Bandung, the capital city of West Java Province, is known as Paris van Java (Paris in Java). Just like Paris, Bandung offers an endless array of attractions, accompanied by beautiful view and refreshing air. Bandung is also a hub of creative ideas, where unique new attractions pop up every year. People from many areas come to this city to enjoy a nice vacation and unwind.
The city’s geography is surrounded by mountains, giving Bandung the stream of cool air. With its ideal temperature and moderate rainfall, Bandung is a great place for trees and green spaces that are abundant in the city. This is why Bandung is also called Kota Hujan (The City of Rain).
Downtown, the old architectures of colonial buildings are still well-kept and maintained, creating a great experience during a city tour. The city is also famous for its culinary traditions and scenes. All of them are unique, creative, and worthy of the time to explore.
As a developing city, Bandung has several public means of transport, such as city buses and angkot (public minivans). Access from Bandung to other surrounding cities is very easy, thanks to several freeways that connect to all the main routes in Bandung. There are numerous travel companies that offer car or bus trips from various main cities in Java to Bandung.
Bandung and all of its administrative areas have a lot of attractions, and every one of them will give memorable experiences for all visitors. A few days are not enough to explore everything this city has to offer. Here are some of the most recommended destinations you must check out when you visit Bandung.
1. Gedung Sate.
Gedung Sate is an icon of Bandung, located right across Bandung’s famous open field, Gasibu. The building serves as a government building, and has a unique satay-shaped structure on its roof, hence the name. Every weekend, the area around Gedung Sate and Gasibu are often packed with street food vendors and visitors.
Meanwhile, not everyone can enter Gedung Sate. Even the front yard is only open for special events. However, taking pictures or selfies with this building as a background is a must for visitors.
2. Museum Geologi.
Located at Diponegoro Street number 57, Cibeunying Kaler, Bandung, Museum Geologi (Geology Museum) has been around since 1928. Located near the iconic Gedung Sate, this museum is passed by angkot (public minivan) with Cicaheum – Ledeng route.
In the museum, you can see numerous collections of rocks, minerals, and replicas of prehistoric animals and humans. There are also dioramas and animations that illustrate natural disasters, the Earth formation, natural resources, and methods of natural resource processing.
You only need to pay 3,000 IDR per person to enter the museum. The operational hours are 09:00 – 15.30 local time from Monday to Friday, and 09:00 – 13:30 during the weekend.
3. Taman Lansia.
Taman Lansia (Lansia Park), located near Gedung Sate, is always packed with visitors every weekend. There are many street food vendors that surround the park. Inside the park, you can walk leisurely and enjoy refreshing air among the lush, green trees.
As the name suggests, this park was originally intended for senior citizens (lansia, or “lanjut usia”). However, seniors are not the only visitors allowed in this park. There are many young people and families that love visiting and relaxing in the park. Lansia Park is located on Cisangkuy Street, and it is open every day without any entrance fee.
Bandros, short from Bandung Tour on Bus, is one of the public facilities available for all Bandung citizens and visitors. This open bus has its main stop on Aceh Street, and it will take you to a city tour around the city.
Departing from Sejarah Park on Aceh Street, Bandros has several schedule intervals based on the numbers of available buses. During the one-hour ride, you will get information about various things and attractive spots in Bandung.
The cost of one Bandros trip is 25,000 IDR per passenger. Due to high demand for this tour, you are suggested to come early, or order the ticket in advance by phone number 0227213805. Bandros operates from 08:00 – 11:00 every work day, and from 08:00 – 14.00 every weekend or national holiday.
5. Cihampelas Street.
Cihampelas Street has long become one of the most popular trip destinations for tourists. This street used to be the center of shopping for clothes, before factory outlets became ubiquitous in Bandung. Many people come to Cihampelas specially to buy denim clothes and pants.
One special thing about this street is that many stores have created unique displays to attract visitors. There are stores with giant statues of Rambo and Spiderman in front of them, or store that has a building like a ship. Even if you do not buy anything, walking around this area will give the nostalgic feeling, besides the excitement from those unique storefronts.
To go to Cihampelas, you must use angkot with Kalapa – Ledeng, Cicaheum – Ciroyom, or St. Hall – Lembang route. Since Cihampelas is a one-way street, you cannot make the direct turn. You must go a little farther and turn from Cipaganti Street, now known as R. A. A. Wiranatakusumah Street.
The prices for clothes at stores in Cihampelas area are varied. The targets of these stores are mainly middle-class shoppers, so you may have a good chance to find clothes that suit your budgets.
6. Cihampelas Walk.
Looking for a shopping mall that has a park, kid’s playground, clothing stores, culinary centers, a movie theater, and hotel? Cihampelas Walk is the one. Located on Cihampelas Street, this is one of the most popular shopping malls in Bandung.
Aside from strategic location, this mall also has complete facilities, perfect for families. With proper walking paths and as few stairs as possible, Cihampelas Walk is a friendly mall for people who bring baby strollers, seniors, and wheelchair users.
The entrance to Cihampelas Walk is located on the left side of Cihampelas Street. Open from 10:00 to 22:00, this place is recommended for those who want to enjoy a complete shopping mall in Bandung.
