Backpacker To Indonesia – Bandung tourist destinations are famous for their many natural destinations, but most of them already know. Well, do you know traveler friends? There are several natural destinations in Bandung that few people know. So your vacation to Bandung can be a little “anti-mainstream”. So, here are 8 anti-mainstream Bandung natural attractions besides Moko Hill and Keraton Cliff!
1. Soak up the day at Situ Cileunca
Bandung is not only known as a pleasant city with its culinary offerings and factory outlets. This city has many fun natural destinations, which are also targeted by many travelers who want to spend their days off in Bandung. One of the natural attractions that can be enjoyed near Bandung is Situ Cileunca. This lake destination is located in Pengalengan District, an area with cool and fresh air.
Situ Cileunca which is in Pengalengan itself can be reached by public transportation from Bandung to Canning, which takes about 2-3 hours. Or you can also use your own vehicle and rent from the city of Bandung. The entrance ticket to Situ Cileunca itself is very cheap, only IDR 2500 for this pleasant tourist destination.
2. Stimulating Adrenaline on the Palintang Track
Palintang is actually the name of a village in Cipanjalu Village, Cilengkrang District, East Bandung. The village, which is located about 8 km north of Ujungberung, is a favorite place for uphill and mountain bike enthusiasts offroad. Indeed, among lovers of sports and off road bikes uphil this one track is already famous.
Along the Palintang Track will be surrounded by hilly areas, and beautiful scenery which is a characteristic of Bandung. Meanwhile, the easiest road access to Palintang is from the Ujungberung square via Kampung Tanjakan Panjang – Palalangon. The half-damaged condition of the rural road which continues to climb, sometimes even dips, is a special pleasure for MTB uphill fans.
3. Adventure in the Citarum River
If traveler friends want a different experience and a little adrenaline rush while playing water, then you have to try the fast flow of the Citarum River every now and then. The Citarum River rapids can be traversed by taking 2-3 hours. During the trip, you will pass some quite challenging currents. Moreover, this time will pass quickly when the traveler is busy being swayed by the swift water of the Citarum river.
The location of this river is in Cisameng Village, which can be reached easily from Bandung. By private vehicle, Citarik River, which is located in Cisameng Village, can be reached in about 2 hours. When you get there, get ready to pump your adrenaline fast. Because the current is quite fast. But for beginners, don\’t worry, because there will be a guide who will accompany you along the way through the rapids of the Citarum River.
4. Walking along the Stone Horse Pine Forest
This horse stone site is a tourist attraction located on Mount Manglayang, East Bandung. It is known as Batu Kuda because the myth once there was a horse that could fly from the south, namely the Sembrani Horse. Now, while flying past Mount Manglayang, the horse fell and was trapped until the place where he fell into a puddle. Now this horse appears in the form of a horse-like stone.
But the attraction of this place is not only the myth or the horse-shaped stone, there are many activities that can be done at this Batu Kuda tourist destination. Starting from camping, trekking, to cycling. There are many beautiful pine trees here. The air is very fresh too. What\’s more, traveler friends can visit Batu Kuda only by paying a ticket of IDR 3000 per / person and IDR 5000 if you want to camp here.
5. Looking at the Historical Cave in Bandung, Pawon Cave
“Pawon” in Javanese means kitchen, but in Bandung Pawon is the name of a tourist destination, you know. Yes, in Bandung there is a destination in the form of a cave known as Pawon. Even though it is not so well known, the Pawon Cave, which is located in Masigit Village, was once appalling. Because in it found more than 20,000 human bones. It is estimated that the bones belonged to ancient humans, the predecessors of the Sundanese tribe. For those who don\’t believe, maybe you can see this historical cave directly. Just prepare IDR 5,500 which will be paid as an entrance ticket. Cheap, right?
6. Blends in the Natural Canopy Ala Tahura Ir H Juanda
In the city of Bandung, precisely in the Dago Pakar area, there is a place for a vacation while trekking. Here not only can make the body of traveler friends healthy, but also can be a place to relieve fatigue.
This place is a park of about 590 hectares. Here, traveler friends can enjoy the cool air while enjoying 2,500 types of plants that thrive. Oh yes, besides being able to enjoy the natural scenery, there are Japanese Cave attractions that can be visited when visiting the park. Tahura or Taman Hutan Raya is a vacation spot in Bandung which is also suitable for your health.
7. For an easy match, play to the Putri Cave!
Jomblowan … Jomblowati … there is good news for those of you who want to get a mate quickly. Go on vacation to Bandung, then hurry to Putri Cave which is located in Cililin, about 35 kilometers from the center of Bandung City. It is said that he said that coming to this place can make a match lightly. I don\’t know, all of that is true or just a myth.
Information from the local community, in this Putri Cave, there is a spring that has magical powers. Anyone who drinks or rinses the body parts of the spring a match will quickly come. Abracadabra! Maybe those of you who want to get a crush can have a vacation here, right: p
8. Seeing the Ancient Rocks in the Stone Garden
This Stone Garden is actually an ancient site. If you look carefully and clearly, the rocks in this place look very similar to the rocks on the ocean floor. Even when traveling in this place, if traveler friends are lucky, you will find unique rocks such as sea shells, or even marine plant fossils. Maybe in the past, millions of years ago this place was the bottom of the ocean. But when natural conditions began to change, this seabed was lifted and made it a beautiful mountain like it is today.
This ancient site is actually located close to Goa Pawon where ancient human fossils were found. The exact location is at the top of Mount Pawon, Girimulya Village, Gunung Masigit Village, Cipatat District, Regency, West Bandung.
Stone Garden archaeological sites can be reached using two-wheeled vehicles and four wheels. Some of the routes that can be used are from the direction of Cimahi or Bandung City. If using a car, the recommended route is to pass the Purbaleunyi Toll, exit the Padalarang toll road towards Cianjur. After exiting the toll road, direct the vehicle towards the Tagog Apu area then continue walking. When on the right side of the road, you see a black gate leading to the Pawon Cave area. Stone Garden means it\’s not far away.
So, now you know, not only the cool tourist attractions in Bandung are already famous, such as the Keraton Cliff?
Note: Bandung is a big city in West Java, and already has an international airport. To visit Bandung, you can fly directly to Bandung by plane, or fly to Jakarta first and then continue the road trip by travel or train.