A romantic setting in the heart of the capital of a big city is a rare occurrence, and an escape out of the big urban life is always in mind when it comes to weekends, but all of that is denied by the existence of this place. Cihampelas Walk has a coy combination of the crowded city and a soulful ambience n other place has to offer.
Be it a shopping spree center, a place to take your pets around, a fun zone for your children, or just that evening ambience of the city that falls behind your back, Cihampelas Walk exists solely to provide refreshment to the minds of the busy city people.
Location – Located in the heart of the city of Bandung, Cihampelas Walk is really easy to get to, whether by car or motorcycle or even the local public transportation. You can visit its official site at ciwalk.com
Address – The complete address for Cihampelas Walk is Jalan Cihampelas No.160, Cipaganti, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40131, Indonesia
Operation Hours –
- Everyday, 10.00 a.m – 10 p.m
Img credit: Ikhlasul Amal
How To Get Here
Cihampelas Walk is pretty noticeable from the neighborhood, standing tall between the busy roads and there are loads of means of transportation available nearby.
If you are traveling by personal vehicle, all you have to do is to reach Jalan Sukajadi, and then just a 5 minute drive away, you will reach Jalan Cihampelas, and all you have to do is just follow the road and find the largest building around. It is actually that easy!
If you are traveling by public transportation, all you have to do is just find the angkot with the direction of Ciroyom or Margahayu, and you will be taken directly into the entrance of Cihampelas Walk. The fare is going to be around IDR 2,500 for a one-way trip.
The Cihampelas square is a rather popular site, so it is not going to be hard to find a decent place to stay, and your choices of price range is going to be very flexible. From a 5-star hotel to a homey kind of stay, it is all there.
The hotel that is attached inside the Cihampelas Walk complex is The Sensa Hotel which provides you a high level service and an amazing staying experience, and because it is located strategically, it is going to take you just minutes of walking to get to Cihampelas Walk itself and also getting several other favorite spots at the city is quite easy. If you want to check out prices, you can check its website here.
Another place that is going to provide you a nice service with a lower price is The Silk at Dago Boutique Hotel, a hotel that is providing you essential services very well, and for a boutique hotel, it is amazing that with a lower price tag, you can experience high level amenities and an all-round good experience. Check out its deals here.
Airbnb is still a good choice if you want to explore more homey places with a stretched price range, and you can find good places and good deals around Bandung. With several kind of price to quality ratio, we kindly recommend you to these places, which you can check out and analyze here, and here.
If we want to capture the essence of Cihampelas Walk, it can be described as ‘the complete urban kind of calm’ – there is only a few place around that can match Cihampelas Walk the range it provides. A good scenic surroundings, with pathway and places to enjoy quiet and long walks combined with the high end shopping and dining facility – it really is an urban escape inside an urban labyrinth.
Shopping and Cuisines
Cihampelas Walk is a place where various merchants meet, and not just any merchants – but merchants with variety that can fulfill any needs inside one building. From various eatery to high-end clothing lines, from electronics to baby shops, family restaurats to clubs, it is all there – so you can enjoy your holiday whilst preparing for your day-to-day routine once your short getaway is over.
For the full directory of Cihampelas Walk, you can check its website here.
Best Time To Visit
If you are looking for a place where you can find somebody new, to enjoy the crowd and want to experience the combination of tranquility and urban excitement at the same time, you should visit on weekends, as it is one of the city’s most crowded place by that time. But if you are bringing a baby that you don’t want to wake and just take a good long walk around, it is recommended that you come by on weekdays as it is usually less crowded.
Nearest Tourist Attractions
1. Jalan Braga
This historical street is home to those who seek another side of Bandung – a place filled with fond memories of the past, combined with the hip vibe that the youth is vibrating nowadays, Braga is an unique way to enjoy the secrets of Bandung – which are amazing.
2. Trans Studio Bandung
If you are travelling with children, this is one spot you should stop by. A world class indoor theme park which not only provides fun but also education, it really is a place worth checking out when you’re around.
Another high praised spot of the city, Lembang offers you a more calm and relaxed way of getaway. Surrounded by nature and several mystical places such as Tangkuban Perahu and Ciater Hot Spring, this is a perfect place to kick back and engage the nature more freely.
1. Watch out for weekend commute. The city of Bandung is famous for its hectic roads especially in weekends. Just prepare your GPS app to provide you the best routes to reach your destination on time.
2. Look for hotel promos. The price of hotels within the city can be quite pricey at peak season. So it is best that you explore your choices and who knows? You might end up getting cut prices here and there. You should check out traveloka.com and agoda.com for further info.
Img header credit: Samuel Mandang