Bandung Indonesia is the capital city of West Java Province and the third largest city in Indonesia. The city comes after Jakarta and Surabaya.
The destination is nicknamed Paris of Java for its resemblance to Paris and the European atmosphere in the colonial times. The city used to have lots of flowers and was also nicknamed Flower City. The city holds a lot of historic importance as the oldest written reference to the city dates back to 1488.
The location is a popular weekend escape for Jakartans and a holiday in Bandung is nothing less than delightful refreshment with many things to do in Bandung for tourist. With legends surrounding every attraction and breathtaking natural marvels, Bandung trip should definitely be on your bucket list!
The destination is known for its amid volcanoes and tea plantations which have made this city a hot tourist destination.
Bandung sees a lot of travellers from across the globe all year round.
The architecture of the city is colonial in nature and hence grasps the attention of sight seers. From breath-taking natural bandung attractions to elegant architecture it has something in store for every sight seer that comes its way. So visit the city and you will be happily surprised to witness for yourself the true nature of the destination.
The city is also famed for being a hot shopping destination and so if you are one who loves to shop, then you have come to the right place. The city has plenty of shops and stores that have everything from clothing to accessories. Jalan Setiabudi and Jalan Riau in the Dago district have the best shops in the areas with a huge variety in whatever it is that you are looking for.
The destination offers some of the most flavorful places to visit in terms of food and drinks in the region and giving the local food a try becomes a must. Each one of you should visit Bandung at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Bandung.
Essential travel information and Bandung tips for your visit
Being the third largest city in Indonesia, behold the opportunities to explore Bandung! Given its resemblance to the Paris and European atmosphere back during colonial times, Bandung is also pet named – ‘Parijs van Java’, meaning Paris of Java, by the Dutch. The city is huge, so expect a lot of sightseeing/ attractions. Good transport system across the city, will ensure that you have smooth sightseeing. Of course, the city has some great architectural jewels like the Villa Isola, Gedung Merdeka, and the Gedung Sate. The local Sundanese culture interestingly blends with high-end technology at the Saung Angklung Udjo, Bosscha Observatory and the Geological Museum. Other than these attractions, there are many activities to do in and around the city like Saturday night at Jalan Dago, Sunday morning at Gasibu Park and a Lembang trip. Catch a glimpse of the Ram fighting too! Bandung Zoo and the Mt. Tangkuban Perahu are great places for a day-out.
- Time Zone- UTC Offset: UTC +7:00
- Currency- Indonesian Rupiah
- Electricity and Internet- 220-240 Volts, There is high speed internet available in the region
- Languages- Sundanese and Indonesian
- Security- Tourism office- +62 22 7210768, Ambulance: 118, Police: 110
- Off-beaten Path- Lembang is a nice destination open for hiking.
- Tipping- Tipping is appreciated but not mandatory. Anything from Rph 50-100 is good enough.
- Tourist Traps- stay safe as there are some pickpockets in the destination.
- Customs- NA
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