20 Best Things To Do in Bandung, Indonesia

by Aaditee Kulkarni Updated on 13 Oct 2018

Bandung, often called the ‘Paris of Indonesia,’ is best known for its colonial and art deco architecture, beautiful natural surroundings, fashion stores, a myriad of eating options and a lot of exciting things to do. A cool tropical weather is just an added bonus to visit Bandung attractions, thanks to the Parahyangan Mountains and natural beauty of the city. The capital of Indonesia’s West Java province, Bandung is surrounded by many volcanoes and tea plantations and tourist spots that would keep you on your toes.

This booming metropolis has so much to offer to a tourist. With gorgeous views, sightseeing attractions, food, shopping, and cool respite, here are some of the best things to do in Bandung:

1. Scream your lungs out at the Trans Studio Bandung

Best Places To visit in Bandung - Trans Studio Bandung ImagePhoto: wikimedia.org

The Trans Studio Bandung is an indoor thrill and theme park located in Bandung. The park has 20 thrill rides, a theatre, an entertainment zone, restaurants, cafes, and play areas. The park is divided into 3 unique and different zones and is perfect to bring your entire family.

  • Attraction Type: Theme Parks
  • Address: Jalan Jendral Gatot Subroto No.289, Cibangkong, Batununggal, Cibangkong, Batununggal, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40273, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 86012555
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • Official Website: transstudiobandung.com

2. Revisit history at the Gedung Sate

popular attraction in Bandung - Gedung Sate - ImagePhoto: wikimedia.org

Gedung Sate is a public building and one of the best places to visit in Bandung. Featuring a neoclassical design that combines elements of Indonesian and Dutch architecture, this building serves as a seat of the governor of the province of West Java.

  • Attraction Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
  • Address: Jalan Diponegoro No.22, Citarum, Bandung Wetan, Citarum, Bandung Wetan, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40115, Indonesia
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

3. Shop till you drop at the Trans Studio Mall

A popular place for shopping in Bandung - Trans Studio Mall in BandungPhoto: wikimedia.org

One of the best things to do in Bandung is to go shopping at the Trans Studio Mall. This multi-level shopping mall features 200 retailers and 100 dining options apart from a movie theatre and a karaoke bar. Branded goods, fashion, shoes, books, and electronics, you name it and they have it!

  • Attraction Type: Department Stores, Shopping Malls, Shopping
  • Address: Jalan Jendral Gatot Subroto No. 289, Cibangkong, Batununggal, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40273, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 86012333
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Official Website: transstudiomall.com

4. Marvel at the European architectures at Kota Mini Lembang

Bandung Tourist Attraction - Image - Kota Mini Lembang

Kota Mini Lembang is the newest destinations in Bandung located near the Floating Market. This little tourist destination has many European architectural forms along with a variety of activities for everyone. Apart from European-coloured houses there are cafe, restaurant, cooking school, and many more.

  • Attraction Type: Theme Parks
  • Address: Lembang, West Bandung Regency, West Java 40391, Indonesia
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM

5. Walk along the volcanic crater at Tangkuban Perahu

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A stratovolcano called the Tangkuban Perahu that is located at about 30 kms north of the city is one of the best places to visit near Bandung. The visitors here can hike or ride along the edge of the crater and witness the hot water springs and boiling mud up close. There are a few eateries located nearby where you can buy food cooked on the hot surface.

  • Attraction Type: Volcanoes, Mountains, Nature & Parks
  • Address: West Java
  • Open Hours: 24 hours

6. Marvel at the Kawah Putih

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One of the best places to visit near Bandung, Kawah Putih is a crater lake and tourist spot. Also known as the White Lake, the water here is pale white in colour. Due to its altitude and the surrounding tall lush trees, this place looks absolutely magical. Another lake called the Kawah Patuha or the Patuha Crater is located just a few hundred metres away.

  • Attraction Type: Lakes, Nature & Parks
  • Address: West Java
  • Open Hours: 24 hours

7. Visit the master of outdoor activities at The Lodge Woodland – Maribaya

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The Lodge Woodland at Maribaya is a wonderful resort with a ton of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. Hot air balloon, paragliding, gantol, sky bike, zip lining, sky swing, sky tree, bamboo sky, and glamour camping are some of the activities here. Apart from this, there are many cafes, restrooms, and parking spaces available here.

