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. Angklungconsists 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.
Established in 1966 by the late Udjo Nalagena 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 centre, and bamboo instrument workshop. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bandung itinerary 1 day.
Saung Angklung Udjo Travel Tips
- Advance booking is recommended.
- Camera and video camera is a must-have.
- Bamboo musical show and workshop is also worth catching up with.
Saung Angklung Udjo Hours
- The timings for show can be variable and should be confirmed locally.
How to Reach Saung Angklung Udjo
- Rented car.
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33.03% of people who visit Bandung include Saung Angklung Udjo in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
91.39% of people start their Saung Angklung Udjo visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saung Angklung Udjo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saung Angklung Udjo
Saung Angklung Udjo Reviews & Ratings
If You Are On Holiday in Bandung Never Miss This Place. It was a eye opening experience, be there before 3.00pm or before the show start. Be prepared for a great time..... If you are an art lover.
Despite being one of the most traditional forms of art and music in Indonesia, Saung Angklung Udjo has never stopped improving themselves. They keep the audience engaged, making sure that no matter language you speak, you'd get to embrace the performances and appreciate the cultural values. No matter your age, you'd feel like a child again, finding out new wonders of the world. Highly recommended!
Here is a place run by a family, keeping up the local traditions in music and dance. From children to adults were involved in the show. Mr Udjo even got the whole audience involved by teaching us to play the angklung. I very highly recommend people to visit this place. The seating is very basic and can be uncomfortable for people with back problems to sit for the whole show which takes about 2 hrs. Making reservations ahead of time is not really possible but not necessary unless during peak season, I guess. A big applause to the host of the show, she was very clear and very good . The bands were excellent. The puppet show could be improved and maybe with a small movable stage, come closer to the audience. The children danced beautifully with charming smiles. Wish you all the very best!!
Best experience I had in Bandung. The emcee was really good, and the "conductor" who conducted the crowd Angklung playing really controlled the crowd. I had so much fun playing the Angklung, and the crowd was delighted every time we recognized the songs we were playing, AS we were playing them. Fantastic effort by the Udjo team!
Saung Angklung Udjo Presenting a fresh and beautiful feel in the East Bandung area, making this place very appropriate to be enjoyed. It has a unique interior element dominated by bamboo, enchanting scenery and decoration, as well as the clinking sound of bamboo musical instruments that illustrate harmony between culture and nature. Saung was founded by a figure known as Udjo Ngalagena (Mang Udjo) with his wife. The purpose of this place was created to preserve Sundanese culture and traditional arts. West Java - Indonesia