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Bandung

Travel Guide
Bandung which includes landscape views, a sunset and farmland

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

Collection O 17 Hotel BTC Bandung
Collection O 17 Hotel BTC Bandung
3 out of 5
Jl. Djundjunan No. 143-149, Bandung, West Java
The price is Rp142.309 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of BTC Fashion Mall, Paris Van Java Mall and Maranatha Christian University. Cihampelas Walk and ...
3.8/5Good! (22 reviews)
"The location is ideal and very strategic. For those who like convenience this hotel is highly recommended."

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2019

Collection O 17 Hotel BTC Bandung
Padma Hotel Bandung
Padma Hotel Bandung
5 out of 5
Jln Ranca Bentang 56-58, Ciumbuleuit, Bandung, West Java
The price is Rp1.157.025 per night from 28 Jul to 28 Jul
This family-friendly Bandung hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Parahyangan Catholic University, Jalan Cihampelas and Rumah Mode Factory ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (214 reviews)
"Good hotel"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2020

Padma Hotel Bandung
Hilton Bandung
Hilton Bandung
5 out of 5
Jl. HOS Tjokroaminoto No. 41-43, Bandung, West Java
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rp635.000 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Located in Pasirkaliki, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chinatown and Jalan Cihampelas. Paris Van Java Mall and Pasar Baru Trade Center are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (459 reviews)
"Nice hotel"

Reviewed on 15 May 2021

Hilton Bandung
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ouma Guest House
Ouma Guest House
3 out of 5
20 Jl. Mahmud, Bandung, Jawa Barat
The price is Rp578.512 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Located in the heart of Bandung, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Istana Plaza and Jalan Cihampelas. Paris Van Java Mall and Cihampelas Walk are also ...
Ouma Guest House
Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Dago Pakar Permai 2 no 41, Resor Dago Pakar, Bandung, Cimenyan, West Java
The price is Rp4.793.388 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Situated in Cimenyan, this villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dago Pakar, Mountain View Golf Course and Dago Golf Course. West Java Culture Park and Dago Dreampark ...
Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Permai 1 Villa 3 Bedroom with A Private Pool
Permai 1 Villa 3 Bedroom with A Private Pool
3 out of 5
Jl. Dago pakar Permai 1 no 16, Cimenyan, West Java
The price is Rp3.347.107 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Situated near the airport, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Dago Pakar and Mountain View Golf Course. Dago Golf Course and West Java Culture Park are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
فيلاه رايقه
"الفيلا جميله لكن الحشرات وابو العريص كثيره بالفيلا ، المكان جميل لكن بعيد عن وسط باندونق ، الاثاث جميل والمطبخ كذالك ودوراة المياة نظيفه ، خدمه فندقيه بالتنظيف"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2018

Permai 1 Villa 3 Bedroom with A Private Pool
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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