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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.

Where to stay in Bandung

Top Hotels in Bandung

Pullman Bandung Grand Central (Opening December 2020)
Pullman Bandung Grand Central (Opening December 2020)
4 out of 5
JL DIPONEGORO NO 27, BANDUNG, Bandung
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,909 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

This family-friendly Bandung hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Perpustakaan Gasibu, Jalan Cihampelas, and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). Cihampelas Walk ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Would love to come back for another holiday

"Great hotel to stay with family, at the centre of Bandung, bery clean and breakfast were excellent!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/20

Pullman Bandung Grand Central (Opening December 2020)
Padma Hotel Bandung
Padma Hotel Bandung
5 out of 5
Jln Ranca Bentang 56-58, Ciumbuleuit, Bandung, West Java
The price is NT$3,130 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

This family-friendly Bandung hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Parahyangan Catholic University, Jalan Cihampelas, and Rumah Mode Factory ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (213 reviews)

"Good hotel"…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/20

Padma Hotel Bandung
InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar
InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar
5 out of 5
Jalan Resor Dago Pakar Raya 2B, Resor Dago Pakar, Cimenyan, West Java
The price is NT$2,015 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

This family-friendly Cimenyan hotel is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Dago Pakar and Mountain View Golf Course. Dago Dreampark and Dago ...

4/5Very Good! (83 reviews)

"i ordered a taxi one day before for the morning but they forgot it and had to re order in the morning, taxis usually takes 30 mins to arrive at the hotel, i was quite worried since i left for a flight"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/18

InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar
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.

Vacation Rentals in Bandung

Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Dago Pakar Permai 2 no 41, Resor Dago Pakar, Bandung, Cimenyan, West Java
The price is NT$9,553 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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

Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Permai 1 Villa 3 Bedroom with A Private Pool
Permai 1 Villa 3 Bedroom with A Private Pool
3 out of 5
Jl. Dago pakar Permai 1 no 16, Cimenyan, West Java
The price is NT$6,671 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Situated near the airport, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Dago Pakar and Mountain View Golf Course. Dago Golf Course and West Java Culture Park are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
فيلاه رايقه

"الفيلا جميله لكن الحشرات وابو العريص كثيره بالفيلا ، المكان جميل لكن بعيد عن وسط باندونق ، الاثاث جميل والمطبخ كذالك ودوراة المياة نظيفه ، خدمه فندقيه بالتنظيف"…"

Reviewed on 2018/8/14

Permai 1 Villa 3 Bedroom 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
Jl. Bukit Kencana no 30, Bandung, West Java
The price is NT$11,942 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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

Kencana Villa 7 Bedrooms 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.

Popular places to visit in Bandung

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Reviews of Bandung

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Top Destination

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1/5 - Terrible

WorldTravel

Feb 8, 2020

Crowded, traffic congested,

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

Very good city for works, not tourism, the people are amazing there, so Kind, humble and in service.

5/5 - Excellent

JOHN

Oct 31, 2019

Beautiful place to go, I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family

2/5 - Disappointing

Daniele

Oct 27, 2019

Be aware of its heavy traffic, very bad.

4/5 - Good

ani.w

Jul 21, 2019

Bandung is beautiful city with lots stuff to do & places to visit but only problem lots of traffic everywhere

5/5 - Excellent

TabithaYana

Jun 17, 2019

I love my hometown BANDUNG,INDONESIA even I've been live for long time at Savannah,USA I miss this beautiful city all the time.

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