Forest Park Conservation Area Tahura Ir. H. Juanda

Forest Park Conservation Area Tahura Ir. H. Juanda

Forest Park Conservation Area Tahura Ir. H. Juanda
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This is a 590 hectare conservation area, mainly a scenic walk trail consisting of pine forest, river and water fall. More over, there also the historical dutch cave made during the dutch colonialism era in Indonesia, and the Japanese cave which was made during the world war II.
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Angel Goo
Jakarta, Indonesia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
Highly recommended to visit for you who works in metropolitan city! Great place to get fresh air and get lost for a while.

You need extra stamina to explore the entire of site, but it's really worth to do. There are 3 gates, I tried with the 1st gate and welcomed by pine forest.
Don't worry about getting lost at the forest, because there is walking path and some small stores to get some rest.

If you like historical site, there are two sites near the 1st gate, Japanese cave and Dutch cave.
Written April 3, 2021
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Magheskar
Jakarta, Indonesia142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
For travelers who settle in Bandung, this national park is very easy to reach!

1. Where? Located in Dago area Bandung.

2. How to get there? It's very possible to take public transportation. If you use a train to reach Bandung, take the Stasion Hall - Dago route. It will cost you probably around Rp 3,500 or less than 50 cents. From Dago terminal, take the Ciburial - Ciroyom route public car, it's not so far. Just tell the driver to drop you off at the entrance gate of the national park. This will cost you around Rp 2,000 or Rp 3,000 at most. If you took a bus, you're most likely dropped off at Pasir koja terminal. There are 2 ways to reach Dago. First, you take a DAMRI bus, which each extremely cheap but also extremely not worth to ride, or second, you take a public car to Kalapa terminal, this will cost you around Rp 3000. From Kalapa terminal, you should take another public transportation Kalapa - Dago route, which will cost you maybe Rp 4000 now? Should be less than Rp 5000. Once you arrived in Dago, again thae the Ciburial - Ciroyom public car. Now the problem with public cars in Bandung are mostly coloured green, so don't be shy to ask the locals or you'll get lost. People there are very friendly.

3. How much? To be honest, there's no legit control nor legit ticket box at the entrance gate. I was once visited this national park for free because there were no officer. Ridiculous. Anyway for the locals it costs very cheap but for tourist abroad if i'm not mistaken it costs Rp 50,000 or US$ 5. For me it's quite expensive. Try to negotiate with the officers, they might meltdown with jokes and hospitality.

4. What to wear? Very comfortable shoses/boots/sneakers.

Inside this national park, there are 2 historical caves, once was built by the Japanese and one was built by the Dutchman. The caves here aren't natural caves, they were built as a secret passages during the war area. it's really dark and quite scary atmosphere for me. There'll be locals renting flashlights, it should cost you less than Rp 5000/flashlight.
If you hike further, you could reach the Maribaya waterfall, it's actually quite small and surounded by the pine tress. You could build your tent near the area and spend the night there. Take note, this national park is very lack of facilities.
Written June 7, 2013
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fhimawan
Jakarta, Indonesia150 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
It is not my family hobby to visit a forest park, I was visiting the forest park when my wife joined a trail running event there.

We travel by car from Jakarta on Sunday early in the morning, arrived at the park around 9am, while my wife was getting the race pack, I was trying to find something for breakfast in the parking area. But I could not find anything interesting, so my children and I took a seat at a small food hut (warung) just to have some instant noodle. I saw that the warung also offers "Kupat Tahu" (rice cake with tofu seasoned by peanut sauce), so I ordered one. The taste is quite nice, so at least I did have a proper breakfast.

After breakfast, we then decided to just spend the day in the forest park just to see what's inside. It was really nice inside..., with all the pine trees, cool and refreshing wind breeze... nice..nice... I love it....

There are 2 man made caves inside the forest park, named as Jepang Cave (Japan Cave) and Belanda Cave (Dutch Cave). The closest to the entrance is the Japan Cave, which only approx. 600 metres from the park entrance, so we walked there.

In front of the cave, there is a map of what's inside the cave. This cave was dug and built by the Japanese during the Pacific War during World War II. There are some guys offering flashlight and guide service to go enter the cave..., it was totally dark inside with some bats inside. The temperature was quite comfortable inside, and it was quite a nice experience inside the cave, so that we can understand how Japanese soldiers assigned in this cave.

