West Java is a province flanked by Banten Province, Jakarta Province and Central Java Province. Bandung, a city dubbed Paris van Java, is the capital of West Java. The vast area of West Java consists of 18 regencies and 9 municipalities. The main tribes in West Java are Sundanese, Cirebon and Malay-Betawi.
Bandung is a tourist gateway in West Java. You can come to Bandung via Husein Sastranegara International Airport or Bandung Train Station. You can also take a bus that departs from major cities in Java.
West Java has an amazing landscape, ranging from mountains to shore. Its fertile soil makes West Java as a national granary, a plant research center, and also planted with beautiful flowers. West Java is well worth a visit while on vacation. So guys, let’s find out top things to do in West Java Indonesia.
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1. Visiting Bogor Botanical Garden
The Bogor Botanical Garden, which covers an area of approximately 87 hectares, has a collection of about 15,000 plant species. One of the favorites of visitors is the rare flower Raflesia Arnoldi. If you come at the right moment, you can see the flower when it’s in bloom. Having a picnic at the Bogor Botanical Garden under the big trees that are hundreds of years old is certainly fun. You can also see the majestic Palace of Bogor where its yard is filled with deer that are allowed to live freely.
Bogor Botanical Garden is located at Haji Djuanda Street, Bogor City. The admission price for domestic tourists is Rp 14,000 while for foreign tourists is Rp 25,000. Opening hours is 8 am to 5 pm.
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2. Visiting Djuanda Forest Park
Djuanda Forest Park, which covers an area of about 590 hectares, is a conservation area that also serves as a natural tourist and research area. There are many things you can do in Djuanda Forest Park. You can jog under the shadow of the trees, see the free-running monkeys, feed the deer in captivity, explore the caves of the Japanese and Dutch army, admire the beauty of Curug Omas Waterfall, picnic enjoy the scenery, or relax in a hammock.
Djuanda Forest Park is located in Dago Pakar, Bandung City. The admission price for domestic tourists is Rp 12,000 while for foreign tourists is Rp 76,000. Opening hours is 6 am to 6 pm.
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3. Visiting Begonia Garden
Begonia Garden has a variety of flowers that are arranged neat and beautiful. Among them are begonias, celosia flowers, cosmos flowers, geraniums, melampodium, salvia, vinca, petunias, and many more. In addition to flowers, there are also vegetables and fruits grown at Begonia Garden such as broccoli, eggplant, pumpkin, cayenne, tomatoes, oranges and corn. You are allowed to buy these vegetables and fruits as souvenirs.
Begonia Garden is located at Maribaya Street, Lembang, Bandung City. The admission price is Rp 10,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.
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4. Cibodas Botanical Garden
Cibodas Botanical Garden, which is located on the slopes of Mount Gede Pangango, was originally established to examine the Kina trees in Indonesia. Now besides researching plants, Cibodas Botanical Garden is also a conservation and nature tourism area. Here you can gain knowledge by studying the diverse collection of plants, see the cherry blossoms bloom if you come at the right time, enjoy the fresh and cool air, admire the beauty of the fountain pool, or play water at Curug Ciismun Waterfall.
Cibodas Botanical Garden is located in Cimacan Village, Pacet, Cianjur Regency. The admission price is Rp 9,500. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.
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5. Visiting Nusantara Flower Park
In Nusantara Flower Park which covers 35 hectares you will be fascinated by various beautiful flowers that are grouped by country of origin. Uniquely there are also flowers that are shaped like animals with a large size. To admire the whole Nusantara Flower Garden, you need to see it from the tower. Not only the land flower, there is also a lotus pond that will amaze you. And you should not miss the excitement of playing in the labyrinth park.
Nusantara Flower Park is located in Kawungluwuk Village, Sukaresmi-Cipanas, Cianjur Regency. The admission price is Rp 30,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.
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6. Visiting Sri Baduga Fountain Park
Sri Baduga Fountain Park is a favorite tourist attraction of Purwakarta residents. In the morning the park is often used for exercising. In the evenings the glow of lights that adorn the fountain becomes an amazing entertainment. The dancing fountain show, which is held every Saturday night, is no less fascinating with the ones abroad.
