Dusun Bambu (Bamboo Village) introduces its visitors to Sundanese culture in one integrated area. It is located in Cisarua, Bandung, at the foot of Mount Burangrang. Like its name, bamboo is chosen as the main element of nature to represent this place.
This is inspired by angklung, the popular Sundanese traditional musical instrument also made from bamboo. Dusun Bambu is created based on Kawula Warga principle. Kawula Warga means ‘family’, is believed to be the most basic and important unit of Sundanese society.
In other words, activities at Dusun Bambu focus on visitors of all ages. From a children’s playground to archery for adults, guests can choose activities based on their preferences.
Landscape-wise, Dusun Bambu is soothing to the eyes with its mountainous landscape. The park so far has been successful to combine nature and tradition with sustainable modern living. Man-made structures from bamboo, and villas to a playground, sit well with the surrounding greenery. This architecture is well-designed and complementing rather than intrusive.
Dusun Bambu Attraction & Activities
There is something to do for everyone. But first, spend some time at Arimbi park. The garden is located near the entrance, so it’s hard to miss when visitors just entered the area. Sit on the grass or stroll among the colorful flowers. Take pictures only, and do not pick any of the flowers.
Across the park, a bamboo playground is ready to invoke anyone’s inner child. There is a wonderland inside the playground with little building replicas resembling a fairytale village. Hundreds of rabbits live in this wonderland. Impatient to be friends with visitors.
Everyone can hug, play with, and also feed the rabbits. It’s truly heaven for bunny lovers. Kampung Ulin is where everything gets more serious. Pick a bow and shoot some arrows at the archery ground. Rent a gun and test the marksmanship by shooting the targets at the shooting ground.
Not everyone likes action-based activities though. For anyone looking for something calm and relaxing, join a course in pottery making instead. There’s also a fish spa, a perfect place just to sit and relax. And let the fish do their job.
Restaurants Unique Concept
Many visitors come to Dusun Bambu solely for its interesting restaurants. Cafe Burangrang is a two stories restaurant with a view. Chose a table on the veranda and enjoy various choices of the Indonesian menu here. The price starts from Rp25.000. For a more quiet atmosphere. Choose Lutung Kasarung Restaurant.
Here guests will eat in a private pavilion resembling a bird’s nest. But meanwhile, the most authentic Sundanese dining experience is the one at Purbasari Restaurant. First visitors need to sail a small canoe to reach the lakeside huts.
There are no chairs and tables at the huts, so everyone has to eat with the Indonesian style ‘lesehan’. Order a complete Sundanese set dish for lunch here. And devour them with bare hands – also an Indonesian traditional way of eating.
Dusun Bambu Market ”Pasar Khatulistiwa”
Discover some local products among the traditional cart aisles at Dusun Bambu’s Pasar Katulistiwa. The market interior is unique, replicating a real Indonesian traditional market. Only more orderly and cleaner.
Visitors can find local specialties at this market, such as Burangrang crafts and Cisarua agriculture products. Crave for a street snack? Buy the famous Bandung dumpling snack ‘siomay‘ at one of the food stalls.
Resorts And Camping Ground
If a whole day is not enough to explore Dusun Bambu, there’s a place to stay at night. The villa Kampung Layung will give an unforgettable moment of staying in a Sundanese traditional village. Every room is a classic ‘limas’ house, a wooden rectangular structure with a roof made from straws.
But don’t worry, the interior is luxurious and modern while still keeping its traditional charm. Camping is also an interesting alternative to spending the night at Dusun Bambu. Here it’s called glamping, or glamorous camping. Where guests rent a furnished tent with full facilities.
Have a BBQ at night to make the darkness more cheerful and fun. In the morning, jog or bike among the rice paddies that surround the camping ground. Staying a night at Dusun Bambu costs Rp1.600.000 per night.
Dusun Bambu Opening Hours
Dusun Bambu’s operational hours are from 10 AM to 10 PM. The site opens every day including on the national holiday.
|Dusun Bambu Opening Hours|
|Monday – Sunday||10:00 – 22:00|
Dusun Bambu Entrance Fee
Previously, guests will have to pay for an entrance ticket to enter Dusun Bambu. Now, with a new concept, visitors don’t need to pay the entry fee. Guests can simply sit and order in one of the restaurants in Dusun Bambu. However, tickets still apply for additional activities such as canoe, riding bikes, and buggy.
|Dusun Bambu Entrance Fee|
|Entrance Ticket||Free Entry|
As a privately owned tourist destination. This leisure park is well equipped with basic facilities. There are toilets, benches for rest, restaurants, and gift shops. The parking lot is spacious but it’s quite far from the entrance. Luckily the management provides a shuttle service for visitors. So they don’t have to walk from the parking lot to the site. This shuttle car service is free.
How To Get To Dusun Bambu
It takes approximately one hour to reach Dusun Bambu from downtown. The most popular route is Bandung – Ledeng – Sersan Bajuri Road– Parongpong – Dusun Bambu. There are some alternative routes too.
And to avoid traffic during weekends. Take the less popular route Bandung – Gegerkalong Girang Road – Cihanjuang Road – Parongpong – Dusun Bambu. Unfortunately, there is no public transportation that stops in front of Dusun Bambu.
Car rental is the only convenient and possible option to get here. For a 12-hour rent, the rent price with the driver starts from Rp350.000. It doesn’t include the toll fee, entrance, parking fee, and petrol.
Address & Location
The leisure park is located at No.KM 11, Jl. Kolonel Masturi. Situ Lembang, Cisarua, West Bandung, West Java 40551.