Western Java has a lot of history and cultural treasure, and one place to discover it is Saung Angklung Udjo or SAU. The place resonates a flow of tales of the past, and will amaze you by the beauty of the Sundanese culture itself.
From the exhibition of local traditional musical instruments to the selection of shows that this place provide, Saung Angklung Udjo successfully showcases the soul of West Java. By the time you are leaving this place, you will be already entertained by the richness of the Sundanese roots.
Saung Angklung Udjo dates back to the 1920s by one of the Sundanese traditional figures, Udjo Ngalagena. And his legacy of traditional martial arts, music and art performances is carried on to this day and embodied well by the place itself.
Jl. Padasuka No.118, Pasirlayung, Cibeunying Kidul,
Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40192, Indonesia
09.00 – 15.30
Entrance and Operation Fees
Adult : IDR 60,000 for domestic tourists and IDR 100,000 for foreign tourists
Student : IDR 40,000 for domestic tourists and IDR 60,000 for foreign tourists
Free for children below the age of 3.
Typical Visit Duration
2 – 4 hours
Things To Do
There are many things to do once you get there, from the renowned Angklung instruments exhibition that is made by legendary manufacturers, martial arts, performed musical and theatrical arts that is available daily and some special events on a certain date, but the most interesting thing is that you can play the instruments yourself on stage. Saung Angklung Udjo also provides Sundanese education for those who wants to know the roots of traditional civilization of Western Java.
The venue itself is a thing of beauty, with a touch of nature combined with the rich culture vibe it provided, making it an unique blend that is found nowhere else. It is also possible to perform a wedding here, but you need to book it in advance first.
How To Get There
By Local Transportation
The recommended means of transportation recommended is the angkot heading to Cicaheum Station, so it is possible to board the Cicaheum – Ciroyom one. The place itself is roughly 100 meters from the Cicaheum Station, so once you get off the angkot, you can either walk to the entrance or use an ojek.
The first thing you need to do is to get to the Leuwipanjang Bus Terminal. From there, it is quite a similar step with the one mentioned above, just find an angkot that heads to Cicaheum, and then follow the steps mentioned above.
The easiest route if you are arriving by train is to get of at Hall Station, and then find the angkot heading to Cicaheum and then board it and get off just meters away from the Cicaheum Terminal to reach the entrance itself.
By Personal Vehicle
The route you are going to want to take is to go to Padasauka Road through the Pasopati Flyover. From there, it is quite easy to spot the sign that reads Saung Angklung Udjo, and it is located on the Padasuka Road itself.
Located just near the Pasopati FLyover, Saung Angklung udjo is located in a rather strategic place and it makes it easy to find a place to stay, and one of the recommended ones is the Holiday Inn which provides international standardized rooms and service. The price range is starting from IDR 700,000 to IDR 2,000,000.
Another good place to stay that is really near the Saung Angklung Udjo is the Prime Park Hotel Bandung. A good stay is guaranteed here, with prices starting from IDR 500,000.
As an alternative, we would like to also offer you Chris’ unique stay that gives you a traditional ambience like no other, and will prepare you well for the trip to SAung Angklung Udjo itself.
Nearest Places To Visit
There are many things to visit once you reach Bandung, like Cihampelas Walk, a modern place with a lot to offer, the one of a kind ambience of Braga Street, or to simply just enjoy the Central Bandung itself. If you are up to a more natural kind of vacation, you can just drift to Tangkuban Perahu or White Crater which is just 1 hour away.
- See all the attraction provided, because the price includes all shows and also a free welcome drink.
- Souvenirs provided are very diverse and unique, like traditional masks, angklungs, and cloths that is not going to exist anywhere else.
- There is a guest house provided if you want an easier alternative for a place to stay.