  • Attraction Type: Resort, Outdoor activities
  • Address: Jalan Maribaya No. 149/252, RT. 03 / RW. 15, Babakan Gentong, Cibodas, Lembang, Cibodas, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 20454830
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Official Website: thelodgemaribaya.com

8. Go camping at the Terminal Wisata Grafika Cikole

naturla place in Bandung - Grafika Cikole - ImagePhoto: flickr.com

Located at 1400 metres above the sea level, Grafika Cikole is a popular tourist destination and is visited by many tourists coming to Bandung. Known for its natural beauty, some of the attractions that you enjoy here are Mount Tangkuban Perahu, Ciater Hot Water, and Ciater Highland Resort. There are also many camping grounds, hiking trails, lakes, cafes, and restaurants here.

  • Attraction Type: Hotel & Camping
  • Address: Jl. Raya Tangkuban Parahu KM.8, Cikole, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 82782441
  • Open Hours: 24 hours
  • Official Website: grafikacikole.com

9. Get one with the nature at Dusun Bambu

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Located at a 30 minutes-drive north of Bandung, the Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park offers outdoor play areas for the entire family. Facilities at this park include an outdoor pool, a lounge, a garden, cafes, a spa, and so much more. The lake, the skywalk, the river, and the flower garden are few of the many spots that you can visit at this park.

  • Attraction Type: Recreation, Fun & Games
  • Address: No.KM 11, Jl. Kolonel Masturi, Situ Lembang, Cisarua, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40551, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 82782020
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • Official Website: dusunbambu.com

10. Enjoy a picnic at the Patenggang Lake

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Located in the Ciwidey Village, south of the city of Bandung, Patenggang Lake is one of the best places to visit near Bandung. Located at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level, a visit to this lake will offer you peace and relaxation along with some amazing landscape. There is a spacious green tea plantation next to the lake which only adds to the exoticness of the place.

  • Attraction Type: Lakes, Nature & Parks
  • Address: West Java
  • Open Hours: 24 hours

11. Enjoy a walk through the tropical forest at the Djuanda Forest Park

natural sight in Bandung - Djuanda Forest ParkPhoto: wikimedia.org

Sprawling over 590 hectares of land and stretching from Dago Pakar to Maribaya, the Djuanda Forest Park is a botanical park and a conservation area located near Bandung in West Java. With 2500 Types of plants, from 40 families and 112 species, this park is a dense cover of green. Perfect for a range of outdoor activities, the nearby river makes the place look even more refreshing.

  • Attraction Type: Nature & Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
  • Address: Kompleks Tahura Ir. H. Djuanda No.99, Dago Pakar, Ciburial, Cimenyan, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40198, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 2515895
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Official Website: tahuradjuanda.jabarprov

12. Explore the many geological discoveries at the Bandung Geological Museum

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A visit to the Bandung Geological Museum is one of the best things to do in Bandung. This geological museum is most famed for housing the 156 kg meteorite that fell on March 30, 1884 at Jatipelangon. Fossil hominid skulls and fossil skeleton of pre-historic animals are some of the many collections here. Geological materials like fossils, rocks, and minerals dominate the theme of the museum.

  • Attraction Type: Museums, Science Museums.
  • Address: Jl. Diponegoro No.57, Cihaur Geulis, Cibeunying Kaler, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40122, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 7213822
  • Open Hours: Monday to Thursday: 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM; Friday: Closed
  • Official Website: museum.geology

13. Love animals? Head to the Bandung Zoo

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Created in 1933, the infamous Bandung Zoo is located north of the city centre. One of the most visited zoos in the city, this place has many animals. Apart from many animal enclosures, this zoo also has playgrounds, trails, cafes, restrooms, an information centre, and a gift shop.

  • Attraction Type: Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
  • Address: Jl. Kebun Binatang No.6, Lb. Siliwangi, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40123, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 2502770
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Official Website: bandung-zoo

14. Spend a day at the Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort

The Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort is a popular hot spring resort with a nice little café inside. Once inside there are many activities for everyone to enjoy. Choose from a variety of activities like tropical forest, zoo, waterfalls, playgrounds, trails, and of course the hot springs.

  • Attraction Type: Outdoors, Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
  • Address: Jl. Raya Maribaya No.105/212, Langensari, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 82782228
  • Open Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM, Friday & Saturday: 08:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Official Website: maribaya-resort

15. Head to the Bandung’s Chinatown for the ultimate oriental experience

The Bandung’s Chinatown brings good old China in the central of Bandung City. This Chinese inspired mini theme park has many buildings, shops, and eateries that are steeped in the oriental culture. There are many authentic Chinese and Asian cuisine restaurants, shops that sell a variety of merchandise and souvenirs, and many fascinating traditional art performances. One of the best free things to do in Bandung, a trip to Chinatown is a must!

