Little Venice in Cipanas Sub-District, West Java Province
Just because people are attracted to the beauty of Venice City, doesn’t mean they should go to Italy. For those who live in Indonesia, in this case, they can visit Little Venice of West Java Province. To be exact, the location is in Batulawang Village and it belongs to Cipanas Sub-District. As the name suggests, this site resembles the real Venice with its beautiful river way and gondola service. With such atmosphere, visitors would have a good time during the visit. They can simply take pictures in front of the buildings and explore the site. As for the best activity, it is none other than riding the gondola (a rowing boat) and pass through the river.
In terms of nuance, Little Venice indeed looks similar to the real one. It features several structures with Italian ambiances and beautiful plants. The most recognizable feature is definitely the serene artificial river on where the gondola passes. Have no worries. There is an operator, so tourists can simply sit on the boat comfortably. As for the size, the site has the total area of 125 hectares (which can accommodate lots of visitors).
Exploring Little Venice
Once arriving at Little Venice, tourists can start exploring the site comfortably either with families or friends. Somehow, this place is suitable for newly-weds and honeymooners due to the romantic nuance! One thing, everyone should pay the entrance fee in order to get to the location. The price is different for adults and kids, though, so make sure to ask the information first before spending the money. Here is another important consideration. The entrance fee becomes pricier during weekends and holidays. Also, each rides costs money!
The most common activity to do in Little Venice, aside from exploration, is photography. Thanks to unique landscape, featuring various landmark replicas and miniatures. Well, this site was once a resting area but it turns into a famous place for family recreation over time. No wonder, the management has given numerous improvements to the site in order to lure more visitors. One of the best facilities is indeed the gondola service, so tourists can explore the man-made river comfortably.
The gondola is not the main allure of Little Venice, as tourists can find other fun rides including Mississippi boat, boat ducks, water bikes, banana boats, dragon boats, battery cars, and many others. As mentioned above, each of these facilities cost some money to operate. Therefore, it is quite recommended to carry enough cash when visiting the site. Also, it is better to come with friends or families for a merrier atmosphere.
- Cibeet Waterfall
- Saridun Waterfall
- Puncak Tourist Site
How to Get There
In order to get to Little Venice, tourists only need to get to Cianjur Regency and reach Cipanas Sub-District afterward. If they come from Jakarta City, the city may take about 1 hour 52 minutes as the distance is 88.8. For those who want a faster trip, though, they can take advantage of Jagorawi Freeway and Ciawi – Cianjur Street.
Where to Stay
- Orange Villa
- Susan Inn
- Adam Villa
- Club Bali Suites