It’s our first time in Bandung. I have no idea what to expect instead of its reputation of being a shopping central and a University belt. We stayed in a villa in Dako Kantor or simply translated as “town uphill”.
Compared to other cities of Indonesia. Bandung’s weather is cooler and people come here to relax and escape from the heat of Jakarta or even Bali.
My first impression is this place is like a Baguio of the Philippines or Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. It’s cold and a lot of coniferous trees like pine trees. There’s a lot of tall trees around. There’s a lot of small Muslim temples around as Islam is predominant religion in here.
Here’s our itinerary and some things you can do in Bandung if you have kids:
Day 1: Kawah Putih and Lakeside Glamping
Our first destination was Kawah Putih. It’s a volcano eruption site about 2 hours scenic drive from Bandung Town. We rented a bus since we are a group. Took us about 1.5 hours from town.
It’s beautiful and cool in here. There’s an entrance fee of 70,000 Rupiah per person this includes a 10 minute ride to the site itself.
You need to come here very early as the temperature goes up after 10am. It’s cooling in this place. But if you are pregnant (like me, 5 months pregnant) and have a breathing problem you can’t be here for a long time.
You can buy cheap fruits here like strawberries and grapes as it’s a mountainous area and a lot of farm here.
20 minutes away from Kawah putih is the lakeside glamping where we had our lunch. On the way there, you can enjoy the sight of tea plantation. It’s very refreshing and greenery was pleasant to the eye.
Once we reached, there’s a big ship dining place overlooking the lake.
People can camp here. But if you don’t want to camp you can just eat and enjoy the day.
After that SHOPPING!! There’s a lot of factory outlet in this town. That’s the reason they called it “Little Paris of Indonesia.”Managed to get some cute tops for Summer.
At night we ate at a huge food court with a lot of local food called Daskal Food market. This as about 40min away from town.
Day 2: Floating market Lembang
Great for families with young kids. They have mini floating market and a lot of entertainment for kids.
Day 3: Church, rest and shop and food trippin
Try their local dishes and don’t miss out cheap and yummy avocado shake if you are in Bandung! Braga is a place where you can find lots of cafes and restaurant.
Day 4: Check in to Green Forest Hotel -Lembang and La Fresa Strawberry Picking
We picked Green Forest as we want to have a relaxing time in nature with our last two days. In Bandung . We didn’t regret it as the place is so beautiful and we were even upgraded to a suite.
La Fresa Strawberry Farm – Bandung
Just 15 minutes away from Green Forest is La fresa strawberry farm.
It’s Summer’s first strawberry picking experience she’s on the moon! Even us had a great time !
Day 5: Dusun Bambu
For our last day we decided to visit Dusun Bambu. A family friendly place. There’s two big play place area if you are bringing your kids and have a big eating place.
and don’t forget to buy some special pastries as your sovenier.