As the capital city of West Java, Bandung does have its charm. Various interesting things about tourist and culinary attractions have become a magnet for this city which has been nicknamed Paris Van Java. The third-largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya is now a favorite destination for Jakarta residents to spend their weekends.
The most complete Bandung travel guide
Although the main road in Bandung on weekends or national holidays will be crowded with vehicles with Jakarta license plates and traffic jams, the great thing is that this does not necessarily discourage travelers from staying on vacation in Flower City.
Bandung is not only famous for its tourist and culinary attractions but is also famous for various leading universities in Indonesia, as well as rows of distributions and factory outlets that you can find easily.
To make it easier for you when you want to go to Bandung, this is the most complete travel guide to Bandung, from transportation matters, hotels, and tourist attractions, to delicious and cheap places to eat in Bandung.
Geographical Location of Bandung
The city of Bandung is located 140 km southeast of Jakarta and is the largest city in the southern part of Java Island. Located at an altitude of 768 meters above sea level, Bandung is surrounded by lush mountains so the morphology of the area is very unique, which is shaped like a giant bowl. The climate in Bandung is influenced by a humid mountainous climate, so the climate there is cool, with an average temperature of 23.5 °C.
When viewed from its geographical location, the city of Bandung is flowed by two main rivers, namely the Cikapundung River and the Citarum River. The confluence of tributaries that flow to the south and meet the Citarum River causes South Bandung areas such as Kopo, Dayeuhkolot, Soreang, and Baleendah to be vulnerable to flooding, especially during the rainy season.
History of Bandung
Judging from its history, Bandung has a very interesting story to explore. Starting from the word Bandung which comes from the word weir or dam. Previously, the Citarum River was dammed by the lava of Mount Tangkuban Parahu to form a lake. The legend that tells the word Bandung is taken from a water vehicle consisting of two boats tied side by side.
This boat is referred to as the Bandung boat used by the Regent of Bandung, RA Wiranatakusumah II, to navigate the Citarum River in search of a new district location to replace the old capital of Dayeuhkolot.
Meanwhile, based on Sundanese philosophy, the word Bandung comes from the sentence Nga-Bandung-an Banda Indung which is a sacred and noble sentence because it contains the values of Sundanese teachings. Nga-Bandung-an means to witness or testify. Meanwhile, Banda is everything that is in the living realm, namely on earth and the atmosphere. Indung means Mother or Earth, but is also referred to as Mother Earth where Banda is located.
So, it can be concluded that the word Bandung has philosophical value as a place where all living and non-living things are born and live in Mother Earth whose existence is witnessed by the Almighty.
The city of Bandung began to be used as a residential area since the colonial administration of the Dutch East Indies. Precisely on September 25, 1810, through a decree issued by the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies at that time, Herman Willem Daendels stated about the construction of facilities and infrastructure for this area. On that day, September 25 is remembered as the anniversary of the city of Bandung.
The nickname of the city of Bandung
Bandung has also received various nicknames, ranging from Paris Van Java, Bandung Ocean of Fire, and the City of Flowers. There is a story behind the origin of the nickname. Based on its history, the name Paris Van Java emerged because at that time on Jalan Braga there were many shops selling Parisian goods, especially fashion goods. There is also a typical Parisian food restaurant which is a place to eat for Dutch East Indies or European officials and businessmen.
Meanwhile, the term Bandung Lautan Api was coined by a young journalist, Atje Bastaman, who witnessed the arson incident that occurred in March 1946. At that time, many residents burned their homes and property and then left the city of Bandung for the mountains in the south. This mass burning was deliberately carried out so that the allied forces could not colonize Bandung again.
In addition, the term Flower City that you often hear comes from an incident that occurred in 1896, when the Executive Board of the Sugar Plantation Entrepreneurs Association (Bestuur van de Vereninging van Suikerplanters) held a grand congress in Bandung. The chairman of the congress, Meneer Jacob had the idea of bringing in beautiful Indo-Dutch ladies with the aim of entertaining the guests of the meeting.
As a result, the meeting was a success. Most of the sugar plantation entrepreneurs were satisfied with the ‘service’ provided by the beautiful women presented. After the congress, the congress participants were heard calling for “De Bloem der Indische Bergsteden” which means ‘the flower’ of a mountain town in the Dutch East Indies. Since then, Bandung has been dubbed the City of Flowers.
