Tourism of Indonesia
Ready to Go to Saung Angklung Udjo Village Bandung
Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.
In Saung Angklung Udjo Village Bandung, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
Established in 1966 by the late Udjo Nalagena (1929-2001) and his beloved wife, Uum Sumiyati, Saung Angklung Udjo was built with purpose and dedication to conserve West Java’s Sundanese traditional art and culture.
It was Udjo Nalagena who brought the passion and principles which made Saung Angklung Udjo a place where Sundanese art and culture thrive and gained proper respect worldwide.
His efforts to introduce and promote angklung finally paid off when UNESCO inscribed Angklung in the Intangible Cultural Heritage List in November 2010.
His love and dedication for Sundanese art is manifested in this beautiful and tranquil complex, consisting of performance hall, a bamboo handicraft center, and bamboo instrument workshop.
Saung Angklung Udjo adopts the philosophy of easy, affordable, educative, attractive, massive, and cheerful performances that are essence of their ultimate show called “Kaulinan Urang Lembur” or villagers’ playtime.
The show is packed with spectacular short performances, commencing with wayang golek (wooden puppet) show, helaran (agricultural harvesting celebration) rites.
Also traditional dances, kids games, introduction to angklung, angklung orchestral performance, interactive angklung performance that involves visitors playing angklung, and arumba performance.
A group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo Village in Bandung, West Java.
Simply translated as Udjo’s House of Angklung, this one-stop cultural workshop offers a complete experience around angklung, Indonesia’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo.
Angklung consists of one single note, creating a soothing chord. It produces sound when it is shaken rapidly. An ensemble may consist of 3 or 4 players to a full orchestra playing the angklung repertoire.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting Saung Angklung Udjo Village Bandung, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
As the show comes to a close, the performing children invite visitors to join them in a group dance and games, making everyone feeling as if they are stepping back in time to their own childhood.
The show then closes with cheerfulness and happy laughter. Ever since the beginning of the project, happy and dynamic performances done by local children have become the spirit of this unique place.
Saung Angklung Udjo attempts to manifest beautiful harmony of vibrating bamboos that echo from this simple amphitheater all the way to the other side of the world.
It spreads the values of simplicity, co-operation, unity and togetherness, as well as maintaining mutual relationship between human and the environment.
It teaches visitors the true meaning of conservation for both the cultural and natural environment through simple and enjoyable ways, namely by playing angklung and planting trees.
Saung Angklung Udjo offers many activities and spectacles, from the afternoon bamboo musical show to the interactive angklung workshop.
Here are some of the attractions you can enjoy, while you spend your time AT Saung Angklung Udjo:
Bamboo Musical Show. The show is packed with a number of spectacular short performances, including: Wayang Golek demonstrations, Helaran procession, Traditional Dances, ‘Angklung for Beginner’, an Angklung orchestra, Interactive Angklung to Arumba.
At the end of the show, visitors are invited to dance along with the children. The show has an intense Sundanese atmosphere.
The afternoon show is a series of performances with a concept originated by the late Udjo Ngalagena called Kaulinan Urang Lembur (Villagers’ Playtime).
Half day at Saung Angklung Udjo. Aiming at students from kindergarten to senior high as partakers, the show is to encounter the Sundanese culture at first hand.
Start the day with circling around Saung Angklung Udjo cultural complex and getting to know the story of the complex from its beginning to recent days, followed by the angklung production workshop, where you can learn how to make angklung assisted by talented bamboo craftsmen.
Next, visitors can watch the main bamboo show Kaulinan Urang Lembur at the Bale Karesmen, (performance venue).
In the early afternoon, all participants will have the chance to taste traditional Sundanese cuisine in a pleasant backyard. At the end of the program, everyone writes down his or her wonderful experience at Udjo’s.
Saung Angklung Udjo Workshop. Through this program, participants have the opportunity to make their own angklung and play it at the bamboo show Kaulinan Urang Lembur as part of the performance. It is also taken home as souvenir.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The journey to Saung Angklung Udjo Village Bandung is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
Access to go to Saung Angklung Udjo Village Bandung:
From Jakarta, By Bus
If you prefer to use bus from Jakarta, you can use bus providers that cooperate with Saung Angklung Udjo.
From Jakarta, you can also use shuttle bus or travel agents that have worked with Saung Angklung Udjo.
In Bandung, By Taxi
After arriving in Bandung, taxi is the best mean of transportation to get to Saung Angklung Udjo, since it provides comfort and speed to reach the destination. Here is a list of taxi services you can use and contact:
In Bandung, By “Angkot”(Public Transportation)
If you wish to be a bit adventurous and try to experience the local way of getting around, you can try Angkot. These colorful public transportation came in various route and destination, and most likely to be found in every major street.
You might have to change course two or three times before you get to Saung Angklung Udjo, depending on where you are. If you choose Angkot, you will take the one heading to Padasuka or Cicaheum Terminal.
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In Saung Angklung Udjo Village Bandung, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in Saung Angklung Udjo Village Bandung is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:
Experience and Reviews
There are already many visitors have visited Saung Angklung Udjo Village Bandung, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
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