Bandung’s natural attractions are very diverse, ranging from busy places to places that are still empty of visitors.
Well, for those of you who want to spend time in a tea garden in Lembang, the Sukawana tea garden can be an alternative. The place is indeed a little hidden, so it is rare to come here.
The Sukawana Tea Plantation is under PTPN VIII, including the Bukit Unggul plantation, Sukawana part. Previously, this area was known as ‘pangheotan’. It’s said this name came from the name Van Houten, a Dutch who owned a plantation here.
Now, PTPN VIII prefers the name Sukawana to refer to this tea plantation area. Here, there is also a tea processing factory for export.
The plantation area itself is not as large as other tea plantations in Bandung such as Rancabali, Ciwalini, and so on. However, because it is a tea plantation that is actively producing, the tea garden area is well preserved and beautiful.
From here we can enjoy Mount Burangrang and Tangkuban boats which seem to be right in front of our eyes. This place is well suited to be an alternative natural tourist spot in Bandung.
Address – Location of the Sukawana Tea Plantation
The address of the Sukawana tea plantation is in Karyawangi, Parongpong.
The location of the Sukawana tea garden itself is quite close to the city of Bandung. If from the area of the Indonesian Education University (UPI) in Ledeng, the distance is only about 15 KM.
You can use the main or alternative road towards Parongpong. If from the direction of Lembang, point the vehicle towards Parongpong. From the Lembang-Parongpong junction, you will see the mosque on the right side approximately 3 KM. Now not far from there there is a T-junction towards Sukawana on the right.
Entrance Ticket of the Sukawana Tea Plantation
The price of a ticket to the Sukawana tea garden is quite cheap. If you use one motorbike, you only pay IDR 5,000. If you want to go camping, the cost is IDR 10,000 / person.
There are several activities that you can do at this plantation location. Among others;
- Visit the Tea Processing Factory
- Take a walk in the tea garden
In this area, there are no special facilities to support tourism like him. Only in the form of ordinary public facilities.
There are several stalls for snacks, drinks and fill the stomach. There is also a mosque in the residential area of plantation employees. There isn’t any for the toilet. But you can join in the mosque toilets.
There is also no rental equipment for camping and the like. So you have to bring your own equipment.
To stay overnight, not far before the tea garden area is the Red Villa Sukawana. According to information on the internet, this villa can be rented by the public and is under the management of PTPN.
For those of you who want to relax enjoying the green of the tea garden, the Sukawana tea plantation area is really recommended for you.