10 Reasons Why Bandung, Indonesia Should Be Your Next Vacation destination

Bandung might be Indonesia’s fourth largest city, but not only does it have great cafés and restaurants in the city, minutes outside the city limits as well as in the city are a wealth of outdoor activities, making Bandung a great holiday destination.

This city is known in part for its colonial and art deco architecture; in fact, it was referred to as the “Paris of Java” during Dutch colonial times due to its European ambiance and resemblance to the French capital. Nowadays, Bandung is also known for its tea plantations; its lively, youthful vibe (Bandung is a university town); and, thanks to the city’s high elevation, its relatively cool weather.

Cooler Weather

median temperature of, cooler than jakarta and singapore, even cooler up the mountains

Cheap prices

(Ubers/Grabs are cheap $1-$7 to get anywhere, food is affordable

Nature

camping, tea plantations, farm themed place, boat rides, getaway place, crater/volcano, strawberry farm

Rich Café Scene

- rich cafe scene with Hummingbird,

Amusement Parks

Animals: farms etc. Don't go to the zoo

History and Culture

see Dutch influence with buildings, tea shop,and culture of kite making and other crafts

Funky Hotels

Great (and cheap) shopping

Bandung is known for its Factory outlets including Rumah Mode, name a few more. Also visit Paris Van Mall

Easy to Get to

Bandung is only 4 hours by car or train from Jakarta. Direct flights on Air Asia from Singapore.

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