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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.
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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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.
Opening hours: 0800am – 0500pm
Address: Jalan Diponegoro No.22, Citarum, Bandung Wetan
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.
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.
Address: Jl. Asia Afrika, Balonggede, Regol
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.
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.
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.
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.