Transportation to Bandung
The journey to Bandung from Jakarta can be reached by land or air. If you choose the land route, it can be reached by toll road or train. There is also an alternative route other than via the toll road, namely through the Puncak area, West Java, with the type of winding road. However, traffic through Puncak is sometimes very congested when passed on weekends or national holidays.
Flight to Bandung
As previously mentioned, you can choose the air route to get to Bandung which is faster. Husein Sastranegara Airport which is located in Cicendo District, Bandung City connects this city with several other cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Manado, Yogyakarta, Batam, Mataram, Makassar, Bandar Lampung, Palembang, Pangkalpinang, Semarang and Medan.
Meanwhile, for overseas routes, this airport serves flights to and from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Brunei Darussalam. The airport’s capacity to accommodate passengers is also increasing with the existence of two operating terminals, namely the domestic terminal and the international terminal.
However, the location of Husein Sastranegara Airport which is in the mountains makes it difficult to reach by large planes. Only small planes can pass. Even then, not all airlines have flight routes to Bandung.
Bus to Bandung
Going to Bandung by bus can also be a transportation option that you can consider. The choice of routes is also diverse, so it is not difficult to find a bus route from the location where you live. Leuwipanjang as the main bus terminal in Bandung serves buses from the west including Bogor, Jakarta, Merak, Pandeglang, Tangerang, Depok, Bekasi, Cikarang, Cibinong, Sukabumi, and also Medan.
Meanwhile, the Cicaheum terminal serves bus routes from the east, covering the areas of Cirebon, Garut, Tasikmalaya, Banjar, Pangandaran, Indramayu, cities in Central Java, cities in East Java, and the island of Bali. The fare will be adjusted according to the distance traveled. For example, the Primajasa bus fare on the Jakarta-Bandung route is set at IDR 75 thousand for one trip.
Meanwhile, MGI buses serving the Bogor-Bandung route charge IDR 70 thousand for one trip. Especially for long-distance bus tickets, usually include snacks and heavy meals.
Shuttle Bus or Travel to Bandung
If you don’t want the hassle of coming to the bus terminal or lazy to wait for a bus that sticks for hours, the shuttle bus can be another recommendation. Currently, many travel agencies offer shuttle bus services from big cities to Bandung, of course at competitive prices.
Although the fare is more expensive than the bus fare, the speed of travel is the advantage of the shuttle bus. Generally, the foam shuttle will send passengers every 1 to 2 hours, depending on the provider.
Another advantage, you can also stop right at the location you want.
The following is a list of shuttle bus services or travel for the Jakarta-Bandung route.
DayTrans has departure points from the Jakarta area (Blora, Sarinah, Fatmawati, Karet, Senayan City Mall, FX Plaza, Meruya-Intercon, Kebon Jeruk-Binus, Grogol, Atrium Plaza, Hotel Acacia, Cempaka Putih Pulomas, Tebet/Pancoran and Jatiwaringin) and Bandung (Dipati Ukur, Cihampelas and Pasteur). The fare is IDR 90 thousand for one trip.
Cipaganti, which is now called M’Go Shuttle, has several departure points spread across the Bandung area, such as Bandung Trade Center (BTC), Pasteur, and Cihampelas. The fare is slightly more expensive, which is Rp. 120 thousand. There are discounts for students and college students.
Lintas Shuttle has several departure points in Greater Jakarta, starting from Bekasi (Bekasi Cyber Park), Bogor, Depok (Depok Town Square), Jakarta (Blora, Cikini, Dewi Sartika, Grogol, Mangga Dua, Pancoran, Rawamangun), Tangerang (Soekarno Airport). Hatta and WTC BSD). While in the Bandung area, the stopping points are at the Bandung Trade Center (BTC), MIM Soekarno Hatta, Dago, and Tamansari Bandung City. The rates start from IDR 100,000 to IDR 165 thousand.
Baraya, which is one of the community’s favorite travellers, has many choices of outlets spread across several areas of Bandung, Jakarta, Bekasi, and Tangerang. In Bandung itself, the outlets are in Buah Batu, Cimareme, Dipatiukur, Pasteur, M.Toha, and Surapati. Meanwhile, outlets in Jakarta are located in Cikini, Kebon Jeruk, Sarinah, Slipi, Kelapa Gading, Pramuka, Bintaro, Lenteng Agung, Melawai, Tebet, Tendean, Cibubur, Cinere, and Pondok Indah.
