Bandung is the capital of Indonesia’s West Java province and is known for its lively, university-town feeling. The city is set amidst volcanoes that offer visitors unqiue day trip options. The streets are lined with buildings boasting art-deco style architecture, giving it a European feel. This city is very unique to Indonesia and boasts some of the cheapest and most delicious food in all of Indonesia.
If you stay at the Stevie G Hotel with Traveloka, you’re in a perfect position to explore some of the fun things to do in and around Bandung. The region surrounding Bandung is well known for sites like the stunning lake at Kawah Putih or the giant mansion built by an Italian millionaire, Villa Isola.
Due to its location, with nearby, can’t-miss Indonesian attractions, Bandung has quickly become a tourist hub. Every traveler can find an activity or thing to do that suits his or her interests in Bandung. Here are some of the most popular attractions.
Most well known for housing meteorites that fell in the late 1800s in West Java, the Geology Museum offers a glimpse into space and the geo-history of the region. Recently renovated, the museum is a great place to take a family. Children can explore ancient animal exhibits, and the geology of Indonesia.
Located in the center of the city, Braga Street boasts a very European feel with chic cafes, boutiques and shops lining the street. You can spend hours wandering the street that was once a promenade and helped to nickname Bandung as, “The Paris of Java.” Grab a bite to eat here, because this street is home to some of the best restaurants in all of Java.
Shop the factory outlets
Bandung is a great place to get some shopping done! The factory outlets in Jl Riau or Jl Dago offer visitors some of the best brands for extremely cheap prices. It’s hard to leave empty handed with a variety of clothing, shoe, and bag dealers all in one area offering goods that are brand new but half the price.
Catch the sunset at The Valley
The Valley is an extremely popular restaurant in Bandung and with its location on top of a hill, the view of the sunset is virtually unmatched. The Valley is a western style restaurant offering a variety of seafood, steaks and so much more, beautifully presented in a unique way!
Explore Pasar Baru
As the largest and the most iconic Indonesian market, the Pasar Baru in Bandung offers something for everyone. With its mazes of vendors, shoppers come here to purchase fabric and supplies as well as souvenirs alike. Make sure to keep your belongings close as this is an overly crowded area and petty theft is common. Also be sure to bring your bargaining skills to get the best price, as the vendors are used to negotiating the prices and have come to expect it.