Location: Jalan Siliwangi No.7, Lb. Siliwangi, Coblong, Bandung City, West Java 40132
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The lifestyle of the people in the modern era and in today’s era, of course, has begun to open up and also really want an area or area of Green Open Space that can provide its own role in the environmental sector.
The reason is, the presence of this green open area (RTH) can certainly provide a balance.
It is very natural that this is a hope for the city community. The reason is that this cannot be separated from the awareness of citizens in the city who already understand the importance of green open space areas.
This area can provide a balance and neutralize pollution, especially air pollution which is quite severe in big cities, especially Jakarta.
Of course, with the green space that can function as a city park, it can provide oxygen levels and supplies as well as clean and healthy air that can balance the weather and the environment.
Coupled with the presence of open space can provide beauty and green trees that can refresh the eyes.
In big cities, pollution is indeed a difficult enemy to eradicate. The increasing number of modes of transportation passing by in big cities has indeed made pollution increase.
Including in Bandung, the city with the nickname Paris Van Java it has a fairly high amount of transport.
Plus, when the weekend the city will be very crowded and filled with migrants from outside Bandung.
Therefore, the green space area is very important. Here there is a city park called Babakan Siliwangi.
Get to know Baksil
This City Park or green open space in Bandung is located on Jalan Siliwangi No. 7 Lebak Siliwangi, Coblong, Bandung City, West Java Indonesia.
A city park that is ready to pamper tourists and the people of Bandung. The existence of Babakan Siliwangi or so-called Baksil certainly makes the Green Area in Bandung more complete.
This Siliwangi Babakan allows tourists to enjoy and also choose more open areas in the green city of Bandung.
Previously in Bandung there were already several green open space areas such as Teras Cikapundung, Skywalk Cihampelas to the Kandaga Puspa Flower Library Park and also the Elderly Park.
Of course the presence of Babakan Siliwangi can be an alternative natural vacation spot that can be visited in Bandung.
The natural beauty offered by Babakan Siliwangi certainly makes tourists feel at home here
History of Babakan Siliwangi
As mentioned earlier, the Babakan Siliwangi tourist area or what is commonly called Baksil is an open area as well as a natural tourism area with the characteristics of protected forest.
The location is in the administrative area of Babakan Siliwangi Village, Coblong District, Bandung City, not too far from the city center.
It is located in the northern area of Bandung. This makes Babakan Siliwangi or Baksil quite easy to reach by the public and tourists.
With the Babakan Siliwangi as one of the green open spaces, of course, making Baksil the lungs of the city which also functions as a natural tourism area by presenting enchanting and beautiful natural beauty.
The Babakan Siliwangi natural tourism area is located in an area of land which has an area of up to 3.8 hectares.
You can imagine how vast this green open space is. And here tourists can also see and witness the habitat of various animals that live freely.
Visitors can see various ecosystems that live freely such as in the Mount Masigit Kareumbi Hunting Park area.
From historical stories, it turns out that the Babakan Siliwangi tourist area has indeed caused a lot of controversy.
Moreover, it relates to the transfer process aimed at private parties who wish to make spot Babakan Siliwangi is a commercial tourist area.
The Babakan Siliwangi tourist area has a valley-shaped contour. The area is a form of nature caused by the Cikapundung River which has existed for decades.
Therefore, it is natural that the people of Bandung already think that Babakan Siliwangi is one of the natural relics in ancient times.
This Babakan Siliwangi or Baksil tourist area has existed since the era of Dutch colonialism. This Baksil area is well known as the green belt area of Bandung City which has the name Lebak Gede.
In 1920, at that time a team of experts from the Netherlands had designed and ready to manage the city of Bandung to be more beautiful. And Babakan Siliwangi is one of the urban forests that can beautify this flower city to the fullest.
In this plan, the Babakan Siliwangi tourist area has various other facilities that can provide knowledge to the surrounding community.
One of them is a botanical garden called Tamansari which is located in the southern area of Lebak Gede. And Bandung Zoo (Bandung Zoo) is one of the facilities that can be enjoyed here.
