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! :)
Bosscha is the oldest observatory in Indonesia. Scientists began to use it since1928 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.
Every Saturday morning there are several guided tours for public to observe the observatory from the inside!
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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 2019. Anyway, it is safe to go sightseeing here as long as we follow the rules.
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Tangkuban Perahu means an upside-down boat, based on its flat-top shape due to the huge eruption that blasted off the peak. But, that's not what has been told in the legend of Sangkuriang!
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Another popular crater in mount Tangkuban Perahu is Domas crater, where we can walk on the crater, find a good place to boil eggs, or take a mud spa!
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Orchid Forest Cikole is a lovely park in the middle of pine forest. The park is beautifully decorated with lots of various orchids as well as other flowers.
Here we can stroll in a pine forest full with orchids, walk up high from tree to tree on a Sky Bridge, or have an adrenaline rush in a High Rope obstacle.
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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.
Lembang Park and Zoo combines a beautifully landscaped park, artfully painted murals, and a small zoo. Adults will love stroll around the parks while children will have fun playing in the playground and waterpark as well as watching and feeding animals.
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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.
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Driving further up from De Ranch, we will reach Begonia Garden. The main attraction here is a garden full with blooming flowers. As the name implies, a significant portion of the garden is covered with begonia. The remaining is covered with equally beautiful flowers such as roses, hydrangea and many more. Despite of its relatively small size, this garden has many photo spots.
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Maribaya park is one of the oldest attractions in Lembang. The main attraction here is curug Omas (Omas waterfall in English). We may cross the bridge on top of the waterfall to have a closer look. The park is connected to Taman Hutan Rakyat Djuanda (Djuanda forest park). THR Djuanda in North of Bandung is popularly known as Dago Pakar.
Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort is a relatively new holiday destination in Lembang. The forest view combines with the small waterfalls is beautiful, although the main attraction here is the hot spring. On top of the hot spring pools and bathrooms, this resort also provides playgrounds, a mini zoo, and fun games.
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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.
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A new update of Floating Market Lembang is already up now, it includes latest attractions such as Rainbow Garden, Kota Mini, Swimming Pool and Kyotoku.
FarmHouse Lembang, which is also known as FarmHouse Bandung, is a very popular place in recent years. It is set up to look like a European village complete with a European costume rental shop. You could proclaim your love by locking a padlock on the fence. You also can feed, pet and take pictures with animals.
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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.
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At Grace Rose Farm we can buy cut flowers, various potted plants, such as orchids, anthurium, and cacti, as well as vegetables. Even if we don't buy anything, it's very refreshing to stay outdoor, roam a real flower farm and takes lots of pictures with those beautiful flowers, makes me wish I have green thumbs like them :)
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One of the pioneer attractions near Bandung, Curug Cimahi has been popular for years. Recently, people also called it Rainbow Waterfall since it will be light up at dusk. Although it is conveniently located on the side of the road, we still need to prepare to walk down more than 500 steps to reach the bottom of the waterfall, which might be a challenge when we return :)
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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.
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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!
While Lembang has its own appeal in the north of Bandung, the other towns surrounding Bandung also has its own beauty, such as Ciwidey in the south and Garut in the east.