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Bandung

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.

Top hotels in Bandung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Premier La Grande Hotel
Best Western Premier La Grande Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is SG$32 per night

Located in Pasirkaliki, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bandung Indah Plaza and Jalan Cihampelas. Pasar Baru Trade Center and Cihampelas Walk are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (54 reviews)

"Good location. Nice big rooms. Heated swimming pool."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan,2020

Best Western Premier La Grande Hotel
Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage
Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage
4 out of 5
Lapangan Golf Dago Atas No.78, Bandung, Jawa Barat
The price is SG$60 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! (22 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 28 Mar,2020

Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage
Crowne Plaza Bandung
Crowne Plaza Bandung
4.5 out of 5
The price is SG$48 per night

This family-friendly Bandung hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Braga City Walk, Bandung City Square and Pasar Baru Trade ...

4.3/5Excellent! (142 reviews)
Truly Lovely

"A wonderfully comfortable hotel with excellent food and friendly staff. Great bathrooms also."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar,2020

Crowne Plaza Bandung

Top things to do in Bandung

Bandung:Floating Market,Farmhouse & Musical Angklung Show
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Bandung:Floating Market,Farmhouse & Musical Angklung Show

SG$238
Per adult
Bandung as You Please (Private Car Charter with Guide)
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Bandung as You Please (Private Car Charter with Guide)

SG$151
Per adult
Admission & Private Guided Tour of Trans Studio Theme Park
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Admission & Private Guided Tour of Trans Studio Theme Park

SG$117
Per adult
Bandung:Bamboo Village with Floating Market & Farm House
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Bandung:Bamboo Village with Floating Market & Farm House

SG$213
Per adult
Bandung as You Please (Private Full Day Car Charter)
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Bandung as You Please (Private Full Day Car Charter)

SG$101
Per adult
Exploring Tea Plantation at North Bandung
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Exploring Tea Plantation at North Bandung

SG$85
Per adult

Reviews of Bandung

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Jul 2019

We love bandung

5/5 - Excellent

Ade

29 Apr 2019

Paris van Java-, the nice city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2019

Good vibes.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

26 Feb 2019

Lalu lintasnya bikin bingung....

5/5 - Excellent

Reyner

23 Feb 2019

City and Nature, good food and good shopping, Bandung have it all

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