Besides enjoying the beauty of the fountain, you can also do culinary tour. Near the Sri Baduga Fountain Park there are many stalls selling Maranggi sate and other traditional foods. Sri Baduga Fountain Park is located in Situ Buleud, Purwakarta Regency. It’s free entry.
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7. Visiting Cisarua Safari Park
At Cisarua Safari Park, which was built in 1980, you can see animals in nature such as hippos, deer, zebras, giraffes, bears, lions and tigers as well as feeding herbivorous animals such as deer, zebra and antelope. You can buy carrots and vegetables to feed them from locals. Last but not least you should not miss the exciting and funny animal attractions played by seals, dolphins, eagles and tigers.
Cisarua Safari Park is located in Cisarua, Bogor Regency. The admission price for domestic tourists is Rp 180,000 while for foreign tourists is Rp 300,000. Opening hours is 9 am to 5 pm.
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8. Visiting Mount Halimun Salak National Park
Mount Halimun Salak National Park describes the rain forest ecosystem in Java. There are 204 species of birds that live here, many of which include rare animals such as Javanese eagles. In addition to enjoying the fresh air and serene atmosphere, you can take a walk on the tea plantation, test your guts on the canopy trail and explore the waterfalls. No less than 10 waterfalls can be found in the Mount Halimun Salak National Park. Make sure you have enough energy to do all this.
Mount Halimun Salak National Park is located in Cidahu, Sukabumi Regency. The admission price is Rp 10,000 plus Rp 5,000 if you ride a motorcycle or Rp 10,000 if you drive by car. To enter the waterfall location you will be charged again from Rp 5,000 to Rp 10,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm. Well, there are many top things to do in West Java, Indonesia.
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9. Visiting Farmhouse Lembang
Farmhouse Lembang is a theme park that offers a traditional European atmosphere. Here you can see European-style buildings, European flower gardens, classic-style fountains and a love bridge where couples put up a lock of love. You can also rent a traditional Dutch costume and then take pictures with the costume. Uniquely, the Farmhouse Lembang also built Hobbiton Village, the village where hobits live, just like the one in the movie.
Farmhouse Lembang is located at Lembang Street, Lembang, Bandung Regency. . The admission price is Rp 20,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 9 pm.
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10. Visiting Maribaya Lembang
Maribaya is a favorite tourist destination in Lembang. Here there are many options for fun. You can enjoy the beauty of the waterfall and soak in the hot springs at Maribaya Resort (entrance fee Rp 35,000); camping, outbound, and photographed in the pine forest at The Lodge (entrance fee Rp 15,000); eating Sundanese food at the restaurant (affordable price), or learning to ride a horse at De Ranch (entrance fee Rp 5,000). Maribaya is located at Maribaya Street, Lembang, Bandung Regency.
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11. Visiting White Crater
White Crater was discovered by a Dutch botanist, Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, in 1837. The crater which has white-greenish water is the result of the eruption of Mount Patuha. Sulfur content in the White Crater is so high that the smell is very stinging. Therefore visitors are advised a maximum of 15 minutes in the crater to avoid the condition of nausea and dizziness.
White Crater is located in Ciwidey, Bandung Regency. The admission price for domestic tourists is Rp 15,000 while for foreign tourists is Rp 30,000. Opening hours is 7 am to 5 pm.
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12. Visiting Mount Tangkuban Perahu
Mount Tangkuban Perahu, which is still an active mountain, has a height of 2,084 meters above sea level. Its eruption formed the craters that are now a tourist attraction. No less than 10 craters you can see here. These craters still produce sulfur vapor. One of the craters, the Domas Crater, has hot springs that are believed to cure various skin diseases.
Mount Tangkuban Perahu is located in Cikole Village, Lembang, Bandung Regency. The admission price for domestic tourists is Rp 20,000 on weekdays and Rp 30,000 on weekends. While for foreign tourists is Rp 200,000 on weekdays and Rp 300,000 on weekends. Opening hours is 7 am to 5 pm.
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13. Soaking at Sari Ater Hot Spring
Sari Ater Hot Spring, which is situated on the slopes of Mount Tangkuban Perahu, has hot springs that come directly from Mount Tangkuban Perahu. You can choose to soak in the natural pools or in the artificial pools. In addition, Sari Ater Hot Spring has also been equipped with entertainment rides such as fish therapy pool, gokarts, ATV, water bike, flying fox, mini waterfall and children playground.