The Lebak Gede area which is parallel to the shopping area of Jalan Cihampelas (Cihampelas Walk) also features baths, flower gardens and fish ponds which are now known as Cihampelas Baths.
After Japan entered and Indonesia became independent, the Lebak Gede area and also Babakan Siliwangi returned to the local government. And now it is converted into city lungs as it is Central Park in New York.
In the era of Mayor Otje Djundjunan who led the period 1971 – 1976, the Babakan Siliwangi or Lebak Gede area began to be looked at by the government to become a tourist area as well as commercialization.
Here began to be built various Sundanese restaurants and also facilities and cultural arts centers that introduce Sundanese culture.
This art studio was founded on the initiative of Bandung artists, namely Popo Iskandar, Barli and Tony Yusuf.
And Sanggar Olah Seni (SOS) was inaugurated in 1982 by Joop Ave who served as Director General of Tourism at the Ministry of Tourism, Post and Telecommunications at that time.
It turned out that it did not stop there, in 1990, Babakan Siliwangi also experienced additional facilities. One of them is Sasana Budaya Ganesha or commonly called Sabuga Bandung.
In 2001, Mayor of Bandung Aa Tarmana also began planning to build a tourism industry such as shopping centers, apartments, hotels to the arts center in Babakan Siliwangi.
This supports the world of tourism and also the commercialization of the lungs of the city of Bandung.
Despite getting protests from some people, Babakan Siliwangi continues to change and get facilities that support the tourism industry.
On September 27, 2011, the United Nations finally issued it statement that Babakan Siliwangi is one of the world’s urban forests.
In 2013, or to be precise on October 18, Babakan Siliwangi returned to the Bandung government and freed the public to visit this area.
The natural forest tourism area of Babakan Siliwangi is indeed one of the very favorite places for Bandung residents and also tourists who have a vacation here.
Moreover, young people who always stop at this natural tourist area when in Bandung.
Tourists can explore every corner of the Bandung lung forest. Moreover, tourists can visit here Forest Walk Bacillus.
In Forest Walk The visitors can explore the Babakan Siliwangi lung forest area. Guaranteed tourists will sweat when passing through the lane Forest Walk this.
The reason is, the journey is quite far and is also a route that can make visitors exercise.
Usually on weekends, namely Saturdays and Sundays, quite a lot of visitors will be in the Babakan Siliwangi tourist area. On average they will jog or exercise such as running, walking, and cycling.
With a natural panorama that is still beautiful and also natural, it is not wrong if tourists can enjoy a variety of very complete facilities.
Tourist activities that can be done by tourists when visiting the Babakan Siliwangi natural tourist area are bird observation.
Here there are many birds that live and make their habitat here. Of course this can spoil the tourists with a sweet chirp.
And visitors can also compete with each other creatively to make nests and cages for the birds that live around this forest area.
Bird House indeed invites tourists to make their own bird’s nest.
As mentioned earlier, the Babakan Siliwangi forest tourism area provides facilities related to arts and culture.
This can make tourists enjoy the typical Sundanese art and culture that are displayed here.
For fans of the world photography, Of course the Babakan Siliwangi tourist area is the right place to find good photo spots.
Price of admission
If tourists want to visit the Baksil or Babakan Siliwangi natural tourism area, they don’t need to be afraid of the entrance fee. The reason is to visit the lung area of Bandung free of charge or free.
The tourists are free to enter this tourist area and enjoy various kinds of facilities here.
The lung forest in Bandung, which is located at Jalan Siliwangi No. 7, Lebak Siliwangi, Coblong District, Bandung City 40132, West Java, Indonesia can also be visited freely, aka 24 hours. There are no operating hours in this tourist area.
Route to Location
For tourists who want to have a vacation to Babakan Siliwang, access to Babakan Siliwangi is very easy. Visitors can use private vehicles or public transportation.
For those who use public transportation. You can use public transportation or city transportation to Cicaheum – Ciroyom.
After that, get off at the Sabuga entrance which is directly related to Babakan Siliwangi.