In Bekasi, there are three areas where Baraya’s outlets are located, namely, Jatiwaringin, Jatiasih, and Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani. Outlets in Tangerang are located in BSD, Ciputat, and Ciledug. Regarding tariffs, Baraya can be said to be one of the travel agencies that set low rates. One way, the fare starts from Rp. 55 thousand.
X-Trans provides many choices of departure points around Jakarta. In Jakarta, the choice of outlets is spread at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Bintaro, Cibubur, Jatiwaringin, Blora, Kelapa Gading, Pancoran, Pondok Indah, Semanggi. In Bekasi, there is Giant Bekasi. While in Tangerang, the outlets are in Gading Serpong, Karawaci, and Serpong.
Meanwhile, outlets in Bandung can be found at Bandung Super Mall (BSM), Metro Indah Mall (MIM), Pasteur, and Cihampelas. The fare is also competitive with other travel agencies, starting from Rp. 85 thousand for a single trip.
CitiTrans has many choices of outlets around Jakarta and Bandung. Some of them are: Pondok Indah, Plaza Festival, Kelapa Gading, Bintaro, Semanggi, Fatmawati, Central Park, BSD, Soekarno Hatta Airport. The outlets in Bandung are located in Dipatiukur and Pasteur. Regarding tariffs, CitiTrans may set a price that is more expensive than other travelers, starting from Rp. 145 thousand.
Train to Bandung
If you don’t want to be stuck on the road, then the train can be a practical choice of transportation. With a travel time of 3 hours from Jakarta, you will be presented with views of the rice fields that are refreshing to the eyes.
There’s no need to be afraid of feeling bored while on the train because there is a restoration service that serves a variety of delicious food to fill your stomach.
Even interestingly, several hotels in Bandung provide free shuttle transportation from the train station to the hotel. Train tickets can also be ordered online. Moreover, you can choose the seat you want. So, no need to bother coming to the station just to order train tickets.
FYI, all train carriages are equipped with air conditioning so you will feel comfortable during the trip. Not to mention the soft seat with plug facilities that you can use to charge the smartphone battery.
By car to Bandung
The distance from Jakarta to Bandung which can be reached by private vehicle makes most people prefer to go to Bandung by car. Thanks to the Cipularang (Cikampek – Purwarkarta – Padalarang) toll road which is a development of the Purbaleunyi (Padalarang – Cileunyi) toll road, now the travel time from Jakarta to Bandung can be traversed faster, approximately 3 hours if the road conditions are not congested.
But unfortunately, on weekends or national holidays, congestion often occurs from the Bekasi toll road to the Karawang toll road. The travel time that could have been passed in 3 hours can be delayed by up to 12 hours. This of course should be a consideration for people who want to go to Bandung via the Cipularang toll road.
You can also choose an alternative route via Puncak, West Java. However, what needs to be noticed from this route is the type of winding road that requires the driver to be more careful. If you travel by car using this route, make sure to stop at Puncak Pass because the scenery here is very cool, coupled with the fresh air typical of the highlands.
In-city transportation in Bandung
Those who are on vacation to Bandung for the first time will be confused by the many one-way roads that are implemented in the Flower City. Getting around the city of Bandung is also quite complicated so you have to be smart in determining the transportation you want to use during your vacation there.
Usually, residents use public transportation as their main mode of transportation. Now, Trans Metro Bandung is also available that connects inter-districts in the city of Bandung.
Angkot in Bandung
Bandung has many transportation options, including angkot. Angkot routes in the Flower City are also quite a lot with the colors of public transportation being mostly green.
If you want to get around using public transportation, there are things you need to pay attention to. In Bandung, there is no specific number for each angkot so you have to know the exact route you want to go.
Pay attention to the route of each angkot that passes in front of you. Regarding fares, you have to pay according to the distance you travel. The farther the distance, the more expensive the fare you have to pay. For example, for the Station Hall – Lembang route, you can pay up to Rp. 10 thousand.
Taxi in Bandung
If you want to be fast and lazy to heat up on public transportation then choose a taxi. There are many choices of taxis in Bandung, and most taxis there charge a fixed price or meaning you have to pay at the rate determined by the driver.
So, be careful if you want to get around by taxi there. Instead, choose a premium taxi class Blue Bird. However, you can also consider taxis like Cipaganti and Gemah Ripah.
In Bandung, taxis will be difficult to find if you wait for them on the side of the road. This is because there are many small roads so there is less space to wait for taxis. Ordering a taxi by phone is the most convenient way to get a taxi quickly.
