Lembang, a small town north of Bandung. What’s so special about it?
The answer is: A LOT, to name a few:
So, without further ado, let's explore Lembang! :)
Tangkuban Perahu is the most popular volcano in Sunda, due to its Sangkuriang legend and the easy access to go there. It is still an active volcano, which has erupted 30 times in more than forty-thousand years. The last eruption was in 2013. Anyway, it is safe to go sightseeing here as long as we follow the rules.
On the northern valley of mount Tangkuban Perahu lays Ciater Hot Spring. It used to be a basic hot pool with a small river, the natural hot spring from mount Tangkuban Perahu flows through them all. But nowadays, it has developed into a spa resort complete with a hot spring water park, bath rooms, cafes, hotel, and some other attractions such as flying fox, horse ride and rafting. All in all, it is one stop vacation destination for a whole family!
Located in Cikole, the most famous camping area in Bandung, it offers many flying fox challenges designed for adults as well as children. There are 4 circuits here, from the easiest one from 2m above the ground until the most challenging one: the 135m flying fox from a 20m above the ground platform.
Have you been thinking about sprucing up your gardens? Cihideung is the best place to find your next plants and flowers for your garden. Cihideung is a big village between Bandung and Lembang, the easiest to go there is via Setiabudhi street. The entrance is the street right in front of Ledeng bus station.
We will find many nurseries along the road, ranges from the green houses made of bamboo to the people grow potted plants on their front yards. It is refreshing to drive around here, where you can see bloomed flowers and green exotic leaves everywhere.
Does your family love horse riding? If so, you might like visiting De Ranch, a park for riding horses. It provides regular horses and ponies. In addition, it has some games such as archery, biking and trampoline.
Are you interested? Read more about De Ranch here …
One of the oldest attractions in Lembang, the park at Maribaya waterfall was recently renovated. Now its name is Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort and Waterfall. It has 3 waterfalls: curug Cikawari, curug Cigulung, and curug Cikoleang (curug is a sundanese word for a waterfall). This resort also has new facilities: sky bridge tapak halimun, children playground and mini zoo.
The top 2 features of The Lodge are its gorgeous pine forest view and its onion-shaped tents. In addition, it offers horse riding, hiking, and archery.
As the name implies, this park has a unique food court where each food stall is in a small boat tied up to the dock. However, you will be surprised to find out that this foodcourt is only a part of the park, while the big portion of this park is covered with water and the remaining parts are beautifully landscaped gardens.
Read more about Floating Market Lembang here …
This amusement park located right in the middle of Cihideung. It is like a giant playground for the whole family where we can have fun in the waterpark, ride segway, atv, horses and many more…
It is a family leisure park, which offers places to hang out at its restaurants and foodcourt, places to stay overnight either in cottages or premium tents, and lots of outdoor activities. Overall, it is a great place to have fun with your family.
Read more about Dusun Bambu here …
One of the pioneer attractions near Bandung, this waterfall has been popular for years. Recently, people also called it as rainbow waterfall since it will be light up at dusk. The address is at Jalan Kolonel Masturi no. 325, Cisarua, near Dusun Bambu and Cisarua bus station. Although it is conveniently located on the side of the road, we still need to prepare to walk down 567 steps to reach the waterfall, which might be an effort when we return :)
The best place to see a lot, literally lots of butterflies flying freely! It is also a very good place to familiarize ourselves with the life cycle of a butterfly as well as the many different but equally beautiful butterflies.
Read more about Cihanjuang Butterfly Garden here …
This place is packed with beautiful landscapes. Presently, it centers on the hobbit house and a look alike of European village. We also can rent European traditional customs to further polish our pictures. Alternatively, we can feed and take pictures with the bunnies and sheep there.
Recently, a 3D art has become a trending attraction across countries, including Bandung. This new attraction is located on Jalan Setiabudhi, the provincial street that connects Bandung and Lembang. Since the main purpose here is to appreciate art and take action as part of the picture, don’t forget to bring your best camera!
Bosscha is the oldest observatory in Indonesia. It was built in 1923 during Dutch colonization and fortunately survived the World War II. It has five large telescope, the main one is the Zeiss double refractor with 60 cm in diameter and 10.7 meters in focal length.
There is a guided tour for publics every saturday morning. Although we are not allowed to try any of the telescopes, it is still one rare opportunity to be inside an observatory :)