Friday, 18 October 2019 | 06:33 WIB

Here are Several Recommended Spots to Visit in Bandung

Kawah Putih in Ciwidey, Bandung, West Java (pixabay)

BANDUNG, NETRALNEWS.COM - Bandung has popularly been dubbed as Paris van Java as the atmosphere, which is cool, beautiful, and comfortable, is said to be like Paris in spring. Experience an impressive vacation of going to Bandung no matter you go there alone, with friends, or with the family .

Mount Tangkuban Perahu

Mount Tangkuban Perahu, which lies at an elevation of 2048 mdpl and has three main craters of tens of thousands of years old is one of the icons of Bandung becoming the attractive tourist destination. 

The legend of Sangkuriang is attached to this mountain located in the area of reserved forest. You need to take 2 hours to go around the mountain believed by the local people that it was back then the boat kicked by Sangkuriang. 

Address: Mount Tangkuban Parahu Sukajaya, Cikole Lembang, Bandung Barat

Business hours: 7 am – 5 pm

Phone: + 62 22-6071383

How to get there:

You should rent a car and drive to Lembang, located right on the border of  Bandung-Subang, to be on the Mountain Tangkuban Perahu, located 20 kilometers from the center of Bandung city.

Tips:

- Bring a thick jacket in anticipation of the cold air

- Bring the mask to cover the nose and mouth to anticipate odor gas of sulfur

- Bring a hat or umbrella

- Wear hiking boots

Ciwidey

You can choose to have a vacation around Kawah Putih, the crater that lies at an altitude of approximately 2,090 mdpl, or  Ranca Upas, the protected forest area of 215 hectares. Kawah Putih (White Crater) is a crater formed from the eruption of Mount Patuha and the sulfur mixed soil caused the ground around the crater to be white. Ranca Upas which is the home to a variety of extinct flora and fauna conservation is located at an altitude of 1,700 mdpl contributing to its cold air. You can have the excitement of camping with friends or family in Ranca Ranca Upas equipped with outdoor thermal baths and waterboom as well as a variety of interesting attractions.

How to get there:

You can rent a car to go to Ciwidey village, located 45 km from the city of Bandung, and get there after a 2.5 hour-drive from the city.

Notes

- Bring a jacket in anticipation of the cold air

- Bring the mask cover the nose and mouth to anticipate odor gas of sulfur 

- Bring a hat to anticipate solar radiation

- Wear hiking boots

Address: Soreang Ciwidey Highway, Ciwidey, Bandung

Business hours: 7 am – 5 pm

Phone: + 62 812-2345-6911

Website: kawahputihciwidey.com, www.kawah-putih.com, www.rancaupas.com

Tourism Graphic Cikole Terminal

Glamping - Glamourous camping is the right choice of interesting excursion in the Tourism Graphic Cikole terminal. Get ready with warm clothes as the temperature can reach 20 Celcius degree at the place located on an altitude of 1,400 mdpl at the foot of Mount Tangkuban Perahu. There are 3 choices of how to spend the night at the place on the 9 hectare-land that is hilly and surrounded by pines forest, namely hotels, cottages, and camping (tents). A number of restaurants with varied menu are available near the terminal facilitating an outbound spot for you and your family.

Address: Tangkuban Perahu Highway KM 8 Cikole Village, Lembang, Bandung Barat

Facilities: gift shops, mushola (prayer room), toilets, parking areas

Phone (reservations): + 62 22 8278 2441, + 62 81 322 500 284

Website: grafikacikole.com

E-mail: info@grafikacikole.com

De Ranch

It's time heading to the De Ranch if you care for fun with the cowboy style such as horseback riding and having a style with typical cowboy costume. The family getaway colors De Ranch with a wide range of activities and facilities associated with the sports riding such as joy ride, horse carriage ride, including learning horseback riding

Address: Maribaya Street No. 17, Kayuambon, Lembang, West Bandung Regency

Business hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Weekend/public holidays, 8 am – 6 pm

Monday closed

Phone: + 62 22 2785865

Website: deranchlembang.com

Dusun Bambu Lembang

Culinary hunt in Bandung can be contented in the Bamboo Lembang Village, located at the foot of the Burangrang mountains. There are many restaurants with various menus, both of the traditional menu from West Java and the western one. The children playground, shopping centers as well as going around the nearby lake by boats complete the excitement of activities in the village.

Address: Kolonel Masturi Street KM. 11, Situ Lembang, Cisarua, Bandung Barat Regency

Business hours: 8 am – 9 pm

Phone: + 62 22 82782020

Website: dusunbambu.com

Shopping Paradise

You can fulfill shopping hobby in Bandung with many destinations to go and the variety of products to buy. What else should you wait?

Home Fashion Factory Outlet

The fashion house is built with one-stop shopping concept, providing  the needs of fashion for men, women, and children, besides enabling shoppers to relax with the family after shopping hunt at the cafe around there. 

Address: Setiabudi Steet No. 41F Java, Bandung

Business hours: 9:30 am – 8.30 pm

Phone: + 62 22 2035498

The Secret Factory Outlet

The collections belonging to The Secret are quite various, especially clothing for women, men, and children. The more exciting part of the outlet is the playground area for children named Dunia Anak behind it while the upper floors of it are used as specialty stores of bag and jewelry accessories.

Address: Jalan L. L RE Martadinata  No. 47, Riau, the Citarum, Bandung

Business hours: 9 am – 9 pm

Phone: + 62 22 4260818

Cihampelas Walk

This place does not only become a center for shopping, but also a tourist center. At certain times, the exciting events can be held at the place completed with the existence of restaurants, cafes and salon.

Address: Cihampelas Street No. 160 , Bandung

Business hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Phone: + 62 22 206 1122

Heritage Factory Outlet

You are able to shop for clothing and accessories for men and women at the outlet with the building characteristic of the art deco architectural style. To the left of the main building, there is a Cascade, the boutique that is still a part of the Heritage.

Address: Riau Street No. 63, Bandung

Business hours: 10 am – 9 pm

Phone: + 62 22 4220545

Website: heritagefactoryoutlet.com

Delicious Dining

Visit Restaurant BelleVue for dining in a different atmosphere. You can enjoy the cuisine of France and Italy in the restaurant offering the concept of indoor fine dining and the casual outdoor dining.

Address: Green Hill Universal Hotel, Setiabudi Street, no. 376, Bandung

Business hours: 24 hours

Phone (reservations): + 62 22 2010388

Website: ghuniversal.com

Saung Angklung Udjo

The performance at Saung Angklung Udjo lasting for 2.5 hours is divided into 9 rounds. It starts with a demonstration of wayang golek (wooden puppets) before it is continued with the performance which is played to accompany the traditional circumcision rites and ceremonies of the rice harvest.

It goes on with the traditional dance accompanied by the melody of mini angklung (musical instrument from Indonesia made of two to four bamboo tubes), arumba (a percussion ensemble from West Java which comprises bamboo instruments), national mass angklung, angklung ensemble, angklung orchestra and mass dances. The most memorable part is certainly when all visitors play the angklung simultaneously by following the direction of the scout enabling the novice in the musical instrument to play it in a snap.

Address: 118 Padasuka Road, Bandung, West Java 40192

Phone (reservations): + 62 22 727-1714, + 62 22 710-1736

Performance schedule: (Monday-Sunday) 3.30pm – 5 pm

E-mail: info@angklung-udjo.co.id

Website: www.angklung-udjo.co.id