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Bandung Travel Guide: 310 reviews and 509 photos

Bandung, the city of flowers, the capital city of West Java province, is a favourite weekend getaway for Jakarta citizens... as well as the former home to some of them who are now working and living in Jakarta. Bandung can be reached by bus, car, or train - it took about 2-3 hours from Jakarta. When in Bandung for leisure, most activities are shopping and eating. There are many kinds of food and fashion outlets.

My English teacher, Mike, has just told a story about his weekend in Bandung. He was impressed by the train ride, because the view was very beautiful. But he was disappointed by the traffic jam in Dago on Saturday night. I wish I had told him about what happend on Dago street on Saturday nights... Based on his bad experience (sorry, Mike...), I've written a tip about it.

Juanda national park

Not many pople knows that Bandung has more than fashion outlets and food stalls. In Upper Dago area there is a national park called Hutan Juanda (literally means 'Juanda Forest').


Lembang is the higher and cooler area. Some people spend a holiday there to rest, and perhaps to eat rabbit satay (poor cute animals...). There is the Bosscha Observatorium in Lembang, which is part of the reputable Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). You can visit the observatorium on particular days and hours. I will write a tip about it.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Many places with good food and cheap shopping
  • Cons:Traffic jam, one-way streets
  • Last visit to Bandung: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • inijack's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2007 at 10:36 AM

    I also recommend "Total Car Rental" you can access their website at http://rental.total.or.id/ or call to +62 22 8252 0044, their rate is about $35/day

  • Sep 18, 2006 at 7:34 AM

    in august of this year 06, i was in bandung we staid in the Sawunggaling hotel and it was great!! the people where so helpfull en nice, the time we spend there was the greatest of all!! thank you, staff of Sawuggaling!!

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 2:44 AM

    Hello Zindy, yes, I am going to those 2 places and might include Bandung too. Heard that the train ride from here to Yogya is the best in Asia?

  • DidiBeachBum's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2005 at 11:15 PM

    Bandung always hold some memories for me.. i become melancholic everytime i go there... i got bandung blues.. hhehehe definitely my favorite town in west java.. {^_^}v

  • airasia's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2005 at 7:34 PM

    does air bandung comes from Bandung ?

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