7. Teras Cihampelas.
Recently, there has been a new flyover at the end of Cihampelas Street, called Teras Cihampelas (Cihampelas Terrace). Located right on top of the street, Teras Cihampelas is a place for neat lines of various street vendors, who sell foods, snacks, and souvenirs. During a bright, clear day, Teras Cihampelas is a great place to hang out while sitting on available chairs and enjoying snacks.
You can find elevator and stairs to Teras Cihampelas near the entrance of Cihampelas Walk. There is no entrance fee to use the flyover. The prices of foods and snacks sold here are also in affordable range.
8. Lactasari Mini Farm.
Using the concept of a miniature farm, Lactasari Mini Farm is a perfect place to bring little children. Here, you can introduce children to various animals such as lambs, rabbits, goats, and cows. Lactasari Mini Farm is located within the area of Paris Van Java Mall, at Sukadi Street number 137 – 139, Bandung.
When entering the farm area, every child will be given a bracelet, along with apron to keep their clothes clean. Every one of them will also get a basket of vegetables and a bottle of milk, which they can feed to animals on the farm. Since the location is in a mall, Lactasari Mini Farm can be the first alternative for children who are still afraid of meeting animals in an actual big farm. Parents can also accompany their children comfortably, before resuming the family trip to the mall.
Ticket price for one child at Lactasari Mini Farm is 50,000 IDR, including food for the animals. If you want to buy more animal food, the price is 5,000 IDR per basket. Guardian that accompanies the child inside must pay 10,000 IDR per person. You can visit this farm in Bandung every Monday to Friday at 10:00 – 19:00, or weekend at 10:00 – 22:00.
9. Boscha Observatory.
Famous for being featured in a musical movie Petualangan Sherina (Sherina’s Adventure), Boscha Observatory was built in 1932 by a group of Dutch astronomers led by Karel Albert Rudolf Boscha.
The giant telescope at Boscha Observatory is still functioning because of regular maintenance. Therefore, visitors who want to come and observe the sky at night must sign up online or by phone first. Meanwhile, regular visit without telescope observation can be done during the day without prior sign up.
The entrance fee to enter Boscha Observatory is 15,000 – 20,000 IDR per person. Group visitors are required to register, because the facility cannot accommodate too many visitors at once. There are various tools and equipment that must be kept safe from any bumps, which may happen if there are too many people inside.
10. Tangkuban Perahu.
Mount Tangkuban Perahu ot its name from its shape, which looks like an overturned boat when seen from a distance. With 2,048 meters of height above the sea level, this mountain is a famous tourist destination, thanks to its beautiful nature and cool air.
There are at least three craters in this mountain area: Ratu, Upas, and Domas. Although visitors cannot get too close with them, their views are really beautiful even from a distance. The road to these craters is well-maintained and in good condition. During the trip, your eyes will feast upon the lush, tall trees on both sides of the road, and you will pass by various tourist destinations along the Lembang – Tangkuban Perahu route.
Since Tangkuban Perahu is an active volcano, the craters are only available for a visit if the condition is safe. To enter the area, you must pay 13,000 IDR as entrance fee.
11. Geo Culture Trek.
Located in Lembang, Geo Culture Trek is a perfect destination for those who prefer more challenging activities. Officially opened in 2016, Geo Culture Trek offers trekking path that will challenge your body and rush your adrenaline.
The 2.7-kilometer-long trekking path stretches along Mount Batu, Cilangu Art Village, Dago Giri Road, Mekarwangi Village, and finally Lawangwangi, which is the finish line of the path. Geo Culture Trek will take you to beautiful nature and village that still upholds the Sundanese tradition of West Java.
12. De Ranch.
Do you want to know how it feels to be a cowboy or Indian on horseback? You can get that experience at De Ranch. It is a tourist destination in Bandung that has horse ranch concept. The wide, green grass field will really refresh your eyes, especially if you come from a big city.
There are various kid’s rides and food stalls in De Ranch area. You can also rent cowboy or Indian costumes to make your adventure more memorable. To get to De Ranch, you need to follow the main road of Bandung – Lembang route. De Ranch is not far from Lembang Market and Lembang Floating Market.
To enter the ranch, you need to pay 10,000 IDR for a ticket, which you can trade for fresh milk. Meanwhile, every ride in the theme park costs between 15,000 and 25,000 IDR. De Ranch’s operational hour is 09:00 – 17:00 every Tuesday to Friday, and 08:00 – 18:00 every Saturday to Monday.
13. Lembang Floating Market.
At Grand Hotel Street number 33E, Lembang, there is one of the newest tourist destinations in the area. Lembang Floating Market has food sellers on boats in an artificial lake as the concept. From these boats, you can buy and enjoy various foods and snacks from Indonesia and other countries.
Adding the enjoyment, you can also rent Japanese or Korean traditional costumes, complete with all the proper accessories. While walking around, you can have your pictures taken in the theme park and walking paths in the area. You can also take your children to feed birds and other pet animals in Lembang Floating Market area.