And then we walk further heading to the Dutch Cave, but it is quite a long walk to reach it..., before we reached the cave, we met with some guys offering "ojek ride" to visit the whole park including 2 (two) waterfalls inside the park. The ojek ride offered at IDR 100K. We felt it was quite expensive, but understand the distance to the Omas Waterfall is up to 6 km, it was worth the money.

So we hired 4 ojeks, and honestly, the ride to Omas Waterfall was quite tiring. The path to reach the waterfall is quite difficult, but the ojek driver was so well familiar with the whole area.

On the way to Omas Waterfall, we stopped at a small hanging bridge just to take pictures and a deer conservation area. Again, it was a nice thing to see.

We then reached the Omas Waterfall, but we still have to walk approx. 300 metres to reach it. Very nice waterfall site.

We completed the tour just close to lunch time, so the ojek took us back to the parking lot.

Conclusively, this area is a nice place to visit and see, but might not be a second time unless my wife joins another trail run event in the coming year.
Written January 27, 2017
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RonnC
Tangerang, Indonesia732 contributions
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Properly maintained it should be one of the best forest park in the West Java. However what really happened was quite the opposite.

What really bothered us was the locals that kept trying to cheat and offering overpriced service. I think they'd ruin the whole mood of being in the natural scenery like this. The forest is in desperate needs of proffessional management to take care of the tourist as well as the poorly maintained fascilities.
Written February 9, 2013
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Kah Wei W
Singapore, Singapore104 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
For foreigner, you have to pay an entrance fees which costs Rp50,000 per person just to go in while the local can visit for free. We thought the "tour guide" is going to show us around after paying the fees but apparently he was just the collector and there is no official license although a small notice saying entrance fees applicable, but we will never know where does the money goes to.

Both Japanese and Holland caves are located far from each other. It's recommended to use their motor services which again comes with cost.

Not recommended!
Written October 10, 2012
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Andarini
Jakarta, Indonesia401 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
I spend 5 years living in Bandung 2001-2006, but never know about this place. I visit this place because reading it in Internet. This place good for Jogging, get some exercise. Good View but im afraid of the monkey. When i get there, the monkey was fighting each other and i don't wanna get close to them. Curuq (WaterFall) in dry condition also. I think i came here at the wrong time. Entrance is cheap only 15.000/person.
Written October 7, 2018
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yulius rianto
Tangerang, Indonesia52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
better go there in the morning. parking area is too small. if you like trail run, try TAHURA. And Dont forget bring water.
Written July 25, 2016
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Alvin S
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of indonesia beautiful nature spot. Really suitable for them who loves hiking

The only terrible thing is :
I really hate their guides who followed us whenever we walked, they were annoying.

Once we deal with them to guide and travel around all this park with their motorcycle, they ask for high money as commission, IDR350rb/motor for guides fee, this fee was completly differrent with their first offer (IDR100rb/motor).

Never go with them, there are so many area sign that will guides you while travelling around. No need guides services.
Big NO for them
Written April 10, 2015
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mayda_poerwa
Bandung, Indonesia58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
I enjoy the trip to this place and find different atmosphere here. nice place to visit and you will find fresh air
Written March 16, 2015
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IraRahmayanti
Bandung, Indonesia214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
The last time I went there is a family gathering. But I used to go here for some exercise. It has a walk path that you can take to walk or jogging. There is also a historical site (old Colonial Cave). You can enter the cave with a help of guide (the have a local guide there), or you can enter it yourself (with a help of flashlight, its dark in there). You can end in Maribaya Park, if you take the path until the end. But I suggest that you enter from Maribaya and end in Tahura Juanda instead (declining path, Tahura is in the lower part of way) for you can find other transportation easier to go back to the Town/Bandung. Bring your own water/food especially if you take the path not in weekend. The path has beautiful view (you can see the part of 'Lembang Fault" on your way. The thing that make this place an average is the supporting facilities that not fully provides/maintained. Beware of land slide in rainy season and prepare for awesome view, especially when morning ray hits the landscape..and if you are lucky, you might found a blooming Amorophallus Titanium/Big Carrion Flower in there..
Written February 2, 2015
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