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12 Stunning Spots In Bandung That’ll Up Your Instagram Game

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Shahida  •  Mar 06, 2020

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Set amid volcanoes and many tea plantations, Bandung is famous for its cool tropical climate, fancy architecture and artsy vibes. As one of Indonesia’s most artistic cities, Bandung has become a popular destination for passionate Instagrammers as well!
Credit: Giphy After all, there’s no better way to capture your memories and letting your friends know that you’re on vacation simultaneously than spamming photos on your Instagram. Let us guide you to discover the grand and spunky aesthetics of this beautiful city with this list of Instagram-worthy spots in Bandung!
1.Orchid Forest Cikole, Lembang
With more than 157 kinds of orchids from around the world, Orchid Forest Cikole is one of the largest orchid parks in Indonesia. The forest, which is located about an hour's drive from the city, was opened quite recently in August 2018 but has attracted so many visitors from all over the world!  Built on an area of over 10 hectares, the forest is made up of many different components: the orchid greenhouse, the suspended bridge that floats in between the many pine trees, the outdoor amphitheatre in the middle of the pine forest, the rabbit field, and many more. Every part of Orchid Forest Cikole looks like they’re made out of dreams, and it’s perfect for your Instagram grid.  Entrance fee: IDR 25,000 per person on weekdays, IDR 30,000 on weekends Opening hours: Weekdays; 9AM-6PM, Weekends; 8AM-7PM Address: Jl Tangkuban Perahu KM. 8, Cikole Village, Lembang District, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Baratt 40391, Indonesia Instagram 
2. Ciater Tea Plantation (Kebun Teh Ciater)
Located at the foot of Mount Tangkuban Perahu between the highway from Subang to Bandung, Ciater Tea Plantation is one of the many tea plantations you’ll pass by while driving down the route from Orchid Forest. The Ciater district is famed for the vast tea plantations, and they’re open to visitors! Walking down the rows of tea plants that are at the height of your waist is simply mesmerizing, and the stunning backdrop of the blue sky adds to the postcard material view. Don’t forget to stop by at the museum and taste the freshly brewed tea at the cafe here! Entrance fee: IDR 10,000 for Indonesia citizens, IDR 15,000 for foreigners Opening hours: Open 24 hours Address: Jl. Raya Ciater RT 04 / RW 05, Ciater, Subang, Kabupaten Subang, Jawa Barat 41281, Indonesia
3. Kota Mini, Lembang
 Making a short trip to Europe while you’re in Bandung is not quite a far-fetched idea anymore! This Instagenic European mini-town is actually located inside Floating Market Lembang, and it’s not just loved by local Instagrammers, but also families with little ones since there are plenty of kid-friendly activities like cooking class and police-and-thief catch game.  All houses here are built in vintage European architecture style and each house serves a different purpose, from cafes to gift shops. Don’t miss the chance to play dress ups with your friends and rent a costume inspired by the traditional Dutch dress with bold colours, fancy frills and giant flowery hats! Entrance fee: IDR 25,000 per person (additional fees for each house and attraction) Opening hours: Weekdays; 9AM-6PM, Weekends; 8AM-7PM Address: Jl. Grand Hotel No.33, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia
4. NuArt Sculpture Park
Feeling artsy? NuArt Sculpture Park is an open-air art gallery located on a 3-hectare land and exhibits over 200 works from famous Indonesian sculptor Nyoman Nuarta. Find almost everything from artworks from the beginning of his career to his newest masterpiece!  Once you’re done touring the park, head indoors into the architecturally beautiful two-storey gallery. The first floor is dedicated to Nuarta’s artworks, which includes his famous works, Jago Raja, and Sleeping Leopard. Meanwhile, the second floor can be rented for other artists to display their works. If you’d like to take something home, the Craft Boutique offers Nyoman Nuarta’s miniature artworks, as well as other artworks from both local and international artists.  Entrance fee: IDR 50,000 per person, IDR 25,000 for students and children Opening hours: Sun - Thu; 9AM-5PM, Fri - Sat; 9AM-9PM Address: Jl Setra Duta Raya No. L 6, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40151, Indonesia Website | Instagram
5. Jembatan Rancagoong, Cikudapateuh-Ciwidey Railway
Taking a selfie in the middle of a railway might sound like a crazy idea, but it’s possible here at Cikudapateuh-Ciwidey Railway! When it was still in service, this railway track was the line for an Old Dutch transportation company until it stopped in 1972. This abandoned train track now has become an extraordinary photo spot with amazing views of the mountain panorama, tea plantations and a flowing river below.  If you’re a fan of Indonesian cinema, you might find the place familiar! Sadu Bridge, a part of the railway track, was used to be the filming location for 1993 movie Oeroeg which was adapted from a Dutch author, Hella S. Haasse. There are rumours that the railway might be reactivated in an effort to reduce city traffic, so make your way here quickly while you can!  Entrance fee: Free Opening hours: 24 hours Address: Jl. Raya Soreang-Ciwidey No.255, Sadu, Soreang, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40913, Indonesia
6. Kampoeng Tulip
Bandung might be nicknamed Paris Van Java, but this part of the city is all about the Netherlands.  A popular location for pre-wedding photoshoots, Kampoeng Tulip will momentarily make you forget that you’re still in Bandung. Even though the tulips unfortunately will not be blooming due to the different climate, the vast garden complete with a lake, windmills and little Dutch-style cottages as well as the giant yellow clog from Zaanse Schans will be enough to take you by surprise! Entrance fee: IDR 10,000 per person (weekdays), IDR 15,000 (weekend and public holidays) Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM- 5PM Address: Komplek Banyu Biru Blok H No. 17, Ciwastra, Mekarjaya, Rancasari, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40292, Indonesia Instagram 
7. Dago Dream Park
