The Beautiful and Spectacular Orchid Forest Cikole Lembang


Indonesia is a country with great biodiversity, it is listed as the home of the second most orchid species in the world after Brazil. Indonesia’s biodiversity is unfortunately underappreciated by the Indonesian people themselves.

The logo. via Instagram/orchidforestcikole

Starting from the desire to introduce and preserve all orchid species, Orchid Forest Cikole was established. Built on an area of 10 hectares, this place has become very popular really quickly. Here are some facts about Orchid Forest Cikole.

Orchid cultivation

A fern and orchid greenhouse. via Instagram/orchidforestcikole

The owner of the Orchid Forest Cikole, Maulana Akbar, emphasized that the main purpose of him establishing this place was to keep those native orchids as Indonesian asset. He did it by cultivating many species of orchids in this forest. Akbar has the vision to make the Orchid Forest Cikole as the center of orchid research in the world.

beautiful plants. via Instagram/orchidforestcikole

At present, this place already has a greenhouse for the care and breeding of various kinds of orchids, including rare orchid species. Overall, this place has a collection of more than 20,000 orchids from Indonesia and other countries such as Argentina, the Philippines, Peru, and Brazil.


Wooden bridge. via Instagram/orchidforestcikole

To increase the popularity of this place, the management carried out various innovations such as providing various other supporting facilities. You can do trekking on the provided track through the cool pine trees. Around the track, you can find a rustic wooden bridge. This bridge is one of the favorite places to take pictures, especially at night after the lights are turned on.

Suspension Bridge. via Instagram/orchidforestcikole

The most favorite photo spot for visitors of the Orchid Forest Cikole, however, is the suspension bridge that floats among pine trees. This bridge will look spectacular at night because it is equipped with beautiful lights. Normally, a visit to the forest will end after the sun sets, but here the visitors look forward to the night to be able to take unique photos.

Amphitheater in the middle of the forest

Amphitheater. via Instagram/orchidforestcikole

Orchid Forest Cikole also has an outdoor amphitheater facility located in the middle of a pine forest. Like all amphitheater, there is an open space that functions as a stage. A tiered row of wooden chairs surrounded the stage, ensuring all spectators have a good view.

This place often holds art shows or music concerts. On sunny days, enjoying the music here can be very fun because of the cool weather.

Other facilities

Orchid castle. via Instagram/orchidforestcikole

This place also provides many interesting facilities. If you are hungry, you can come to the culinary center in this park. If you want to relax while but still be able to take pictures with interesting backgrounds, you can come to a relaxing location that is equipped with colorful bean bags. This place also provides camping ground for those of you who want to spend the night camping outdoors.

Misty forest. via Instagram/orchidforestcikole

Orchid Forest Cikole is located on Jl Tangkuban Perahu KM. 8, Cikole Village, Lembang District, West Bandung Regency. The ticket costs IDR 25,000 on weekdays and IDR 30,000 weekends. To enter the rides here, you will have to pay additional fees. This place is open from 09.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

Bandung Indonesia Orchid Forest Cikole