not so far from veggies and fruits market, can be found cut flowers market. mostly ladies selling these beautiful flowers. from chrysanthemum to roses and manykind of flowers and foliages.
enjoy walking in the morning and say 'hi' to the locals who sells veggies and fruits in the bandungan market. fresh from the farmers and you can bargain a lot. but the market will be closed before 10.00 am.
beside nasi goreng [fried rice] you can have another option called nasi opor. opor is kinda light chicken curry and served with steam rice and several assortments. again, the taste bit different with jogjakartan opor :)
there are many warung [simple resto] around bandungan. also pedestrian stalls. they offers you kind of local and ready-to-eat-soon meals [preparation and serving only takes about 10 minutes or less].
Favorite Dish: i start my bandungan exploration with a cup of tea [several friends of mine prefer hot fresh milk] and nasi goreng [fried rice]. yummy. the taste bit different compared with jakartan nasi goreng.
there's nothing can be compared to 'jump' by yourself in the euphoria of flowers and veggies bargain early morning. it's a nice local market in the intersection of bandungan pleasant hill. everything fresh and so enchanting. and listening them offers you in a nice central javanese accent sounds very nice :)
What to buy: cut flowers and kind of veggies. from cauliflower to cabbage and spinach and chilli.
What to pay: idr50,000 looks enough
ambarawa-bandungan-gedung songo-ungaran are close to each other. so, do not miss to visit the old train station and museum koenig willem I. and if you're lucky enough, you can shared expenses with other guests to try an old carriage and train, made-in 1903 from jambu to bedono. more details in my ambarawa page.
hike up from bandungan at 980 m above sea level, we can find candi gedung songo temple in a superb setting in 1,000 m above sea level. scattered along gunung ungaran and from the highest point of this temple can be seen the beautiful scenery of telomoyo area with several high mountains in central java. more details in my ungaran page.
nice to address surrounding rawa pening lake as land behind the mist. enjoy the photography session early morning before the sunrise. all covered by mist and the fishermen going out with their small boats. more description in my ambarawa page.
Fondest memory: something romantic i'd found about bandungan was ... the flower market 'versus' mountaineous range which looks so close in front of me. nice scenery of telomoyo mountaineous range. with mount slamet, merapi, the twins sindoro - sumbing and mount ungaran from a distance. so don't forget to enjoy this scenery whenever you're there :)