Bandung is famous for White crater and Trans Studio, but other than that Bandung also has other natural attractions are fun to spend the weekend. The natural attractions are Park Maribaya Bandung.
Origin Myth Maribaya
At the foot of Mount Masigit there is a small village that is drained by two rivers. In this township life of a woman who had a beautiful child. The child was named Maribaya, because of her beauty, the child becomes a source of hoopla for men.
Because beauty daughter, they fear will happen havoc on her family. Therefore, they decided to go to Mount Tangkuban Perahu imprisoned for seeking wangsit.
Upon returning from the Hermitage, Eyang Raksa Dinata who is the father of Maribaya run wangsit to shed bowl, then comes the hot springs containing sulfur.
The hot springs were developed in 1835 by the grandparents of Mercury. So many visitors who come there for recreation or treatment. Mercury grandparent who previously just wanted to avoid bloodshed because his son even received a blessing in the form of income from visitors who arrive in droves.
What To Do
The Maribaya there are some interesting locations that you can visit, the first location is Niagara Maribaya. This waterfall is a waterfall that was very natural with a backdrop of trees that will make you feel at ease when you are here.
The waterfall is also commonly referred to as Curug Omas by local people. With a height of approximately 30 meters, near the waterfall is also established two bridges that make it easier for visitors to enjoy the waterfalls without having to fear wet.
In addition to enjoying the beauty of the waterfall from the bridge, you can also enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls from close while taking pictures at the top of the giant rocks which were under a waterfall. If you want to do this activity should prepare a change of clothes because you certainly will splash water dripping in the rain.
In addition to enjoying the beauty of the waterfall, you can also soak in hot water. Soaking in hot water in Maribaya believed to cure illness. While soaking in the hot water you can enjoy roasted corn and grilled sticky rice was delicious.
For those of you who like to walk while enjoying the outdoors can try trekking in the Park Hutan Raya Djuanda. By trekking through the park later you could find a cave Dutch and Japanese cave. You can even freely in and out of this cave. If you decide to go into the cave do not forget to prepare a lighting equipment such as a flashlight.
This is because in the cave is dark and without lighting so you could not possibly be down this cave. If you do not want to bother with lighting equipment, there is also provided a rental flashlight.
If a visit to Maribaya do not forget to also enjoy the delights Bandrek haneut which is a typical drink of Bandung. You bia buy these beverages in the stalls are located in several locations resort. Besides bandrek, the plagues are also a favorite food of the people of Bandung.
In order to enter the location of this tour, you charged admission rate of Rp. 8.000,- for every visitor. If you want to bathe in the hot water bath then you have to pay a separate fee of Rp. 5.500,- for adults, and Rp. 2.500,- for children. Bandung Maribaya tourist sites open from 8 am to 4 pm.
Location And Access
Maribaya is part of Forest Park Ir. H. Juanda is located at Jalan Maribaya, Lembang, West Bandung, West Java. About 15 km from the city of Bandung and about 5 km from the east Lembang.
This waterfall is accessible by public transport. Lane you should take is to ride public transportation from Lembang Maribaya direction. After traveling approximately 5 km, you will arrive at the bridge Maribaya.
For those of you who bring personal vehicles of Jakarta could use the route Cikampek - Cipularang - out in Sadang. From Sadang - Subang - Ciater - Lembang. The road to this location is paved and very comfortable bypassed vehicle.