Attractions/ Place of Bandung

Attractions/ Place of Bandung

  1. Tangkuban Perahu
  • Tangkuban perahu is a volcano, 25 kilometers north of Bandung direction of Lembang.
  • Its situated is in between Sagalaherang village, Sagalaherang district, Subang regency and Cikole village, Lembang district, Bandung regency.
  • This is Bandung’s most famous tourist volcano just 28 km north of the city. This volcano offers many places to see and explore.
  • When seen from Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu has a distinctive shape, like an upside down boat.
  • Tangkuban Perahu means, in fact, “up-turned boat” this peculiar shape has stimulated the fantasy of the Sundanese people from early times as expressed in the Legend of Sangkuriang.
  • Geologically, Tangkuban Perahu has played a significant role in the development of Parahyangan highlands.
  • Eruptions have contributed immensely to the hills north of Bandung through lava flow into the valleys and hardening into rock, thus forming big cliffs over which waterfalls leap.
  • Likewise, mud flows have formed a semi-circular cone of gentle gradient (what geologists call “a fan”), which is now a mass that blocked the valley of the ancient Citarum River near present day in Padalarang (some 18 km west of Bandung), this caused a lake to form covering the whole Bandung plain.
  • Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano with three craters into which areas tourists can walk through. These three craters are: Kawah Ratu (“Queen Crater”), Kawah Domas (“Domas Crater”), and Kawah Upas (“Upas Crater”).
  • Tourists can go down into the Domas Crater where exists many hot geysers in which they can boil eggs.
  • Though the mountain appears peaceful, mild eruptions occurred in 1969, when Kawah Ratu spewed ash and barrages 500 m high.
  • Kawah Ratu, which means “Queen’s Crater”, is today just a big gray hole, which sometimes has a pool of water at its center. Poisonous gases sometimes accumulate in Kawah Ratu, thus making it somewhat of a risk to descend to the crater floor.
  • Beyond the saddled shaped depression on the far side of Kawah Ratu is the still active Kawah Upas, the oldest crater on the mountain. On the very far western cliff we see a spot where all vegetation has been destroyed by constantly rising sulfurous vapors.
  • Facilities in Tangkuban Perahu Crater are comfortable parking area, souvenir kiosks, and restaurants.


 2. Factory Outlet ( SetiaBudhi Street,Cihampelas Street, Dago Street & Riau Street)

  • Here offers many textile factories, the city of offers a large number of factory outlets where Jakarta shoppers regularly flock to, to find the latest trendy apparel at reasonable prices.
  • Factory outlets or distribution stores (known as Distros) dotting the main Dago avenue (now called Jalan Ir H Juanda), along Jalan Riau (officially kown as Jalan RE Martadinata), or up the road to Lembang, where Jakarta cars regularly jam the parking lots especially over the weekends.
  • Jalan Cihampelas is the favorite street to buy clothes-and by the way, the street is also famous for the many stores selling all kinds of crispy tid-bits to bring home to colleagues and relatives.
  • Many of these outlets are housed in beautiful colonial homes, for which Bandung was once famous.
  • In Bandung you will also find leather goods, from the reasonably priced to branded goods, made here in Bandung.
  • While there are many in the city (most popular are “Diaz” and “Elizabeth”), the suburb of Cibaduyut specializes in shoes and leatherware.
  • Three locations, a short taxi ride from each other, have concentrations of outlets Dago, Jalan Setiabudi and Jalan Riau and within each area between shops.
  • Real brands you may find include Zara, Old Navy, Gap, Mossimo, SOliver, Dorothy Perkins, H&M,  Banana Republic, Mango, New York and Company, Ann Taylor.
  • For the process of bargaining, it  found included a Mossimo top with a tag of $17.99 going for 69,000 rupiah* (Grande), Ann Taylor pants marked at $89 for about 150,000 rupiah (Rumah Mode), lovely Zara cardigans with no sizes on the tags but genuine-appearing for 189,000 (Anthropology) and SOliver tops with a tag for 29.95 euros going for 49,000 rupiah (Fashion World).


3. Ciater Hot Spring

  • The cool highlands that provide peaceful setting for an unforgettable personal experience where the crisp mountain air and the refreshing sounds of bubbling mountain streams soothe the soul.
  • The town of Ciater is known for its natural hot springs with their healing qualities which promote physical well being.
  • Here the Ciater Hot-Springs Spa makes the most of nature’s rich rehabilitative resources, by pampering its guests in tranquil surroundings, delivering professional care through therapies and treatments that rejuvenate both the body and mind.
  • Ciater Hot Spring is a nice park with small pools in which we can sit or swim. The streams and pools are fed by warm mineral springs, which are created by the heat from nearby volcanoes.
  • About 30 minutes from Tangkuban Perahu , Ciater Hot Spring is pretty little place in the middle of huge tea estate.
  • We can enjoy swimming in warm sulfurous water pools that can heal rheumatism and skin problems.
  • The water contains iodium and sulfur, well for curing skin ailments and rheumatism.
  • It also equipped with tennis courts, restaurants, and camping area.
  • Ciater is a good starting point for hiking, and has some accommodation.

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