A couple of hours drive from Jakarta is the highland city of Bandung. It is a college town. There is a sea of students and fresh graduates who want to socialise, are interested in fashion and art and like a fantastic night out. The emerging trend houses, coffee shops, online businesses and a thousand other things in between that give the city a playful advantage.
Combine that with the stunning surroundings, and you could find a lot of things to do in Bandung. We had the chance to explore a tiny bit of town to assist you in planning your trip to the city. We have shortlisted the very best things to do in Bandung. Here are a number of places that we would advise that you check out in case you travel to Bandung later on.
Going to Kawah Putih
The turquoise and marginally white-ish volcanic lake of Kawah Putih Bandung is among the best things to do in Bandung. The volcanic lake is just out of the city. It usually is quite bustling, especially during the weekends, but it is possible to get some private spots. To find a bit of privacy, walk along the path with the Kawah Putih Lake on the side hand side.
Visiting Dusun Bambu
Dusun Bambu is an open planned shopping complex set in a woods with a playground, shops, restaurants and flats. We visited Burangrang, which is the biggest restaurant in the complex. The meals and beverages here were really yummy. In addition to that, the place was entertaining, with a fascinating interior and exterior design. Don’t miss to walk around the region when you come to the complex.
Educational Trip At Bandung Geology Museum
Singapore has museums. It’d be fantastic if Indonesia needed more. Here, Bandung Geology Museum is also at the top of the list of things to do in Bandung. The Museum has exciting exhibitions, rebuilt skeletons of both Wooly Mammoths as well as the bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. In case you’ve got a family with young children, then the Bandung Geology Museum is essential.
Enjoy The Lodge Maribaya
The Lodge Maribaya is an outdoor experience theme park using zipline bicycles, where you bike to a cable strung between two places over the woods, a Sky Tree, hot air balloon rides and far more besides. It is like a massive playground for children of almost any age. There is a funky lodge onsite at which you are able to stay. Please have a look at their Instagram feed to find out more info concerning the park.
Coffee Shop Paradise
There are lots of Coffee Shops in Bandung. Cireng Armor Coffee on Tahura, Taman Hutan Raya, is among the best places to go to get a coffee in Bandung. The coffee shop serves average Sundanese bite (you must try out the Cireng using Rujak sauce) and flavorful coffee. There’s an outdoor garden place in the centre of walnut trees, which provides the coffee store with a relaxing setting. Do come early because it gets busy from 11 am onwards. Of class, Cireng Armor isn’t the only coffee shop in town.
Another fine festivals include Lawangwangi, includes an Art Gallery that a Café and a layout space that showcases exhibits by local designers, Warkop Modjok (Pinus Raya road, Isola, Sukasari, Kota Bandung), Jack Runner Roastery (Ciumbuleuit No.42, Hegarmanah, Cidadap, Kota Bandung), Blue Doors (Gandapura No.61, Kota Bandung) and Lacamera Coffee (Naripan No.79, Kb. Pisang, Sumur Bandung, Kota Bandung).
Shopping Is A Must
Among the most incredible things to do in Bandung is shopping. There are tons of excellent stores, and up and coming fashion designers found across town. We’d love to mention a shop called Widely Job. The store promotes trend lines from youthful Indonesian designers. It’s an excellent spot to visit to find trendy, well-designed clothes.
One Day Is Not Enough, Staycation Is The Answer
A trip to Bandung wouldn’t be complete without an overnight stay at an incredible resort. Fortunately, there are lots to pick from that fit nearly every budget. Top of this list would be the Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort and Sapulidi Sawah Cafe Resort & Gallery, which are both located around natural lakes. Vila Air Natural Resort meanwhile provides an equally relaxing adventure in a lavish setting.
Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Bandung by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.