With a wide range of facilities, Lembang Floating Market is one of the best destinations for the family trip. You only need to pay 20,000 IDR per person to enter this place, and you can trade the ticket for a cup of fresh beverage. There is also an additional parking fee of 30,000 IDR per one car, and 5,000 IDR per one motorcycle.
14. Miniature Train Park.
Within Lembang Floating Market area, there is a park called Taman Miniatur Kereta Api (Miniature Train Park), which is one of the biggest train dioramas in Indonesia, and can still run like an actual train. Having your picture taken among this diorama will make you feel very much like a giant.
With the scale of 1:24, this train diorama has scenery, house models, and various train-related facility miniatures such as bridge, barrier, and even train stop officer. While the park may still be within Lembang Floating Market area, you still need to pay an additional entrance fee of 15,000 IDR.
15. Hijab Swimming Pool.
Still in the area of Lembang Floating Market, you will immediately find an indoor pool on the left side of the entrance gate. This pool was opened in 2016, but it has drawn a lot of female visitors. With this Hijab Swimming Pool, Muslim women with headscarves do not need to worry about their covering and appearance when swimming, because everyone in this pool facility is female.
To enjoy this all-female swimming pool, you need to pay the entrance fee for Lembang Floating Market (20,000 IDR), and the actual pool entrance fee (50,000 IDR). The swimming pool is open every day from 09:00 to 19:00 local time.
Located at Lembang Road number 108, Farmhouse is a relatively new attraction in Bandung. Existing since 2016, Farmhouse offers unique sights with European-style buildings and gardens. In the Farmhouse area, there are also restaurants, parks, and pet enclosures with unique designs.
The most famous feature of Farmhouse is the Hobbit House, just like the one featured in a Hollywood fantasy movie, The Hobbit. This place can be one of the exciting destinations when visiting Lembang with the kids. The little ones can feed animals such as sheep, rabbits, and swans. You can also rent traditional Dutch dresses and have your pictures taken around the Farmhouse area.
The entrance fee to Farmhouse is 20,000 IDR per person. The ticket can be traded with a cup of fresh milk and grilled sausage. This place opens every day from 09:00 to 16:00.
17. Dago Dream Park.
Dago Dream Park is located at Dago Giri Street kilometer 2.2, Mekarwangi Village, Lembang, Bandung, which is not far from De Ranch. This tourist destination, which opened in 2016, is a great place for family trip. With various games and rides, Dago Dream Park offers one complete holiday package for everyone.
Covering 1 hectare of the area in total, Dago Dream Park has "Fun in Nature" as its main concept. Here, you rent a boat or ride a bike around the area. Children can play in both indoor and outdoor playground areas. After having your energy spent, replenish by enjoying foods and snacks sold in the Food Truck.
Ticket price to enter this place is 15,000 IDR per person. However, there are several rides that require additional paid tickets, with prices ranging from 15,000 to 35,000 IDR per ride. Dago Dream Park operational hour is every day from 08:00 to 20:00.
18. The Lodge Earthbound Adventure Park and Resort.
This destination, which is also known as The Lodge Maribaya, is located within the same route to other popular attractions, such as De Ranch and Begonia Park. With a beautiful view of pine forest that covers a vast area of landscape, The Lodge Maribaya provides a great place to visit and take pictures with romantic partners or family members.
If you love challenging holiday adventures, you can try biking on a cable or riding a hanging gondola. Having your pictures taken on those rides, with pine forest as the background, is a memorable moment. You can also rent an onion-shaped permanent tent to camp, which has complete basic facilities inside, like in a hotel.
Ticket price to enter The Lodge Maribaya is 25,000 IDR per person, with a cup of fresh beverage as a bonus. To try camping, the fee for one tent is between 275,000 and 475,000 IDR. Foods that are sold in this area are also quite affordable, starting from 20,000 IDR per serving.
19. Begonia Park.
Begonia Park is located at Maribaya Street number 120A. This flower garden is located in high altitude area, and has vast collections of begonias, the majority being Balinese begonias. There are also vegetable gardens with plants such as eggplants, tomatoes, and beans.
Aside from enjoying well-maintained flower gardens, you can also buy fresh harvests with really low prices. There is also a restaurant with live music show, which is a great place to enjoy delicious foods and music with flower gardens as the background.
Ticket price to enter the park is 10,000 IDR per person. If you carry an SLR camera, there is an additional fee of 50,000 IDR. You can visit this park every day from 08:00 to 17:00. You are suggested to come in the morning, when the air is cool, so you can enjoy more time walking around the park.
20. Kampung Gajah Wonderland.
Kampung Gajah Wonderland is located at Sersan Bajuri Street kilometer 3.8, Lembang. The place is easy to reach with a public minivan. Kampung Gajah Wonderland is easy to find, thanks to rows of elephant statues in various poses on the side of the road that goes to this place.
In Kampung Gajah Wonderland, you can have fun with various rides and themed restaurants, including Waterboom pool area. You can also splurge at factory outlets and gift shops that are scattered around the area.
