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Located in West Java and 17km north of Bandung city, Lembang is a town that’s around 1500 metres above sea level. One of its main draw as a tourist destination is its cool climate that ranges from 17-25 degree Celcius all year round. Many Lembang attractions are the ones that draw countless domestic and international tourists to Bandung.
What to see in Lembang
Lembang is the home of many natural attractions and here are the popular ones:
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Tangkuban Perahu Volcano
Tangkuban Perahu is the number 1 tourist attraction in Bandung. It’s a stratovolcano (compsite volcano) with a unique ‘overturned-boat’ shape that lies 30 km north of Bandung city. Usually, it would take 1 to 1.5 hours to get here from the main Bandung city.
Visitors to this volcano would usually hike or ride all the way to the edge of the 3 craters: Queen Crater (Kawah Ratu), Domas Crater (Kawah Domas), and Upas Crater (Kawah Upas). You can even buy and boil eggs right on one of the many hot geysers at the Domas Carter.
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Keraton Cliff (Djuanda Forest Park)
Djuanda Forest Park (Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Juanda) is a 590-hectare conservation and botanical garden that extends from Dago Pakar all the way to Maribaya.
Recently, there’s a spot within this park that has gained meteoric popularity through Instagram called the Keraton Cliff (Tebing Keraton).
You could choose to take a motorbike ride to the top of the cliff or just hike it for around 30-45 minutes. Whichever method you choose, you will be rewarded with a top-of-the-world feeling to see a majestic view of the whole forest. You could even plan for a sunrise or sunset trip here for an out-of-this-world experience.
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Unlike many other over-rated attractions in Bandung, Mariabaya Waterfall is the exact opposite, it’s totally under-rated! Although the waterfall is relatively low at just 25m, this attraction offers hot springs and also mesmerizing greenery surrounding it. You can take in the scenery, the cool climate, the fresh air, and basically detach yourself from the usual ‘concrete jungle’ of urban life.
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Despite its name, the Lembang Floating Market is nowhere near the authentic floating markets in Thailand. It’s essentially a tourist attraction compound where visitors can buy local food from vendors positioned on stationary boats, have a meal at one of the restaurants, buy some souvenirs, pet some rabbits in an enclosed garden, play around miniature trains, and take pictures in various scenic spots.
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Ciater Hot Spring
The Ciater Hot Spring is a natural hot spring located north of Bandung, in Lembang district, and near Tangkuban Perahu volcano. You can soak your body or feet in the hot mineral, natural spring water. It’s said that the water can alleviate skin problems and even rheumatism.
How to go to Lembang
There are a number of transportation options you could take to get from Bandung city to Lembang:
- Public Transport - You could go for a minivan (angkot). It starts from Bandung central railway station, goes via Ledeng bus terminal and through to Lembang.
- Taxi - Take a standard taxi from either Husein Sastranegara International Airport or Bandung city. Depending on the traffic and weather conditions, you should reach Lembang in 1-2 hours (subject to the exact location in Lembang).
- Private Vehicle - For a more relaxed and convenient ride, you can rent a private transportation with driver.
Book private car rental with driver to Lembang from Husein Sastranegara International Airport or Bandung city.
- Private Tour - If you intend to visit other places besides Lembang & Tangkuban Perahu Volcano, consider booking our private tour service with a guide. You could also visit Ciwidey, Puncak, and a complete tour of Bandung city. We will plan the whole itinerary, make the hotel arrangement, and arrange the restaurants to eat in.