Things To Do In Kota Baru Parahyangan – Bandung

Kota Baru Parahyangan is a satellite city of Bandung. The location is only 26 km from Bandung, with direct access to the Purbaleunyi toll road. It started as a residential area, but now it has a five-star hotel, a hospital, schools, a university, and shopping centers. It is also developing into a tourist destination.

Kota Baru Parahyangan, a satellite city of Bandung.Kota Baru Parahyangan, a satellite city of Bandung.

1. Puspa Iptek Sundial

Puspa Iptek Sundial, the science center in Kota Baru Parahyangan – Bandung.Puspa Iptek Sundial, the science center in Kota Baru Parahyangan – Bandung.

Opening hours:

daily 9AM - 4PM


Rp. 35,000

The first attraction in Kota Baru Parahyangan is the science center called Puspa Iptek Sundial. It is also a landmark of Kota Baru Parahyangan. Puspa Iptek Sundial has massive vertical and horizontal sundials on top of the building. Besides these sundials, you will find 180 exhibits that will help you to understand science. Each has a simple explanation of how it works, and visitors are encouraged to try it. They range from simple experiments, such as rubbing your hands on a metal container, to more difficult ones, such as riding a bike on a sling and becoming a human gyroscope.

2. Wahoo Waterworld

Experience world-class slides in Wahoo Waterworld at Kota Baru Parahyangan – Bandung.Experience world-class slides in Wahoo Waterworld at Kota Baru Parahyangan – Bandung.

The newest attraction in Kota Baru Parahyangan is Wahoo Waterworld, a ten-hectare waterpark with thirteen world-class water slides. No wonder it instantly became a favorite waterpark in Greater Bandung, although it just opened in March 2023.

Opening hours:

daily 9AM - 5PM


Weekdays Rp.90,000
Weekends: Rp.135,000

The favorite slide to pump your adrenaline is the Rocketblast, the fastest slide in Southeast Asia. Sliding on the Rocketblast feels like riding a rollercoaster since it only takes 26 seconds to slide 120 meters from a height of 15 meters. Other favorite adrenaline slides are the Abyss, Boomerango, and Super Bowl, while the Caterpillar is the longest slide at 180 meters. All of these fun slides require a minimum height of 120 centimeters. But do not fret; children can safely play in the Splash Zone, which has a mini Boomerango and several slides. If you want a slower pace in Wahoo Waterworld, you will like floating on a tube along the 367 meters of the Lazy River. Or enjoy the eight types of waves in the Wave Pool and relax on its white sandy beach. Of course, Wahoo Waterworld also has a giant bucket that regularly pours water into the Rain Fortress. This pool also has eight slides. Another plus, some of them use warm water :)

You can buy tickets on-site, but the queue is long, and often they are sold out. Hence, it is more convenient if you buy it online. The bracelet-shaped ticket works as your digital wallet to rent a locker (you must put all your belongings in there), rent a cabana or gazebo, and rent tubes for the Lazy River and the wave pool. You can easily top up the balance in the bracelet. You must return it on your way out and cash in your remaining balance.

Next to Wahoo Waterworld is another tourist attraction called Tepi Danau, a charming lakefront park.

Two places of interest in Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung: Tepi Danau and Wahoo Waterworld.Two places of interest in Kota Baru Parahyangan: Tepi Danau and Wahoo Waterworld.

3. Tepi Danau

Tepi Danau means a lakeside or a lakefront in English. It got its name due to its location as a park on a lakefront in Kota Baru Parahyangan. The lake used to be a massive sand quarry. They kept mining the sand until it was seventeen meters deep and reached a water spring. Water from the spring and the rain filled up this mine until it became a lake.

Tepi Danau in Kota Baru Parahyangan literally means the lakeside :)Tepi Danau in Kota Baru Parahyangan literally means the lakeside :)

Opening hours:

daily 8AM - 5PM


Rp. 20,000

The entrance to Tepi Danau is side by side with Wahoo Waterworld. However, the ambiance of these two tourist destinations is very different. While Wahoo Waterworld is boisterous, Tepi Danau is charming, quiet, and relaxing. The main attractions here are boating and feeding animals (bunnies and sheep). Going on a boat here is only a short ride circling the lake. Nevertheless, you can sail in style! Rent a big dragon boat for a group, an electric boat in the shape of a bus, or a pedal duck boat for two people. 

Even if you are not interested in renting a boat or feeding animals - yes, they are more appealing for young children - you still can enjoy walking around the park and dining in the Baker Street restaurant. Whenever you pay, you can use your ticket to deduct your bill.

4. IKEA Kota Baru Parahyangan

IKEA at Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung.IKEA at Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung.

Opening hours:

Weekends 9AM - 9PM

Weekdays 10AM - 9PM

Besides many smaller shops in Kota Baru Parahyangan, there is an IKEA store too. Being a favorite home furnishing store and the only IKEA store in Greater Bandung, people flock daily, and it will be more crowded on weekends. Besides looking around and shopping in the vast showroom, people love to dine in the restaurant and enjoy its signature dish, the Swedish meatballs served with potatoes, lingonberry jam, and cream sauce.

IKEA restaurant is only one of the hundreds of eateries in Kota Baru Parahyangan. You will see many small eateries in the shophouses, big restaurants, cafes, and bistros intersperse. Their menus vary from Western, Middle East to Asian food. Another option is going to Bale Pare, where several restaurants and cafes are open in one place. Plus, it has a bike park – an outdoor area with a massive lawn where you can have fun cycling and go for a picnic.

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Things to do in Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung: from learning science in Puspa Iptek Sundial to go water-sliding in Wahoo Waterworld and relaxing in Tepi Danau.
Explore Tepi Danau at Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung: enjoy the lakeside by go boating in a dragon or a duck boat, feed animals, and dine in the Baker Street restaurant.
Things to do in Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung: from learning science in Puspa Iptek Sundial to go water-sliding in Wahoo Waterworld and relaxing in Tepi Danau.

Hotels in Kota Baru Parahyangan

Although many tourists choose hotels in Bandung, spending a night or two in Kota Baru Parahyangan has perks. One, it is closer to the above attractions without the hassle of Bandung's infamous traffic. And two, Kota Baru Parahyangan has a fresher and cleaner air than downtown Bandung. So far, the best hotel in Kota Baru Parahyangan is the five-star Mason Pine Hotel. It has a fifty-meter infinity-edge swimming pool and an aquatic playground – a warm pool with colorful slides, a water bucket, and a water gun perfect for children. The best part is that non-hotel guests can buy tickets to swim there. Another option for swimming in Kota Baru Parahyangan is at Bumi Pancasona sports club. It has an Olympic size swimming pool. You don't have to be a member to swim in these two places because one-time entrance tickets are available.

How to go to Kota Baru Parahyangan

The location of Kota Baru Parahyangan is at the edge of Padalarang and Bandung, and it nestles at the bank of Saguling Dam. The GPS coordinates are 6°51'07.9"S 107°29'39.6" E (-6.852205, 107.494343).

The most convenient mode of transportation to visit Kota Baru Parahyangan is by driving a private vehicle through the Cipularang (Purbaleunyi) toll road and exit at Padalarang. This exit will take you directly to the front gate of Kota Baru Parahyangan at the Puspa Iptek Sundial. Alternatively, you can drive along the provincial road since Kota Baru Parahyangan is between Bandung and Padalarang.

If you choose public transportation, Trans Metro Pasundan Bus will take you from Alun-Alun (the downtown at Asia Afrika Street) Bandung to Kota Baru Parahyangan.

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