Bandung is calling! Discover its volcanoes, university life, culture, and more.

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.

Known for

Volcanoes, Universities and Theme Parks

Where to stay in Bandung

Sukajadi
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Sukajadi

Known for Shopping, Universities, Monuments

4/5(6 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.

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

Known for Swimming, Universities, Culture

3.5/5(2 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 Villa Isola.

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

Known for Monuments, Shopping, Culture

Astana Anyar is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Grand Mosque and ITC Kebon Kalapa.

Pasirkaliki
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.
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Pasirkaliki

Known for Fashion, Swimming, Shopping

3/5(1 review)

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

Hegarmanah
An amazing view of a tea plantation in Java.
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Hegarmanah

Known for Friendly People, Walking, Swimming

You'll appreciate the restaurants during your time in Hegarmanah and you might want to plan a stop by Rumah Mode Factory Outlet and Paris Van Java Mall while you're in the area.

Turangga
Street view.
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Turangga

Known for

While Turangga might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Trans Studio Bandung and Grand Mosque.

Top Hotels in Bandung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Bandung
Hilton Bandung
5 out of 5
Jl. HOS Tjokroaminoto No. 41-43, Bandung, West Java
¥6,998
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.6/5Wonderful! (399 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly and helpful. Customer service excellence."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Hilton Bandung
Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur
Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur
4 out of 5
Jl Dr Djunjunan 96 Pasteur, Bandung, West Java
¥3,632
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.2/5Excellent! (86 reviews)

"Everything was great. I love the breakfast, it is unbelievable!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur
ibis Bandung Trans Studio
ibis Bandung Trans Studio
3 out of 5
Jl Gatot Subroto No 289, Bandung West Java, Bandung, West Java
¥2,872
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4/5Very Good! (194 reviews)

"Although the room is smaller than other hotels, it is still very comfortable. The convenience of having a mall right behind the hotel is also a plus point. My second stay here and definitely wont be the last!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

ibis Bandung Trans Studio

Popular things to do in Bandung

Gedung Sate
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Gedung Sate

3.5/5(2 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 activities in Bandung

Jakarta Southern Bandung Excursion - Private Tour
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Jakarta Southern Bandung Excursion - Private Tour

¥7,233

Visit and Enjoy the Scenery of the Exotic White Crater Volcano Pick up service very early at 05:30 in the morning then we will depart Jakarta going to Bandung, after about 2.5 hours’ we will reach the city of Bandung and then continue driving about 1.

Private Full-Day Pengalengan Rafting Adventure & Cileunca Lake Tour
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Private Full-Day Pengalengan Rafting Adventure & Cileunca Lake Tour

¥5,633

Embark on an eco-journey into the beauty of both Pangalengan and Cileunca. Discover the bounty of serene nature in the rolling countryside—ancient landscapes marked by traditional agriculture and vast lakes and rivers—and buckle up for a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure.

Private Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Crater Tour
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Private Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Crater Tour

¥5,363

Take in the absolute best of what the Bandung countryside has to offer during a guided day tour with transportation. Your driver guide driver takes you deep into the region's breathtaking highlands and their natural splendor, followed by a relaxing afternoon spent visiting local plantations, farms, and markets.

Bandung Tour: Tangkuban Perahu Crater & Rainforest Walk
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Bandung Tour: Tangkuban Perahu Crater & Rainforest Walk

¥10,657

Meet by our guide and ride in a private car to North of BandungTangkuban Perahu, an active volcano 2,084 meters above sea level that looks like an upturned boat from a distance. This is an easy access volcano as you can drive up near the barren and dreary crater and walk on the trails surrounding it.

Bandung Tour: Heritage & Angklung Intro
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Bandung Tour: Heritage & Angklung Intro

¥7,839

Pick up by our guide and ride in private car. Museum Sri Baduga located in a building that references a traditional Sundanese (the main ethic group in West Java) stilted house and is named for the King of Pajajaran, a 15th-16th century Hindu Sundanese kingdom, whose capital corresponds to modern-day Bogor.

Bandung:Historic Discovery Tour with Angklung Musical Show
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Bandung:Historic Discovery Tour with Angklung Musical Show

¥7,307

Experience this full day tour by chartered car that showcases the colonial city of Bandung which is the capital of West Java and one of Indonesia’s largest urban centers. Take a scenic Bandung drive in the comfort with your own personal guide. Itinerary: 09.

Reviews of Bandung

4.3

Top Destination

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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.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2019

Very bad traffic and hot weather

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 12, 2018

Amazing people

3/5 - Okay

Ottilie

Sep 24, 2018

Nothing much. A chill place with bunch of crazy friends

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