Kampung Gajah Wonderland opens every day from 08:00 to 18:00. The price for a ticket pass is between 100,000 and 250,000 per person. Without ticket pass, you have to pay for every individual ride you want to try, with a price that starts from 20,000 IDR.
21. Grafika Cikole.
Located on the major route to Mount Tangkuban Perahu, Grafika Cikole Lembang is a perfect destination for those who enjoy the mountain scenery. Grafika Cikole offers three types of accommodation: Hobbit House-style cottages, regular hotel rooms, and tents. All the accommodations are located in the middle of beautiful pine forest.
After settling down, you can continue your day with activities like barbecue party, horse riding, and do outbound games, such as hanging bridge and flying fox. To reach Grafika Cikole, you only need to drive down the main route that goes to Tangkuban Perahu. This area is located on the left side of the road, and really easy to find.
If you do not stay and only want to see the view, there is no fee, and the place is open for 24 hours. Meanwhile staying in one of the accommodations cost you around 450,000 to 950,000 IDR, depending on the accommodation type. You can also enjoy various rides, with prices that start from 20,000 IDR.
22. Bandung Treetop Adventure Park.
“Fun, Adventure, Adrenaline.” This is the slogan of Bandung Treetop Adventure Park, the local branch of world-renown Treetop Adventure Park. This nature theme park turned an area in Cikole’s pine forest into a great holiday destination for everyone.
To reach this holiday destination, you only need to ride along the main route to Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Bandung Treetop Adventure Park offers various activities such as ATV riding, flying fox, and other outbound activities for all ages. All the games and staff members put emphasis on safety, with international standard in operation.
Admission ticket for Bandung Treetop Adventure Park costs 180,000 IDR per person for adults and 125,000 for children. This place is open every day between 08:00 and 17:00.
23. Situ Lembang.
Situ Lembang is a lake in Lembang, which is located in Kertawang Village, Cisarua District, West Bandung Regency. This artificial lake is actually a natural attraction and not a commercial destination. There are certain times when areas around the lake are used as training ground for armed forces, such as Kopassus (Indonesian Special Forces) and Indonesian Army. During those times, the place is closed for public.
Located near Curug (Waterfall) Cimahi, Situ Lembang can be visited without any admission ticket. However, make sure to bring a thick jacket and wear multiple layers of clothing, since the weather around this lake is very cold and foggy.
24. Cihideung Flower Park.
Located near Kampung Gajah Wonderland on Sersan Bajuri Street, Taman Bunga Cihideung (Cihideung Flower Park) keeps numerous collections of flowers and decorative plants. Most of the people who live near this park are local farmers who plant and sell flowers or decorative plants.
You do not need to pay to enter Cihideung Flower Park. All you need to pay is the flower or decorative plant that you buy at this place.
25. Sukawana Tea Plantation.
Walking in the middle of vast tea plantation has its own unique sensation, especially for nature lovers. Sukawana Tea Plantation is located in Parongpong District, Bandung. Here, you can do activities like hiking, seeing the waterfall, taking selfies between the neat rows of tea trees.
Sukawana Tea Plantation is accessible through Kolonel Masturi Street or Sersan Bajuri Street. From there, you only need to make a turn to Parongpong. Ticket price to enter the plantation area is 5,000 IDR per car, and 2,000 IDR per motorcycle.
26. Jendela Alam.
Looking for a child-friendly holiday destination in Bandung? Jendela Alam is your answer. Located in Graha Puspa, Lembamg, Jendela Alam offers various farming-related activities for children, such as planting seeds, tending the seedlings, and harvesting.
Jendela Alam also has animal farms, with animals such as sheep, cows, ponies, and rabbits. Children can learn to interact with these animals, and even feed them directly.
Other child-friendly activities in this place include outbound games, splashing in the water, horse riding, and making clay crafts. Jendela Alam is open from 09:00 to 16:00, and the ticket price is just 10,000 IDR per person. You must pay for every chosen activity, starting from 20,000 IDR.
27. Saung Angklung Udjo.
One of the most recommended family holiday destinations in Bandung is a Sundanese culture preservation center. Saung Angklung Udjo is located at Pasaduka Street number 118, Pasirlayung, Cibeunying Kidul, Bandung City. Here, you can see steps in the making of angklung (traditional bamboo instrument from West Java), along with music and dance performances, and traditional puppet show called wayang golek.
Focusing especially on angklung, Saung Angklung Udjo is famous for various innovative and fun ways to introduce traditional music instruments. For example, in this place, visitors can play angklung together in an ensemble music performance.
You can also find various traditional toys from bamboo, such as spinning tops, pletokan, and othok-othok. Most of these toys have already been difficult to find in many areas in Indonesia.
To visit Saung Angklung Udjo, you need to pay 60,000 per person for admission. This place is open every day, from 08:00 to 17:00.
28. Bintang Peak in Moko Hill.
Moko Hill is one of the attractions in Bandung that offers an amazing view from the top. Located in Bogor Buntis Village, Cimenyan, Bintang Peak in Moko Hill stands for 1,500 meters high above the sea level.
