Written by Beverley Lennon
Co-written by Matin Firas Harahap, Cisca Lim

Versi Bahasa Indonesia:

Be it the food, shopping, or the gorgeous views, visitors come from all over to experience different things to do in Bandung’s exquisite atmosphere. In Bandung, capital city of the West Javanese province, you’re never short on things to do.

Nestled between three mountains, Bandung is well known for its cool calming weather, similar to that of places in higher altitudes. That’s also probably a reason why Bandung is commonly referred to ‘Paris van Java’ for its rich heritage in arts and culture.

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With millions of tourists flocking here every year, just what is really there to see in Bandung?

You’ve seen our take on Bali, here’s our edition of what’s in store in Bandung.

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36. Reconnect with Nature: Dago Pakar

Whether you fancy a short stroll for a splash of greenery to your everyday routine, or exploring the 2500 species of fauna, there are just so many things to do in this patch of forest just north of the city centre.

Dago Pakar contains two adjacent parks separated by Jl. Maribaya, and both parks offer different but equally interesting sights to see.

36-a) Historical tunnels and an Instagrammable cliff: Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Djuanda

A mere 30-minute drive from the city center lies Taman Hutan Raya, or ‘TaHuRa’ for short.

Stretching across 590 hectares of land, the Taman Hutan Raya was built to conserve Bandung’s diversity of plants and flowers. Named after Indonesia’s 10th Prime Minister, a museum showcasing Ir. H. Djuanda’s memorabilia along with artifacts found in the area can be found in Taman Hutan Raya.

There is a spot up the park locals refer to as ‘Tebing Keraton’, a cliff with a stunning view of the pine trees below, which is very instagrammable.

4. tebing keraton via rajatourbandung
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The park also houses two separate waterfalls, Curug Lalay, and Curug Omas.

Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Djuanda

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Address: Komplek Tahura Ir.H.Djuanda No.99, Dago Pakar, Bandung
Contact: +62 22 251 5895
Entrance: Rp. 12,000 for locals (approximately USD $0.82) and Rp. 76,000 (approximately USD $5.21) for foreigners
Opening hours: 8am – 6pm


36-b) Waterfalls and hot springs: Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort

Known as the home of Curug Maribaya, Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort is located just north of Taman Hutan Raya. The park is easily accessed through Lembang, but there is also a walkway from Taman Hutan Raya.

Photo via: Hatsu Wicaksono

Getting to the Maribaya waterfall is a joy itself; walking through the forest treks while breathing in the fresh mountain air is a great way to rejuvenate the body and mind.

Upon reaching the waterfall, visitors can even feel the water droplets as it cools the skin, and bask in its refreshing scent.

Photo via: Oyi Images

To rest your tired legs after a day of trekking, the Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort also offers natural hot spring pools, which is believed to cure skin diseases.

Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort

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Address: Jalan Maribaya, Lembang, Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat
Contact: +62 821 1556 7050; +62 22 82782228
Entrance: Rp. 35,000 (approximately USD $2.60)
Opening hours: 8am – 4pm


37. Feed the deer and camp at Ranca Upas, Ciwidey

Do you know that other than the white lake (Kawah Putih) at Ciwidey, you can also visit the Deer Conservation Park and Camping Ground at Ranca Upas?

Here in Ranca Upas, you can even buy vegetables or carrots to feed the deer (~Rp. 5,000) or simply watch them graze peacefully.

Photo via ocktasarhie, dmsnvndr, Nonot S

There’s also an outdoor adventure park (yes, with a tree house!) and water rides where your kids can have fun while you soak in the hot springs.

If you spontaneously feel like spending a night here, camping equipment is also available for rent at the nearby shops.