Bus Trans Metro Bandung (TMB)
Inaugurated on December 22, 2004, Trans Metro Bandung (TMB) has operated four corridors as of now, and there are a total of 16 bus stops on the Trans Metro Bandung line. Using Trans Metro Bandung to get around the Flower City is also very convenient. In addition, the fare is not too expensive, which is only IDR 3,000 for a single trip.
The following is a list of Trans Metro Bandung corridors that are already in operation and those that are still in the process of completing the project.
Ojek and taxi online
For those of you who are looking for more practical transportation, then an online motorcycle taxi or taxi can be the right choice. In contrast to online motorcycle taxis and taxis in Jakarta or other big cities, finding online motorcycle taxis and taxis in Bandung is quite tricky. The competition is quite tight with base ojeks and angkots, making ojek or online taxi drivers have to be smart in picking up their passengers.
You also won’t find online motorcycle taxi drivers who wear official uniforms so that their appearance is more similar to basic motorcycle taxis in general. Waiting for an online motorcycle taxi should not be careless because you have to stay away from the area where the base motorcycle taxi or angkot is located.
So, it’s best to follow the directions of online motorcycle taxis or taxis to avoid disputes between base motorcycle taxis and online motorcycle taxis or online taxis with angkot drivers.
Hotel in Bandung
It’s not difficult to find a good hotel in Bandung because almost every area in Flower City has five-star hotels with complete facilities. You just have to decide what kind of hotel you want, then you can look for it on online travel agents to make your search easier.
The room rates for each hotel also vary, ranging from the cheapest Rp. 150 thousand to the most expensive, above Rp. 700 thousand. Everything is available according to your needs. The types of hotels also vary.
Dormitory types or beds are shared with other hotel guests, capsule hotels suitable for backpackers, guest house types for those of you who are looking for hotel-class lodging, to unique and Instagramable hotels that prioritize building architecture. For those of you who are looking for a child-friendly hotel, it is also available. The choices are varied, of course with playground facilities that can make children feel at home playing.
The following are hotel recommendations in Bandung that can be your choice
Child-friendly hotel in Bandung
1. The Trans Luxury Hotel
A six-star luxury hotel in Bandung that has a fairly large Kids Club facility. There children can enjoy many games and make crafts. On Sundays, there will be hand puppet shows, puzzle races, and other activities.
2. Padma Hotel
This five-star hotel has stunning views of the hills. The facilities at this hotel are also very complete, including a large playground, treehouse, and mini zoo which are the main attractions. Children can be invited to feed the rabbits, and fish, and try the flying fox.
3. Crowne Plaza
Located in Braga, this hotel has a large children’s play area with a cute design. Rooms at the Crowne Plaza are also very comfortable for children. Suitable for those of you who want to take a vacation to Bandung with children.
Not only that, there are many more child-friendly hotels that have super-complete playground facilities.
Hotel Instagramable in Bandung
1. Travelers Inn Bandung
Travelers Inn Bandung is one of the hotels that has a unique and Instagramable design. Minimalist design with a blend of colors, makes the atmosphere of staying at this hotel feel homey.
2. Stevie G Hotel
This hotel is arguably the target of millennials because each room has a different wall background design, starting from a minimalist design with a background of zebra paintings, soccer players, and trees, to quotes.
3. Cottonwood Bed & Breakfast
This inn is in the form of a house with a unique arrangement ranging from bedrooms, restaurants, and common rooms for families. Each room has its decorating theme. The interior of the room and the furniture are soft cotton candy colors.
Hotels with infinity pool facilities in Bandung
1. Sensa Hotel Bandung
This 4-star hotel in Bandung has an infinity pool with views of Bandung City as the main backdrop. Not only the infinity pool, but Sensa Hotel Bandung also has other facilities that are no less interesting, namely a jacuzzi, spa, and massage.
2. Grandia Hotel Bandung
Grandia Hotel Bandung has super complete facilities, including an outdoor infinity pool with the magnificent Pasupati bridge in the background. The Pasupati Bridge which displays colorful lights at night is guaranteed to make you feel more at home here.
3. Prime Park Hotel Bandung
Included in the lineup of 4-star hotels in Bandung, Prime Park Hotel Bandung offers a cool infinity pool with impressive views of Bandung City. In addition to the infinity pool, other facilities that you can enjoy include a spa, massage, and babysitting.
In addition, there are other hotels with infinity pools in Bandung that are no less interesting here.
