HomeBlogs Ngebel Lake The Nature Tourism Object
It is called Ngebel Lake because it is in Ngebel subdistrict territory.
It is located about 24 km to the north-east of Ponogoro, Ngebel lake is
in the slope of Wilis mountain with 734 metre height on the sea and the
temperature 22 to 32 celsius.
With the wide of surface about 1.5
km, Ngebel lake surrounded by the road along 5 km. This lake has an
amazing panorama, cool air with the maiden nature condition that kept
one million potentials to be dug up. We also could met various fruits
like: durian, mangosteens, pundung, etc. In the lake also spread
various fishes, one them is the variety fishes that has protected. It
is Hampala fish or the local inhabitants named Ngongok fish. For that
purposes, it also available accommodation facilities that already for
the visitor who want to spend the night. The facilities is managed by
the Regional Government and private enterprise. According to the
developing legend in the community, Ngebel lake was formed based on the
story of a dragon snake, named “Baru Klinting”.
When the snake
take a meditating and unintentionally he was cut-piece by the community
around to be eaten. Mysteriously the snake changed into a child who
afterwards visited the community and made a contest to repeal the rib
that was transfixed by him into the land. Not even one succeeded in
carrying it out.
Afterwards he repealed this rib, and from this
rib hole went out water that afterwards became the big pool that welled
up and became Ngebel lake. It seems Ngebel lake had important role in
the history of Ponorogo Regency, because one of the founders of
Ponorogo regency, Batoro Katong, before doing the greatness Islam
religion in Ponogoro regency had clear himself in a pool near to Ngebel
lake. At this time, it is known as pool / Kucur Batoro.