Floating Market in Lembang City, West Bandung Regency - Indonesia
Not all travelers are aware of a unique attraction call Floating Market in Lembang City, Indonesia. As the name suggests, the locals sell stuff to customers like in a regular market. The only difference is that the sellers offer their items on the boat, parked on the body of a pond. The concept is somehow, similar to that of Bangkok’s and Banjarmasin’s floating market in Indonesia. Tourists can visit such unique site at Grand Hotel Street, actually. They can simply take pictures of merchants’ activities or even buy some foods and vegetables while riding a boat.
The thing is that tourists should not expect crowded nuance on the site. Despite the fact that it is a market, not many people are seen there. It is because the visitors are mostly those who want to feel a different experience of shopping as compared to regular markets. As for the merchants, they sell various types of products including fruits, vegetables, fishes, snacks, etc. Have no worries. Tourists won’t get bored due to the presence of different fun rides that they can use while exploring the site. These include outbound facilities, water train, etc.
Exploring Lembang Floating Market
Both the management and the locals pay a good attention to the site. No wonder, visitors can take advantage of various facilities including mushola and eating places. That means everyone won’t miss the chance to pray when the time comes. Also, they won’t feel hungry when exploring the market due to the presence of food vendors and places to eat. The best part is that those restaurants provide various menus including European, Asian, and Indonesian cuisine. On top of that, the rice fields nuance surrounds the site exquisitely.
The next interesting feature of the site is the site for photography. Even though all parts of the floating market are good to take pictures, the best one is none other than the Rock area. As the name suggests, this spot features beautifully arranged stones. The landscape is amazing and the design is quite impressive! No wonder, visitors would take pictures of such rock park or take selfies in front of it. What is more? For families with kids, they should visit child area where numerous attractions reside including Railway Miniature Park, magnet fishing, Leuit Village, etc.
Those who do not like to ride the boat to explore the market can choose to walk around it instead. Have no worries. There is an available track on which they can use to get around the site comfortably. The only consideration is the high number of visitors during holidays. It can be quite uncomfortable for some people, for sure.
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How to Get There
From Bandung City, Indonesia, travelers need to spend about 1 hour to get to Lembang City (where the floating market resides). The distance is around 17 km and it can be done through Djuanda and Dago Giri Street. Next, they need only to go to Grand Hotel Street. That is all.
Where to Stay
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