Hotels near Bandung Station
1. Grand Sovia Hotel
Grand Sovia Hotel is right in front of Bandung Station. It only takes 5 minutes to get to this hotel. Interestingly, this hotel has an infinity pool right on the rooftop of the hotel.
2. Fabu Hotel Bandung
Only 1.2 km from Bandung Station, you just have to walk 15 minutes to get to Fabu Hotel Bandung. This 3-star hotel has interior rooms that are dominated by light colors.
3. Yokotel Hotel
Located right across from the entrance to Bandung Station, you only need to walk 3 minutes to Yokotel Hotel. Its proximity to the station is certainly a plus point for this one hotel.
Unique hotel with affordable rates in Bandung
1. Collective Hotel
Located in the Sukasari area, Kollektiv Hotel is often used as a recommendation for a place to stay for those of you who are looking for a hotel in Pasteur Bandung. What is unique about this hotel in Bandung is the container concept offered in each room.
2. Tama Boutique Hotel
This Korean-themed hotel offers a thick, typical Ginseng Country atmosphere. The food served is also in the form of a package of Korean specialties that are processed with flavors that are adapted to the tongue of the Indonesian people.
3. The House Tour Hotel
Carrying a bohemian tropical concept, the hotel’s interior is dominated by earth tones, such as green, brown, and orange. Only 20 rooms are available which are divided into four different sized room types.
Hotels with swimming pool facilities such as a waterpark
1. Grand Paradise Hotel Bandung
This hotel in the Lembang area is very popular with travelers. In the style of classical European architecture, this hotel has the slogan “One Stop Family Entertainment”. You and your family can swim in the outdoor swimming pool with a waterpark concept.
2. Ciwidey Valley Hot Spring Eater & Resort
Located in Rancabali, Ciwidey, this place not only provides hotel rooms but also cottages, camping grounds, and glamping. Waterpark in Ciwidey Valley is very wide with various games and attractions, such as slides, spilled water, and water splash.
3. Hotel Oasis
This four-star hotel is located in the center of Bandung city. It is only a 15-minute walk from Gedung Sate. The swimming pool at this hotel is equipped with various types of slides. The atmosphere of this mini waterpark is also more beautiful with coconut trees around it.
Not only that, there are still hotels in Bandung that provide a waterpark as the main attraction.
Glamping in Bandung is a hit
The cool atmosphere of Bandung with lots of trees makes this city the perfect glamping spot. There are many camping spots in Bandung where you can choose to spend your vacation time.
1. Glamping Lakeside Rancabali
Want to feel the atmosphere of camping on the edge of a lake or in the middle of a tea garden with a beautiful green view? Glamping Lakeside Rancabali offers that sensation. Being on the outskirts of Situ Patenggang and Rancabali Tea Gardens makes this glamping place so romantic. The atmosphere will be more charming in the afternoon. Besides a staycation, you can also do many activities such as tea walks, fun off-roading, and even visit various interesting spots for your Instagram!
2. Trizara Resort
If you want to experience a five-star hotel with a campsite atmosphere, Trizara Resort is the champion. The mountainous atmosphere at this resort will amaze you. A soft bed, thick blanket, coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, and fast internet network will spoil your camping activities. Trizara Resort is located in the Lembang area which of course guarantees a beautiful view.
3. Bamboo Village
Do you often play in Bandung and are bored staying at hotels? Try the glamping atmosphere at Dusun Bambu. There are many things you can do here. Whether just hanging out, or taking photos in the Lutung Kasarung area, fun outdoor activities will make your vacation perfect. This resort is famous for its iconic lakeside bamboo huts. However, if you want to be closer to nature and feel the sensation of camping in a cloth tent, you can try the Eagle Camp area. Each tent is provided with barbecue facilities and a terrace.
Tourist attractions in Bandung
One of the attractions that the city of Bandung has is its complete tourist attractions. Starting from historical tourist attractions, natural nuanced tours, and child-friendly tours, to educational tours in the Flower City. During weekends and national holidays, many Jabodetabek residents will flock to tourist attractions in Bandung.
The Lembang area, which is known as a tourist center in Bandung, will be very crowded with Jakarta license plates. Not only tourist attractions but several city parks in the Flower City will also be crowded with residents or tourists who want to enjoy the city of Bandung differently.
The best museum in Bandung
1. Geological Museum
Here, you can see a collection of rock fossils, minerals, and ancient replicas. Open every day except Friday, this museum is perfect for educating children about Earth’s history.