  • Attraction Type: Gift & Speciality Shops, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Shopping, Sights & Landmarks
  • Address: Jl. Kelenteng No.41, Ciroyom, Andir, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40182, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 6038114
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

16. Take a dip at a hidden canyon at River Cikahuripan

Located about 20 kilometres north of the city centre is one of the country’s best kept secrets. The hidden canyon of River Cikahuripan is nothing short of a paradise. As you make your way to this canyon, you will see that the trail is dominated by giant rocks and towering cliffs. It is right here that you will get the first glimpse of a small beautiful river of Cikahuripan. The pond looks crystal turquoise and inviting. Do not forget to take a dip in the waters.

  • Attraction Type: Outdoors
  • Address: West Java
  • Open Hours: 24 hours

17. Are you a Doraemon fan? Dine at the d'Moners Home

d'Moners Home is a popular restaurant located in Bandung City. A hit among the kids and the adults alike, this place sells and serves everything Doraemon. The design, food, and accessories everything revolves around Doraemon and his adorable cat robot. While here, do not forget to try out delicacies like Dorayaki Topping Milk Cheese, Ramen Ganari, Doraemon Bento 3, Omurice Blanket Time, and Jelly Transillator Cheese.

  • Attraction Type: Restaurants
  • Address: Jl. PH.H. Mustofa No.73, Sukapada, Cibeunying Kidul, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40125, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 818-0988-1927
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 09:30 PM

18. See, do, and shop everything bamboo at the Udjo's House of Angklung

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Udjo's House of Angklung is a performing arts theatre that features everything bamboo! Through its values of simplicity and togetherness, this centre has successfully been able to conserve West Java’s Sundanese traditional art and culture. There are live performances, bamboo musical instrument workshop, craft centre, and gift shops. A stroll under one of the green bamboo corridor will ready you for your next adventure.

  • Attraction Type: Performances, Concerts & Shows, Gift & Speciality Shops
  • Address: Jl. Padasuka No.118, Pasirlayung, Cibeunying Kidul, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40192, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 7271714
  • Official Website: angklungudjo.com

19. Get higher at the Stone Garden

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Located east of the city, the Stone Garden of Padalarang is a popular tourist destination that is perfect for a short hike. Step your foot here and you will be treated to the views of many prehistoric stones on top of the hill. What’s more? There are traditional food shops or coffee shops that would turn your visit into a picnic. Do not forget to wear good shoes as you would require to climb up.

  • Attraction Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
  • Address: Citatah, Padalarang, Gunungmasigit, Cipatat, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40554, Indonesia
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday: 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM

20. Enjoy horse riding at the De' Ranch

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Put on a typical cowboy costume and transcend into the ranch-life. De' Ranch is often known as one of the best places to visit in Bandung, and rightly so! This family-friendly ranch has something for everyone. You can go horseback riding, pony riding, sign up for activities like archery, air balloon, fun boat, trampoline, and flying fox, milk the cows, feed the rabbits, and even dine here. The take-away? Apart from fun, you would have also learnt a lot about farming.

  • Attraction Type: Horseback Riding Tours, Outdoor Activities
  • Address: Jalan Maribaya No.17, Kayuambon, Lembang, Kayuambon, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia
  • Contact: +62 22 2785865
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Monday: Closed
  • Official Website: deranchlembang.com
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Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Bandung, Indonesia

Must see places in Bandung ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Bandung and points of interest to visit.

  1. # 1 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 3800 times in trip plans
    Tangkuban Perahu

    Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Adventure, Nature

    Address: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is the only crater in Indonesia where tourists can drive up to its rim; this active volcano offers astonishing view and has a distinctive shape like an overturned boat. The huge crater is walk ab...Read more

  2. # 2 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 2727 times in trip plans
    Kawah Putih

    Tags: Outdoors, Lake, Nature

    Address: Jl. Raya Soreang Ciwidey, Ciwidey, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40973, Indonesia

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The beauty of White crater is what attracts tourists worldwide. Kawah Putih or White Crater is a striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung, West Java, Ind...Read more

  3. # 3 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 2760 times in trip plans
    Trans Studio Bandung

