Dago Pojok Creative Tourism Village, which is located on Jalan Dago Pojok, RW 03, Dago Village, Coblong District, Bandung City, is part of the development of the tourism sector in the city of Bandung. A tourist village initiated by Rahmat Jabaril, a local resident, now empowerment has provided many innovations for residents in Dago Corner Village. Therefore, for the idea that is considered sufficient to contribute to the Bandung City Government, the Culture and Tourism Office (Disbudpar) as an arm of the Bandung City Government to develop Tourism welcomes the existence of the Dago Pojok creative tourism village.
On average, Dago Pojok residents are indeterminate unskilled workers such as maids, motorcycle taxi drivers, shop employees and unemployed. The other half work as students, kiosk traders and lecturers.
This tourist village is located, in the corner of the city of Bandung. Many domestic and foreign tourists are interested in visiting this creative tourism village, including groups of tourists from 80 countries, tourists from the Netherlands, Korea, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh and many more. Students often come from universities in East Java, Yogya, Surabaya. There were even students from the Netherlands who came to visit just to attend workshops, participate in painting murals, and see the creativity of the Dago Pojok community.
If visitors come there, actually the Dago Pojok area looks almost the same as other village areas in Bandung. The arrangement of the house is in the form of an alley (but rather large, you can enter a car), and people’s houses stand along the alley. From that big alley, there are other smaller alleys that are also crowded with houses. Well, what’s interesting, when visiting there, we can look around the alleys and there are people who are working in their respective houses.
If we continue to follow the big alley earlier, we will arrive at a river, which is none other than the Cikapundung River. Along the way there, we will be treated to views of colorful wall paintings (murals). But on the left, we can see a fairly wide expanse of rice fields and also a beautiful green landscape. Near the river, we can visit a waterfall that is quite famous, namely Curug Dago.
Art and culture
For those of you who come to this village, you can take pictures with a dynamic background of wall paintings (murals). In Dago Tourism Village, the theme is urban. In some houses, paintings are adapted to the profession or the wishes of the owner of the house so that they can enjoy this aesthetic art.
The arts that are cultivated are concentrated on traditional West Java arts, including jaipong dance, calung, pencak silat and so on. All activities are carried out by villagers.
Some of the crafts that are actively promoted here are wayang making, bamboo musical instrument making, traditional paper making from the Saeh tree, as well as contemporary skills, for example women’s jewelry making and puzzle crafts. Meanwhile, the small children also want to preserve their ancestral heritage. They also enjoy making and playing traditional Sundanese children’s toys.
In addition to Cultural Arts, Dago Corner Village also offers a lot of various snacks and dishes made by the mothers in this area.
Inap Kampung (Homestay)
Lodging is available in the homes of residents who meet the requirements with special standards, especially the Sapta Pesona standard.
More information contact
West Java Tourism and Culture Office
Jl. RE Martadinata No. 209, Bandung, West Java
Tel.: +62 22 7273209