Lembang Travel Guide

Situated near the Tangkuban Perahu volcano in Java, the picturesque village of Lembang draws visitors who are looking for some peace and quiet combined with intense natural beauty.

Lembang was a former retreat for the Dutch, who colonized the area. Visitors will still find a number of pretty Dutch buildings here and the Dutch influence even finds its way into the local cuisine, meaning that food lovers will have plenty of choice.

Lembang’s close proximity to Bandung makes this a good place to visit on a daytrip. However, there is also plenty of accommodation here, making it possible to stay for a couple of days and fully explore the natural beauty of the region slowly.

Getting There & Away

Lembang has its own airport and is just a 3-hour flight from Jakarta, the country’s main international gateway. The city is also just a short bus ride away from a number of towns and cities such as Bandung (20 minutes).

Things to Do

Lembang Attractions

Tangkuban Prahu

This sulphur crater is lembang’s main attraction and can be reached easily by local jeepney.

Side trips from Lembang

Maribaya Hot Springs

Just a short jeepney ride from lembang, these natural hot springs are located in the heart of the forest.

Gua Belanda

Located near the hot springs, this dutch cave consists of a series of tunnels chiseled into the mountainside.