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Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia. Based on the 2015 estimate, it is Indonesia's fourth most populous city after Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bekasi with over 2.5 million inhabitants.

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1 - Bandung Institute of Technology

The Bandung Institute of Technology is a state, coeducational research university located in Bandung, Indonesia. Established in 1920, ITB is the oldest and first technology-oriented university in Indonesia.

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2 - Babakan

   9 km away

Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village or Setu Babakan is a cultural park of Betawi people, which is located at Srengseng Sawah, Jagakarsa, Jakarta in Indonesia.

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3 - Motorcycle Tours in Bandung

One full day trip to ciwidey is the best choice for your travel experience when you are visiting Bandung for short time, this tour will take you out from the croudit city to the best country side in the sout side of Bandung, real Indonesia village life, panorama, and beautyful nature . with our tour programm and license guide we wish you all to get the best experience tour aspecialy in west java side. note: this tour go minimum 2 person max 4 person (for small group) . minimum 6 max 10 person (big group). more than 3 person the price discount able. please contac us by email or whats app for the avaiable group, for more info or question before you booked. thank you , let's explore and enjoy Bandung country side . " my Trip your Adventure " by umien moritz

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4 - Alun Alun Kota Bandung

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5 - Dago Bakery Punclut Cafe

   8 km away
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6 - Road Trip in Bandung

Your safety and confort is our priority. Our cars are always in the newest and prime condition. And we always keep it clean. With the services we offer, we summarize them at affordable and competitive prices.

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7 - Rainbow Garden

   11 km away
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8 - Gunung Putri

   14 km away

Gunung Putri is a district in the Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia, and is also part of the Jabodetabek metropolitan area. Because of its location, the district has earned itself a sizeably large population of commuters, and a high density of population.

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9 - Archaeology Tours in Bandung

We provide a private car (private tour) to whom does not have plenty of time in Yogyakarta. Our English speaking driver will pick you up early morning at your hotel's stay and take you to Borobudur temple. You may decide to continue the tour or drive back

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10 - Gunung Manglayang

   14 km away
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11 - Genteng

   15 km away
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12 - Shore Excursions in Bandung

West Bali is a hilly and mountainous area which is very fertile and good for plantation. Full Day Beauty of West Bali Tour is the Bali Full Day Tour Packages to enjoy one day trip visiting the amazing and beautiful tourist destination in western part of Bali islands. The west side of Bali islands also offers places of interesting worth to see during your journey in the islands of paradise. First visit during West Bali Tour which is the Royal temple Menguwi,Ulundanu Temple,Jatiluwih The biggest rice terrace,Batukaru Temple. Highlight  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city • Lunch included • Informative, friendly and professional staff • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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13 - Gunung Prau

   16 km away

Tangkuban Parahu is a stratovolcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of: West Java, Indonesia. It erupted in 1826, 1829, 1842, 1846, 1896, 1910, 1926, 1929, 1952, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1983, 2013 and 2019.

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14 - Tangkuban Perahu

   18 km away

Tangkuban Perahu is a stratovolcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. It erupted in 1826, 1829, 1842, 1846, 1896, 1910, 1926, 1929, 1952, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1983, 2013 and 2019.

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15 - Pangalengan

   32 km away
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16 - Situ Cileunca

   32 km away
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17 - Wayang-Windu

   33 km away

Wayang-Windu is a twin volcano that consists of Mount Wayang and Mount Windu. They are located just to the east of the town of Pangalengan in the Bandung Regency in West Java, Indonesia, about 40 km south of the city of Bandung.

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18 - Mount Guntur

   35 km away

Mount Guntur is an active stratovolcano in western Java. It is part of a complex of several overlapping stratovolcanoes about 10 km northwest of the city of Garut. The last eruption was in 1847. At an elevation of 2,249 m, Mount Guntur rises about 1,500 m above the plain of Garut.

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Why should you visit Bandung ?

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How to visit Bandung ?

Why travel to Bandung?
Bandung, Indonesia, often referred to as the "Paris of Java," is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. This bustling city offers a blend of natural beauty, historical sites, and modern attractions. The city is known for its cooler climate, stunning landscapes, and shopping opportunities, making it an ideal destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Jakarta or Bali.

