An Afternoon in Rainbow Garden

by | Aug 6, 2018 | Bandung, Places

I have been to Lembang’s Floating Market couple of times. I knew that they are expanding their site with new thematic parks (if you can call them “parks”) but i haven’t had a chance to visit it. Couple of weeks a go my in-laws are in town and we have this free time on this afternoon so we went to visit one of Floating Market’s new expansion site: Rainbow Garden.

I gotta say, the place looks well managed. It’s not Singapore’s Garden by The Bay, but the place is pretty big and relaxing. It has plenty of greenery scene, nice pathwalks, colorful plants, well managed site, etc. The place just feels beautiful.

The site is connected to other Floating Market’s latest site such as Kota Mini, but we don’t have much time that evening. So we just settled in to explore Rainbow Garden and have a meal on the Floating Market’s food court.

There are entrance fee for entering Floating Market and there are another IDR 10k entrance fee for entering Rainbow Garden. I think it is affordable, given the scenery you’ll experience inside.

Things you can do in Rainbow Garden

1. Sightseeing

Quite obvious, isn’t it? I think this is the main reason why everyone make every garden ever.

2. Taking Photos

 I found the place has tons of pretty spots for taking photos. Either the i-was-here-selfie or artsy flowers picture with bokeh background, this place has it all. One can’t ignore how impactful instagram for tourist destination: if the place is deemed “instagrammable”, it will sure attract heavy number of tourist. Worry not, the place is instagrammable with bold and italic.

3. Sit down and relax

Chilling in the middle of beautiful garden is really relaxing.

That’s pretty much it. There’s no super hard and unique reason about the place. It is visually stunning but that’s pretty much it. The place is basically stimuli for your visual sense.

This scenic pathway is one of my favourite spots on the rainbow garden.
A long beautiful walk.

I think the walk around Rainbow Garden only took about 15 – 25 minutes. At the end of the path, you’ll be back on Floating Market. You’ll get everything you expect from Floating market there. We ended up having a light meal, more walks, and too a little boat ride on Floating Market area.

Photo Notes

All pictures were taken using Sony α6000 + E 35mm f1.8 OSS lens. These setup work really well in a good natural light.