Bandung is a popular weekend destination. Many people from Jakarta and surrounding regions descending on the West Java capital to enjoy the numerous attractions. With its amazing views, delicious cuisine, cheap shopping, and warm ambiance, Bandung is the perfect destination for people looking for good times and good food.
1. Tebing Keraton
Tebing Keraton is currently the most favorite destination in Bandung with its natural beauty. Obtaining its standing mainly with the support of social networking buzz, Tebing Keraton is located inside the Taman Hutan Rakyat Djuanda conservation area. The ideal time to see Tebing Keraton is before 6 am. Begin your day with a magic morning by watching as the sun climbs to the heavens and the night turns into day. You’ll be left awed once you find the magical sunrise together with all the excitement forest and slopes as the background, the fog creeping between the branches and trees, creating a mysterious atmosphere. You have to take a photo when standing at the edge of this cliff, but take care when taking the picture.
2. Stone Garden
Stone Garden is located near Tebing Keraton, in Padalarang. The place was a lake a long time past and the rocks formed obviously. Some state Stone Garden is similar to Christmas Island in Australia. Much like maybe not, Stone Garden is a fantastic place to enjoy another side of Bandung. Bandung has lots of situ (lakes) and curug (waterfalls), however, that has to be the sole rock garden. While walking around Stone Garden, do not miss Pawon Cave. My guide explained archaeologists found early human bones within the cave.
3. Situ Patenggang
The lake is set atop rolling hills, surrounded by carpets of green tea and grass trees. Situ Patenggang is roughly 47 kilometers from Bandung. It’s also a fantastic idea to organize your trip to the lake to get before noon. Situ Patenggang, with its altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level, is generally shrouded in a thick fog that comes rolling down the hills in the day. Among the most popular tourist attractions in this region is Pulau Asmara (Love Island) — a location where Ki Santang and Dewi Rengganis fulfilled — and Batu Cinta (Love Rock), a place in the center of the lake. It’s said that people who measure on Batu Cinta and continue to ring Pulau Asmara will be blessed with boundless love.
Pangalengan is a district located 48 kilometers from Bandung. It’s famed for its fresh milk. Pangalengan is quite a bit more than milk farming. It’s traditional villages, natural attractions like ponds, lakes, hot springs, and waterfalls. Pangalengan also can be famed for tea plantations. Malabar Tea Plantation, near Mount Malabar, is among the most well-known tea plantations and was previously called a hill station during the Dutch colonial period.
In Pengalengan, you will also find some culinary spots which have themed back to nature that is very relaxing to enjoy with your family.
5. Situ Cileunca
Still from the Pangalengan area is lake Situ Cileunca. Following local stories, it had been a wilderness place until 1918, when it had been made to a lake to the water demands of residents. Cileunca includes a thickness of around 17 meters and is a popular destination for lovers of water sports such as rafting. Or you can go camping with your loved ones at a campground close to the lake. It’s magnificent and tranquil.
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