Farmhouse Bandung is located in Lembang District, Bandung. It is the first European theme attraction ever built in Indonesia. It might seem odd. Especially for foreign tourists to go all the way to a tropical country. Just to experience Europe again. But hey, why not keep an open mind?
Farmhouse Bandung has its own quirk that makes it a charming place to go. The place originally created to promote Lembang’s local specialty, fresh milk. The founder believes it’s a good idea to promote this local specialty. With a bit of an international touch.
Hence, the concept of European farming village comes up. While strolling around Farmhouse Bandung. A cup of this delicious fresh milk is ready to serve. The farmhouse has just open in 2015. But its popularity rose through the roof thanks to its uniqueness.
A European atmosphere with a tropical setting is an interesting combination worth to explore. Instead of Switzerland’s snow, visitors will get Bandung mountain mist instead. That and occasional tropical downpours on the rainy season seems to blend well with European medieval houses.
Farmhouse Bandung Village
Come early in the morning while fogs still covering the area. When the fog starts to disappear, rows of wooden medieval houses will come into sights, like a gift being unwrapped. Stroll along the small street and immerse the European feels. Forget being in a tropical country for a while.
Between the replicas of houses, pumpkins, and farmer markets. There are real and operating cute cafes, patisseries, and vintage shops. They add more nuances to the whole European atmosphere in this place. Buy some croissant at the small shop Croissant de Paris.
Around the corner, be sure to visit the Brew Coffee Cafe. A cozy and picturesque cafe like in Italy or France. The baristas will surprise guests with some amazing latte arts. Vintage shops selling souvenirs, postcards, and other tidbits. The shops’ design is so convincing.
That it feels like visitors coming to a real city in Europe. Amusingly enough, there are some Indonesian souvenirs sell in these shops, such as magnets resembling Indonesian popular snacks and instant noodles. The magnets actually are visitors’ favorite – so go buy and bring home some.
Farmhouse Bandung Costume Party
What’s more fun than walking around a medieval European village. Wear a costume and voila, it feels like a few decades back. For a more immersive experience, rent a traditional European dress while exploring the village. Those colorful dresses would make ladies feel like Belle.
Or Cinderella depends on what everyone’s favorite Disney princess is. The dresses come with bonnets, and a basket of flowers to complete the sweet village girl look. Apart from traditional European dresses. Visitors can also pick cowboy costumes or Native American costumes.
How Cowboys and Indians correlate to the European atmosphere, that’s a mystery. Nonetheless, it’s fun! If many people rent and wear costumes, the whole place would feel like an amazing movie set – or a huge costume party. Visitors can rent these costumes for IDR 50,000 per 2 hours.
Farmhouse Bandung Petting Zoo
Inspired by a dairy farm, expect some domesticated animals in the area. The petting zoo’s main star is probably the cows. They’re the one producing milk that’s a specialty here. One visitors get after they bought the ticket.
So now, give these wonderful creatures rewards by feeding them some grass. Other than cows, there are also sheep, swans, birds, and rabbits. Everyone can interact and feed these animals too.
No need to go to New Zealand for Hobbiton because Farmhouse Bandung has hobbit houses too. They’re just like in the movies. Rounded design with the roof covered with straw, grass, and plants. Go inside along with other curious explorers, but watch for the head – its height is only half of the human height. No one will find any hobbits here though, only adventures.
At the end of the visit. Go dining at Backyard Kitchen. The only restaurant in this farmhouse is charming. With its rustic European interior and big windows. The menu ranges from Indonesian delight to European classic – Try Nasi Goreng or Wagyu Classic Steak. Prices start from IDR 25,000 to IDR 150,000, a bit expensive, but here the ambiance wins over the price.
Farmhouse Bandung Opening Hours
Farmhouse Bandung is very crowded especially during the weekend. Hence it’s best to visit during weekdays. The opening hours are from 9 AM to 9 PM every day.
|Farmhouse Bandung Opening Hours|
|Every day||09:00 – 21:00|
Farmhouse Bandung Entrance Fee
The entrance ticket is Rp30.000 per person. All guests will get a glass of fresh milk and roasted sausage. The entrance ticket does not include tickets for attractions. Which visitors have to pay separately depends on the attractions.
|Farmhouse Bandung Entrance Fee|
|Children & Adult||Rp30.000|
Farmhouse Bandung in Lembang is well equipped with lots of tourist facilities. The parking lots are spacious and clean toilets. There are benches for tourists to take a rest, cafes, and gift shops. The park is also disabled-friendly. As for accommodations, tourists will find plenty of choices along Raya Lembang Street.
How To Get To Farmhouse Bandung
It’s easy to go to Farmhouse Bandung from the downtown. From Asia Afrika Street, visitors with their own vehicles can take Setiabudi Street and only need to continue straight to Raya Lembang Street. Farmhouse Bandung is easy to spot on the right side of the road. The journey will take about 30 minutes.
Since it’s in close proximity from the downtown. There is an affordable public transport option to Farmhouse Bandung. Take an Indonesian public car ‘Angkot’ with route Ledeng-Margahayu Raya (Fare is Rp9.000 or $0.6).
Stop at Unpas Setia Budhi. And take another van Ciroyom-Lembang route, Fare is Rp9.000. Ask the driver to stop near the farmhouse. From there on visitors need to walk 170 m to the location.
Address & Location
The thematic farmhouse is located in the main road Jl. Raya Lembang No.108. Gudangkahuripan, Lembang, West Bandung, West Java 40391.