Sari Ater Hot Spring is located in Sari Ater Village, Ciater, Subang Regency. The admission price is Rp 28,000 on weekdays and Rp 32,000 on weekends. To soak in the pool you will be charged again. The price varies depending on the type of pool, ranging from Rp 14,000 to Rp 75,000. It opens 24 hours.
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14. Visiting Lake Situ Patenggang
Lake Situ Patenggang is situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level. The location is not far from Ciwidey White Crater, just 30 minutes away. Along the way to the lake you will see a soothing tea plantation. Lake Situ Patenggang has breathtaking scenery with a row of green trees around it that provide a calm and peaceful atmosphere. You can rent a boat to get around this lake.
Lake Situ Patenggang is located in Patengan Village, Ciwidey, Bandung Regency. The admission price for domestic tourists is Rp 18,000 on weekdays and Rp 20,500 on weekends. While for foreign tourists is Rp 135,000 on weekdays and Rp 185,000 on weekends. Opening hours is 8 am to 5 pm.
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15. Visiting Curug Cimahi Waterfall
Curug Cimahi Waterfall is located at an altitude of 1,050 meters above sea level and has a height of about 85 meters. The waterfall comes from Cimahi River, which is why its name is Curug Cimahi. From the parking lot you have to descend 687 steps to reach the waterfall location. At some point there is a stop for you to rest. You can recover energy while enjoying the beauty of panorama. Occasionally there would be monkeys leaping through the trees. At night Curug Cimahi Waterfall will be colorful like a rainbow. Truly amazing.
Curug Cimahi Waterfall is located at Kolonel Masturi Street, Cisarua, West Bandung Regency. The admission price is Rp 15,000. Opening hours is 7 am – 9 pm.
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16. Visiting Curug Cikaso Waterfall
Curug Cikaso Waterfall which has a height of about 80 meters has an unspoiled beauty. The interesting is to go to the waterfall location you can choose to walk or take a boat down the Cikaso River. The boat rental fee is Rp 120,000. It would be cheaper if you share the cost with friends. Upon arrival at the Curug Cikaso Waterfall you can swim to feel the freshness of the water. If you just want to soak, local residents provide a tube rental.
Curug Cikaso Waterfall is located in Cibitung Village, Surade, Sukabumi Regency. The admission price is Rp 3,000 plus Rp 27,000 if you drive by car. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.
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17. Visiting Curug Nangka Waterfall
Curug Nangka, which is on the slopes of Mount Salak, is a favorite tourist destination in Bogor. The waterfall is located at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level. Here you can feel the cool weather and also see the beautiful pine forest. From the parking lot you have to walk about 30 minutes to get to the waterfall location. Besides the famous Curug Nangka Waterfall, in this area there are also Curug Daun Waterfall and Curug Kawung Waterfall. If you have time, you can visit all three.
Curug Nangka Waterfall is located in Sukajadi Village, Tamansari, Bogor Regency. The admission price is Rp 7,500. Opening hours is 7 am – 5 pm.
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18. Rafting on Citarik River
The Citarik River has clear water and a strong current which is suitable for rafting. The difficulty level of the Citarik River ranges from third grade to fourth grade. Arus Liar and Caldera are the well known rafting tour operators in this river. Usually the minimum number of participants for rafting tours is 5 people. It is because one boat contains 5 people plus 1 guide. There are several tracks you can choose. Each track has different mileage and difficulties.
Surely you will enjoy the excitement of conquering the Citarik River. After reaching the finish line you will be entertained with Sundanese cuisine and young coconut ice. The Citarik River is located in Mount Halimun Nasional Park, Cikadang, Sukabumi Regency. The price of rafting tours varies from Rp 200,000 to Rp 800,000 / person.
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19. Visiting Ujung Genteng Beach
Ujung Genteng Beach has amazing soft sand with typical big wave of south coast. A peaceful and serene atmosphere makes you feel it is a private beach. If you want to see the beauty of an unspoiled beach, Ujung Genteng Beach is the answer. You will need extra energy to go to Ujung Genteng Beach. Most of the roads to the beach location are still off-road. The lack of signposts can be overcome by asking people around.
