Daun Village in West Bandung Regency, Indonesia
Those who live in West Java Province should have been familiar with Daun Village or “Kampung Daun”. This famous tourist attraction is located in Cihideung Village and it belongs to Parongpong Sub-District, actually. What is the good about this place? Well, most people come to this site both for enjoying the beauty of nature and conduct culinary tourism. That means the guests can eat delicious foods while enjoying the serene and fresh atmosphere of nature at this place. This unique concept indeed becomes something new for travelers. No wonder, people who live in other regions often come to the site in order to get such amusing experience, especially when visiting West Bandung Regency.
The best time to visit Daun Village (Kampung Daun) is definitely in at night due to the romantic nuance. The structures apply antique traditional design and feature beautiful ornaments as well. Several food stands and gazebos reside on this site, which looks modest and distinct. Not to mention torches becomes a common ornament at night, emitting exotic atmosphere. This explains why many married couples and lovers are often seen at this location. They want to take advantage of such dreamy atmosphere to build a better relationship with such beloved person, after all.
Exploring Daun Village
Before visiting Daun Village, it is better to wear comfortable and warm clothes as the atmosphere can be quite chilly in the evening. At the entrance, the guests can find stands selling various types of traditional snacks and toys. These include Dodol, Congklak, etc. There are even an entertainment stage and souvenir outlets. Once getting in, visitors can start browsing available gazebo and eating place (based on their preferences). In terms of nuance, the site is dimly lit so visitors should be careful when exploring the route.
Daun Village relies on its serene and chilly atmosphere in order to lure more visitors from other regions. Not to mention they depend on delicious foods to satisfy all visitors regardless of the preferences of foods they want to enjoy. The most popular ones are indeed the local foods (Sundanese), including Batagor, Surabi, Liwet Rice, and Bandrek. However, visitors can enjoy foreign foods like pasta, steak, pizza, etc.
Unlike other cafes or restaurants, Daun Village offers a unique way to serve the foods. According to the management, they apply a particular concept which is “back to nature”. No wonder, they may use coconut shells instead of plates when serving foods. With such uniqueness, the guests would experience a new dinner sensation there. It also becomes a good place to build a good memory with the special ones.
- Strawberry Farm
- Bosscha Observatory
- Begonia Park
- The Nature Window
How to Get There
For those coming from Bandung City, the first destination is Parongpong Sub-District. Later, they only need to go to Cihideung Village. Their next destination is definitely Daun Village and this can be done through Sersan Bajuri Street. The distance is 16.9 km, so it may take around 50 minutes to get to the site.
Where to Stay
- Grand Hani Hotel
- Sapu Lidi Resort
- Takashimaya Hotel
- Klipsch Hotel