Located in the hilltops of West Java, Bandung is rapidly growing into a can’t miss tourist destination. The city is nestled in a bed of volcanoes and tea plantations and offers travelers unique opportunities to view some of the most stunning landscapes in all of Indonesia.
Bandung city is well known for its European vibe. The streets are lined with art-deco-style buildings and a lively vibe. Bandung’s food scene is virtually unmatched in all of Indonesia. Here, visitors can find delicious flavors at some of the cheapest prices in the whole country.
Within the city limits attractions like the factory outlets, the Pasar Baru market, and the Geology museum can keep visitors busy for days. However, by staying at the Stevie G Hotel, travelers are in a perfect position to explore the surrounding area. It’s quick and easy to book using Traveloka.
Due to its location in the volcanoes, Bandung offers some of the most unique outdoor experiences in all of Indonesia. From hot springs to acidic lakes in volcanic craters, Bandung can keep you occupied for weeks. Here are four of the best experiences to not miss when visiting Bandung.
1. Kawah Putih
Located about 50km south of Bandung, Kawah Putih is a volcanic crater lake and a popular tourist spot. Luckily for tourists, there hasn’t been any known activity in the volcano since the 1600s. Located above sea level, the weather near the lake is often quite chilly so make sure to wear appropriate clothing. Also, don’t jump into the lake! It is highly acidic which gives it its milky blue or turquoise color depending on the sulfur levels and temperature at the time.
2. Tangkuban Perahu
This active stratovolcano offers visitors the opportunity to hike to its summit or take a ride to the top. From there, tourists can view the hot springs or the boiling mud up close. Unique to Tangkuban Perahu, tourists can even purchase eggs that were cooked at the surface of the volcano.
3. Dusun Bambu
Dusun Bambu is a man-made family leisure park. Don’t let that deter you, however, all types of visitors can enjoy some of the park’s offerings. From paintball to hiking to archery, the park offers a variety of activities for families and travelers of all ages. Visitors can pitch a tent or rent a cabin to sleep in the great outdoors.
4. Dago Pakar
This is a park system containing two separate parks separated by the Jl Maribaya. The first, about a 30-minute drive from Bandung, Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Djuanda offers historic tunnels and cliffs with incredible views. The park is perfect for a long hike to view wildflowers and some of the lesser-explored corners of the Indonesian wildlife.
The second half of the park, Taman Wisata Maribaya, is home to some pretty incredible waterfalls. Located just north of the Taman Hutan Raya, visitors can trek through the forests to be rewarded with a stunning waterfall. After the rigorous hike, visitors can venture over to the natural hot springs in the park to rest their sore muscles and rejuvenate the skin.