Ranca Upas, Ciwidey

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Address: Jl. Raya Ciwidey – Patenggang KM 11, Desa Alam Endah, Ciwidey, Kabupaten Bandung, Jawa Barat. Coordinates here
Entrance: Weekdays: Rp. 10,000 (approximately USD $0.67); Weekend: Rp. 15,000 (approximately USD $1). If you would like to stay overnight and camp there, the smallest tent (for maximum 3 people) costs Rp. 150,000 per tent (approximately USD $11.20). If you are driving there, two-wheeled vehicles will be charged Rp. 2,000 (approximately USD $0.13) and four-wheeled vehicles will be charged Rp. 5,000 (approximately USD $0.34) for parking.
Contact: +62 813 2373 9973; +62 22 8592 4482


38. Smell the tulips and feel the Dutch windmills in Kampoeng Tulip

Bandung is known as Paris Van Java, but Kampoeng Tulip is all about a Holland lifestyle for the family.

Don’t be surprised if you don’t see any tulip blooms. Despite efforts to import and plant the tulips, the flowers fail to grow.

Photo via weike_emelia, meykerotch, asep_prabu

Still, Kampoeng Tulip will surprise you with its vast gardens complete with the most Instagenic natural views and exciting facilities. Take a stroll around the pretty spots adorned with iconic Dutch windmills and shabby chic little houses.

You can even don a traditional Dutch costume and pose for fun!

Your kids will be thrilled to jump into the little boats, while you row around and admire this charming place.

Kampoeng Tulip

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Address: Komplek Banyu Biru Blok H No. 17, Ciwastra, Mekarjaya, Rancasari, Bandung, West Java 40292
Phone: +62 815 7313 7808
Opening Hours: 9am – 5 pm
Entrance Fee: Rp. 8,000 on weekdays (approximately USD $0.55) and Rp. 12,000 on weekends (approximately USD $0.82). Boat rides are free.


39. Stroll around the Garden of the Gods: Taman Lembah Dewata

A place where serenity reigns – Taman Dewata is located in the region of Lembang and is a land of fantasy, similar to the Garden of Eden, with its majestic lake.

The picturesque setting is amplified by a cool, revitalizing breeze that makes it perfect for a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Photo via r.a.wulandari, asfmttwry

Row a boat around the lake to immerse yourself in the natural setting and don’t forget to capture this moment. After all, it is not always that you get to take a stroll in the Garden of the Gods!

Taman Dewata is a fitting location for a romantic couple photoshoot or pre-wedding shoot, and it’s a peaceful alternative to Ciwidey White Crater (Kawah Putih) (because you don’t want strangers to photobomb those special moments right).

Photo via bomi1120

Need a little more magic? The Pony package riding at Taman Lembah Dewata lets you choose between 3 different routes (short route, Lake Route or Lake and Hill route). Take the longer route so you learn just why Taman Dewata earned bragging rights for its Zen-like scenery.

P.S. While ponies are great for children to ride on, we strongly encourage adults not to ride ponies but to choose fully grown horses instead. This is because the heavier weight of adults can overstrain the ponies’ backs.

Taman Lembah Dewata

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Address: Jalan Raya Tangkuban Perahu , Cibogo Lembang, Regency of West Bandung
Contact: +62 812 2253 6000
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm
Entrance Fee: Rp. 10,000 (Approximately USD $0.80)
Boat Rental Fee: Rp. 30,000 (Approximately USD $2)
Pony Riding Fee: Rp. 30,000-100,000 (Depending on route chosen) (Approximately USD $ 2.30-7.60)


40. Pay a visit to Wakadobol Lake (West Bandung), sibling of Lake Kelimutu (Flores)

Ready for one of the most magical experiences in Bandung? You’ve got to experience Lake Wakadobol, one of Bandung’s best kept secrets! Sshh, allow us to let you in on a few tips.

Lake Wakadobol isn’t your typical lake oasis in the middle of a lush jungle; it is a natural rain-fed lake located in a mine area.

Surrounded by a magnanimous rocky landscape, Lake Wakadobol is one of the lesser known places primarily because of the restrictions imposed by authorities and the potential danger of this place, as it is an active mining area.

Photo via budi_ryan

In fact, you will also notice a warning sign at the location. So once you’re there, you are recommended to be on your guard as bulldozers come and go with large amounts of sand (which might be of possible danger).

