🙂

  4. bagus fotonya. foto menfoto paling gak bisa saya.

  5. Bikin kategori tentang fotografi donk. Ngiri banget liat foto2nya 😀

  6. Beautifull photos!

  7. Gorgeous photos emanating the spirit of Rawapening. Thank you. Blessings from Lizzie Joy

  8. Beautiful pictures… Wow, thanks for showing me a place I’d never see otherwise. 😀 Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog to read some of my poetry..

  9. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

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