Located approximately 768m above sea level, Bandung is cooler than most Indonesian cities.
Famous for its number of boutique shops, bakery stores, the gateway to highland hotspots, and food, Bandung has become famous for domestic and international tourists.
Located 140 KM southeast of Jakarta, Bandung has been nicknamed Paris van Jawa or Paris of Java due to a high number of luxuries, high-class hotels, restaurants, boutiques, cafes that have mushroomed over the years. Here are the things that you can do in Bandung to make your trip a meaningful one!
1. Shop, Shop, and SHOP
Instead of the usual mall thing where people shop for clothes, Bandung does it differently. By having a wealth of factory outlets spread across the city, especially in Jl. Riau, Jl. Setiabudi, Dago District and the Cihampelas district. All of them are at a reasonable price!
Among the popular outlets include Rumah Mode (which houses restaurants, cafes so you won’t go hungry) and hosts an amazing courtyard.
Heritage Factory Outlet meanwhile delights you with it’s classic architecture from the 1800s. With it’s Dutch past still maintained in an impeccable state, you’ll get the historical feels while browsing for your perfect choice
The Secret hosts a very, very wide variety of scarves, men and women’s clothing as well as kids’ collection. One thing that makes The Secret unique is a mini-park within the building, where customers can relax mid-shopping
2. Buy Amanda Brownies
A visit to Bandung is not complete without a bite of Amanda Brownies! Originating in Bandung, it’s signature brownies are done by steaming and baking them.
Soft and light, Amanda Brownies make it soft and easy to bite. There are many flavours to choose from, from Tiramisu Choco marble and many more. Besides selling brownies, they also sell a variety of snacks, including banana chips, cheese sticks and macarons.
3. Visit The Lembang Floating Market
Strap on a jacket and get on the boat! In Lembang Floating Market, you can shop to shop while on the lake. There are many local delicacies that you could try your hand on.
4. A Visit To Kawah Putih
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Kawah Putih¸ translating to White Crater in Sundanese, is a crater lake 50 km south of Bandung. Leftover from a former eruption, this turquoise white-ish lake is the result of an acidic concentration of sulfur.
It can get quite chilly, with temperatures reaching as low as 10 degrees. So, bring extra layers while enjoying what nature can offer! Visitors can walk around the crater, enjoy the scenery but don’t get to close to the water!
5. A Visit To Dago Dream Park
A photogenic paradise, that’s what they call it. Welcome to Dago Dream Park.
Located in the hills of Lembang, Dago Dream Park has surreal rides to offer for you., including the Aladdin Carpet, Skybiking through the air and many more. Safety features will keep you safe, don’t you worry!