Best Places to Visit in Bandung
If you are coming to Bandung for sightseeing or shopping, then below are the very best and most popular places to visit in Bandung:
- Tangkuban Perahu
This is the number one hot spot in Bandung that you must include into your itinerary. This volcano has attracted millions of visitors each year and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. Here you can also find many vendors selling local souvenirs such as Bandung t-shirt, sulfuric powder, key chain, fridge magnet, wall decorations, local jewelry, bamboo decorations, local snacks, etc. Make sure that you bargain as low as 10% to 20% of the offered price.
- Floating Market
Located quite close to Tangkuban Perahu, this place offers you not only Bandung culinary adventure but also nice and very relaxing traditional atmosphere with lake, garden, and many more. For those who like shopping, you can also come here and find some very artistic products such as souvenirs, clothing, traditional herbals, etc.
- The Amazing Race waterfall
As the best and most well-known waterfall in Bandung, this place has gained popularity since the Amazing Race team made this place as the pit stop when they came to Bandung as part of their adventure. If you come here at around 4 pm to 5 pm, you can also find local wild monkeys hang around here.
- Bamboo Village
This newly opened resort has attracted many visitors, mainly from Jakarta, who love cool weather and nice view. In this resort you can find a hotel, fine dining restaurants, supermarket, food court, children playground (with labyrinth), artificial lake, flower garden, coffee shop and hanging bird nests.
- White Crater
Located quite far from downtown Bandung, many people say that this place is more beautiful than Tangkuban Perahu volcano. In order to reach this place you need to leave hotel early in the morning, let’s say not later than 8 am as traffic jam is quite bad on the way to Ciwidey, the city where White Crater is located. This place is also famous as the spot for pre-wedding photo session.
- Hot spring resort
You can reach this place around 25 minutes from the volcano. But as this place is very popular among the local visitors, it would be better if you visit this place not on weekends or on any Indonesian holiday season or you’ll be trapped among the huge crowds of people. The best thing about this place is that you can soak your legs inside the hot sulfuric water and have some leg or body massage (with extra charge definitely).
- Patengang Lake
This lake is situated about 20 minutes from The White Crater. Unfortunately as this place is not well maintained, some tourists feel a bit disappointed visiting this lake. We believe that if the local authority pays more attention to the cleanliness of this place, it’ll attract even more visitors than ever.
- Farm House
This is the newest tourist attraction in northern Bandung. But to tell you the truth, the place seems so cramped and overly crowded, especially on holiday season. Parking space is very limited, too. Farm house is more popular to local Indonesian tourists. But despite its always being crowded, it has become one of the popular places to visit in Bandung.