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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

volcano, university and themePark

Top hotels in Bandung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hilton Bandung
5 out of 5
Jl. HOS Tjokroaminoto No. 41-43, Bandung, West Java
SG$89
per night
2 Oct-3 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (392 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bandung, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chinatown and Jalan Cihampelas. Pasar Baru Trade Center and Braga City Walk ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (392 reviews)

"This hotel is one of few hotels in bandung Indonesia that has a big family room with 2 double bed. The shower was strong with nice hot water.the location is very good its only 5 minutes walking to the big mall, only 10 minutes walking to train station. It is a good location."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep,2019

Hilton Bandung
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Ibis Bandung Pasteur
3 out of 5
Jl Dr Junjunan 22, Bandung, West Java
SG$33
per night
7 Oct-8 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (64 reviews)

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cihampelas Walk, Paris Van Java Mall and Braga City Walk. Gedung Sate and Bandung Institute ...

4.1/5Very Good! (64 reviews)

"Super efficient and easy when you have an early flight, directly on the way to the airport."…"

Reviewed on 22 Apr,2019

Ibis Bandung Pasteur
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ibis budget Bandung Asia Afrika
2.5 out of 5
Jl Asia Afrika No 128, Bandung, West Java
SG$23
per night
2 Oct-3 Oct
3.8/5Good! (54 reviews)

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

3.8/5Good! (54 reviews)

"Great budget hotel"…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec,2018

ibis budget Bandung Asia Afrika

Top activities in Bandung

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

SG$73

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

SG$69

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 as You Please (Private Full Day Car Charter)
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Bandung as You Please (Private Full Day Car Charter)

SG$20

Discover Bandung and surrounding countryside at your own pace and be free to go wherever you want to for maximum 10 hours with your personal car, and driver.Daily starting anytime from 7am (pick up time) and ending no later than 10pm (drop off time)T

Bandung as You Please (Private Car Charter with Guide)
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Bandung as You Please (Private Car Charter with Guide)

SG$35

Discover Bandung and surrounding countryside at your own pace and be free to go wherever you want to for maximum 10 hours with your personal car, driver and guide. Daily starting anytime from 7am (pick up time) and ending no later than 10pm (drop off

Bandung Tour: Angklung, Culinary & Shopping (Without Lunch)
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Bandung Tour: Angklung, Culinary & Shopping (Without Lunch)

SG$74

Pasar Baru, a six-storey market where locals will always go for anything related to textiles.. It is a maze of shops selling fabrics, laces, bags, prayer and traditional attire, souvenirs, ready-to-wear apparel, batik clothing, hijab, wedding cards.

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

SG$94

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.

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