For animal lovers, a trip to Bandung could be the perfect way to spend a weekend. This tourist city in West Java, Indonesia, offers a delightful mix of experiences for those who adore our furry, feathered, and sometimes scaly friends! You can bring your furry friends along to enjoy a variety of animal-friendly attractions, from zoos and cat cafes to dog houses and more.
In this article, Bob has put together a full-day itinerary for an animal-friendly trip to Bandung. So, put on your comfy shoes, grab your camera, and let’s embark on a day filled with paws, feathers, and wagging tails!
08:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Bubur Ayam Mang Hj Oyo
Before embarking on your animal adventure, fuel up with a hearty bowl of Bubur Ayam Mang Hj Oyo, a legendary Sundanese chicken porridge that has been warming hearts and stomachs since 1976.
This porridge is a bit different from what you might be used to. The porridge is thick and hearty, and it’s packed with chicken shreds and chewy cakwe. Bubur Ayam Mang Hj Oyo is served without broth, but it’s still rich and flavorful. Don’t forget to add a topping of satay skin, intestines, or chicken liver for an extra treat.
Address: Jl. Sultan Tirtayasa, No. 49b, Citarum
Open Hours: 06.00 AM to 03.00 PM
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Pet Park
Time to let your furry friends run wild at Bandung’s very own Pet Park! This free-to-enter park is always packed with people and their pets, especially on weekends.
Residents of Bandung often hold animal lover community events at Pet Park, and you’ll see a wide variety of animals there, from dogs and cats to snakes, iguanas, turtles, and even parrots.
The park has agility equipment and a jogging track under shady trees, making it a great place to let your pets stretch their legs and socialize. The park is open all day, but it’s busiest on weekends in the morning or evening.
Address: Jalan Cilaki, Cihapit, Bandung
Open Hours: 24 hours
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Neo Cat Cafe
Neo Cat Cafe is one of the well-known cat cafes in Bandung, home to a variety of adorable cats, including Scottish Folds, Himalayans, Persians, Maine Coons, Bengals, and even Sphinxes! Watch as they lounge around, play with toys, or simply bask in the warm sunlight.
But don’t forget to enjoy your lunch too. Neo Cat Cafe offers a variety of food and drinks, both Indonesian and Western, starting at just IDR 25,000. That said, you’ll need to purchase a ticket to Lembang Park and Zoo first and then pay for its entry ticket for just Rp20.000.
Address: Jl. Terusan Sersan Bajuri, Cihideung, Parongpong, Bandung Barat, inside the Tiger Wong Resto Kanan area at Lembang Park and Zoo
Open Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
13:00 PM – 03:00 PM: Lembang Park & Zoo
Time to continue your wild adventure at Lembang Park & Zoo! This zoo is home to a diverse array of animals from around the globe, including lions, white tigers, primates, alpacas, bears, elephants, reptiles, and colorful birds.
Lembang Park & Zoo is more than just a zoo where you can wander through the enclosures and learn about the animals’ natural habitats. It’s also a theme park in which you can enjoy a variety of rides and attractions, such as canoeing, horseback riding, a playground, or a cute little picnic with friends.
Bob’s tip: make sure not to miss the daily animal shows, where you can witness the intelligence and agility of these incredible creatures!
Address: Jl. Terusan Sersan Bajuri, Cihideung, Parongpong, Bandung Barat
Open Hours: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on weekdays and 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM on weekends
03:30 PM – 05:00 PM: Rumah Guguk
Don’t go home just yet – make a stop by Rumah Guguk, which is truly a dog lover’s paradise! From the outside, Rumah Guguk may look like a regular pet shop. But inside, you’ll find a spacious play area for a variety of animals, not just dogs. There’s a large garden area that’s home to dogs, ducks, chickens, birds, goats, cats, rabbits, and even snakes!
Even so, indeed the real stars of the show are still the dozens of dogs from a variety of breeds, both large and small. You can play with German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Bulldogs, Herders, Rottweilers, Dalmatians, and Poodles. Don’t worry, they’re all friendly.
This pet shop also operates a grooming salon and a one-stop shop for all your canine needs inside. Browse through a wide selection of dog food, toys, and accessories, or pamper your furry friend with a professional grooming session. If you’re tired, you can also relax in the cafe area and enjoy food and drinks at an affordable price.
Address: Jl. Pada Lestari No. 23, Isola, Sukasari, Bandung
Open Hours: Every day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM: Iga Bakar Si Jangkung
After a day filled with animal encounters, reward yourself with a hearty dinner at the renowned Iga Bakar Si Jangkung. This restaurant is a must-visit for meat lovers, and it’s known for its unique style of iga bakar (grilled ribs).
The ribs are cut into small pieces and served on a hot plate. The meat, which you can choose between beef or lamb, is tender and full of sweet and savory soy sauce, with a topping of sliced onions and chili peppers that make it even more delicious.
In addition to iga bakar, the menu also features a variety of other meat dishes, such as krengsengan (stir fried meat), nasi goreng (fried rice), tongseng (meat stew), and satay. Enjoy your meal in a lively atmosphere, surrounded by the warmth of traditional Sundanese hospitality.
Address: Jl. Cipaganti No.75G, Bandung
Open Hours: Every day from 11:00 AM to 09:30 PM
07:30 PM – Rest at Bobobox
You don’t have to search far for an accommodation that’s not only close enough to the destinations above but also super comfy and affordable. Bobobox Bandung, a modern and minimalist capsule hotel in the heart of Bandung is the perfect choice! Our cozy pods and tranquil environment will provide a unique and futuristic accommodation experience, the perfect ending to your animal-loving adventure!
With four locations in the Bandung area; Bobobox Alun-alun Bandung, Bobobox Paskal, Bobobox Cipaganti, and Bobobox Dago, you’re never far from the action. Whether you’re visiting the Bandung Zoo, exploring Pet Park, or cuddling up with cats at Neo Cat Cafe, Bobobox is the perfect home base for your animal-centric adventure.
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Bob’s Budget Check:
- Bubur Ayam Mang Hj Oyo: starting from Rp15,000
- Pet Park Bandung: Free
- Neo Cat Cafe: Rp20.000 + Lembang Park & Zoo Tickets for Rp50,000
- Lembang Park & Zoo: Rp50,000
- Rumah Guguk: Rp80,000
- Iga Bakar Si Jangkung: Rp35,000 – Rp75,000
Writer: Syifa Nuri Khairunnisa
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