    Tags: Theme Park

    Address: Jl. Gatot Subroto no.289, Jawa Barat 40273, Indonesia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    This theme park and studio is one of the biggest theme parks in the world and is a favourite recreational spot for kids as well as adults. With more than 20 rides and variety of shows, favourite chara...Read more

  4. # 4 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 1162 times in trip plans
    Saung Angklung Udjo

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Entertainment, Neighborhoods

    Address: Jln. Padasuka 118, Bandung 40192 West Java, Indonesia

    Timings: 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Details

    A group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo Village in Bandung, Wes...Read more

  5. # 5 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 3640 times in trip plans
    Jalan Braga

    Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Food And Drinks, Cafe

    Address: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Braga Street known as Jalan Braga in local language is a small street in the centre of Bandung, Indonesia, which was famous in the 1920s as a promenade street. Chic cafes, bou...Read more

  6. # 6 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 1799 times in trip plans
    Elephant Village

    Tags: Outdoors, Amusement Park, Sport, Theme Park

    Address: Jl. Sersan Bajuri Km. 3.8, Bandung, Indonesia

    Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This is an amusement park with various activities for entertaining its visitors. The activities include horse riding, boat ride, train ride, boogie cars, ATV, flying fox and trampoline. The best among...Read more

  7. # 7 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 1572 times in trip plans
    Geology Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Jl. Diponegoro 57, Bandung 75601, Indonesia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    Considered to be a national heritage, this museum houses the abundant collection of geological materials like fossils, rocks and minerals. Initially serving as laboratory and storage areas of geologic...Read more

  8. # 8 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 2269 times in trip plans
    Patengan Lake

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Lake, Neighborhoods

    Address: Village Situ Patengan, Bandung, Indonesia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Patenggang Lake is a lake located in the area of natural tourist attractions in the southern Bandung city, West Java, Indonesia, to be exact it is in Ciwidey village. Located at an altitude of 1600 me...Read more

  9. # 9 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 1106 times in trip plans
    Museum Of The Asian-african Conference

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, History Museum

    Address: Gedung Merdeka at Jalan Asia Afrika Number 65, Bandung

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The venue for the historic first Asian African Conference held in 1955, this museum is now recognized as tone of the milestones in the world history. Bringing together 29 Asian and African countries, ...Read more

  10. # 10 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 2001 times in trip plans
    Nuart Sculpture Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Monument, Entertainment

    Address: JL. Setra Duta Kencana 2, No. 11, Bandung, 40151, Indonesia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This park primarily exhibits the works of sculptor Nyoman Nuarta that spans the collection from the beginning of his career to his masterpieces. The park is spread over 3 hectares and is specifically ...Read more

  11. # 11 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 1428 times in trip plans
    St Peter's Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Jl. Merdeka 14, Bandung, Indonesia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A beautiful structure and the serene environment make it a favourite church of the town. The mass is must-visit! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bandung itinerary 1 d...Read more

  12. # 12 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 1079 times in trip plans
    Bosscha Observatory

    Tags: Observatory, Educational Site, Observation Deck

    Address: JL. Teropong Bintang, Cikahuripan, Bandung, Indonesia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Bosscha Observatory is the oldest observatory in Indonesia. The observatory is located in Lembang, West Java, approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Band...Read more

  13. # 13 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 315 times in trip plans
    Bandung Treetop Adventure Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Adventure, Adventure Sport, Games

    Address: Cikole Jayagiri Resort, Jalan Tangkuban Perahu KM 28, Cikole, Lembang, Cikole, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located in the Cikole area of Bandung Barat, Bandung tree top Adventure Park is one of the most frequented attractions in the city. The place is a worldwide name with over 350 parks spread across the ...Read more

  14. # 14 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 221 times in trip plans
    Amanda Brownies Dago - Bandung

    Tags: Food And Drinks

    Address: Jalan Ir. Haji Juanda No.167, Lb. Siliwangi, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40135, Indonesia

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Anyone who has a deep craving for sweets will definitely love it here. Amanda Brownies Dago is not a big place, rather it is a small store selling a vast variety of brownies and quite popular among fo...Read more

  15. # 15 of 450 Things To Do in Bandung | Added 158 times in trip plans
    Belle Vue Roof Top 24 Hours French & Italian Bistro

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Green Hill Universal Hotel, JL SetiaBudi, No. 376, Ledeng, Cidadap, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40143, Indonesia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are missing the taste of Italy in Bali then this Bistro is the place to be. The restaurant is known for serving some very delectable Italian dishes made with great care and finesse. Even the en...Read more

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