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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.

Top hotels in Bandung

Grand Tjokro Bandung
Grand Tjokro Bandung
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$41 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

This family-friendly Bandung hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Jalan Cihampelas and Rumah Mode Factory Outlet. Paris Van Java Mall ...

4.2/5Very Good! (70 reviews)
What a great place to stay for your family

"It was an amazing experience. I stayed at family suite. The room was very large with 1king size and 2queen size bed. It also has a very large tub and shower that you can choose for your preferences. All the amenities provided including the towel provided was very hygienic. It was wrapped up in a ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul,2020

Grand Tjokro Bandung
Best Western Premier La Grande Hotel
Best Western Premier La Grande Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$36 per night from 10 Nov to 11 Nov

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
ibis budget Bandung Asia Afrika
ibis budget Bandung Asia Afrika
2.5 out of 5
The price is SG$18 per night from 11 Nov to 12 Nov

Located in Astana Anyar, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Braga Street and Pasar Baru Trade Center. Trans Studio Bandung and Jalan Cihampelas are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (60 reviews)

"Thank you for service. I've checkin for this booking, Great Job. very clean hotel.."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul,2020

ibis budget Bandung Asia Afrika
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.

Holiday Rentals in Bandung

Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$403 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated in Cimenyan, this villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dago Pakar and Mountain View Golf Course. West Java Culture Park and Dago Dreampark are also within ...

Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Kencana Villa 7 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Kencana Villa 7 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$513 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in Cigadung, this golf villa is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Dago Pakar and within 3 miles (5 km) of Jalan Cihampelas and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). ...

Kencana Villa 7 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Permai 7A Villa 4 Bedroom With A Private Pool
Permai 7A Villa 4 Bedroom With A Private Pool
3 out of 5
The price is SG$327 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

Situated in Bandung, this golf villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dago Pakar and Mountain View Golf Course. West Java Culture Park and Dago Dreampark are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Nice Villa for family & Private pool

"Villa is not ready until 4pm, the pool is very cold, not suitable for kids. very spacious in all area, perfect for family retreat, will definitely come back."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan,2018

Permai 7A Villa 4 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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Reviews of Bandung

4.3

Top Destination

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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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