Going to the peak of this hill requires efforts. However, you can use car or motorbike to go to the peak. On the top, you can find traditional daewung food stalls where you can enjoy warm beverages. The foods and beverages sold at this place are cheap, starting from 3,000 IDR per glass of hot drink.
The spectacular view is the main attraction of this peak. You can get more than 180-degree view toward Bandung from this hill. The night view is even more beautiful in this place, thanks to the city lights. To enter the hill area, you need to pay retribution fee of 8,000 to 10,000 IDR per person.
The Peak of Ciumbuleuit, also known as Punclut, is a humble attraction that is located in 1,000 meters above the sea level. As a newly developed travel destination, Punclut only has one humble warung (food stall) that serves Sundanese dishes. You can enjoy delicious brown rice with local side dishes and Indonesian-style chili paste, complete with fresh lalap (Indonesian salad). The entire restaurant faces Bandung Basin, giving you beautiful view especially at night.
Punclut can be accessed from Siliwangi Road to Ciumbuleuit. The road is a little steep, so make sure you drive the right vehicle for such trip. Foods in this area are very affordable, starting from just 15,000 IDR depending on what you order.
30. Upside Down World Bandung.
This new holiday destination in Bandung offers unique sensation for the visitors. Here, you will enter a house where everything is upside down. When your picture is taken, it will look as if you are hanging from the ceiling. In this house, there are a living room, kitchen, and bedroom. Everything is like in an ordinary house, but upside down.
Located at Haji Wahid Street number 31, in an area known as Dipati Ukur, Upside Down World is accessible with a public bus with Leuwipanjang Terminal – Dipati Ukur route. Ticket price is 60,000 IDR per person for adult, and 40,000 IDR for children with height less than 1.2 meter.
Upside Down World operational hour is from Monday to Saturday, 10:00 to 20:00. Meanwhile, on Sunday and public holidays, this place is open from 11:00 to 21:00.
31. Riau Street.
Aside from culinary center, the shopping center is one of the most famous things to explore in Bandung. Factory outlets are popular for selling top quality clothing items with low prices, and many people come to Riau Street to shop at these stores.
Riau Street stretches from Ahmad Yani Street to Merdeka Street, and ends at Dago T-junction. Access to this street is very easy. There are ten angkot (public minivans) that go to Riau Street. Some of them are public minivans with St. Hall – Dago, Dago – Riung Bandung, and Sadang Serang – Caringin routes.
Some of the most famous factory outlets on Riau Street are The Secret and The Heritage. Between the stores, there are also various food stalls that sell Bandung treats, which you can enjoy to replenish your energy after walking around and splurging.
32. Trans Studio Bandung.
Trans Studio Bandung was a theme park built in 2011. This luxurious theme park offers numerous indoor rides, so visitors do not need to get the heat from the sun when enjoying all of them. Located within the area of Trans Studio Mall, this popular Bandung travel destination has complete address of Gatot Subroto Street number 289, Cibangkong, Bandung.
With three zones of specific themes, you can enjoy more than fifteen rides. To arrive at this place, you can use public minivan with St. Hall – Gedebage route from Bandung Terminal, and continue with similar car number 30, with Elang Kalapa – Cicadas route. This public minivan will later stop in front of the park.
The price of an admission ticket to Trans Studio Bandung is varied depending on the day you visit. During workdays, the ticket is 180,000 IDR per person, and it will become more expensive during weekends or holidays. From Monday to Friday, the theme park opens from 10:00 to 19:00, while during weekends and holidays, the operating hour is from 10:00 to 22:00.
33. Merdeka Street.
Merdeka Street used to be famous for an iconic sweet treat, Soes Merdeka (a type of pastry with cream). Nowadays, Merdeka Street is full of stores and restaurants on both sides. Located close to Riau Street, this is the place where you can find Gramedia bookstore, Bandung Indah Plaza, and several hotels such as Royal Merdeka and Best Western.
Merdeka is one of the main streets in Bandung, making it bustling with activities and packed with vehicles. This street is also close to factory outlet centers that are located on nearby Riau Street.
34. Dago Street.
Dago Street is accessible from the main entrance to Bandung, Pasteur Road. There are many coffee shops and restaurants on both sides of Dago Street, from the mid-range to luxurious ones. Every Sunday, Dago becomes a location of Car Free Day, from morning to afternoon. With Car Free Day, local food sellers flock to this street among the crowds.
There are several famous landmarks on Dago Street, such as Santo Borromeus Hospital, Bandung Technology Institute, and Madame Sari gift shop. You can also dine at famous restaurants, such as L’Societe, Stone Café, The Valley Bistro, and Sierra Café; all of them are famous for a great view and romantic atmosphere.
35. Taman Hutan Raya.
Taman Hutan Raya (Forest Park) is located in Dago Pakar, at Ir. H. Djuanda Road number 99, for the exact. A city forest that covers 590 hectares of area, this place has various historical sites; among them are Dutch Cave and Japanese Cave. You can enter the caves and imagine what it feels like to be soldiers in hiding.
You can use the walking path around the forest area to enjoy the view of tall pine forest. You can also ride one of the horses that are available for visitors in the area. Exploring and taking pictures in a beautiful forest will be a memorable time for you and family.
