Visiting the Margotirto Dam tourist attraction which is located at the Tanggamus Gisting will provide the uniqueness of its location in the middle of a community village.
The dam from the Dutch era has been used as a tourist attraction. According to some records, this dam was once a Dutch fortress. The dam was formed in 1972. Then in 1984, the embankment was damaged because it was hit by a tree, from there the dam began to be neglected.
Then in April 2014, through non-governmental organizations, the floor around the pool was repaired. Then in August of the same year, the Tanggamus Regency order provided assistance for the construction of a 200-meter long talut. Now this location has been beautified and given several additional facilities for tourists.
- Route to Margotirto Dam
Margotirto Dam has a complete address at Pekon Gisting Bawah, Gisting District, Tanggamus. The location of this object is about 700 meters from Jalan Raya Gisting in the direction of Kota Agung. Meanwhile, from the capital city of Bandar Lampung, the distance is about 75 kilometers with a travel time of approximately two hours.
The route is Bandar Lampung – Gedong Tataan – Pringsweu – Gisting – Margotirto Dam. Visitors can take it via Lintas Barat Sumatra street. The same as the route when going to Way Lalaan Waterfall and Sawmil Beach.
For public transportation, you can use the bus from Rajabasa Terminal to Kota Agung. The fare is around IDR 30,000 if you get off at Gisting. After that, the journey continues by taking an ojek from Gisting to Dam Margo Tirto.
Another alternative that is easier is to ride travel that can deliver directly to the tourist object. However, at a higher cost than taking the bus.
- Entrance ticket prices and facilities at Margotirto Dam
Visitors who enter this tourist attraction will be charged IDR 5000. This price is certainly very affordable for all people. Visitors who come are not only treated to views of the Dam, but the manager offers rides that can be enjoyed. In addition, some of the facilities will also make you feel comfortable to linger here.
Going around the dam by pedaling a water bike will be a fun activity for visitors who come. The water bike rental rates are in the range of IDR 3,000 to IDR 5,000 for one turn.
By paying an entrance ticket of IDR 3,000, visitors can be satisfied taking a bath and playing in the swimming pool here. Inside there is also a playground for children, tires to play with, and small balls that can be played for free.
No need to worry about your stomach when you are hungry, there are many food stalls and vendors. These stalls are in the houses of the residents that surround this dam. The price of food and snacks that are sold is still cheap.
Camping / Gazebo
For those who don’t want to play water rides, you can relax at the huts around the Dam. From this shady lodge, visitors can enjoy the view of the lake and the atmosphere of the village.
Toilets and Parking
The large parking area and toilet facilities at this attraction add to the comfort of visiting. Both of these facilities are free for tourists who come.
If other tourist objects are given a barrier between tourist objects and settlements, here it is different. There is no barrier between settlement and Dam. So that this dam appears to be integrated with community settlements.
This is of course rarely found in other tourist locations. This uniqueness can be the reason why you should visit it. That is the information regarding the Margotirto Dam tour, hopefully, it can be a reference for your vacation.