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The top two reasons tourists visit Bandung and its surrounding are to shop and sightsee. Besides the countless shopping outlets, there are many Bandung attractions within the city that are worth visiting.

Bandung is the capital of the West Java Province in Indonesia. With a population of more than 2.5 million, Bandung is Indonesia’s third biggest city, behind only Jakarta and Surabaya.

Located at more than 700 metres (2500 feet) above sea level, this city is has a cool temperature throughout the year. This cooling and beautiful city is blessed with natural beauty beyond words and it’s the home of Indonesia’s textile industry.

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What to see in Bandung

While its surrounding towns and villages offer natural attractions such as volcanoes, lakes, and waterfalls, Bandung itself offers many man-made appeals such as: architectures, food, and shopping. Let’s take a look at some of them:

Trans Studio Bandung

Located within the same compound as Trans Studio Mall & Trans Luxury Hotel, Trans Studio Bandung is an indoor theme park that targets families with children. It has rides, attractions, performances, and shows.

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Information

Opening hours: 1000am – 0700pm

Phone Number: +62 22 86012555

Address: Jalan Jendral Gatot Subroto No.289, CibangkongSumatra 20151, Indonesia

Gedung (Building) Sate

Gedung Sate is a Dutch colonial building built in the 1920s. Today, it’s a public building that is occupied by the governor of West Java Province. Its name is literally ‘Satay Building’ due to the shape of its central structure.

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Opening hours: 0800am – 0500pm

Address: Jalan Diponegoro No.22, Citarum, Bandung Wetan

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Braga Street

Braga street (Jalan Braga) is one of the most prominent and must-visit streets in Bandung. There are countless cafes, restaurants, shopping outlets, street vendors, and of course modern and historical buildings.

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Opening hours: 1000am – 1000pm

Address: Jalan Braga, Bandung

Grand Mosque Bandung

The Grand Mosque of Bandung (Masjid Raya Bandung) used to be called the Great Mosque of Bandung. First constructed in 1812 and having a capacity of 13,000 people, it was established as West Java’s Provincial Mosque in 2004.

Information

Address: Jl. Asia Afrika, Balonggede, Regol

Merdeka Building

Merdeka (Independence) Building (Gedung) was first built in 1895 as a dance hall and entertainment spot for the rich and famous in Bandung. Today, it’s a museum that displays artefacts and photographs of the 1955 Asian-African Conference.

Information

Phone Number: +62 22 4233564

Address: Jalan Asia Afrika, Braga, Sumur Bandung

Udjo's House of Angklung

Referred locally as Saung Angklung Udjo, Udjo’s House of Angklung is a one-stop cultural centre that focuses on bamboo and Angklung (a traditional Sundanese musical instrument made of bamboo). This centre serves as a performance venue, bamboo handicraft hub, and angklung workshop.

Information

Phone Number: +62 22 7271714

Address: Jalan Padasuka No.118, Pasirlayung, Cibeunying Kidul

How to go to Bandung

Bandung Husein Sastranegara International Airport acts as both the domestic and international gateway for travellers into Bandung.

Domestically, it receives flights from Batam, Pekanbaru, Medan, Bandar Lampung, Surabaya, Malang, Solo, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Pontianak, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Lombok, Bali, and Makassar.

As for international flights, there are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia into Bandung. For international tourists coming in from United States, Europe, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Japan, and Australia, they could use flight services via Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.