This area has long been maintained as the urban lungs. Therefore, there is retribution fee that visitors must pay when entering the area, which is 12,000 IDR per person. You can visit this forest every day between 06:00 and 18:00.
36. Tebing Keraton.
Tebing Keraton (Keraton Cliff) is located in the middle of Taman Hutan Raya area. Trending for the past several years in social media, this spot offers an amazing view of nature from above. With a 180-degree view toward forest and mountain, this spot is well-maintained and a favorite among visitors.
Visitors can see a beautiful view of a pine tree from the top of Tebing Keraton. However, coming to this spot requires a little extra effort. The path to the top is steep, stretches to 2 kilometers long, and with a deep ravine in some parts of the path. You can pay for ojek (motorbike taxi) to carry you from the starting point to the entrance of Tebing Keraton.
Entrance ticket price in Tebing Keraton is 11,000 IDR per person. Although you can visit this place anytime, the best time to hike is early morning so that you can enjoy the sunrise view from the top.
37. Maribaya Natural Hot Spring.
Maribaya Natural Hot Spring is a separate part of Taman Hutan Raya, and has just been renovated to be a more modern holiday destination. By paying only 35,000 IDR per person for an entrance ticket, you can walk around or ride with shuttle bus to enjoy the place.
Here, you can find an amazing natural hot pool, kid's playground, and culinary center to enjoy various foods or buy gifts.
38. Bandung Zoo.
Bandung Zoo is located at Kebun Binatang Street number 6, Coblong District, Bandung. The zoo, which covers 14 hectares of area, has hundreds of animals from various countries. Visiting this large zoo will never be a boring experience.
Here, you can have family trip while getting an education about animals. Ticket price to enter the zoo is 20,000 IDR per person. Kids under 3 years old are not required to pay.
39. Babakan Siliwangi.
Located at Siliwangi Street number 7, Lebak Siliwangi, Coblong District, Bandung, Babakan Siliwangi is an urban forest that has been around since 1920. Built as an effort to create urban lungs, Babakan Siliwangi is still an oasis in the middle of increasingly developed Bandung.
There are various activities you can do in Babakan Siliwangi. You can try Forest Walk Baksil, which means following the path that covers the entire forest area. To visit the forest, you can use angkot with Cicaheum – Ciroyom route. There is no entrance fee or ticket price to enter the forest. You can come anytime and on any day, because this place is open for 24 hours.
40. Cikapundung Terrace.
Located on the other side of Siliwangi urban forest, Cikapundung Terrace is a great place to relax in a lush, environmentally-friendly park. Located near the now-clean Cikapundung River, this park has several public facilities.
You can enjoy the view from the river using rubber boat. There is also fish therapy pool where you can soak your feet and experience unique sensation while small fish are nibbling on dead skin cells. Visitors are allowed to feed the fish, and the price for a bag of fish food is 5,000 IDR. Kids will also enjoy playing near a fountain pool, which will be lit up every one hour between 17:00 and 20:00.
There is no entrance fee to enter Cikapundung Terrace. However, you need to pay 5,000 IDR to use rubber boat or fish therapy pool. Cikapundung Terrace is open every day from 06:00 to 20:00.
41. NuArt Sculpture Park.
Located in the middle of Setra Duta, Bandung’s elite housing complex, NuArt Sculpture Park is a famous fine art museum that shows the works of Nyoman Nuarta, one of Indonesia’s famous artists. The Balinese sculptor is famous for giant Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue in Bali.
The park features an art gallery, exhibition rooms, restaurant, and workshop. Everything is adorned with Nyoman Nuarta’s distinctive artwork. You can go to Setra Duta and this gallery by accessing them from Sarijadi Street. NuArt Sculpture Park is close to the main gate of Setra Duta housing complex.
There is no any fee to enter NuArt Sculpture Park. However, you definitely still need to pay for eating at the restaurant or following the workshop.
42. Cihanjuang Butterfly Park.
Covering an area of 1,800 square meters, Cihanjuang Butterfly Park is an educational travel destination in Bandung that is perfect for a family with children. This park is located at Cihanjuang Street number 58, Cibaligo, Cimahi, West Bandung Regency.
Cihanjuang Butterfly Park is not merely a holiday destination, but also an actual butterfly preservation facility, with 35 species of butterflies from all sizes. You have a lot of colorful beauty to enjoy from these animals.
You can use angkot with Cimahi – Parongpong route to reach this butterfly park. Admission ticket price is just 10,000 IDR per person, and you can get a glass of beverage. The operational hour for this place is from 08:00 to 16:00.
Zone73 is a perfect destination for everyone who loves challenges. Zone73 is located at A.H. Nasution Street number 73, Cipadung, Bandung. To arrive at this place, you need to use DAMRI bus with Leuwipanjang – Dago route.
Using the “sportainment” concept, Zone73 offers four challenging games: Gokart, ATV, Futsal, and Paintball. Challenging tracks and modern facilities are the best features of this place. After spending your energy, relax and enjoy delicious foods and beverages at a restaurant in the area.
