Ah Poong Market in Babakan Madang Sub-District, Bogor City
Visiting Bogor Botanical Garden is one thing. But spending the weekend in Ah Poong Market is a new experience for everyone. In terms of name, it derives from “Pasar Apung” which means the floating market. For the information, this unique place is located in Cipambuan Village and belongs to Babakan Madang Sub-District. Here is the thing in Indonesia. Instead of selling groceries, this site offers various food vendors for tourists to enjoy especially seafood. Despite the name, the food courts reside on the river bank instead of on water! Still, tourists can get a boat and ride it to explore the river on site (freely).
Once arriving at Ah Poong Market, tourists may see the food court located on the river bank. Each of the stands offers distinct food for them to enjoy, in fact. The nuance is merry due to the crowd and numerous ornaments installed there. Next, the most noticeable feature is the boat service that tourists can use freely. However, everyone should be patient and takes the turn in using the boat due to a high number of visitors. What about the river? It looks quite peaceful and the calm due to its low current.
Exploring Ah Poong Market
For the information, Ah Poong Market opens in the morning from 10 am to 10 pm during the working days. The most recommended time to visit the site is either in the morning or at night, though. In the morning, tourists can use the site to relax after exercising and eat some foods afterward. At night, the nuance becomes more interesting due to the colorful lights and romantic ambiance of the site (which is suitable for dining and dating).
As mentioned earlier, Ah Poong Market consists of numerous food vendors but it categorized into several sections. For example, at the A area, visitors can enjoy good foods like snow ice, pong tofu, noodle Soto, cakwe, siomay, Javanese noodle, etc. As for the B section, they can enjoy Balinese rice, fried duck, chicken rice, gudeg, etc. Here is the tip. The seats are limited, so it is not recommended to come to the site at noon due to the high number of visitors.
Aside from the foods and nuance, Ah Poong Market is famous for its boat facility. Tourists can even use the boat freely to explore the river! The boat can accommodate up to 4 people, in fact. Have no worries. Some operators are available on site and they may help tourists to row the boat safely. In this case, it is recommended to give these people some money to these people for their excellent service.
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- Croc Adventure
How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta City, their first destination is Bogor City. Next, they should reach Babakan Madang Sub-District and visit Cipambuan Village where Ah Poong Market right away. The distance is 48.5 km, so the trip takes about 1 hour and 5 minutes. For a faster trip, it is recommended to take Jagorawi Freeway.
Where to Stay
- Alana Hotel
- Harris Hotel
- Kyriad Hotel
- Green Wattana Hotel
- Ole Suites Hotel