2. National Education Museum
This museum was built based on the responsibility of the Indonesian Education University (UPI) in passing on culture and history, especially in the field of education.
3. Sri Baduga Museum
Sri Baduga Museum has a collection of Geology, Biology, Ethnography, Archeology, History, Numismatics/Heraldika, Philology, Ceramics, Fine Arts, and Technology. The name Sri Baduga itself is taken from the name of the King of Sunda who reigns in Pakuan Pajajaran.
If you want a historical tour, several other museums can be your choice. Find out the recommendations for the best museums in Bandung here.
Art Galleries in Bandung
1. Wijaya Art Gallery
Established in the 1980s, Wijaya Art Gallery is one of the first and oldest art galleries in Bandung. Wijaya Art Gallery has many rare collections from some of the world’s leading painters.
2. Barli Museum
Inaugurated on October 26, 1992, the Barli Museum has a collection of paintings made by the artist Barli Sasmitawinata. Interestingly, here visitors can try and practice making paintings and ceramics.
3. Popo Iskandar Art House
As the name implies, this art gallery which has been around since 2000 displays the work of the famous artist Popo Iskandar. Although he has passed away, his works are still remembered and loved by art connoisseurs.
For art connoisseurs, it is a must to visit the art galleries in Bandung.
Nature Tourism in Bandung
1. Floating Market
It’s called Floating Market Lembang because here all the traders sell on floating boats. Here, the average seller peddles a variety of foods and souvenirs typical of Bandung.
2. Mount Tangkuban Perahu
Behind its splendor, Mount Tangkuban Perahu keeps a story associated with the legend of Sangkuriang. Even though it is a tourist spot, this mountain is still an active volcano whose status is supervised by the Indonesian Directorate of Volcanology.
3. Farmhouse Lembang
Located in the Lembang area, this tourist spot offers many interesting selfie spots designed with a distinctly European feel. Interestingly, you can also rent European costumes, you know.
Don’t forget to visit several other natural nuanced tourist attractions that the city of Bandung has.
Child-Friendly Tour in Bandung
1. Ranca Upas
In this tourist spot, you can invite your little one to feed the deer directly. But, you can only feed the deer with the food provided by the Ranca Upas, yes.
2. Nature’s Window
Jendela Alam has many fun activities that you can teach your little one. Starting from gardening, farming, treasure hunting, feeding animals, and so on.
3. Cikapundung Terrace
The Cikapundung terrace not only frees your little one to play in the water, but also has a variety of interesting facilities such as an amphitheater, the iconic red bridge, a fountain, and a fish pond.
In addition, other exciting child-friendly tourist attractions have complete facilities.
Culinary Tourism Typical of Bandung
Bandung is heaven for food lovers who love to taste new foods. There are many culinary choices that you can find there, ranging from traditional, legendary food, to international-style food in Kota Kembang. It’s easy to find a cool coffee shop to hang out in. It’s no wonder that many tourists go on vacation to Bandung just for a culinary tour.
The following is a list of the most popular culinary delights in Bandung.
The most delicious breakfast place in Bandung
The cool and relaxed atmosphere always makes Bandung an ideal place to spend a holiday. Taking a walk with family or friends, then trying various breakfast menus that are spread a lot on the side of the road in Bandung will be an unforgettable activity. Besides being cheap, there are many various culinary delights that you can choose according to taste with very good taste!
1. Mang H. Oyo Chicken Porridge
Porridge has always been a mainstay of the Indonesian menu for breakfast. Bandung is no exception. Many porridge carts are scattered on the roadside, but you have to try Mang H. Oyo’s Bubur Ayam which is located at Jalan Sulanjana No. 30. The price of one serving of porridge is only Rp. 12,000, you know. One bowl of porridge contains shredded chicken, cakwe, fried onions, and chopped scallions. If the topping is lacking, you can add this porridge shop is open from morning to evening.
2. Sate Jando
Never miss the jando satay made by Mrs. Sri Rejeki! I’m pretty sure you won’t be satisfied with just one serving. Unless you’re on a diet. Sate Jando is located on Jalan Cimandiri, precisely behind Gedung Sate. If you don’t want to queue, it’s best to come at 5 in the morning. Because it is very well known, this jando satay is crowded with visitors. One serving of jando satay contains 10 skewers with pieces of rice cake sprinkled with peanut sauce. For the choice of meat, you can choose beef or chicken. The price for one portion is around Rp. 15,000 to Rp. 24,000 and it is worth trying!
