Bandung offers you so many things to do here, from shopping, golfing, fine dining, hiking, rafting, trekking, or simply sightseeing. That’s why this city is very suitable for all kinds of visitors, from babies, toddlers, kids, teens, adults to even elderly people. Below are things you can do in the city of Bandung:
Being located on high land, Bandung has cooler temperature compared to any other big cities in Indonesia. It also has many hills where many restaurants, resorts and hotels are located, giving you a spectacular night city view. For those looking for beautiful natural scenery, you can find Tangkuban Perahu volcano at northern Bandung. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia and a must-visit place. Then not far from here you can also find some lovely waterfalls which have strong current during the rainy season. For those who are looking for romantic scenery, make your way to Bamboo Village and Floating market where you can feel the cool breeze while relaxing on a bench surrounding the lake and enjoying the view. Or you can also try a little adventure by rowing your sampan or boat in the lake itself. Or, you can also take some lovely pictures around the White Crater at southern Bandung.
- Trekking, hiking and rafting
Bandung is a perfect location for trekking and hiking, especially for beginners as the contour of the land is not very difficult at all. You can go trekking and hiking either in northern or southern area. Just contact your local tour operator to arrange a hiking tour in Bandung.
Bandung is truly a shopping paradise. You can find almost anything you’re looking for here. If you’re looking for shoes, you can go to Bandung’s largest shoes shopping area in the southern part and if you’re into fabric you can go to Pasar Baru. And for those who are into more modern clothing, you can visit some factory outlets scattered all around Bandung.
- Fine Dining
Bandung has many romantic places for fine dining. Try to go to northern Bandung (such as Dago area) in the late afternoon or evening and you’ll see many cafes on the hill lit by many lights. Or you can also go to forest café on the other side of Bandung to try some unique dining experience amidst the ‘forest’. If this is still not enough, you can also go to The Peak for some romantic evening while sipping some champagne while enjoying the sparkling Bandung night view from a distance.
Some people also come to Bandung for sport reason, which is golfing. You can enjoy golfing at much lower cost here with nice facility.
If you travel to Bandung only to relax and escape from the busy metropolitan’s routine, then you’ve made the right decision. You can go to the hot spring resort and soak in the natural sulfuric hot water, or try to have some massage from local masseurs and therapists, or simply go to Bamboo Village and lie down on a couch while enjoying the sunset at the lake with nice cool breeze. What else could be more relaxing than that?