Nevertheless, on a sunny day, your lens would capture a radiant mixture of colours which makes Lake Wakadobol the perfect spot to sit, click, click and…. Click.

The real mystical moment of the place illuminates on a gloomy day when the rocky landscapes are covered by mist, converting Lake Wakadobol into a scene straight out of a battle scene from Game of Thrones!

Wakadobol Lake

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Address: Giriasih, Batujajar, West Bandung Regency, West Java 40561, Indonesia
Coordinates here.
Opening Hours: Open anytime
Entrance Fee: No entrance fee as this is not an official tourist spot. You need to ask for permission from the security guard to enter to view the lake.
Parking Fee: Rp. 2,000 (Approximately USD $0.15)

41. Take a break from the digital world and connect with nature at Situ Cisanti

Had a challenging and tiring week at work? Give your mind a break and escape to Situ Cisanti for a digital detox.

Located two hours away from the city, Situ Cisanti is sure to make you realise and appreciate the wonders of Mother Nature.

Photo via aryo_edan

Take a stroll around Situ Cisanti’s serene water springs and tea plantations as the calming sound of the gushing water coupled with the aroma of tea is sure to set your mind at complete ease.

Photo via ricky.rianto, hilmanimanuddin

With dim phone signals and clear skies, Situ Cisanti is the perfect place to take a step back from life and simply connect with your inner self.

If you are too captivated to leave just yet, be sure to pack a tent in your vehicle as Situ Cisanti permits camping within the premises. Happy stargazing!

Situ Cisanti

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Address: Neglawangi, Kertasari, Bandung, West Java 40386
Getting there: Recommended route is via Ciparay. Drive towards the Ciparay Terminal. From the terminal, turn right into the road Awi-Ciparay, and drive along until you enter the highway. After passing by Cibeureum market, you will be nearing the lake. Coordinates here.
Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm (open after 5pm for camping purposes)
Entrance Fee: Rp. 10,000 (Approximately USD $0.75)
Parking Fee: Rp. 3,000 (Approximately USD $0.25)

42. Plunge in crystal clear water: Sendang Geulis Kahuripan

A journey through the rice fields and tea plantations will lead you to this relatively remote spot in Bandung.

What makes it tricky to access is the lack of direction, but once you’ve travelled through the narrow roads, you’ll get to enjoy the charm and beauty of this natural crystal clear pond.

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Although not rich in marine life, the real charm of the spring is underwater.

To ease your mind from all the hustle and bustle of the city, locals have set up food stalls as well as other facilities including changing rooms. How much more convenient can it get?

We bet you won’t want to leave that spot!

Sendang Geulis Kahuripan

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Address: Ganjarsari, Cikalong Wetan, Ganjarsari, Cikalong Wetan, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40556, Indonesia
Getting there: From Jakarta, exit at the toll booth Cikamuning (Tol Cipularang). Then, follow the Cikampek-Padalarang road until you arrive at Cikalong highway. After crossing the border of Cikalong east, drive for around 3km, and you will find a fork with a gate with a pineapple shape. Drive for another 4km and you will reach Talaga Kahuripan (also known as Geulis Kahuripan). Although the road to the location is not in very good condition, you will be treated to beautiful natural landscapes of plantations and rice fields. Coordinates here.
Contact: +62 852 9544 7036
Entrance fee: Rp. 10,000 (Approximately USD $0.80)
Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm (daily)

Bandung’s magnificent waterfalls

Wander where the Wi-Fi is weak

As much as Bandung has exceptional man-made attractions, it is also filled with awe-inspiring natural wonders.

A mere drive away from the hustle and bustle of Bandung city, you will find the most glorious waterfalls. All you will want to do is leave the camera aside for a moment and soak in this unique experience! Adventure-junkies rejoice!

43. Lay Eyes on the Magnificent Javanese Niagara: Curug Malela

Standing at 70 metres tall and 50 metres wide, Curug Malela can be considered as Bandung’s largest waterfall.