Zone73 is open every day from 08:00 to 22:00, and the price for playing is between 65,000 and 250,000 IDR, depending on the type of game you choose. All prices already include schedule, professional guide, and equipment.
44. Braga Street.
Braga Street is famous for rows of buildings on both of its sides, which still maintain their Dutch colonial-era style. During the 1920’s, this street was the business and social center of the Dutch in Indonesia. Some of the most popular landmarks from that era are still there, such as Savoy Homann Hotel and Braga Permai Restaurant.
Braga Street has Braga Citywalk, a modern mall with restaurant and shopping center. There are also many hotels built in this area. There are also street artists who sell paintings or accept painting orders.
Braga Street also has cheap accommodations for backpackers in many of its old buildings. This makes the street popular among foreign tourists. With so many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, Braga Street is alive for 24 hours and open for anyone.
45. Asia Afrika Museum.
Asia Afrika Museum was the witness of the first Asia-Africa Conference in 1955. Located at Asia Afrika Street number 55, Bandung, this museum is actually a part of a building called Merdeka. Designed with lavish style, Asia Afrika Museum now has a modern library, exhibition room for artifacts, and historical items. Visitors are not allowed to be noisy or touching the artifacts.
To visit the museum, you can use the bus with Cicaheum – Leuwipanjang route, and stop at Perempatan Asia Afrika (Asia Afrika Intersection) or Bandung Square. From here, you only need to walk for about 100 meters to the museum. It opens every day from 08:00 to 15:00, and you can enter for free.
46. Bandung Square.
Bandung Square is located in front of Banding Grand Mosque on Asia Afrika Street. This cheap yet refreshing destination has been renovated, with synthetic grass covering its surface, making it look cleaner and more comfortable. There are many street food vendors here, especially at night and during the weekend. This makes the square always packed with visitors, including foreign tourists.
Bandung Square is also close to Braga Street and Asia Afrika Museum, making it perfect for those who want to enjoy the city. There is no admission fee to enter the square, but all visitors should be responsible for the cleanliness.
47. Bukit Gantole Cililitan.
Bukit Gantole Cililitan (Cililitan Parasailing Hill) is a relatively new destination in Bandung. It is located in Singajaya Village, Cihampelas, West Bandung Regency. It has existed since 2010, but it was originally opened as an area for parasailing competition during West Java 2010 Porda (Pekan Olahraga Daerah, or Regional Sports Week) and 2016 PON (Pekan Olahraga Nasional, or National Sports Week), and only after the sports events that the area was opened for public.
Located in 1,630 meters of height above the sea level, this hill has the perfect height and wind speed for parasailing. While the place is open for 24 hours, the best time to visit is between 07:00 and 10:00, because the morning wind is perfect for the sport.
To visit Cihampelas (not Cihampelas area in Bandung City), you need to drive west to Cimareme area in Batujajar. From there, you can continue to Cihampelas.
48. Doll Village Sukamulya.
Do you love dolls and stuffed animals? Sukamulya Doll Village is a perfect place for you. The place earned its name from the fact that almost everyone here is either doll maker or working at the doll-making industry.
The location of this place is easy to find, about 300 meters from the office of Sukamulya District. Here, you can buy dolls with lower prices than the ones in the stores, because you buy directly from the makers. You can even order custom dolls with specific designs and numbers. The prices of readily-made dolls start from 15,000 IDR per item.
49. Curug Cimahi.
Curug (Waterfall) Cimahi has become an official holiday destination in Bandung since 2014. It is located on Kolonel Masturi Road, Kertawangi Village, Cisarua District, West Bandung Regency.
Located in 1,050 meters of height above the sea level, the waterfall area has a daily temperature between 18 and 22 Celsius degree. The cool atmosphere is perfect if you want to unwind from the stress of daily activities.
Behind the waterfall, there are colorful lights that add the beauty of the waterfall at night. Thanks to the lights, the water curtain reflects rainbow colors. The view makes Curug Cimahi a great background for photos.
To enter Curug Cimahi, you must pay 15,000 IDR per person. One of the most common angkot cars that go to this place is the Cisarua – Lembang route, which you can access from Lembang Station. This place opens every day from 08:00 to 21:00. Visit in the evening so you can enjoy the beauty of the waterfall when the lights are on.
50. Dusun Bambu Leisure Park.
Using modern bamboo tree preservation as the concept, Dusun Bambu was designed with elegant but environmentally-friendly architecture. It is located on Kertawangi Street, which you can access from Kolonel Masturi Road kilometer 11.
In Dusun Bambu area, there are several themed restaurants, such as Purbasari that stand beside an artificial lake, and Lutung Kasarung that is shaped like a birdcage. Ticket price to enter this area is 11,000 IDR, and it opens from 09:00 to 21:00.
51. Lembah Dewata Park.
Located at Tangkuban Perahu Road kilometer 3.7, Cibogo, Lembah Dewata Park is a travel destination in Bandung that is close to Ganesha Equestrian and Grafika Cikole Lembang. You can enjoy the beauty of the lake or ride a horse around the area. Ticket price to enter Lembah Dewata Park is 10,000 IDR per person, and it opens every day from 08:00 to 17:00.
