Places of Interest

Situated in the tranquil foothills of Bandung’s countryside, Kota Baru Parahyangan is surrounded by the enchantment of West Java’s culture and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy quick access to a variety of educational, cultural, historic, and scenic sites.

  • Sundial
  • Al Irsyad Mosque
  • Bale Seni Barli
  • Amazing 4D
  • Stone Garden
  • Situ Ciburuy
  • Swing Hammock

Sundial

Puspa Iptek Sundial is an educational center located in Kota Baru Parahyangan, Padalarang, Bandung. It is the largest Sundial Building in Asia Pacific that has a horizontal and vertical dial. This building is a landmark and part of the Astronomical Constellation (Earth, Moon, and Sun), which reflects the spirit of education in the development of Kota Baru Parahyangan.

As a "Science Center" this building is visited by many students nationwide for learning and interactive activities. Puspa Iptek Sundial was inaugurated on May 11, 2002, which coincides with the National Education Day. This building serves as a horizontal and vertical sundial and is the first and largest in the world. With a height of 20 meters, this sundial reflects the spirit of science as the basis of human progress in the world. Supported by the Ministry of Research and Technology, the building was used as a Demonstration Center for Science and Technology in West Java with a variety of educational and interactive games for various ages.

For more information please visit www.thebiggestsundial.com

Al Irsyad Mosque

According to Ridwan Kamil, the architect of Masjid Al Irsyad, the shape of the mosque forms a simple cube inspired by the Kaaba in Mecca. The facade of the mosque is an arrangement of concrete blocks inscribed with the al-Shahada (Islamic Creed).

The construction of Masjid Al Irsyad began on Monday, September 7th, 2009 to coincide with the 17th Ramadan 1430 H (Nuzulul Quran) and was inaugurated in August 2010. The mosque was built on one hectare of land and can accomdate 1,500 worshippers. Masjid Al Irsyad is an integral part of the Al Irsyad Satya Islamic School, an international Islamic school affiliated with the Madrasah Al-Irsyad Al-Islamiyah of Singapore.

Masjid Al Irsyad won an Archdaily & Green Leadership Award for being one of "The Best 5 World Buildings of the Year 2011” in the category of Religious Buildings from the BCI.

Bale Seni Barli

Bale Seni Barli, established by the late Barley Sasmitawinata - a renowned Indonesian painter, is a non-formal educational institution that focuses on the promotion and development of art in the form of workshops and classes. Choose from a selection of activities including painting,sculpting, batik printing, and pottery.

In May 2002, Bale Seni Barli set a new Indonesia World Record (MURI) with 100 women painting on 100 meters of canvas in 100 minutes.

Amazing 4D

Experience the greatest 15 minutes of your lifetime in Kota Baru Parahyangan’s Amazing 4D Theater. Located on the 2nd floor of Bale Pare, the Amazing 4D Theater features five different 3D short films that are combined with physical effects such as wind, bubbles, and special lighting to create a unique 4D experience.

Visitors can choose from a daily selection of short films: Space 4D Sey, Aqua Adventure, Rilly's Sky Adventure, and Salamander.

Stone Garden

Stone Garden is a megalithic tourist place representing dry landscape composed by irregular arrangements of idyllic stones and forms a natural park due to the surface process of the earth. You will see the silent witness of the formation of Bandung Purba Lake at a period of Ancient. You can enjoy the beauty of these stones within ±15 km drive from Mason Pine Hotel.

Situ Ciburuy

Ciburuy was a relic site for Prabu Siliwangi, the Great King of the Sunda Kingdom. In 1918, Situ Ciburuy formed when two small rivers converged near the small village of Ciburuy. Today, Situ Ciburuy is located approximately 20 minutes away from Mason Pine Hotel and is a popular lake destination among many tourists. Visitors can rent boats to sail to the a small island in the middle of Situ Ciburuy, while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding hills and listening to “Bubuy Bulan” – a traditional Sudanese song dedicated to Situ Ciburuy.

Swing Hammock

Overnight at the top of the cliff using a hammock ( swing made ​​and designed from fabric / special nets ) is an unforgettable experience for those who have an adventurous spirit. Hammocking liked by many people because the concept of leave no trash ( do not make trash ) as ethical activities in nature. Thus the technical, hammocking must prioritize safety (safety first). Some devices such as harnest, carabiners, ropes and webbing prusik is a tool that must accompany hammocking activities. This adventure can be found at Mount Hawu located in the district Padalarang , Bandung Barat within just 60 minutes away from Mason Pine Hotel.