Exploring the Charms of Dago Pakar: Bandung's Nature Wonderland

Exploring the Charms of Dago Pakar
 Exploring the Charms of Dago Pakar (Pics: Blog.cove.id)

NICETRAVELERS.CYOU - For those who love to holiday in Bandung, Dago Pakar is a familiar name. In fact, Dago Pakar is a natural tourist area that encompasses the Ir. H. Djuanda Forest Park. There are many attractions in Dago Pakar that can be found, such as the Japanese Cave, Dutch Cave, and Curug Dago waterfall. 

There are also various tourist spots around Dago Pakar that offer breathtaking mountain views. If you're planning a vacation to Bandung, don't forget to visit the following attractions in Dago Pakar.

1. Ir. H. Djuanda Forest Park

Ir. H. Djuanda Forest Park (Pics: TribunTravel)

Ir. H. Djuanda Forest Park can be an exciting holiday destination with family or friends. As the first forest park in Indonesia, this park not only offers a serene atmosphere with green views of various pine trees and bamboo. There are various tourist spots that you can find in the Ir. H. Djuanda Forest Park area.

Some of the famous tourist attractions in this forest park include the Dutch Cave. Located 500 meters from the entrance of the forest park, this cave was once used as a fortress by the Dutch before World War II. There is also the Japanese Cave, which is about 300 meters from the Dutch Cave. 

For those who enjoy waterfall tourism, you can find several waterfalls in this Dago Pakar tourist area such as Curug Omas, which has a height of 30 meters. Walk across the bridge to enjoy the beauty of Curug Omas from above.

You can also visit Curug Dago, which has a height of about 12 meters. This waterfall, formed from the lava flow of Mount Tangkuban Perahu thousands of years ago, holds the inscription of King Siam's visit, namely the Chulalangkom Inscription and the Pradjathipok Inscription written in Thai script.

For children, Djuanda Forest Park presents the Flora House, equipped with a playground with various games such as slides, swings, and seesaws. The location of this playground is not far from the Plaza of the Ir. H. Djuanda Monument.

2. Keraton Cliff

Keraton Cliff
Keraton Cliff (Pics: idetrips.com)

Still located within the Djuanda Forest Park area, Keraton Cliff is a must-visit attraction in Dago Pakar. Keraton Cliff once went viral because of the beauty it offers, such as calming green views that can soothe anyone who visits. 

In fact, Keraton Cliff offers a view of the Lembang route with dense forests. Sometimes thin mist covers this Dago Pakar tourist spot, creating a magical atmosphere.

There are various activities that can be done in this natural tourist attraction in Dago Pakar, such as seeing the sunrise and sunset panoramas and taking photos in the cliff area. To enjoy the beauty of Keraton Cliff, you have to buy an entrance ticket outside the Djuanda Forest Park ticket, starting from IDR 11,000.

As for the location, you can head towards the Ir. H. Djuanda Forest Park and turn right after passing through the entrance gate towards residential areas and villages. 

You will find a signboard for Keraton Cliff, then follow the road which has a challenging terrain with uphill and rocky roads to the top post. From the post, you still have to walk about 5 minutes.

3. Dago Pakar Waterfall

Dago Pakar Waterfall
Dago Pakar Waterfall (Pics: homecara24.id)

If you are looking for open areas like parks for a leisurely walk or to take your children for a run, just visit the Dago Pakar Waterfall tourist area. 

This park, located not far from the entrance to Dago Resort, is popular with tourists because of its artificial waterfall. In one area of the park, there are artificial rock formations that flow water like a real waterfall. Don't forget to take pictures!

In addition to enjoying the view of the artificial waterfall, you can also walk through the park, which is decorated with various flowers and trees. There is also the Teletubbies Park, which is synonymous with a colorful ceramic floor arrangement in this Dago Pakar Waterfall tourist spot.

4. Dago Dreampark

Dago Dreampark
Dago Dreampark (Pics: Github.io)

Not far from the Dago Pakar area, you can visit Dago Dreampark. Although not a new tourist spot in Dago Pakar, Dago Dreampark is always a dream destination for tourists. This is because the tourist spot in Dago Pakar offers unique photo spots as well as special facilities for children to extreme rides with a typical Lembang mountain panorama and a row of pine trees.

Don't miss taking photos in the Up House, which is a replica of Carl's house in the movie 'Up', complete with hundreds of balloons tied to the roof. There is also an extreme ride such as the Sky Bike, which is an air bike that runs on a rope with a height of 10 meters.

For children, Dago Dreampark presents Uncle's Barn, which is a ride with activities to interact directly with various animals. From feeding horses and rabbits to taking photos together. There is also Horse Around, activities for horseback riding and ATV rides. Book Dago Dreampark tickets below:

5. Bird Pavilion

Bird Pavillion
Bird Pavillion (Pics: ghumi.id)

Bird Pavilion is a Dago Pakar Bandung tourist spot that is suitable for educational tours for children. This eco-tourism bird park in Bandung offers 5 zones with more than 600 birds. You can see and even interact directly with various birds such as parrots, parakeets, peacocks, and waterfowl such as swans and turkeys.

The entrance ticket price for Bird Pavilion is priced starting from IDR 35,000 for weekdays and starting from IDR 50,000 for weekends. 

You can also buy a feed package to feed various birds directly. This tourist spot in Dago Pakar is located at Pramestha Resort Complex, Jalan Akaza Utama No. 9. Book Bird Pavilion tickets here:

6. Wot Batu

Wot Batu
Wot Batu (Pics: Wisataidn.com)

Wot Batu is also a tourist spot in Dago Pakar Bandung that can pamper art lovers. Just plan a vacation to Wot Batu, an art gallery by Bandung artist Sunaryo that offers installation art made of beautiful stones.

In the open area, there are more than 135 stones planted and arranged conceptually. According to the official Wot Batu website, the stones in this Bandung gallery were brought from mountains in Java.

Wot Batu's address is on Jl. Bukit Pakar Timur No. 98. The best time to visit Wot Batu is in the afternoon. 

If the weather is clear, you can enjoy the beautiful stones illuminated by the afternoon light. You can also come at 11.00, 12.00, and 15.00 during the tour. Please note, Wot Batu is closed every Monday and on national holidays.

7. Lawangwangi Creative Space

Lawangwangi Creative Space
Lawangwangi Creative Space (Pics: Pergikuliner.com)

Lawangwangi Creative Space is also worth visiting for those who claim to be art lovers. This art gallery, which also provides restaurant facilities, carries the theme of 'where curated arts meet delightful culinary'. 

Upon entering Lawangwangi Creative Space, you will be amazed by the panoramic views of the hills and valleys of Dago, which are charming. There are several spots that can be explored in this Dago Pakar tourist spot.

Starting from the Art Gallery, which is the right place for art exhibitions of paintings and unique installations, to the Muralangit Psychdelicious, which is an area with Irwan Bagja Darmawan's iconic mural. 

There is another spot that is a favorite of many visitors, namely Anjungan Lawangwangi. This spot presents a dock with a glass bridge and a view of the hills. At night, you can see the city lights of Bandung from this tourist spot in Dago Pakar.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an art lover, or someone looking for thrilling experiences, Dago Pakar in Bandung has something for everyone. 

From serene forest parks to breathtaking cliff views and vibrant creative spaces, Dago Pakar offers a diverse range of attractions that will leave visitors enchanted and wanting to return for more. 

So, the next time you're planning a trip to Bandung, don't forget to include Dago Pakar in your itinerary for an unforgettable experience in nature's embrace.

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