Never-Ending Bandung, Indonesia
Bandung is home to one of the few theme parks in Indonesia. Trans Studio Bandung Theme Park is one of largesttheme parks and isthe second indoor theme park in Indonesia, after one in Makassar. Trans Studio Bandung is built on 4.2 hectares, making it the largest and most comprehensive entertainment district in Bandung, and features 20 rides and a variety of shows. There are three theme zones: Studio Central, The Lost City and Magic Corner. Studio Central will take you back to 1960s Hollywood with its architectural design. Get ready for amazing adventures in Lost City and create magical moments in Magic Corner – Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 169 Bandung – Indonesia.
Another attraction in Lembang, Bandung, is De’ Ranch with its cowboy-style fun. Put on your cowboy duds and enjoy the atmosphere and lush green land of the ranch on horseback. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy at De’ Ranch – Jl. Maribaya No. 17 Lembang – Indonesia.
Tebing Keraton is blessed with natural beauty and is a social media darling. Located inside the Taman Hutan Rakyat Djuanda conservation area, visitors can enjoy magical sunrises, a breathless moment when you embrace the new day from your cliff top perch, the lush forest and hills a glorious backdrop.
Stone Garden is a garden with piles of rocks and stones. There’s a story behind every destination and this one is quiet amazing. The area was a lake a very long time ago and the stones formed naturally. Some say Stone Garden is like Christmas Island in Australia. Similar or not, Stone Garden is a good place to capture a different side of Bandung. Explore the area, enjoy the refreshingly cool air, climb over the stones, and visit Pawon Cave, where archaeologists found ancient human bones – Citatah, Padalarang, Bandung Barat.
Pangalengan is located about 50 kilometres from Bandung and is known for natural attractions such as lakes, ponds, hot springs and waterfalls, and traditional villages. It is also famous for tea plantations, the most famous of all being Malabar Tea Plantation, near Mount Malabar. Tea cultivation in the highlands of Pangalengan dates back to the 1890s. Karel Albert Rudolf Bosscha established the first tea plantation on the slopes of Mount Malabar in 1896. He developed the area into one of the most remarkable tea plantations in Java. Visit Bosscha’s house, where you can enjoy freshly processed tea leaves – Pengalengan, Bandung Selatan
Legend has it there was a couple named Ki Santang and Dewi Rengganis. They were so in love but were separated for a long time. Until one day they finally met. In that perfect moment, Dewi Rengganis asked her lover to create a lake along with a boat for them to ride in. Ki Santang complied and created a small lake called Situ Patenggang. Situ, from Sundanese, means lake. The lake itself is absolutely fantastic, surrounded by carpets of green grass and tea plants.
Many couples come to the lake and visit Pulau Asmara (Love Island), where Ki Santang and Dewi Rengganis are said to have met. Standing in the middle of the lake is Batu Cinta (Love Rock). Some say that those who step on Batu Cinta will be blessed with endless love. To fully enjoy the views and ambiance, I suggest you come before noon – Jl. Raya Ciwidey-Rancabali, Desa Patengan.