You’ve probably seen this place at least once before on someone else’s Instagram!  Dago Dream Park is a place Instagrammers must never skip, especially if it’s your first time in Bandung. As the name suggests, this is the park for those who dreamed of visiting enchanting places from fairy tales. Just imagine being on a flying carpet across a pine forest and cycling in the air! With so many Instagenic photo spots, this park surely will take your Instagram game to a whole new height.  Located in the cool and breezy Lembang, Dago Dream Park is also the perfect location for a family weekend getaway. From thrilling attractions like Pirate Ship to educational lessons and tours, your kids will have a fantastic time here as much as you will! Entrance fee: IDR 10,000 per person (weekdays), IDR 15,000 (weekend and public holidays) Opening hours: Weekdays 9 am - 5 pm, weekend 8 am - 8 pm Address: Jl. Dago Giri Km. 2.2 Mekarwangi, Pagerwangi, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40135, Indonesia Instagram
8. Rainbow Garden, Lembang
The main attraction of Rainbow Garden is undeniably the colourful flowers covering the ground, which are colour-coordinated to resemble a rainbow, hence the name. Believe it or not, out of the hundred types of flowers here, 80% are edible! Because it's a family-friendly attraction, the flowers are predominantly those that are safe for consumption in case the little ones grab them and put them in their mouth. But please don’t go around munching on the flowers on purpose 😝  Without a doubt, photography is the most popular activity here, but you can do other things as well like playing dress-up by renting a kimono or hanbok! Like Kota Mini, Rainbow Garden is also situated inside the Floating Market, so do note there will be an additional fee to enter this place. If you’d like to take the garden home, they also sell organic plants, vases, and numerous garden ornaments.  Entrance fee: IDR 10,000 per person Opening hours: Weekdays; 9AM-7PM, Weekends; 8AM-8PM Address: Jl. Grand Hotel No.33, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia
9. Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park
Combining the unparalleled beauty of Mother Nature and Sundanese traditional culture, Dusun Bambu is a place for those seeking much-needed tranquillity and natural therapy. Located at the foot of Mt. Burangrang, the place opened to the public in 2014 and has welcomed visitors from all over the country and the world ever since.  Dusun Bambu is made up of around 58 types of bamboo plants which surround the serene river. To accommodate the many Instagrammers who visit the place, there’s a number of Insta-perfect spots around the park, such Lorong Bubu and Insta Forest! Resorts are also available for those who’d like to spend the night, as well as a restaurant and a market. 
Credit: Dusun Bambu on Facebook Entrance fee: IDR 30,000 per person Opening hours: Daily 8 am - 9 pm Address: Jl Kolonel Masturi KM. 11, Cisarua, Lembang, Kertawangi, Cisarua, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40551, Indonesia Website | Instagram | Facebook
10. Chinatown
It seems like every country has its own Chinatown. But even if you’ve been to countless Chinatowns, don’t skip Bandung’s! Smacked right in the heart of the city, Bandung’s Chinatown is an elaborate park that aims to bring back the nostalgic old Chinese settlements that almost resembles the set of a classic Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee film.  Since the place is marketed as a selfietown, you can expect to find many aesthetically pleasing photo spots right here. Chinatown Bandung has also introduced multiple infinity rooms, two of them similar to the iconic teamLab Borderless Tokyo! Be sure to bring all your good cameras with enough memory (or film rolls) with you! Entrance fee: IDR 30,000 per person Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10 am - 9 pm​​, Saturday 10 am - 10 pm, Sunday and public holidays 9 am - 9 pm Address: Jl. Kelenteng No.41, Ciroyom, Kec. Andir, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40182, Indonesia Website | Instagram | Facebook
11. The Great Asia Afrika
Bandung just never runs out of great ideas, does it? The Great Asia Africa, which opened just last December, is one of Bandung’s newest attractions for avid Instagrammers! With the concept of cultural education tour, The Great Asia Africa invites visitors to learn and experience the many cultures of Asian and African countries. #HHWT Tip: It gets super crowded on weekends, so do try and go on a weekday if you can and avoid the school holiday period! In addition, the area is open-air without many shelters, hence bringing an umbrella is a good idea in the event it rains! Featuring landmarks and miniature villages from countries like India, Thailand and Japan, The Great Asia Africa also gives an opportunity to taste a variety of food from the featured countries and buy various souvenirs. To make the experience even more real, don’t forget to rent a traditional attire! Entrance fee: IDR 50,000 per person Opening hours: Sun - Fri; 9AM-5PM; Sat; 9AM-6PM Address: Jl. Raya Lembang - Bandung No.71, Gudangkahuripan, Lembang, Kabupaten Lembang Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Bandung, Indonesia Website | Instagram | Facebook
12. Bird & Bromelia Pavilion
 Birds? Yes, Bandung has them too! Bird & Bromelia Pavilion is the first bird park in Bandung which houses over 600 birds from dozens of species! The best part? The birds are not kept in a cage! You can approach them, interact with them, feed them, and of course, pose for photos with them as well.  Situated in the Pramestha Resort Town, the aviary is divided into five different sections and each one is categorised into the different bird species: Parakeet, Cockatoo, Parrot, Shore Bird, Waterfowl, and Singing Birds. Besides the birds, the impressive landscape also makes excellent backdrops for your Instagram photos! Entrance fee: IDR 35,000 per person (weekdays), IDR 50,000 (weekend and public holidays) Opening hours: Daily 9 am - 5 pm Address: Jl. Akaza Utama No.9, Mekarwangi, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia Instagram 
Credit: Giphy There are so many different things and places to explore in Bandung with Insta-worthy sights, so be creative with your poses. Always remember to be mindful of your surroundings and other people when you do your mini photo shoot sessions 😉