Taman Lembah Dewata: A Fusion of Javanese and Balinese Charm in Bandung’s Newest Tourist Haven

Taman Lembah Dewata
Taman Lembah Dewata: A Fusion of Javanese and Balinese Charm in Bandung's Newest Tourist Haven (photo: tiketmasuk)

Bandung, renowned for its myriad of unique and captivating tourist spots, presents a recent addition to the list of attractions—a park with a distinctive blend of Javanese and Balinese influences, featuring a temple in the midst of a serene lake. Taman Lembah Dewata, or Valley of the Gods Park in English, has been increasingly drawing visitors, particularly during weekends and national holidays.

Nestled in the picturesque valley of Lembang, West Bandung Regency, Taman Lembah Dewata stands out for its unique ambiance compared to other attractions in the area. Spanning approximately 25 hectares, this recreational haven exudes a noticeable Balinese influence with various captivating ornaments.

The entrance sets the tone with a Balinese-style gate, leading visitors into an enchanting realm adorned with trees draped in Balinese-style sarongs and a variety of statues, including Nakula Sahadewa and Pandawalima.

However, the focal point of Taman Lembah Dewata is undoubtedly the temple situated in the heart of a lake, reminiscent of the one found in Bedugul, Bali. This ornate centerpiece not only adds to the park’s visual appeal but also creates a perfect backdrop for capturing memorable selfies.

Beyond its cultural charm, the park introduces elements of Javanese heritage through miniature replicas of temples, becoming a preferred spot for visitors seeking photo opportunities.

The park not only offers a cultural experience but also treats visitors to breathtaking views of a valley embraced by mountains and a tranquil lake, making it a unique destination. The cultural ornaments in Taman Lembah Dewata set it apart, making it the sole representative of its kind among the array of tourist spots in Lembang.

Quoted from DetikTravel, Den Yovi, the Marketing Communication Manager at Taman Lembah Dewata, shared, “We embrace Javanese-Balinese Nusantara culture here at Taman Lembah Dewata. When visitors arrive, they are greeted with a distinctly Javanese temple ornament right at the beginning. Then, there’s a temple in the middle, and various statues depicting characters from ancient wayang stories.”

Various recreational activities cater to families and friends looking to unwind. These include a train-like transport vehicle, paddle boating, horseback riding, animal feeding, photo hunting, and serene picnics. Enjoying a picnic on the lush green grass with the temple in the middle of the lake as a backdrop creates a picturesque scene worth capturing.

For those seeking relaxation after a demanding week, Taman Lembah Dewata Lembang offers the Dewata Express, a tourist train providing a comprehensive tour of the entire Lembang tourist area. The cost for the Dewata Express tour is set at Rp15,000 per person.

Visitors can also rent bean bags and mats for a leisurely time while soaking in the natural beauty. Bean bags are available for rent at Rp20,000 for 120 minutes, while mats can be rented at prices ranging from Rp20,000 to Rp30,000 for 120 minutes.

Exploring various water-based activities at Situ Pandawa is a popular choice among tourists. Situ Pandawa, an artificial lake, offers a range of recreational facilities, including paddle boats, rowboats, splash boats, and jet boats. The fees for these water activities are as follows: paddle boat Rp45,000 for 30 minutes, rowboat Rp30,000 for 30 minutes, splash boat Rp45,000 for 20 minutes, and jet boat Rp45,000 for 20 minutes.

Conveniently located at Jalan Raya Tangkuban Parahu KM 3.7, Cibogo, Lembang District, West Bandung Regency, Taman Lembah Dewata Lembang is easily accessible from the center of Bandung, with a travel time of approximately 1 hour by car.

The entrance fee is Rp20,000 on weekdays and Rp25,000 on weekends, with operating hours from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM. The park stands as a testament to the rich cultural tapestry of Indonesia, offering a delightful blend of Javanese and Balinese influences amidst the stunning natural landscape.