A perfect family trip to Bandung would include a visit to The Great Asia Afrika, one of the recommended tourist attractions in the city.
The Great Asia Africa is a thematic tour that will take you worldwide without the need to go abroad. Yes, all of that is apparent because The Great Asia Africa has seven-country-themed attractions from two continents that are made much like the original.
8 Things To Do In The Great Asia Africa, Bandung
- Address: Jl. Raya Lembang – Bandung No. 71, Gudangkahuripan, Lembang, West Bandung Regency, West Java
- Map : Click here
- Opening hours : 09.00 – 18.00 WIB
- Admission price: Monday to Friday Rp 50000 (3.46$); Saturday and Sunday Rp 65000 (4.50$) per person (excluding elevator fee or costume rental).
The Great Asia Afrika just opened on November 22, 2019, and combines nature tourism with thematic tourism with 7 thematic rides that present the opportunity for visitors to experience the world in only one tourist attraction.
The Great Asia Afrika area is located adjacent to the Farm House Susu Lembang, so after a tour in this thematic tour, you can directly stop by the Farm House Susu Lembang.
All the thematic rides presented are made very similar to the original, so you can capture exciting moments of a holiday abroad when visiting this tourist spot. The thematic attractions that you can explore when visiting The Great Asia Afrika, including:
In this first ride, visitors will see how beautiful a typical Korean village whose atmosphere is similar to Bukhan Hanok Village.
In one of the areas, you will also see the solidity of a traditional Korean house complete with tatami in the living room. However, if you go deeper, you’ll find a storefront containing replicas of Korean specialties such as kimchi, sushi, tteobokki, and more.
If you’re a Korean drama lover, you’ll understand the names of all the food on display in this traditional home storefront. But, interestingly, in this attraction, you can take pictures at all available spots.
To make your photos reflect a typical Korean atmosphere, you can rent hanbok as your photo tool. That way, you can take Korean-style photos without having to go to Korea.
If you like photo backgrounds that feature various striking colors, you must take a picture in this Indian spot. Here a typical Indian background dominated by various striking colors such as the combination of golden yellow, pink, orange, and red will be seen.
There are many spots that you can use to take pictures. For example, you can take pictures with buildings from Jaipur known as ‘the pink city.’ Or you can take pictures with relief walls, giant hand sculptures, and elephant statues perched on site.
To support your photography activities, you can also borrow a typical Indian outfit called Kurti Salwar. So you will not be embarrassed when you post instagenic photos with typical Indian clothing on your social media.
If you are satisfied to take pictures and go around the area, you can also take a break by enjoying roti canai that you can buy around the rides.
Because The Great Asia Afrika is in Bandung, it is not complete if Indonesian rides are not provided. In this area, you can take pictures in a spot in the form of a restaurant with Balinese architecture that provides various cuisines.
One of the most in-demand cuisine in this restaurant is Ayam Betutu, a culinary tour of Bali. There is also a gazebo designed to resemble Sundanese saung around this area.
Many food courts can be a place where you order a variety of Indonesian cuisine. With a typical green scenery and the strains of Indonesian music played.
Typical Japanese music will welcome you to this attraction. Photo spots in this area are getting interesting. You can take pictures with shops with Japanese architecture, shrines with red tori identical to the Japanese atmosphere, and many other Japanese decorations.
Don’t forget to rent traditional kimono, yukata, or hakama clothes to make your Japanese-style photos more memorable. The Japanese clothing that you can rent here is very large and suitable for all ages, so you don’t have to worry when the store is crowded with customers.
This area is dominated by Thai-style buildings that are identical to the use of gold-colored pillars combined with white. On this ride, you can also enjoy a variety of Thai specialties served to resemble the original.
If you are curious about what Thai cuisine is, try exploring various Thai culinary tours when visiting this attraction. However, if a Thai-style culinary tour is not suitable with your tongue, you can enjoy a variety of Indonesian cuisine that you can find in the Bandung area.
However, some culinary attractions are not open for 24 hours. But rest assured because, in Bandung, several other culinary places are open for a full 24 hours.
6.Middle East Rides
You can spend time here to take pictures with typical Middle Eastern architecture if you want to appear kece. The background of the Middle Eastern building made is very similar to the original you will find.
This African ride is the most recent in The Great Asia Afrika compared to other areas. To reach the African rides, visitors must pass through a small river with a bridge of various colors that can also be used as a photo spot.
Arriving at the African rides, you will feel like you are really in Africa because this ride presents a vast and stunning land of African Savanna grass. Cliff backgrounds, buildings with grass roofs, and various unique graphic ornament decorations can also be the background of your photos in this ride.
Don’t forget to taste the African satay served with banana pieces when going to the African rides at The Great Asia Afrika. If you want to try the taste of this satay, you must be willing to queue with other visitors.
Okay, back to the original topic that in addition to the 7 thematic rides, you can also visit a zoo-themed attraction named ‘Animal Park.’
Here, you can take a break accompanied by the sound of birds chirping and the activities of various animals. There are rabbits, goats, iguanas, various types of birds, and many others. Additionally, you can feed the animals and take pictures with them.
Are you interested in a vacation in The Great Asia Afrika Bandung?
For access to thematic tourist areas is quite difficult if using public transportation.
The transportation can be found at Hall Station or Bandung Railway Station, Ledeng Terminal, or Pasir Kaliki Area. However, suppose you are lazy to wait too long. In that case, it is recommended that you rent a motorcycle taxi or taxi online or take a private vehicle if you travel to The Great Asia Africa Bandung.
You can have a cheap ticket to Bandung for those of you who come from outside Bandung or even outside the island and wish to take a vacation here.
So, what are you waiting for? People who still have not scheduled a holiday can directly make a vacation plan to Great Asia Africa Bandung and enjoy a lot of tourist fun there. Have a safe and enjoyable trip, peeps!!
Featured Image Credit: Sie Teng San