Top Five Places to See in Bandung, Indonesia

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Top Five Places to See in Bandung, Indonesia

Nestled among mountain ranges, the Indonesian city of Bandung attracts visitors from every corner of the world. Also referred to as the flower city, the year round sublime climate and the culinary delights on offer is the prime reason for its charm. If you ever plan to visit Bandung for a vacation or holiday (as you call it), here are the five top places which should be on your bucket list.



Bandung Zoo


Popular, both with locals and visitors alike, Bandung Zoo located at Taman Sari road near the Institute of Technology attracts people in hordes. Apart from the diverse flora and fauna on display, the zoological park includes an amusement centre as well within its premises. The zoo is housed over an area of 14 hectares and was developed in 1933, by combining the two existing zoos in the city into one. The zoo was then moved to the current location. Before becoming a mum, I wouldn't even have thought of adding this place to the list but BabyN's loves animals so now we make sure to take him to any place that has animals. 

Top Five Places to See in Bandung, Indonesia



Braga Road



This 700 m stretch of road is reminiscent of some of the streets one can find in European cities. The street was famous in the twenties as a promenade street, giving the city the nickname ‘Paris of Java’. The stores, buildings and hotels have till the present day maintained their old world charm. Situated along the famous landmark of the city, Masjid Agung Bandung Square, Braga road is lined with art and painting shops. The evenings come alive with live musical performances in most of the cafes dotting the road. Braga Road is definitely a place I would make sure to visit when in Bandung because it sounds like a happening place which can make the evening even more cheerful.



Mount Tangkuban Perahu

Located just 30 km from Bandung, past the scenic hilltop town of Lembang, this iconic volcanic mountain is a stellar tourist attraction. Legend has it that the mountain was formed as a result of boat being kicked upside down by Sangkuriang, a mythical character, resulting in giving the boat like shape. The three main craters offer an insight on the little volcanic activity which still prevails in Tangkuban Perahu. Indeed the stench of sulphur hangs constantly in the air, as one can witness the fumes rising out of the crater which makes it a very interesting place to keep in mind when in Bandung, Indonesia. 


Top Five Places to See in Bandung, Indonesia



Kawah Putih (White Crater)

Situated in the Ciwidey region, 44 km from the city of Bandung, a unique and unparalleled vision awaits the visitor. This is a dormant volcano, known for its layers of white sand surrounding the crater. The sand colour is imparted due to the high content of sulphur in the soil. The greenish lake in the crater, increases the visual beauty, with the towering grey limestone cliffs on one side giving it a magical look.


Paskal Food Market

If you come to Bandung and do not taste the delicacies on offer, then you are really missing something. Though, there is no shortage of food outlets in this city, there are some special places where the food is excellent. At the Paskal food market, there are more than 1000 different food and beverage items on offer at the hundreds of stalls. The market, literally, comes alive during night time, with people thronging the place to enjoy the culinary delights. The market is situated at Pasir Kaliki road.


Top Five Places to See in Bandung, Indonesia

With so many lovely hotel options to stay at like Mercure Bandung, this sounds like a fabuous place to visit. I have stayed at Mercure in UAE and had an amazing experience. If you plan to look for options and the best deals to stay in Bandung (Indonesia), you can find out here.



Ever been to any of these far Eastern countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand or Singapore?



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25 comments:

  1. How gorgeous is the peacock! And the sweets look gorgeous!

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  2. That moutainscape, with the lake and peaks, looks stunning. Reminds me of a few areas in Patagonia; the peaks are similar but the lake here much larger. Beautiful.

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    1. O wow! I've never been to Patagonia but it sounds like a fabulous place.

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  3. I think my first stop would be Paskal food market since I eat constantly and the second would be ZOO since I love love love animals.

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    1. Hehe yes! Definitely a good choice. Must try the local food.

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  4. I also love animals ;-) Aww...How I would love to visit Indonesia in my future! It makes me wonder ;-)

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  5. Fascinating! Haven't been there but would definitely love to visit Indonesia. Food market would be the first place to visit :)

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  6. I love that peacock, so beautiful. I would love to visit Indonesia in my near future. Pics are too goo.

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  7. Aw that would be such an exciting experience, what about at the food stall? Two treats in one?!

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    1. Yes, definitely! It's great trying out the local food of a country.

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  8. Se manifique! Loved the photo journal and descriptions.ooooh i would love to visit the paskal market. looks so mouth watering

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  9. You sure do travel a lot sis. I've heard of Bandung's reputation when it comes to tourism. Indonesia sounds like a tropical paradise so far. Then again, it wouldn't be too different from my own country.

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  10. Indonesia looks beautiful. I would love to travel there, In Sha Allah. The mountains look amazing and Paskal food market would probably be first on my to go do list.

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  11. Such a beautiful country! Masha'Allah that mountain views look amazing. When I travel I love to visit zoos to see the different animals some of which iv never heard of before!

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  12. Wow, all of these look like lovely places! I'm a travel enthusiast so I'd love to visit one of these days :)

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  13. The food market looks colorful. That hilltop view is picturesque. Beautiful places to visit. I'm sure this post would be beneficial for the tourist who visits there for weekends. Great travel post.

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  14. Mount Tangkuban Perahu is a very beautiful scenery. And the food market is an irresistible place. In my opinion, no one should visit Bandung without seeing and eating something from the market.
    A nice and informative post it is.

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  15. I would love to visit Indonesia someday. Heard lovely things about it and your review makes it even more inviting masha Allah. Would love to explore the market soooo much - and at nighttime as well. Check out the colours.

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  16. Kawah Putih (White Crater) sounds and looks beautiful. If I ever visit the country, I'll make sure to check it out. Thank you.

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  17. I have heard so so much about Kawah Putih! Definitely putting it on my list, when we visit Indonesia :D

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  18. I haven't been to Indonesia yet. I've seen other countries in South East Asia but it is surely on my list!

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