Bekasi is a busy metropolitan city in West Java. Although this city is notorious for its traffic jams, hot weather, and typical urban hustles n’ bustles, they don’t stop Bekasi from preserving or creating various attractions for its visitors.
It is known all over Indonesia that Bekasi is mainly just malls, cafes, and theme parks, but Bekasi has other intriguing places as well! The best natural escape in Bekasi is the Curug Parigi Waterfalls. Not many are aware of this waterfall, so visitors will surely enjoy the scenery peacefully! If you’re more interested in nature walks, you might visit Bekasi’s Rumah Pohon Jatiasih. Visitors can explore the woods and their adorable tree houses as well!
The most common airport to travel to Bekasi is the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. It is the largest airport in Indonesia serving the current Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Since Bekasi is about 40 km from the airport, taxis are not recommended since the fares will be too high. There are buses that will take visitors from the airport straight to Bekasi! The fares will cost Rp 55,000 per passenger on average and the journey will take around one-and-a-half hours.
Bekasi has abundant halal restaurants! Bekasi is also the perfect place for a culinary adventure. The recommended restaurants in town are Out The Box, Gudang Rottie, Sop Janda Bu Darmi, Lesehan Lala Medan Satria, and Bebek Kaleyo.
One of the oldest mosques in Indonesia lies in Bekasi! That mosque is the Masjid Agung Al Barkah that was built in the 1890s. It is located in the city center so it is easily accessible from many parts of the town. Other great mosques in Bekasi are Masjid Nurani and Masjid Al Azhar Summarecon.