Bandung is located on the island of Java, Indonesia and is a great place to visit. It’s not actually on the tourist trail as such as most people tend to start their Java adventures in Yogyakarta, but if you’ve landed in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, Bandung is worth a stop. So, let’s check out the best things to do in Bandung to help inspire your trip.
- 1 Best Things To Do In Bandung, Indonesia
Best Things To Do In Bandung, Indonesia
Spend an Hour at the Bandung Geology Museum
Singapore has amazing museums and it would be great if Indonesia had more… The Bandung Geology Museum is at the top of the list of things to do in Bandung. The Museum has interesting exhibitions, reconstructed skeletons of Wooly Mammoths and even the bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. If you have a family with young kids then the Bandung Geology Museum is a must.
Cycle Off Road At The Lodge Maribaya
The Lodge Maribaya is an outdoor adventure theme park with zipline bikes, where you cycle on a cable strung between two posts over the forest, a Sky Tree, hot air balloon rides and a lot more besides. It’s like a massive playground for kids of any age. There’s a funky lodge onsite where you can stay. Check out their Instagram feed to for more information about the park.
Enjoy the Cafes
There are tons of Coffee Shops in Bandung. Cireng Armor Coffee on Tahura, Taman Hutan Raya, is one of the best places to go for a coffee in Bandung. The coffee shop serves typical Sundanese snack (you have to try the Cireng with Rujak sauce) and delicious coffee. There is an outdoor garden set in the middle of pine trees, which gives the coffee shop a relaxing ambiance. Do come early as it gets busy from 11 am onwards.
Of course Cireng Armor is not the only coffee shop in the city. Some other nice cafes include Lawangwangi, has an Art Gallery a Café and a design space that showcases exhibitions by local designers, Warkop Modjok (Pinus Raya street, Isola, Sukasari, Kota Bandung), Jack Runner Roastery (Ciumbuleuit No.42, Hegarmanah, Cidadap, Kota Bandung), Blue Doors (Gandapura No.61, Kota Bandung) and Lacamera Coffee (Naripan No.79, Kb. Pisang, Sumur Bandung, Kota Bandung).
Visit Kawah Putih
The turquoise and slightly white-ish volcanic lake of Kawah Putih Bandung is one of the best things to do in Bandung. The volcanic lake is just outside of the city. It’s normally pretty busy, especially over the weekends, but you can find some private spots. To get a bit of privacy walk along the path with the Kawah Putih Lake on your right hand side.
Have an Adventure at Tebing Gunung Hawu
Tebing Gunung Hawu is a limestone hill in Padalarang, West Bandung. There are several limestone peaks between gaping chasms, where slack lines and even a hammock are setup for you to practice on and relax. With a beautiful view this is one of the best things do in Bandung for lovers of the great outdoors.
Immerse in local culture – Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort
A hidden paradise in Garut, Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort offers you an experience second to none. There’s just something very inexplicable about this place – perhaps it’s the rejuvenating aura or the smell of crisp fresh air that is simply alluring. The staff here at Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort are passionate about what they do and believe in providing quality customer service.
Friendly and attentive, they are always willing to go the extra mile for you. Here, you can immerse yourself in traditional Sudanese village style living, with a mountainous view as your perfect backdrop.
Hang in the sky like Spiderman
This mountain blows plenty of other mountains out of the water. Here’s where your superhero dreams come true, and “hanging out” takes on a completely different meaning.
For sunrise enthusiasts, Tebing Gunung Hawu boasts a fantastic viewpoint to watch the sun wake up for its morning duties. Better yet, you can catch that sunrise from your perch in a hammock, hanging precariously between two towering cliffsides. Has that image gotten your adrenaline running?
Hammocking was popularised by a group of locals in a bid to increase tourist activity in the area, – and thus prevent limestone miners from continuing to destroy Gunung Hawu’s environment. Mother Nature is pleased with you.