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Natural Hot Springs – Curug Cipanas Nagrak, Bandung

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by Gerri S (subscribe)
I'm a travelling mother of one, from the UK but now living in Indonesia. Looking forward to sharing day out ideas with you.
Published June 13th 2019
This natural area is a great hang out spot in Bandung
If you're looking to do something really local and steeped in nature, this could be the spot for you.

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Family fun in the top pool area

It's located in the north of Bandung, almost near Lembang. Honestly, I wasn't sure about this place as it's not aimed towards tourists. What I mean by that, is firstly you may not find anyone speaks English. Likewise, signs are only in Bahasa. I went with my family and the parking was basically on the land of someone that lived close by, so nothing official. I would recommend getting a drop off service – Grab, Go Jek or Taxi. Also, arrange a pickup time or take their number. The reason for this is the internet signal isn't great.

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Path from the parking to the hot springs

From the parking area, there's a long nature walk. Only a few minutes and not maintained. If you're a little unsure on your feet you may find some parts difficult. With that said the second time we went they had started working on it so I think it will improve more and more. We actually enjoyed this walk as even the simplest nature walk can be turned into a mini adventure for children. There's also a second parking area that I saw which had a steep path to the hot springs.

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Price list as of June 2019

Upon arrival, you'll need to pay cash only for your tickets – as pictured and explained at the end of this feature. Although I haven't, it does mention you can camp for 30,000 IDR per person.

When you enter you'll find a few basic food stands, think noodles, rice and fried chicken. Simple, but my family love it. There's also an open space area which during busier times is used as a picnic spot, only downside is that there's very little shade.

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Open area

You'll also find about 3 open sided huts. We used these for their shade and to keep our bags off the floor and dry. The showers and changing rooms are very basic but did the job.

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Lower pool - on second visit this was full of water and in use

You'll see that the pools are split into three levels. The first time I went the bottom level was still being modelled but the second time it was full and great fun.

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Middle pool area

Now, the only downside. When we went as a family it must have been early and during school term. It was very quiet and we had a wonderful time. The second time was extremely different. It was very busy and the main negative from this, apart from no space in the picnic area, was that the land got very muddy. I would suggest taking waterproof shoes or flip flops etc.

Also, and this is important, for ladies you may find it more comfortable if you dress modestly. For example, most ladies that visit here wear leggings and full-length suits to swim in. You can see how my mother-in-law is dressed in the first picture. Nothing will be said but I wouldn't want you to turn in up a two piece or even run of the mill bathing suite and not feel relaxed and enjoy yourself.

As a family we've visited lots of hot springs in this area – which are your top picks?

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Why? A cheap and fun family day out
When: Its open from 8 am - 5 pm then again 6 pm until 11 pm
Where: Near Lembang in the north of Bandung
Cost: In the morning adults are 10,000 IDR, children (2-12) are 5,000 IDR. In the afternoon it is an extra 5,000 IDR per person. Under 2's are free.
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That really sounds so good! Want to go there for sure. I also try to go around the beautiful nature of Indonesia.
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