Bandung is an interesting place to visit, except that now is also becoming a very traffic jam city. so to make your visit efficient, you have to plan which area would you like to visit first, the city ( culinary, factory outlets, malls, trans studio Bandung , market,museum etc) or Lembang area ( culinary, outdoor activities,nature,relaxing etc ) so you can choose the hotel near the area.
Other than the traffic jam, Bandung is nice place.
Known as "Parijs van Java" in the Netherlands-Indisch period, Bandung is famous for its old buildings, clothes (factory outlet) shops, many kind of restaurants, and the nature sight seeing in the north of Bandung (Lembang area).
The main attraction would be the volcano which is abt 3 hrs drive from the city centre. You would need to get a driver and car which cost 700,000 rupiah not inclusive of entrance fees to the volcano area.
The car is usually an MPV that can fit 7 ppl so its not too bad on the pricing side if u have a big group. Bandung was always promoted as a shopping destination for cheap clothes, shoes etc but I found this to be un-true. The items there are similar priced to many other destinations Ive been too. In fact some products are more expensive. If ur looking for counterfeit products as well dont bother; just shop at your local chinatown. Besides that the weather is cool, nightlife is just okay.
For me personally, i prefer to stay in ciweday than in bandung city, because eather bandung city or lembang now is so hectic city, traffic jam every where, to many travellers.
But ciweday still not to many travellers.
It is a nice place to relax as the weather is cool especially in lembang and dago highlands. It is not too far from jakarta so it is just a short 2 hours drive.
Bandung has many Sightseeing places,but it quite a distance from hotel I am staying. Taxi you have to bargain they may impose parking charges an tolls charges.
Taxi conditions very very bad.
Lots of great culinary place, you can search on google to seek for culinary place, lots of entertainmet, trans studio, ciater hot spring, teropong boscha, etc
Travelers should visit the floating market lembang. It's interesting with the way they prepare and sell the food on a small boat (called sampan).
They should also have lunch at "Kampung Daun" where you will be able to enjoy dining in a private small hut. There's a small waterfall within the compound.
Bandung is the most popular holiday destination for Jakartans. Most people go to Bandung for a culinary trip and shopping in factory outlets
Great place if you are on the lookout for clothes bargains. This place has a heap of factory outlets that will net you some great bargains.
Being higher up in the mountains means that the temperature is cooler than the likes of Jakarta. Suggest to get there by train or air. Avoid driving if holiday periods. Downside is the traffic and the 1 way systems around the city. You have to go a long way sometimes just to get to where you want. Recommend Uber if you need to get around as local taxi's tend to try and charge fixed high priced fair. No such thing with Uber. Eating out is great but avoid the little places (warung) unless you have a lead lined stomach. It may smell good but hygiene is not one of their strong points. Meat is left out all day. If you have kids then go and visit Kampung Gajah for a fun day out. A bit run down and all the rides are a little on the grubby side but the fun factor on the karts and ATV's for instance, is 100%.
Nice city. Not cool as 5-6 years ago perhaps due to volume of traffic. Do go during weekdays not weekend as traffic can be a nightmare.
try to enjoy restaurants at lembang and dago pakar, must go places! bring your kid they would be happy theres lots of friendly animal
Although Bandung gets quite crowded and has a lot of traffic, its one of the cities I prefer to visit because of the cooler weather.
Public transportation is easily accessible from anywhere. There are ojeks (a motorycle taxi), there are angkots (a kind of mini van with different names and colours) and then there are taxis (with meters). There's a wide range of restaurants, both Western and Asian. There are also many places to go shopping where you can find products at bargain prices. One of my favourite places to visit is a place called Pasar Baru. This is a huge market complex where you can find almost anything to by and cheap prices. You can even bargain the prices. Beware, though, this place gets very crowded after 11:00 am so hold on to your valuables as there might be pick pocketers around. Don't go to this place if you absolutely don't like crowds.
It is a great country with beautiful volcanoes except for massive traffic jams. Cheap and nice massages around Bandung City Centre.
famous with its culinary, shopping at factory outlet and hang out at many scenery coffee shop and cafes at upper area (Dago Pakar)
A place where commercialism has yet to happen rapidly. It is fascinating in its own original way and many mountains for trekkers.
A good place to escape the fast-pace city lifestyle to slow down and enjoy fresh air and the greens and water.
Bandung has good sight seeing place, nice food and not very expensive hotels :) ... great for weekend (spend about 1 - 2 days)
Well, since I spent my college years in this city, I formed a special bond with Bandung. All I can say is that: be considerate.
This city was initially built as a relaxing-retirement place in the colonial times. And the locals agreed that their city is supposed to be a relaxing one. So in short, don't be obnoxious by thinking that you can behave anything you want just because you spend money here.
My advice: don't come to Bandung for the shopping. Come for the volcanoes, the tea plantations of Cimahi, and the hot springs.
Leave the traffic and malls and enjoy the great outdoors!
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Nice historical city & good place for sightseeing. Plenty of factory outlets that offers good bargain for branded items.
We liked the weather very much. It is cool and comfortable for any types of activities be it sightseeing or shopping.
Many places to visit but very crowded during holidays and weekend. bether go here during weekdays to enjoy the city
firstly, the airport needs to be improve especially the area for baggages and custom clearance. It is too small.
Secondly, the walking paths has to made for visitors to walk from one point to another as the public transport is not so fantastic. The factory outlets are great but there are different grades suited for different types of visitors.
Busy Street. Jam everywhere. Avoid fri and sat as jam getting slow. Visit Pasar Baru as there many thing to buy.
Cheap. Bandung know a cloth making at very cheap prices. Visit lots of places kawah putih from our hotel 2 hours plus cold prepare sweater. Kampong daun we had lunch very nice place. Will come back and explore more.
Bandung is the most nice place for shopping, food and entertain. anywhere you can get very nice local food.
It is just a short 2 hour drive from jakarta, so it is a nice destination if you got bored with jakarta.
The weather is nice/cool at the highlands (lembang/dago) and the surrounding view is also nice. It's a good place to be with families and friends.
Bandung...the city of culture and nature.... You will need more days to reach out all beauty of Bandung
It was my first trip and there are so much things to buy as is it very cheap. Must know how to bargain.
Food wise especially for muslim need to find as there are not much Halal Logo on the foodstall. Avoid certain timing to travel, check with hotel or driver as Bandung weekends always have traffic jam.
Bandung nowdays is becoming populated areas. Need to have more city attraction beside malls, gardens.