Photo via: Endar Permadi

Either it’s the distance (it’s about a three-hour drive from the city), or the rough terrain (much needs to be conquered to get there!), Curug Malela is the kind of place that people talk about but have never really gotten the chance to see it for themselves.

So if you get there – congrats – achievement unlocked!

Curug Malela

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Address: Kampung Manglid, Desa Cicadas, Kecamatan Rongga, West Bandung Regency, West Java. Coordinates here
Entrance: Rp. 5,000 (approximately USD $0.34)

44. Witness the Weeping Rocks of Curug Batu Templek, Bandung

You might have a difficult time asking the locals for directions to Curug Batu Templek if you are in Central Bandung.

Even though the curug isn’t too difficult to reach, its unsuspected location near stone quarries makes the Curug Batu Templek sound foreign to the ear.

Photo via: ricki_ip

A rare geological phenomenon, the rocks of Curug Batu Templek is actually a small notch on the Earth’s plate, formed by tectonic movements. This causes underground water to pour magically from the cracks into the rocks.

The best time to pay a visit is during the rainy season (usually between September and March) when the flow of the water is high and light brown in colour – a perfect hue to compliment the darker shades of the rocks.

Since the roads leading to Curug Batu Templek are narrow semi-paved paths, one of the best ways to get there is on two wheels. After passing by stone craftsmen of Pasar Impun, riders will have to travel up a series of climbs up a couple of hills.

The climb ends with a rewarding view of East Bandung from above. Don’t be surprised to find that you’re the only visitor there!

Meanwhile, the sound of trickling water from a distance is a telling sign you are heading in the right direction.

Curug Batu Templek

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Getting There: From Central Bandung, head Eastwards on Jl. AH Nasution. Turn left right after ‘Lapas Sukamiskin’ onto Jl. Pasir Impun. Continue straight until reaching Jl. Cisanggarung, your destination will be on the left side of the road. Coordinates here
Entrance fee: Rp. 5,000 (approximately USD $0.34); Rp. 10,000 (approximately USD $0.69) during holidays

45. The elevated rainbow waterfall: Cimahi Waterfall (Curug Cimahi)

Although this waterfall is located right off the highway, as soon as you reach it, you’ll feel like you’re like the middle of the woods.

Photo via: Gilang-Pamungkas

This is an astounding location for couples to just have some couple time together – hold hands and enjoy a bit of heart-to-heart talk.

At a height of 87 metres, it is one of the highest waterfalls in Bandung and the first to have coloured lights integrated – done so to increase night-time tourism, so you can spend all day admiring its brilliance after sunset.

Cimahi Waterfall

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Address: Curug Cimahi Parongpong Kab. Bandung Bar. 40559, Indonesia. Coordinates here.
Opening hours: 7am – 5pm (lights are up from 5pm – 9pm)
Entrance fees: Rp. 15,000 (USD $1) before 5pm and Rp. 17,000 (USD $1.17) after 5pm for locals. Rp. 25,000 for foreigners (approximately USD $1.71).

46. For nature and eco-lovers: Bamboo Village by Villa, Lembang

Here, it’s camping but with more comfort.

This treehouse in Villa Lembang is not far from town, and yet so close to nature, you can feel the fresh air lift your spirits – perfect for those that want a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

As the villa estate is over 10,000 square metres, there’s plenty of walking room to put on your explorer boots and enjoy Mother Nature. Lembang is also home to a stunning floating market if you plan on a little sightseeing trip on the side.

This place is all about complementing the environment – it’s eco-friendly with strong roots and a steady roof. You can be assured that these houses are strong enough not to be easily shaken.

Bamboo Village by Villa is known to be child-friendly, and it also has alternative villas if you’re afraid of heights. As an added bonus, it is also of driving distance to Tangkuban Perahu, a mesmerizing volcano walk.

