Floating Market Lembang is one of the trending parks in Lembang these days. It offers a place to relax and spend a day with our family to enjoy the cool atmosphere of Lembang, stroll along the park, experience the culinary adventure as well as play some games.
Similar to other parks in Lembang, we have to pay the entrance fee at
the parking lot. Then, we exchange it with a welcome drink such as
coffee, chocolate latte and ice tea.
The majority of this park is a lake, which is beautifully landscaped. People love to take pictures in front of this lake since it is one of the best photo locations in this park. If we look further uphill, we will see Boscha Observatory in the background.
Next, we can choose to walk around the lake or pay the ticket for riding a small boat to cross the lake. The boat will take us directly to the floating market, i.e. the foodcourt. Each food stall is in a small boat tied up to the dock. However, the guests dine-in on the allocated space on the ground with many rows of tables and benches. Hence, it is not literally a floating market such as the ones in Thailand or Kalimantan.
We also can reach the floating market by strolling around the lake to the left from the lobby. We will pass several pavilions for group gatherings as well as small restaurants. Then, don’t forget to take a look of the stone garden. The landscape is a beautiful combination of plants and stones.
In addition to the various meals offered at the food court, small
restaurants are scattered all over the park. Most of them are
traditional meals. It also has some souvenir shops, where we will find
traditional toys and local handicrafts.
Another best spot in this park is the rabbit garden. This garden is beautifully landscaped complete with burrows. Many rabbits roam here. Once we buy the ticket, we get carrots then we are set to feed these cute rabbits.
Other animals that we can feed in this park are swans and fish. We only need to buy the fish food in front of each pond. Unfortunately, the swans didn’t bait for the food we threw. We might be luckier with the fish, but the fish are so small, so we are not really interested in feeding them.
We also can play some games here such as fishing, becak riding, flying fox, and boat ride around the lake. However, there is not any one day ticket for all of the games, we have to buy them individually.
The free game we can do here is walking on bamboo stilts (egrang). They are lining up at a wall. We could just borrow and try walking with it, but don’t forget to return them back to their place :) One thing for sure: although they are the short ones, it is very difficult to use them without lots of practice.
Next, check out the paddy field at the corner of this park. It is complete with the hut and scarecrows: one is the traditional scarecrow, but others are Cepot, the red face sundanese puppet (wayang golek)!
Floating Market Lembang is easy to reach. The GPS coordinates are 6°49'05.0"S 107°37’04.8”E. You will not miss it, since the sign are prominent and it is on the left side of the road from downtown Lembang to Bandung.
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