3. Bandung Well Yellow Rice
Not only for tumpeng rice, but yellow rice is also a menu to eat in the morning. One of the favorites for the residents of Bandung is Nasi Kuning Sumur Bandung, which is opposite the Tune Hotel, on Jalan Sumur Bandung to be exact. This legendary yellow rice has been around since 1996, you know! One plate of rice contains side dishes of vermicelli, chili sauce, pickles, minced meat eggs, omelet, and a sprinkling of fried onions. You can also add other side dishes such as chicken balado, liver, and gizzard.
4. Lontong Kari Kebon Karet
Not only Bandung, breakfast with lontong vegetables seems to exist in various regions. But the lontong breakfast in Bandung is different. The most famous is Lontong Kari Kebon Karet, which has been around since 1966. This curry Lontong contains lean cuts of beef, boiled potatoes, peanuts, fried onions, emping, and hard-boiled eggs. The savory taste is more abundant when added with chili sauce, pickles, and lime.
A good and cheap local culinary place in Bandung
1. Cireng Cipaganti
This one-bite size snack has a savory taste with a chewy texture. To enrich the taste, Cireng Cipaganti comes with minced beef, sausage, beef floss (shredded), or cheese filling. Cireng Cipaganti is located at Jalan Cipaganti, Pasteur.
2. Gibbas Chicken Porridge
This chicken porridge, which is located at Jalan Kebon Jati 187, is served with a lot of grated chicken topping. Even so, you may need an additional bowl to accommodate additional toppings such as crackers, eggs, chicken liver, and gizzard.
3. Orchid Satay
Sate Anggrek, also known as Sate Mirah, which is located on Jalan Anggrek is still the same as satay in general. However, this cuisine is popular because the meat is bigger than other satay stalls in Bandung.
Legendary bakery Bandung
1. Gempol Bread
Established in 1991, Roti Gempol is located at Jalan Gempol Wetan No.14. This bakery provides toast using large and thick wheat bread as the main ingredient.
2. Sidodadi Bread
This bakery has been around since 1954 and is always packed with visitors. Located at Jalan Otto Iskandardinata 255, Bandung, this bakery has excellent products such as classic bread with various flavors, such as chocolate, strawberry, cheese, or even smoked beef.
3. Dish Source Bread
Located on Jalan Braga, Roti Sumber Dishes has a classic bread menu that has been known to be delicious for a long time. Established in 1929, Sumber Dish’s bread is smaller in size with a shelf life that doesn’t last long.
Not only that, you can find several legendary bakeries in Bandung that have delicious classic bread menus.
Night culinary tour in Bandung
1. Seafood Kiloan Bang Bopak
Located on Jl. Brigadier General Katamso No. 33, this culinary place in Bandung is indeed the target of Bandung residents who want to eat a variety of fresh seafood at night. The seafood menu served here is quite diverse, and everything is served fresh.
Its location in the center of Bandung, precisely on Jalan Cikapundung Barat, makes this cuisine very easy to reach. McDurens has durian preparations, ranging from durian soup, durian pancakes, durian ice cappuccino, and durian milkshakes that taste sweet and fresh.
3. Bondon Cakes
Many people are willing to queue just to enjoy the cakes that are here. Located at Jalan Kebon Jati No.42, this culinary is one of the legendary culinary delights in Bandung.
Not satisfied yet? This is a complete list of night culinary options in Bandung.
The best coffee shop in Bandung
1. Noah’s Barn Coffeenery
You could say, this coffee shop is the coolest in all of Bandung. Located on Jalan Dayang Sumbi, Noah’s Barn Coffeenery offers delicious coffee at a friendly price.
2. Mimiti Coffee & Space
If you are looking for a coffee shop that is comfortable and Instagramable, then just come to Mimiti Coffee & Space, which is located on Jalan Sumur Bandung. There are various choices of coffee that you can enjoy, from black coffee to milk coffee.
3. Masagi Coffee
Located in the Ciumbuleuit area, this coffee shop has a cool atmosphere that makes visitors feel at home for a long. Masagai Koffee serves a wide selection of black coffee and milk coffee.
Besides that, there are other good coffee places in Bandung that you can use as a reference.
