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BandungIndonesia

Once known as the Paris of Java, Bandung boasts beautiful colonial architecture and a thriving arts and café culture, all overlooked by the peaks of the Parahyangun mountains. 

Come to Bandung and experience a true treat for the senses. Browse some of Indonesia’s finest galleries, in particular those dedicated to the arts and crafts of the Sudanese population. Eat spicy, exotic dishes at the many street carts and restaurants and shop for local produce in the colourful markets. Hike into the clean, cool air of the nearby mountains and enjoy a rejuvenating soak in a natural hot spring. Return to the town to enjoy a lively night out in the city’s bars and clubs.

Bandung is Indonesia’s third-largest city with a population of around 8 million. Its location, 750 metres (2,500 feet) above sea level gives the city a cooler climate than many other Javanese towns, which is perhaps why the Dutch loved it here so much. The Dutch left a rich legacy of colonial architecture in Bandung. Villa Isola (Bumi Siliwangi), with its stunning fountains and gardens, and Gedung Merdeka, the site of the first ever Africa-Asia conference, are just two examples.

The city is known as one of Java’s cultural hubs, with students, artists and intellectuals rubbing shoulders in the numerous cafés, bars and restaurants. Locals love their food. Everywhere you go in the city you will encounter enticing smells from restaurants and street carts. To guarantee yourself a good meal, head to Burangang Street, where a huge variety of eateries compete for your business. Shoppers looking for a bargain should head to Jalan Cihampelas also known as Jeans Street, home to a wide range of outlet stores.

Bandung also makes a great base to explore the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. Take a day visit to the hillside resort Lembang and visit the Sari Ater Hot Springs on your way down. The 2-hour trek up Tangkuban Prahu Volcano is another highlight.

Locals get around by angkot, which are small minibuses, but the easiest way to navigate the city is by taxi. Being such a large city, Bandung is well connected to the rest of the country by air and road, making it a popular weekend destination for Jakartans.

Where to stay in Bandung

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Sukajadi

4/5Very Good!(8 area reviews)

Unique features of Sukajadi include the shopping and coffeehouses. Make a stop by Paris Van Java Mall or Rumah Mode Factory Outlet while you're exploring the area.

Sukajadi
Waiting for my lunch to be Served so I decided to explore this Hotel/Restaurant, it's so Beautiful out here 🌲🌳🌴

Astana Anyar

Astana Anyar is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Grand Mosque and Bandung City Square.

Astana Anyar
It looks like a Hotel but it's actually a restaurant in Bandung, Indonesia with a beautiful scenery. Love it there, it's one of my favorite place to eat & enjoy the view.

Pasirkaliki

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

Pasirkaliki is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Bandung Indah Plaza and Bandung City Hall Park.

Pasirkaliki
jalan braga di bulan oktober tahun 2019

Braga

3.5/5Good!(6 area reviews)

Historic sites, shopping, and cafés are just a few things travelers enjoy about Braga. Check out Braga City Walk or Braga Street while you're exploring the area.

Braga
This look like a new tourist industry. The farms are open to the public. You pick your strawberries and charged according to weight.

Setiabudi

4/5Very Good!(4 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the mountain views and spas in Setiabudi. You might want to make time for a stop at Amazing Art World or Pondok Pesantren Daarut Tauhid.

Setiabudi
An amazing view of a tea plantation in Java.

Hegarmanah

Hegarmanah is well-liked for its restaurants, and you can visit sights like Rumah Mode Factory Outlet and Paris Van Java Mall if you have time to explore the area.

Hegarmanah

Top Hotels in Bandung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage
Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage
4 out of 5
Lapangan Golf Dago Atas No.78, Bandung, Jawa Barat
The price is ¥4,566 per night

This family-friendly Bandung hotel is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Dago Golf Course and Jalan Cihampelas. Cihampelas Walk and Gedung ...

4/5Very Good! (21 reviews)

"Best Property if you want to enjoy and relax with your family. Highly Recommend this hotel !"…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage
Kampioen Bed & Breakfast
Kampioen Bed & Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
Jl. DR. Gunawan No.6, Pasir Kaliki, Cicendo, Kota Bandung, Bandung, West Java
The price is ¥1,559 per night

Situated in Bandung, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Living Plaza Bandung, Jalan Cihampelas, and Cihampelas Walk. Paris Van Java Mall and Pasar Baru Trade ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)

"Very attentive staff and great facility! Buffet breakfast is very good."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Kampioen Bed & Breakfast
ibis budget Bandung Asia Afrika
ibis budget Bandung Asia Afrika
2.5 out of 5
Jl Asia Afrika No 128, Bandung, West Java
The price is ¥1,419 per night

Located in Astana Anyar, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Braga Street and Braga City Walk. Pasar Baru Trade Center and Jalan Cihampelas are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (59 reviews)

"Great and awesome"…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

ibis budget Bandung Asia Afrika

Popular places to visit in Bandung

Rumah Mode Factory Outlet
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Rumah Mode Factory Outlet

4/5(3 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Rumah Mode Factory Outlet, a favorite shopping spot in Pasteur. Discover the mountain views and coffeehouses in this culturally rich area.

Floating Market Lembang Bandung.
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Floating Market Lembang Bandung.

3.5/5(5 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Floating Market Lembang Bandung., a popular shopping spot in Lembang. Discover the area's mountain views and coffeehouses.

Gedung Sate
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Gedung Sate

3.5/5(3 reviews)

After visiting Gedung Sate, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Bandung. While in this culturally rich area, find time to visit its shops.

Top things to do in Bandung

Private Full-Day Bandung Shopping Tour
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Private Full-Day Bandung Shopping Tour

¥6,052
Per adult
Private Full-Day Bandung Heritage & Culture Tour
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Private Full-Day Bandung Heritage & Culture Tour

¥7,206
Per adult
Admission & Private Guided Tour of Trans Studio Theme Park
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Admission & Private Guided Tour of Trans Studio Theme Park

¥8,607
Per adult
Private Full-Day Pengalengan Rafting Adventure & Cileunca Lake Tour
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Private Full-Day Pengalengan Rafting Adventure & Cileunca Lake Tour

¥10,081
Per adult
Private Full-Day Tour of North Bandung & Dusun Bambu
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Private Full-Day Tour of North Bandung & Dusun Bambu

¥9,376
Per adult
Private Full-Day Kawah Rengganis Walking Tour
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Private Full-Day Kawah Rengganis Walking Tour

¥8,369
Per adult

Reviews of Bandung

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 38.888888888888886%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 44.44444444444444%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.333333333333334%
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1 - Terrible 2.7777777777777777%

1/5 - Terrible

WorldTravel

Feb 8, 2020

Crowded, traffic congested,

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

Very good city for works, not tourism, the people are amazing there, so Kind, humble and in service.

5/5 - Excellent

JOHN

Oct 31, 2019

Beautiful place to go, I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family

2/5 - Disappointing

Daniele

Oct 27, 2019

Be aware of its heavy traffic, very bad.

4/5 - Good

ani.w

Jul 21, 2019

Bandung is beautiful city with lots stuff to do & places to visit but only problem lots of traffic everywhere

5/5 - Excellent

TabithaYana

Jun 17, 2019

I love my hometown BANDUNG,INDONESIA even I've been live for long time at Savannah,USA I miss this beautiful city all the time.

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