Bamboo Village by Villa, Lembang

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From USD $37.16 (approximately Rp. 541,488) per night

Location: Komplek Vila Istana Bunga, Jl. Kolonel Masturi KM 9, Parongpong, Lembang, Bandung, Indonesia, 40559

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Family fun at Bandung’s farms

Get your boots on!

Sometimes, life among animals is just what kids need!

Bringing the kids out for some wonderful time digging in the dirt, eating some freshly picked fruits and veggies and learning about farming can be one of the most rewarding educational outings for the entire family.

With petting zoos that provide unlimited amount of fun and opportunities to take part in real-life farming happenings, Bandung’s farms are real cornucopias of activities! The perfect way to anticipate your kids’ appreciation of nature and develop various skills through a series of hands-on learning experiences!

47. A Miniature Zoo on a Mall Rooftop: Bandung’s Paris Van Java

Once you are done shopping in Paris Van Java’s multiple chains of retail stores, be sure to spare an hour or two at this hidden gem on the rooftop.

Perfect for educating young children on caring for animals, the rooftop garden at Paris Van Java has two separate attractions – the Lactasari Mini Farm and the Bird Park.

Get ready to be greeted by a flurry of kaleidoscopic-coloured tropical birds!

Upon entering the aviary, you’ll be given crickets in a cup for the birds to feed on. The bird park houses some of Indonesia’s rare birds, such as the Parrots of Nusa Tenggara and the Hornbills of Borneo.

On the other side of the rooftop lies the Lactasari Mini Farm, a tiny farm where only five species of animals are kept – goat, sheep, cows, rabbits and Siberian Huskies.

You’ll be equipped with aprons, vegetables and a bottle of milk for feeding the animals.

The farm is well-maintained and clean, so you don’t have to worry about dirt and animal stains – you can totally visit in comfort.

Paris Van Java

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Address: Jl. Sukajadi no.131-139, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40162, Indonesia
Phone: +62 22 2060800
Entrance: Bird Park: Rp. 29,000 (approximately USD $2), Lactasari Mini Farm Rp. 60,000 (approximately USD $4)
Opening hours: Weekdays: 10am – 8pm, Weekend: 10am – 9pm


48. ‘Work’ on a farm at the Jendela Alam Farm

There are several attractions in Bandung that offer farm-related activities, which allow visitors to interact directly with animals or plant and harvest farm crops.

But the Jendela Alam (‘Nature’s Window’) farm is one of the first and most complete of them all.

Located on Jl. Sersan Baijuri, Lembang, where an actual farm might be, you can roam this hillside farmland with your children and meet the usual and not-so-usual animals, with some from neighbouring countries! Visitors also get a chance to clean, feed, and even milk the animals.

Photo via westysukandar, novitahidajat, m.i.ks, novian_kuncorohadi

Learn about traditional farming methods using shovels and rakes while literally getting your hands dirty, and even modern farming techniques such as hydroponics and aquaponics.

Who knows, you may even get inspired to plant your own vegetables back home, and you’ll learn how you can do so!

Jendela Alam Farm

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Entrance: Weekday: Rp. 15,000 (Approximately USD $1); Weekend: Rp. 20,000 (Approximately USD $1.37); High Season: Rp. 25,000 (Approximately USD $1.71)
Address: Jl. Sersan Bajuri Km 4.5 Ledeng,Lembang, Bandung, West Java
Phone: +62 22 278 8482 / +62 895 0117 4777
Opening hours: Weekdays 9am-3.30pm; Weekend 9am-4pm


49. A House on the top of a Waterfall at Situ Patenggang

Just 10 minutes away from the well-known ‘Kawah Putih’ lies a lake that you would definitely regret to miss.

Legend claims that Prince Putra Prabu of 15th Century West Java and Putri Titisan Dewi met in a heart-shaped island in the middle of Situ Patenggang, after being separated for years due to the difference in their beliefs.

The surrounding view is purely breathtaking – tea plantations circle the area, so it looks as though someone had spread a green wool rug across the landscape.

