There are classic places to bring your family to in your day off, and taking the kids to the zoo is one of them. Bandung has a zoo that is filled with the wonders of the earth, with more than 70 species of animals and also a preservation for floras.
Contrary to popular belief, going to the zoo is still one of the best ways for children to get in touch with nature and learn about the wonders of the universe. The Bandung Zoo can provide that sort of education whilst also giving your kids a good time by its attractions inside the zoo.
Location – The Bandung Zoo’s location is quite strategic, placed near Institut Teknologi Bandung in the northern part of Central Bandung, it is reachable by various means of transportation.
Along with the zoo that is the home of 79 species of animals and 213 number of animals in total and a wide range of existing plantation of various floras, it is a haven for those who love the magic that is nature.
Inside the zoo complex, it is also possible to rent mats for IDR 5,000 to sit down and enjoy the surroundings, and it also has some other attractions such as flying fox, a lake you can explore using a boat, and a balloon castle for your children
Operating Hours :
- Everyday, 07.00 – 17.00
Fees and Admissions :
- IDR 25,000/person
- Jalan Kebun Binatang No.6, Lebak Siliwangi, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40123, Indonesia
How To Get There
Located in the popular route of Bandung’s commute, it is not going to be a hard time if you are looking to go to the zoo.
With public transportation, you can reach the Bandung Zoo using a selection of angkot that will pass through the entrance of the Bandung Zoo, and those angkot are the ones going to Dago (Kebon Kalapa – Dago, Cicaheum – Dago), the Cicaheum – Ciroyom, the Cisitu – Tegalega, and the Caringin – Sadangserang ones.
From the train station of Hall Station, it is suggested that you walk through the northeastern exit to find the Cicaheum – Dago angkot and then board it until you eventually reach your destination.
Also if you are looking for a much simpler transportation, you can use ojek, taxi, or use Über.
Just across the Bandung Zoo, there is the Ir H. Juanda Road which is the spot that provides a wide range of hotel selection, with many world-class names present, ready to give you a stay you will not forget, and here are some of them.
Holiday Inn is a household name known throughout the world for its excellence in service and their high standards. this is definitely your first pick if you are planning to stay in the area.
Next in line, is the Ivory Hotel by Ayola, a nice hotel that provides you with a bedding that is way out of the price you pay for the hotel itself. It is definitely going to be money well-spent.
As usual, there are a few alternatives provided by Airbnb we would like to introduce to you. You can pick Ahmad’s apartment suite if the kind of elegant stay is what you need, or you can pick Nico’s crib that can house up to 5 people, or Klaus’ space that can accommodate 8 people at best.
Nearest Tourist Attractions
Cihampelas Walk is the exotic blend of vibrant ambience with the urban life, which means everything that you need is going to be present there. World class shopping, kids playpen, a stroll in the unique scene, it’s all there.
2. Institut Teknologi Bandung
For those of you who are in the wonder of what the best institute of the country possess, can simply walk here from the zoo for about 10 minutes. This education center of Indonesia’s science is the home of several parks, or if you simply are just curious about the campus life, you can just find out for yourself.
3. Bandung Geology Museum
The wonders of the universe doesn’t only concern the flora and the fauna, but also the earth we’re standing on itself. this museum provides extensive knowledge on the subject and will present you something new for your knowledge.
- It is possible to get involved with the animals, from feeding the camels to riding the elephant. Ask the animal’s guardian for further information.
- Get the map from the entrance to make sure your trip is scheduled and you can forecast which animals you want to see first.
- It is not as crowded as it used to be, but if you want to enjoy the nature provided in silence, it is advised to come in after noon.
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