Top areas in Bandung
Bandung is a dynamic city boasting history, excellent shopping, and fulfilling dining and nightlife. Accommodation in the city caters to everyone from the backpacker to the luxury traveler. The city is serviced by Husein Sastranegara International Airport, located only three miles away from the city center.
Bandung is especially enjoyed by weekend travelers from Jakarta who flock to the distribution centers dealing in local high fashion and factory outlets that can generally be found in the Setiabudhi Area. As the evening hits, the multitude of bars and clubs light up and draw crowds of dancers and party-goers. Cultural experiences can be enjoyed in the several museums established here such as Museum Geologi, and sites such as Gedung Sate displays strong hints of the city’s colonial past.
Bandung offers plenty of out-of-the-city opportunities as well. The region's high elevation translates into comfortable temperatures, perfect for visiting tea plantations, hiking up dormant volcanoes, or stopping by hot springs. Taxis and car rentals are the best way to reach these areas of the countryside.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Bandung for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.