Floating market is one of the fun concept for those of you who wants to enjoy a time off toying with the refreshing scene of something different. Thailand has one, the coast of Sumatera has one, and now, Bandung has one,too.
The sublime atmosphere that is family friendly with a couple of options of ways to enjoy the surroundings available makes it a suitable place for a short getaway for you and your children. Dubbed as one of the hottest tourist spot of Northern Bandung, The Lembang Floating Market sure lives up to the expectation.
Jalan Grand Hotel No. 33E, Lembang,
Kabupaten Bandung Barat,
Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia
Things To Do
Deemed as the ‘only floating entertainment center’ available in Bandung, the hype of this place is understandable and it really does have a few good attractions to it. This place is designed for family vacation and it serves its purposes well.
The surroundings are mildly calm and quite refreshing, making it a good place to just stroll around and just take a few photos, and for your kids, there is a miniature train station for them to play on.
Another place for your kids to play on is the rabbit park where they can play with bunnies, or to feed the fishes at the pond and to observe the life of swans. When they are exhausted, you can take them to have a meal which you can purchase straight off the boats, or you can explore the lake using the boat rental provided.
How To Get There
By Local Transportation
The first thing you are going to do is to go towards Lembang, and you can board the Cicaheum – Ciroyom angkot first until you find the one going to Ledeng. Once you reached Ledeng, all you have to do is to find the angkot going to Lembang and you can ask the driver to drop you off at The Floating Market.
It is recommended that you find the bus that is going to Ledeng Terminal and just complete the same steps mentioned above, or if you are traveling from Leuwipanjang Terminal, you can use the bus going towards Lembang and then get off to find the cream colored angkot going ti Lembang and ask the driver to drop you off at the entrance.
Like every destination there is in Bandung, it is advised that you depart from Hall Station if you are traveling by train. From Hall Station, it is relatively easy to find an angkot that is going directly to Lembang.
Places to stay in Lembang is diverse and you can choose one according to your preference, and one of the recommended places is The Sandalwood Boutique Hotel, a boutique hotel that will shelter you well, and with prices starting from IDR 900,000 it is going to be a good experience.
If you are traveling by a group consisting of 5-8 people, Airbnb provides a perfect choice for you in the form of Nadine’s place, with the price of IDR 670,000 per night, it is going to be a bang for your buck. Or if you are looking for an unique stay, The Lodge Maribaya Campsite can be your choice with the price of IDR 890,000 for one tent.
Nearest Tourist Attraction
Lembang will never run out of attractions to see, as it is naturally a complex full of beautiful sights to see, such as Tangkuban Perahu, Ciater Hot Springs, and De Ranch Lembang. If you are looking to do some shopping though, worry not – just go to the heart of Bandung and you will find Trans Studio Mall and Cihampelas Walk which will cater to your needs.
- The currecny of this tourist spot is chips provided by the market itself. Be careful not to exchange too many chips as it is useless outside of the premises.
- There are many local delicacies you can eat here such as Siomay, Batagor, Seblak, and many more. Be sure to give it a taste.
- Weekends are usually crowded, so it is preferable to visit during weekdays.
Img credit Maradian Mawardi