Enjoying Bandung City Light at Bukit Moko


The Greater Bandung Area has lots of beautiful places. You can find many wonderful spot wherever you go in this area; from a hill with beautiful view, waterfalls, to refreshing hot springs. Bandung simply has them all. And we haven’t even talked about the artificial ones.

Bandung City Light from Bukit Moko. via Instagram/sassychris1

One way to enjoy the beauty of Bandung is to find the highest place and just enjoy the view from there. You can do this in many hills and summits, but to enjoy the best part of Bandung City, you have to climb the Bukit Moko (Moko Hill). These are what you need to know about this wonderful hill.


The road to the top. via Instagram/yosua_christhand

Bukit Moko is located in Kampung Buntis Bongkor, Cimenyan, Bandung. It is about 12 kilometers away from the center of the city, you can reach it in 30 minutes or so.

The road is not very good, you will find that in some place the road can be really slippery. So if you plan to come with a motorcycle, you need to be extra careful, especially during the rainy season.


Dermaga Bintang. via Instagram/supriatnawijaya_

Your first activity in Bukit Moko is most definitely a little hike to the top. The trek is quite easy with paved road. It is actually good, you actually can ride your motorcycle there. But where’s the fun in that, right? Isn’t better to have a little hike while enjoying the panorama under the pine forest?

Camping at Bukit Moko. via Instagram/ynr_13

If you want a little bit more of adventurous aspect, you can also camp in the area. Spending the night under the starry sky does sound like a wonderful idea. Just don’t forget to bring your warmest jacket because the hill can be really cold at night.

Bandung City light

Bandung is so alive at night. via Instagram/mang_chai

The main attraction in Bukit Moko is definitely the Bandung city light. From this vantage point, you can see the beautiful Bandung City at night with all its spectacular light. The best thing about it is that you can practically enjoy the scenery all night long, especially if you also camp there. You will appreciate that Bandung is pretty much alive and never sleeps.

Sunrise and Sunsets

Enjoying sunset in Bukit Moko. via Instagram/kakadedi

There are moments where Bukit Moko really shines with beauty. Two of those moments are during sunrise and sunsets. The view of both from this place is remarkable. You will practically see the sunrise and sets in Bandung City. These moments are best enjoyed with loved ones.

Bandung is like a galaxy on Earth from this hill. via Instagram/dickylamborghini

Unlike Tebing Keraton that provide a wonderful natural view of forest and valley, Bukit Moko is the best place to enjoy the Bandung city light at night. You can even enjoy magnificent sunrise and sunsets here, with relatively minimum physical effort.

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