There’s even a house right on top of a natural waterfall!

Photo via: Alchroniclez

Situ Patenggang

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Address: Patengan, Rancabali, Bandung 40973 (10 minutes from the well known Kawah Putih crater)
Entrance: Weekdays: Rp. 18,000 for locals (Approximately USD $1.23) and Rp. 135,000 (Approximately USD $9.26) for foreigners; Weekends: Rp. 20,500 (Approximately USD $1.41) for locals and Rp. 185,000 (Approximately USD $12.69) for foreigners.

50. Pick Strawberries in the hills of Lembang and Ciwidey: Natural Resto and Strawberry Land

Brought to Bandung by the Dutch during the colonial era, berries, most commonly strawberries, are discovered to grow well in Bandung.

As a result, the roads leading to Lembang and Ciwidey are abundant with strawberry plantations that guests can come and harvest themselves.

Photo via sorayalliza, neri_irawati, honeylemon_7

The ‘Natural Resto and Strawberry Land’ offers 1.5 ha of strawberry fields in the Lembang countryside, all grown using organic fertilizers.

Besides strawberry picking, the restaurant has also been featured in multiple television shows, shedding light to its strawberry-themed menu.

The ‘Gourame Goreng Strawberry’ and ‘Nasi Liwet Strawberry’ are two must-try dishes here!

Natural Resto and Strawberry Land

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Address: Jalan Tangkuban Parahu 109, Ciburial – Lembang – Bandung Barat
Phone: +62 878 2552 7771
Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9am – 7pm


51. Release your Inner Cowboy: De’Ranch, Lembang

Previously an actual ranch, this family favourite was transformed into a leisure park in 2007, and since then, has become one of Bandung’s must see attractions.

Guests are given cowboy costumes and a horse ride (with a professional at bay, of course) to roam the 5 hectares of greenery.

Photo via faqihgan1717, shilvydwipurnama

There are 22 activities to choose from, which cost between IDR 20,000 – 200,000 (USD 2 to 15), including archery and gold hunting.

Photo via syauqi_ardiansyah, dhitafda, arsubrata, raudahnasution

Not to mention, guests can also learn how horses and cows are taken care of – from feeding, bathing, to milking the cows.

Photo via ermiliatania

You can even purchase the milk and meat – sold fresh from the actual livestock!


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Address: Jl. Maribaya No 17, Lembang, Jawa Barat 40791
Phone: +62 22 2785865
Entrance: Rp. 15,000 (Approximately USD $1, can be used to redeem milk)
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am – 5pm (Monday closed)

52. Go Behind the Scenes of a Traditional Orchestra: Saung Angklung Udjo

Marketing itself as a ‘one-stop cultural workshop’, Saung Angklung Udjo is the perfect destination for visitors looking for an educational entertainment experience in Bandung.

Made from bamboo tubes carved to produce a particular note, the Angklung produces a sound unlike any other musical instrument, and is considered a unique identity of the Sundanese culture.

You can attend Angklung-making classes and watch how it goes together with a traditional dance and puppet show performance.

Photo via wildanufirdaus, tututsy, yourbandung

Udjo Ngalegana, a traditional craftsman, built the place in 1966 as a means of giving back to the community. All proceeds of Saung Angklung Udjo go to the education of local students, most of whom are local underprivileged children in the area.

Saung Angklung Udjo

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Address: Jl. Padasuka No. 118, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40192
Phone: +62 22 7271714
Entrance: Weekdays: Locals Rp. 70,000 for adults and Rp. 50,000 for children; Foreigners Rp. 110,000 (Approximately USD $7.43) for adults and Rp. 70,000 (Approximately USD $4.73) for children (4-11 years old, free for under 4 years old). Weekend and Public holiday: Locals Rp. 75,000 for adults and Rp. 55,000 for children; Foreigners Rp. 120,000 (Approximately USD $8.11) for adults and Rp. 80,000 (Approximately USD $5.40) for children (4-11 years old, free for under 4 years old)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9am – 6pm. Traditional performances available at 3.30pm every day (additional performances available on Saturday 1pm and Sunday 10am)


53. Feast (your eyes) on cute dessert – Verde Resto & Lounge

No matter how much you eat, there’s always room for dessert. We have to agree that dessert doesn’t go to the stomach. Dessert goes to the heart!

