Tebing Keraton, North Bandung’s Fascinating Natural Landscape
Tebing Keraton can be simply interpreted as “The Royal (Palace) Cliff”. The name perfectly illustrates the majestic vista of north Bandung’s fascinating natural landscapes as ones stands on the cliff. At 1,200 meters above sea level, Tebing Keraton is located within the Ir H Djuanda Forest Park, at Ciburial Village, Cimenyan sub-district, in the Bandung Regency. At the main area, there is a rock that bulges over the edge of the cliff which makes it a perfect place to observe over the incredible natural surroundings.
Here, one will be presented with the truly dramatic view of green hills, a winding river, thick forests, rice paddies, as well as the looming mountains on the horizon. The amazing landscape is part of the canyon that is formed by the Lembang Hill on its opposite side. The cliff present its finest vista at sunset and sunrise, when the sky is painted with mesmerizing colors that perfectly fuse with the green surroundings.
Although only recently “discovered” and made famous in the mid-2014, the people around the area are familiar with the cliff which was initially called “Cadas Jontor” or loosely meaning “the bulging rock”. After thousands of “selfies” and social media hypes, the cliff was later given the new name of Tebing Keraton to better illustrate its majestic landscape.
The best way to get to Tebing Keraton is by renting a car or a motorcycle. From downtown Bandung, head to Ir H Djuanda Forest Park in the northern part of the city. You will pass the Dago Avenue, famous for its many shopping outlets, all the way to the Dago terminal until you reach the entrance to Ir H Djuanda Forest Park.
Entering the Ir H Djuanda Forest Park, proceed until you reach the sign that points to Bukit Pakar Utara and Tebing Keraton. From here follow the route of Bukit Pakar Utara-Bukit Pakar Barat-Sekejolang-Cihargem-Cihargem Puncak. The entrance to Tebing Keraton is located at Cihargem Puncak.