52. Curug Tilu Leuwi Opat.
This waterfall in Parongpong may not be as popular as Curug Cimahi, but Tilu Leuwi Opat also has its own unique beauty that makes it perfect for a travel destination. Curug Tilu Leuwi Opat is located on Kampung Ciwangan Indah Road, Cihanjung Rahayu, Parongpong, close to Dusun Bambu Leisure Park.
In this area, you can do various outbound activities. You can also trek around the place, which has a friendly condition for everyone. The ticket price is 10,000 IDR per person, and it opens every day for 24 hours.
53. Talaga Cikahuripan.
Talaga (Lake) Cikahuripan, also known as Sendang Geulis Kahuripan, is located in Cikalong Wetan District, Bandung. The lake is actually a natural spring located in the middle of hill and rice field areas. Although this spring is not far from local residences, the natural beauty is still intact. Some people even believe that water from Cikahuripan has health and rejuvenation benefits.
You need to pay 10,000 IDR before entering this area. Make sure to keep the place clean after you finish bathing.
54. Cai Ranca Upas Village.
Cai Ranca Upas Village is one of Bandung’s famous travel destinations in Ciwidey area. Its location, which is in 1,700 meters of height above sea level, gives the area cool and refreshing temperature. You can access this area from Ciwidey – Rancabali Road.
In Cai Ranca Upas Village, you can see various plants and animals unique to West Java. You can see deer in preservation area and feed them with vegetables, which cost 10,000 IDR per bag. You can also swim in hot spring in this area. Other activities include camping and outbound activities, such as flying fox, horse riding, and ATV racing.
Ticket prices to enter Cai Ranca Upas Village consist of 10,000 IDR per person and 5,000 for car parking. Since the village is open for 24 hours, you can visit anytime and camp with tents. Remember to bring a jacket and thick clothing because the night temperature is very cold.
55. Situ Patenggang.
Situ (Lake) Patenggang is located in Ciwidey, and is one of the most famous travel destinations in West Bandung. If you come from Bandung City, take the route from Buah Batu or Majalaya, with one-hour trip duration with a car.
Situ Patenggang has quite complete public facilities. You can find various rides, boats, restaurant, resting areas, and praying spots. You can also enjoy relaxing walk among the tea plantation that is located near the area.
To enter Situ Patenggang, you must pay around 20,000 IDR on the weekend. Even though this area is open for 24 hours, the restaurant and rides in this area are open from 08:00 to 20:00.
56. Situ Cileunca, Pangalengan.
From various lakes in Bandung area, Situ Cileunca is one of the prettiest ones. Located in Wanasari Village, South Bandung Regency, this lake is accessible from Katapang – Banjaran – Pangalengan route.
In Situ Cileunca area, you can do a lot of things such as riding a boat, playing in the water, and picking strawberries. The ticket price is cheap, only 2,500 IDR per person.
57. Ciwidey Valley.
Ciwidey Valley is located in Rancabali, West Bandung Regency. This place offers both activities and holiday facilities for the whole family. To reach this place, you can use angkot with Kawah Putih route, which you can access from Ciwidey Terminal.
The main attraction of Ciwidey Valley is a natural hot pool that was redesigned with modern style. You can also stay at hotel or tent available in the area. There is also a restaurant that serves a great menu for the whole family.
Ticket price to enter Ciwidey Valley is 15,000 IDR per person, and each ticket can be traded with a glass of fresh beverage. There is also an additional fee of 25,000 IDR to actually enter the pool. Meanwhile, if you want to stay, the cost of accommodation starts from 850,000 IDR, depending on the type.
58. Bukit Jamur.
Bukit Jamur (Mushroom Hill), an attraction in West Bandung, earned its name from mushroom-shaped trees in the area. Bukit Jamur has long become a favorite destination for tourists, because the unique trees create great photo background.
Bukit Jamur location is close to Ciwidey Valley. Since this place is actually not a commercial holiday destination, Bukit Jamur does not have any public facilities for tourists. You can come at any time during the day and night.
59. Rengganis Crater, Ciwidey.
Ciwidey is famous for its craters, and one of them is Rengganis Crater. Still in the same line with other various attractions in Rancabali, Rengganis Crater offers beautiful and exquisite natural beauty.
In this place, you can enjoy natural hot spring pool. The water in this pool is thought to be able to increase blood circulation and cure internal diseases. Also, taking pictures of the beautiful crater and its surroundings as the background will create great memories.
Compared to Ciwidey White Crater, Rengganis is friendlier because the sulfur smell is not too sharp. To enter the area, you only need to pay 5,000 IDR per person. The operational hour of this place is from 08:00 to 17:00 every day.
60. Curug Malela.
The waterfall, which is located in Cicadas Village, Gununghalu District, West Bandung, can be reached with 3-hour drive from Bandung City. This area is perfect for those who like trekking, because there is 10 kilometers of the walking path you must take before reaching the waterfall. It may be tiring, but once you reach Curug Malela, you will find beautiful five waterfalls in a row, which reflect beautiful light at their bases.