Located in Jl. Dago, Verde is one of the most popular places to hang out at in Bandung. It’s both a restaurant and a bar, and you can also get your afternoon tea. Verde is also well-known for its dessert.

Have you ever seen something like this before? A rainbow coloured volcano pizza – their signature dish, where the flames will be light up before you eat.

Photo via: Rahajeng Sari Putri

And take a look at this one, the Cream Caramel. You wonder, where can you start your first bite?

Anywhere is good, and once you have reached the inside, you’ll love it even more.

Also read: 12 places in Bandung with dessert too pretty to be eaten

Verde Resto & Lounge

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Address: Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 177, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Contact: +62 22 2503005
Price Range: Rp. 35,000 – 150,000 (Approximately USD $2.40 – $10.28)
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 4pm – 12am; Fri 4pm – 1am; Sat 4pm – 2am


54. Take a Boat Ride or Cross the Love Bridge at Situ Cileunca

Surrounded by tea plantations, Situ Cileunca (Lake Cileunca) sits 1500m above sea level where the air is cool and fresh.

This is where you can take a boat ride around the lake and marvel at the beauty of the landscape.

Don’t like to get too close to the water?

Photo via kumisku, dailyaima_

You can take a stroll along a bridge across the lake, which connects two villages together.

Initially constructed to improve trade between the two villages, it has also brought a lot of couples together. Thus, it’s aptly named Jembatan Cinta (Love Bridge).

Situ Cileunca

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Address: Desa Warnasari, Kecamatan Pangalengan, Kabupaten Bandung 40378. Coordinates here
Entrance: Rp. 10,000 (Approximately USD $0.80)

55. Take a Dip in the Healing Waters of Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort

After a long day of exploring the city, you might want to loosen up those sore muscles for another day of sightseeing.

Located near volcanoes, natural hot springs have developed over the years and have been used by the locals as a relaxation method. That’s coupled with the beliefs that soaking in the hot springs would beautify physical appearances, and also heal rheumatic, muscular and nervous system problems.

You can choose from five bathing pools, and you aren’t comfortable bathing in public, you can rent the private rooms.

Other activities are also available – you can rent the usual pedal boats for an off-road track!

Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort

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Address: Jl. Raya Ciater, Subang, West Java
Phone: + 62 260 471700
Entrance: Rp. 35,000 (Approximately USD $2.40). Hot springs pool from Rp. 75,000 (Approximately USD $5.14)
Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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56. An Aroma Tea-raphy With a Matching Peaceful Pond – Cukul Tea Plantation, Pangalengan

Tea plantations have long been one of the most appealing recreation choices when around Bandung. With the fresh breeze and a hint of fragrant tea leaves lingering in the air, the experience of being in the middle of green tea territory is simply a rewarding one.

So, what sets Cukul Tea Plantation apart from the dozen other tea plantations in the area?

Photo via budiyadin, fidz92

For one, this tea plantation is located on the highland which means the air gets comfortably cool.

Secondly, a brilliant and calming pond, Situ Cukul is right nearby.

As it goes alongside the tea plantation, there is also a private European style villa that adds to the overall picturesque beauty of Cukul Tea Plantation.

Lastly, the small pathway among the tea fields will lead you to the top of one of the hills, where you can soak in the total bliss in peace.

Cukul Tea Plantation, Pangalengan

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Getting there: Cukul Tea Plantation is located in Malabar, Wargi Bandung, which is a 3 hour drive from the city. Take the route as follow: Highway Moh Toha – Dayeuhkolot – Banjara – Pangalengan, then take a right turn to Cisanti. Follow the path till you arrive at the area of Cukul Tea Plantation. Coordinates here

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