In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
I went to Ciater Hot Springs in Bandung last summer holiday with my family. The hot springs come from Mount Tangkuban Perahu's active crater and is piped into the private pool in the private bungalow where we stayed.
After a hot sweaty weather from Jakarta, I appreciate the cool weather in Ciater. It feels like Autumn or Spring in Perth. I can still remember breathing it's cool mountain air. It was so refreshing and the air is pure.
How can I forget the views from the bungalow? Subhana Allah, it is picturesque all around. I can just sit at the veranda watching the green with tea plantation climbing over the hills. There is a beautiful masjid over the hill far away from my sight.
The bungalow we stayed at was designed with woods, river stones and bricks. The wooden floor in the top make sound when people walk on. This double story bungalow has 2 rooms with double beds, hot and cold shower and en-suite bathroom. It also has fire wall feature with river stones in the living room, entertainment room with International TV channel and karaoke; dining room and a bar with refrigerator, coffee, tea and mineral water. There is a fish pond in the front of the house and all around it has veranda. The house can accomodate up to 12 people comfortablly.
The best part of this private bungalow is it has a private hot spring water pool. This sulfuric water temperature is between 400 C - 450 C. When the water reach the eyes, it's sting.
They call this water healing water. It is said that this water cure various disease like paralysis, remathism, nerve and bone diseases and other skin diseases. I say it is good to loosen Muja muscles and to make it less tight. The important thing is she was happy and just enjoyed herself being in the water. Alhamdulillah, she benefit from nature and I believe nature can cure.
The water also did good to my skin as I suffer psoriasis. I notice that I stopped scratcing my skin and I didn't get itchy from mosquito bite.
There are few resorts and spas near where we stayed. We all went horseback riding to the go-kart before we were lead to arung jeram. The arung jeram is the best adventure activity I have done since I was in school age. This will be in its own entry, insha Allah later. There is a lot of activities for children as well.
When I think back it was so calm and peace there. I felt less tense and it soothe my soul. I don't mind to stay there for the rest of my life. It was so pitiful that I have to leave such a restful and still place. I hope I can return there just to have a quiet and relax holiday, next time - insha Allah.