These are 10 wonderful natural places you can visit in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. I put some simple but hopefully useful information you can consider before visiting Bandung. Note that there is one mandatory activity you have to do in all places:
Taking photos! A lot of it!
1. Tangkuban Perahu
Description: A beautiful volcano and crater in the North of Bandung.
Activities : Trekking, enjoying the views while eating grilled corn/grilled sticky rice.
Entrance Fee : US$15/person + US$1/car.
2. Dusun Bambu (Bamboo Village)
Description : It’s an interesting new concept of natural tourism place which offers many facilities such as hotel, restaurant, camping and outbound area, located in Lembang, Bandung.
Activities : Exploring the place, outdoor activities, dine in, rent a hotel room.
Entrance Fee : US$3/person + US$2/car.
3. Curug Cimahi (Cimahi Waterfall)
Description : A beautiful hidden waterfall which is the highest one in Bandung (87m).
Activities : Trekking to the waterfall (there are 587 steps) and enjoy the beauty of it. You may have a natural shower too if you want to, but being naked is not allowed :p
Entrance Fee : US$2/person + US$1/car.
4. Kawah Putih (White Crater)
Description : It’s an amazing striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater. The surrounding area is heavily forested and misty. When I was there, I felt like I was in a movie setting, it’s just better and real. You’re recommended to bring a masker in case you don’t like the smell of sulfur.
Activities : Explore the surrounding area.
Entrance Fee : US$2/person + US$12/car.
5. Ciwalini Tea Plantation
Description : A wonderful massive tea plantation in Ciwidey, Bandung. It’s green! Green everywhere!
Activities : Enjoy the beauty! Pose! Ask someone else to take lots of pictures of you!
Entrance Fee : $0 (YEAY!)
6. Situ Patenggang (Patenggang Lake)
Description : Naturally beautiful lake also in Ciwidey, South of Bandung.
Activities : Exploring, taking boat around the lake, eat some traditional meal (the grilled fish is great!).
Entrance Fee : US$15/person + US$10/car + US$22/boat (max capacity 15/boat).
7. Curug Malela (Malela Waterfall)
Description : This is the most beautiful waterfall in Bandung which is located in Cicada Village (the West part of Bandung).
Activities : Trekking to the waterfall. It’s quite difficult to get there but hey, it’s worth it!
Entrance Fee : Approximately US$1/person + US$1/car.
Description : It’s a country style family resort in Lembang, Bandung.
Activities : Horse riding, dine in at a country style food court.
Entrance Fee : 50 cents/person + 30 cents/car.
9. Taman Hutan Raya Juanda (Juanda Forest Park) – Taman Wisata Maribaya (Maribaya Tourism Park)
Description : A conservation area that combines the secondary nature and pine (Pinus Merkusil) forest that is located in the sub-watershed Cikapundung, Citarum, Bandung. It is connected to Maribaya Tourism Park.
Activities : Trekking.
Entrance Fee : US$6/person
10. Ciwidey Strawberry Plantation
Description : Strawberry plantation where we can buy strawberries by picking them by ourselves.
Activities : Picking strawberries and eat them!
Entrance Fee : US$3-8/person.
P.S.: The entrance fee I stated are especially for foreigners (tickets for local are usually much cheaper) and all are subject to change. So if you read this in 2030, please be aware that I made the post in 2016 and I’m sure that many things have been changed. I’ll try to update though 😉