How to get there?
Bandung is accessible by air, train, and road. The Husein Sastranegara International Airport serves domestic and international flights. Alternatively, you can take a train from Jakarta, which takes around 3 hours, or travel by bus or car, which takes about 4 hours. There are also direct buses from other major cities in Indonesia, such as Yogyakarta and Surabaya.

What to book in advance?
It's a good idea to book your accommodation, transportation, and any tours or activities you're interested in, such as a visit to Kawah Putih or a Tangkuban Perahu volcano tour, in advance. This ensures you get the best prices and avoid disappointment during peak travel times.

What are the costs?
Bandung is an affordable destination for travelers. Budget accommodations start at around $10 per night, while mid-range hotels can cost between $30-50. Meals at local restaurants are typically under $5, while more upscale dining options can range from $10-20 per person. Tours and activities vary in price, with most costing around $20-40.

What are the best things to do?
Bandung offers a wide range of activities to suit all interests. Explore the city's colonial architecture, visit the Floating Market Lembang, or stroll through the beautiful Bamboo Village. For nature lovers, a visit to the Tangkuban Perahu volcano or Kawah Putih crater lake is a must. Don't forget to visit the numerous factory outlets for unique and affordable shopping experiences.

Where to eat?
1. Warung Nasi Ampera: A popular local chain offering delicious Sundanese cuisine at affordable prices.
2. Suis Butcher: For those craving Western dishes, Suis Butcher serves high-quality steaks and grilled meats.
3. Batagor Kingsley: A must-try street food spot known for its delicious batagor (fried fish dumplings) and siomay (steamed fish dumplings).

Where to stay?
1. Moxy Bandung: A stylish, mid-range hotel located in the city center, offering comfortable rooms and great amenities.
2. Hilton Bandung: A luxurious option with spacious rooms, a rooftop pool, and excellent service.
3. Chez Bon Hostel: A budget-friendly option with clean, comfortable rooms and a friendly atmosphere.

Off the beaten path:
For a unique and offbeat experience, visit the Saung Angklung Udjo. This cultural center offers workshops and performances of traditional Sundanese music and dance, featuring the angklung, a traditional Indonesian bamboo musical instrument. Visitors can participate in interactive workshops and enjoy a captivating performance showcasing the rich cultural heritage of West Java.

Learn More about Bandung

Located on a large plateau at an altitude of 768 m, Bandung is the third largest Indonesian city with a population of over 2.4 million. It is the economic and administrative capital of West Java (Jawa Barat). Founded in the early 19th century, the city was transformed by the Dutch into a European-style administrative city. In the 1920s, a new city was built in the northeast with new buildings that are now called Gedung sate and Dago.

Known for its volcanoes and tea plantations , Bandung is also known for its colonial Art Deco architecture, lively university town atmosphere and relatively cool tropical climate, which is due to its elevated position (768 m above sea level). Bandung is also a popular shopping destination, with fashion boutiques located mainly on Jalan Setiabudi and Jala Riau in the Dago district.

The city of Bandung has a small heritage of Art Deco buildings, as well as typical colonial houses from the 1930s. Henri Maclaine-Pont was one of the first Dutch architects to combine each architectural style with local traditions. He believed that modern architecture should interact with local history and any indigenous elements13.
In 1920, Pont designed the first technical university in the Dutch East Indies, the Technische Hogeschool te Bandung (now the Bandung Institute of Technology), after which he was appointed professor of architecture.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Bandung

How to move around in Bandung ?

There are many taxis. The most easily accessible are the minibuses called angkot (from angkutan=transport and kota=city). They are privately owned, inexpensive, and operate throughout the city. Municipal buses, called DAMRI, are located on more major roads. Bandung has two city bus terminals: Leuwipanjang, serving buses from the west, and Cicaheum for those from the east. Both are saturated and will be replaced by a larger one at Gedebage, so these two terminals will only cover the city centre. The location of this large station will be close to the Gedebage station.

At the Bandung Conference from 18 to 24 April 1955, newly independent Asian and African countries met to affirm their desire for independence and their non-alignment with the world powers.

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