Culinary on Jalan Braga
1. Warung Limarasa
Located not far from Braga City Walk, there is a modern cafe that is a favorite hangout place for young people. Warung Limarasa offers Indonesian specialties, such as honey-grilled chicken, creamy fried chicken, geprek chicken with sambal matah, fried lungs, and so on.
2. Braga Permai
Braga Permai provides a variety of menus, ranging from Italian, Chinese, and western dishes to local menus that are no less delicious. Interestingly, this place also provides a wide selection of typical Dutch cakes with Dutch names emblazoned on the glass display.
3. Coffee Shop Java
Previously, this place was a best-selling bookstore that was popular among Bandung residents. However, now it has changed its function as a coffee shop that offers a variety of coffee menu choices. The location itself is right across from Braga Permai.
The popular cafe in Bandung
Carrying the Scandinavian concept, Sydwic is one of the Instagramable cafes that are subscribed to by celebgrams. This cafe, which is located on Jalan Cilaki, Citarum, offers menu variants ranging from western to fusion with local flavors.
2. Cardboard Garden
As the name implies, all the furniture here is designed from cardboard as the basic material. Kardus Park, which is located on Jalan Sersan Bajuri, applies a semi-outdoor concept so you can choose to sit in the indoor or outdoor area.
3. Cafe D’Pakar
Located in the Bandung Forest Park area, this cafe in Bandung offers Dago’s unique natural charm. Late afternoon is the best time to come here.
Cheap place to eat in Bandung
1. Pak Otong’s Chicken Porridge
If you want delicious porridge in Bandung, then just come to Pak Otong’s Chicken Porridge which is located at Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No.451. Shredded chicken is tender and savory, mixed with a special concoction of porridge seasoning. Delicious!
2. Serayu Cuanki
There are many shops selling cuanki in Bandung. However, one thing you think you should try is Cuanki Serayu which is located on Jalan RE Martadinata. By ordering a serving of cuanki here, you can enjoy meatballs, dumplings, and fried dumplings with an appetizing broth.
3. Waroeng Setiabudi
Located at Jalan Dr. Setiabudi no. 175, Gegerkalong, Waroeng Setiabudi is the right place to enjoy a serving of typical Bandung pancakes. Besides pancakes, here you can also taste a variety of delicious drinks.
Apart from the above, there are other cheap places to eat in Bandung that are no less delicious. Prepare your stomach, yes!
Shopping Malls in Bandung
Known as a fashion center, Bandung does offer a large selection of factory outlets with a choice of fashionable clothes. Some people even think that the price of clothes in Bandung is cheaper than in Jakarta.
This is the reason why shopping places in Bandung are always crowded with tourists. You can find various kinds of fashion stores easily there.
For example, denim shops lined along Jalan Cihampelas. Or there are also rows of factory outlets located on Jalan Dago and Jalan Riau. The choice of distributions that are the mainstay of young people is also neatly lined along Jalan Sultan Agung Bandung and Jalan Trunojoyo.
This number of choices makes tourists interested in coming to Bandung just for shopping.
The following is a selection of clothing stores in Bandung.
Factory Outlets in Bandung
Located at Jalan RE Martadinata No. 63, Heritage is one of the many factory outlets that are a favorite of tourists from Jakarta. Apart from the friendly prices, the choice of clothes and accessories is also quite complete.
Still, on RE Martadinata street, Cascade Fashion House and Home Living can be your choice in hunting for the latest fashion items. A fairly complete choice makes this factory outlet always crowded with tourists.
3. Fashion House
Carrying the concept of one-stop shopping, you can fulfill your fashion needs in one place. Rumah Mode sells various branded fashion items, such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and so on.
Best distro in Bandung
1. Ouval Research
This distribution, which is located on Jalan Buah Batu, is one of the oldest distributions in Bandung. You can find men’s and women’s fashion items. Regarding the price, the average fashion items sold here are priced at affordable prices.
Flashy is a distro exclusively for women. Various fashion items for women’s needs ranging from clothes, jackets, wallets, and scarves, to bags are here. The price is still affordable. The location itself is in the Dipatiukur area, Lebak Gede.
3. Evil Army
This distro is a distro that only sells men’s fashion items. You can find all the needs of men from clothes, hats, and pants to the distribution center located at Jalan Sultan Agung No. 5, Citarum. You don’t have to worry about the price, it won’t dry out your pocket.
Not only that, many other distribution options offer a variety of fashion items at affordable prices.
So, after seeing the complete guide to vacation to Bandung above, are you ready to go to the Flower City?
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