All your efforts on the journey will not be in vain. The beauty of Ujung Genteng Beach is truly stunning. Ujung Genteng Beach is located in Gunung Batu Village, Ciracap, Sukabumi Regency. The admission price is Rp 10,000.
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20. Visiting Pangandaran Beach
Pangandaran Beach is a West Java’s flagship tourist attraction. Not only enjoy the beauty of the beach, here you can also swim, play banana boat and jet ski, snorkel, rent a boat to get around the beach, enjoy the sunset and sunrise, or do a culinary tour. Around the beach there are restaurants that offer a menu of seafood and Sundanese cuisine. Pangandaran Beach is also often used as a venue for big events such as international kite festival and traditional sea celebrations.
Pangandaran Beach is located in Pananjung Village, Pangandaran Regency. The admission price for visitors on foot is Rp 6,000. While the admission price for the motorcycle is Rp 12,500 and the car is Rp 32,000.
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21. Visiting Batu Karas Beach
Batu Karas Beach has an amazing beauty. In addition to the soft sand and friendly waves, on the right side of the beach there are cliffs that jutted into the sea. The view from the top of the cliff is really fascinating. Batu Karas Beach is also known as the center of water sport. Here you can try surfing, banana boat, flying fish, aqua glide, butterfly, boogie boarding, jet skiing or canoeing.
Batu Karas Beach is located in Cijulang, Pangandaran Regency. The admission price for visitors on foot is Rp 10,000. While the admission price for the motorcycle is Rp 35,000 and the car is Rp 50,000.
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22. Visiting Santolo Beach
The beauty of Santolo Beach resembles the beauty of Bali’s beaches. The beach has fine white sand, dazzling blue sea and charming waves. Santolo Beach has not been developed commercially, so it is not too crowded here. You can be more comfortable spending time here.
While enjoying the beach atmosphere, you can eat grilled fish or other sea food menu sold by restaurants around the beach. Santolo Beach is located in Pameungpeuk – Cikelet, Garut Regency. The admission price is Rp 3,000.
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23. Visiting Green Canyon
Green Canyon is a West Java’s adventure tourism object that should not be missed. Green Canyon is the nickname given to the green river that flows between rocky cliffs. You can enjoy the beauty of the Green Canyon by renting a boat with a capacity of 5 people (cost Rp 200,000) or by body rafting, which is drifting along the river flow with only wearing a life jacket. The price of body rafting tour varies from Rp 185,000 to Rp 250,000 / person with a minimum of 5 participants.
Green Canyon is located in Kertayasa Village, Cijulang, Pangandaran Regency. Entrance fee is included in boat rental fee. Opening hours is 7.30 am – 4 pm.
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24. Visiting Gunung Mas Tea Plantation
Gunung Mas Tea Plantation was formerly owned by the Dutch government. After independence, the plantation was taken over by the Indonesian government. Black tea is Gunung Mas Tea Plantation’s flagship product which is sold under the brand Black Tea Walini. It is believed that black tea has the benefit of lowering cholesterol levels.
In addition to admiring the beautiful scenery and breathing in the fresh air, you can relax in the cafe located in the middle of tea plantation while enjoying the black tea accompanied by fried bananas and fried tofu. Gunung Mas Tea Plantation is located in Puncak, Cisarua, Bogor Regency. The admission price is Rp 15,500.
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25. Visiting NuArt Sculpture Park
NuArt Sculpture Park is an art gallery that holds the work of Nyoman Nuarta, a famous Indonesian artist. His work is divided into 3 groups, namely statues, paintings and works with other artists. Here you can see the miniature of Bali’s Garuda Wisnu Kencana. If you are tired of walking around the garden, you can rest in a cozy cafe. For souvenirs you can buy a mini statue made by Nyoman Nuarta at Craft Boutique.
NuArt Sculpture Park is located at Setraduta Street, Bandung City. The admission price for adults is Rp 50,000 while for students and children is Rp 25,000. Opening hours from Sunday to Thursday is 10 am – 5 pm while from Friday to Saturday is 10 am – 9 pm.
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