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Located in the scenic and breezy region of Lembang, Floating Market Lembang offer an unforgettable shopping experiences on a boat. The floating market also serve as a perfect getaway for those who wish escape from the hustling of Bandung City. There are tons of trees and flowers grown in the area, there's also a small lake called Situ Umar where you can rent a boat to access the wooden booths in the center of the lake. The overall atmosphere is so serene and refreshing, you might even forget that the attraction is actually located in the most strategic and also the busiest area in Lembang.
Top 6 Must-Visited Attractions Near Floating Market Lembang
Yes, you've guessed it right! Located 4 kilometres away from the Floating Market Lembang, Rainbow Garden is a panoramic flowers garden that house over 100 species of flowers. The best news is 80 percent of them are edible flowers, so you don't have to worry if your children munch on the petals. The botanical garden also feature a large greenhouse containing numerous organic plants, some of them are vegetables and you can purchase them in Rainbow Garden's shops.
Visit one of the most famous observatory in Indonesia, the Bosscha Observatory. The planetarium was built in 1923 by Nederlandsch-Indische Sterrenkundige Vereeniging, shortly known as NISV during Netherland's occupation in Indonesia. The construction took 5 years to complete, and ever now the building serve as the city's one and only observatorium. Take a guided tour inside the observatory and stare in awe at the collosal double refractor Zeiss telescope that was assembled in 1920. You will also be shown how the dome works, and even the elevated floor that pushed and pulled the giant telescope was constructed in 1920. If you stay until night falls, you can even join a stargazing event!
De Ranch is one of few horse ranches you can find in Indonesia. What used to be a common ranch area turned into one of the most popular attraction in Bandung since its opening to public in 2007. Visitors love to ride on the back of the most docile horses raised in the ranch. In recent years they added even more facilities such as Outbond Area, Children Playground, Food Court, small waterpark, and more!
While Indonesians don't usually celebrate Halloween, Rumah Halloween of Lembang will still give you some good fright! Gather all your courage and step inside the building and spot some of the most iconic horror movies characters of all time, such as Annabelle from The Conjuring and Billy from Saw. You will also find other ghosts and psychopaths lurking in each designated area. But the most fun thing is, you can try to put on some Halloween costumes and take some memorable spooky pictures with your favorite ghost characters.
Dusun Bambu Leisure Park is everything you asked for for a perfect family getaway. Surrounded with lush trees and fresh mountain breeze, Dusun Bambu offer so many interesting activities for you and your family. Rent a bicycle and go cycling among the lush greens grown in the area, challenge your children to improve their stamina by playing in Balad Lodaya, enjoying the beautiful flowers in Arimbi Flower Park, and many more. There's also a camping ground and cottages if you would love to spend a night or two in the park.
If you love De Ranch, you will absolutely enjoy Farm House Lembang. It has a similar concept with De Ranch and other Bandung's farm attractions. The only difference is that Farm House Lembang makes you feel like you are in a fairytale village. The Hobbit's House is the main attraction here, as it was built to resemble Frodo and Sam's house. It is also a great place to introduce your children to various kind of farm animals, such as chickens, ducks, rabbits, and horses. Don't forget to exchange your ticket at the entrance to receive yummy fresh milk and a roasted sausage.
How to Get Tickets?
To enter Floating Market Lembang, you have to pay Rp 20.000,- or about $1.32.
How To Get Around?
Visitors love to row their boat to each vendors to buy items they want, but if you don't feel like it you can always walk from one booth to another. Walking is also the only way to explore other parts of the Floating Market.
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Best Time to Visit
Floating Market is open from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM. It is best to come around 03:00 PM as the weather will be much cooler and all vendors are open for business.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, all informations you need can be found in this website.
How To Get There?
The most convenient way to reach Floating Market Lembang is by driving your own car or rent a car. But it is only doable if you bring your driving license and familar with the traffics. Otherwise you can always catch a taxi or a Grab car.
As soon as you entered the Floating Market Lembang, don't forget to exchange the ticket with a free drink of your choice. It is absolutely a mouth-watering offer, especially since you can get it for free!