Bandung is Indonesia’s third-largest city and located in West Java. With far colder temperatures than Jakarta, it’s the perfect escape. Be prepared for some instagramable spots like Rabbit Town, beautiful mountain scenery and several traffic jams (it is almost too busy as Jakarta). There will be some fun things to do in Bandung, and you can take action on a day excursion! Here some activities in Bandung that you can try with family other than Tangkuban Perahu and Kawah Putih.
Visit Cimahi Rainbow Waterfall
When the sun goes down, Cimahi waterfall turns into a rainbow waterfall. A colossal wire of light around the waterfall. We just went to the waterfall during daylight and we must say it’s a pretty cool waterfall. Throughout the rainy season, the waterfall is much larger! The hike up and down is steep but relatively simple: you’ll find stairs and across the way, you can chill at a few viewpoints with seats.
See Beautiful Cakrawala Sparkling Nature Restaurant, Bandung
In and around Bandung you can discover many crazy Instagrammable spots. The first one we stumbled upon is the region around the Cakrawala Sparkling Nature Restaurant. A great place for drinks and meals at one of the restaurants or to enjoy the view and photo spots. Rabbit city is much more arbitrary, but it’s perfect! If you’d like vibrant pictures, proceed. The building is full of colourfully decorated rooms – about several degrees. We compensated IDR 65.000 entrance fee to Rabbit town. Other fantastic picture-perfect places are One Million Balls and Dago Dreampark. The latter has rebuilt the home from Disney Pixar picture Up!
Lunch in Bandung Rice Fields
How does lunch at the rice fields seem? Sapu Lidi is a lovely and peaceful restaurant perfect for a classic Indonesian lunch at the centre of the rice fields. Such as Kahaseupan Duck, Deep Fried Fish Sambal Hejo, Fish Soup Ooyagan, and many more. For more local food: test out the Lembang floating market for local food!
Visit Tea Plantations
On the driveway into the Tangkuban Perahu volcano, you will see beautiful green hills on account of the many tea plantations. Bandung’s climate makes it ideal for farming and also to increase tea. The best part: there aren’t many other tourists visiting these plantations so that you will have the green oasis to yourself! You can also find beautiful plantations nearby Kawah Putih.
Additional Tips for Getting There
It is simple to reach Bandung by rail from large cities such as Jakarta and Yogyakarta. Train rides in Java are pretty comfy and can easily be obtained online through Traveloka or even Tiket.com. In addition, it is possible to fly to Bandung with a domestic or global flight. Travelling by bus is also an alternative, but we’re not big fans of the public buses in Java.
Exploring Bandung is complete fun by motorcycle. It’s our favourite transportation, just going on an adventure by ourselves! You could even employ a driver for a single day or reserve a tour. In the city, you can also use Catch or Go-Jek to get around – both very cheap and convenient!
Whether your trips take you to a long walk on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Let’s know more about Bandung by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.