There is a new culinary and family recreation in my town, Bandung. The name is Kampung Gajah or Elephant Village. But, there is no elephant whatsoever here, it's just a name after all :).
Located in Sersan Bajuri Street Km 3,8 (Used to be Century Hills) Lembang, Bandung, West Java - Indonesia. Phone : +62-22-2784545
From the Ledeng Bus station take left turn and you will find a huge ads to take you to this place.
Kampung Gajah is a place to shop, eat, and have fun with your family and friends. Ok, now we'll check it one by one :
1. Outdoor Activities
Don't we all love the outdoor activities? I love outdoor activities, more than just shop and dine. Kampung Gajah has many kind of outdoor activities, like ATV Touring, Fun Bike, Horse Riding, Segway Buggy, SkyRider and Children Playground.
Also Bumper Boat, Fish Spa, Mini Buggies, Kites Workshop, Face Painting, Shoe Painting, Instant Printed T-Shirt, and Photo Booth.
They have a 439 meter long Skyrider, the longest Flying skyrider in my country. Where you can fly alone or with accompany to enjoy the mountainous view of Bandung.
And for the kids, they can play in Spongebob's house, there is a playground with Spongebob's house on it. They can try the mini flying fox, swing and swing, monkey bar, trampoline, and ride a bicycle or mini becak (pedi cab) on bicycle track.
You can play with your kids all day long. The scenery is great and the weather is cool and fresh.
Fresh air and beautiful scenery make the area of Bandung, West Java, a great place to eliminate tiredness after a week of work. In Kampung Gajah, travelers will able to see the city of Bandung from the heights. Here's where the only place to see beautiful scenery of the city.
The Outdoor Activities
Shabu-shabu in Kampung Gajah
2. Culinary Experiences
There are many food vendors in Kampung Gajah. Like :
Food Stands open weekdays 09:00-18:00 weekends and holidays : 08:00-20:00
Resto & Cafe open weekdays 09:00-23:00 weekends and holidays : 09:00-24:00
Bar & Lounge open weekdays 18:00-02:00 weekends and holidays : 18:00-till you drop
Sundanese Restaurant open daily 10:00-20:00
Japanese Restaurant open daily 10:00-20:00
The menu : Sausages, Ox-tail soup, Fish with Thai Manggo sauce, Hot chilli ribs, Curry Rice, Sundanese dishes, any kind of noodles, meatballs, Japanese dishes like Shabu-shabu and Yakiniku.
The Beverages : All kind of fruit juices, tea, coffee, and Mix fruit ice
3. Shopping Area
There are many T-shirt, bags, shoes, sellers all around this place.
4. Convention Hall
The Convention Hall can be used as for a wedding that can accommodate about a thousand invitations. This place is also designed for musical performances that can accommodate 3 to 4 thousand visitors.
And it's not just a convention hall, but also for wedding party, events and exhibition hall, karaoke, bar&lounge.
About Kampung Gajah
The President of Kampung Gajah is Mr. Jeffry Kurniawan, a young entrepreneur born in Bandung May 1977. Kampung Gajah stands on 58 acres of land and has owned a permit to develop up to 200 acres. This is definitely a big project in my town.
Kampung Gajah first open in October 2009 and it has about eight thousand visitors every weekends.
Fee for each game about 25,000 IDR to 150,000 IDR or $2.5 to $15 I think it's quite expensive for local people. But it's worth trying. You don't have to pay an entrance fee, just pay for the parking ticket about 2,000 IDR or $0.2 per hour.
I think this place is great for family recreation, only has to pay much attention about the toilet sanitation, and add more toilets will be an advantage specially in holidays where many people are visiting this place.
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um omar on February 26, 2012:
Thank you for the information, we are planning to visit Indonesia for the first time this summer, we will definitively be visiting this place, after reading your post. Thanx again.
sriwindarti on July 29, 2011:
kenapa belum ada tiket yang terusan
Mang-Arab on June 11, 2011:
i love to read this hub because i'm a sundanese and i live in bandung but still haven't got time to visit this place, i hope i will visit this place someday.
i also agreed with prasetyo this is a good hub, i vote up too
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IndoVillas on May 25, 2011:
This is definitely gaining popularity among tourist, it's a very cool place.
ferdy on February 16, 2011:
febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 11, 2011:
Hi charlesroring, yes, I visited there last year during the Chrismas vacation, and my daughter was so thrilled with the bungee trampoline. Thank you for commenting.
charlesroring on December 24, 2010:
It's nice to read anything about Indonesia because I also live in Indonesia. This is a very good way in promoting tourism.I have never been to Kampung Gajah. It's nice to read your personal experience from there.
febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on September 21, 2010:
Hi HH, yes, this park is become favorite now, specially for young families, who still love challenging activities.
@TheListLady, thank you for rating up! Yes, the skydiving is awesome and it's save.
@Prasetio, Selamat Idul Fitri my friend :) thank you for such a generous comment! You've made series of brilliant hubs as well! Good luck to you too.
Have a great day!!
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on September 20, 2010:
I love this hub and you are still my favorite as a tourism ambassador. Keep it up, my friend. I believe Indonesia will proud of you. Thank you very much. Vote up.
TheListLady from New York City on September 20, 2010:
I would have so much fun here. I like the skydiving. All this fun and in paradise. Wow! Thanks a million. Rated way up!
Hello, hello, from London, UK on September 19, 2010:
A lovely introduction to this park giving so much joy and entertainment.