Most Popular Destination in Bandung
To enjoy Bandung scenery in the olden days is very fitting on foot in Braga Street. One of the main streets in Bandung has been very popular even back from the days of Dutch East Indies colonial times. The high-rise Dutch colonial buildings become the main occupants on this main road. Braga Street until today is still neatly arranged and maintains its classic vibes. Old buildings are still showing their original forms although they have changed their functions to shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels and also art galleries. Stepping on Braga Street brings tourists to feel like in Europe. At night, the lights shine brightly illuminates classical buildings. Several cafes show music entertainment. No wonder, these excitements make Braga Street as a hangout place for Bandung's youth people.
Trans Studio Bandung
Trans Studio becomes the primary destination for family recreation in Bandung. This integrated recreational park is situated in Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto, on the area of 4.2 hectares. It makes Trans Studio becomes the largest and the most compact theme park in Kota Kembang. This theme park sometimes reminds people of Dufan in Jakarta. Trans Studio Bandung provides 20 exciting indoor rides with air conditioning. So that, tourists can play anytime, whether rain or shine. As an integrated park, Trans Studio Bandung offers other facilities, such as Trans Studio Mall Bandung, Trans Luxury Hotel, Ibis Hotel Bandung, Mega Tower and Masjid Agung. Tourists who want to be satisfied while on holiday can also stay here. The location of Trans Studio Bandung is very strategic at the downtown. There are few interesting nearby places, such as Saung Angklung Udjo, Asia Africa Conference Museum, Masjid Raya Bandung and Braga Street. If you intend to continue the trip to those places after having a great time in Trans Studio, please take advantage of car rental services.
Lembang is already known as one of the family destinations. This district is situated at 1,300 - 2,084 meters above the sea level, so that the natural atmosphere is beautiful and fresh. Administratively, Lembang is included to West Bandung regency with a distance 16 kilometers to the heart of the capital city. This city can be accessed through three road options: Bandung, Subang and Cimahi. Tourists are easier to access those roads by cars. Rental car services are available to carry them to Lembang and getting around the popular destinations here as much as they want. Family recreational park becomes the main spotlight in Lembang. Some excellent destinations offer integrated tourist areas in green nature. The most popular names are Dusun Bambu, The Lodge Maribaya, De' Ranch Lembang and Kampung Gajah. In addition to the eyes refreshing, Lembang also pampers the tongue. There are many unique and delicious foods, such as Lembang pure milk, fried milk tofu, grilled sticky rice and rabbit satay. The most satisfying culinary tourism experience can be found at the Lembang Floating Market.
Originally named "Gouvernements Bedrijven", Gedung Sate is a landmark and a central government building in West Java Province. Travelers can find this European-style white building at Jalan Diponegoro No 22. As the name implies, this building has a unique skewer ornament in the main tower. The uniqueness of the architectural style building that was established in September 1924 is highlighting an Indo-European structural design influence with a solid and calculating construction. No wonder this building remains stable and good until now. The beauty of building design and architecture is the masterpiece of architect J. Gerber and team. This government center is also one of the tourism icons of Kota Kembang. Tourists can visit Gedung Sate to enjoy the beauty of the building and learn about its history. Special permission is needed to enter the building, but it is reasonably easy to get. The gardens surrounding this building is also lovely. Tourists often make it as a place to relax, take pictures, exercise lightly and even shooting.
Mount Tangkuban Perahu
This place is the natural beauty that comes from Sangkuriang folklore. According to legend, a man named Sangkuriang was asked by his mother to make a boat and lake in one night, as marriage requirements. Sangkuriang then got angry and kicked the unfinished ship until upside down because knowing he failed to marry his mother. The upside down boat later became a beautiful mountain as high as 2,084 meters. While the lake is believed became the Bandung area, where the topography is in the form of a basin flanked by hills and mountains. This active stratovolcano mountain type is on the north side of Bandung, about 20 kilometers from the city center. The best way to reach the mountain is driving from Bandung. Along the way, views of pine trees and tea gardens will spoil tourists' eyes. Car rental services in Bandung also often take tourists on tour to enjoy this natural wonder. Mount Tangkuban Perahu allows tourist vehicles to enter and climb up to the crater. The parking lot here is vast enough to accommodate many cars and motorbikes. Tourists have to pay the entrance ticket IDR 13,000 per person and IDR 5,000 – Rp20,000 for parking fee according to its type.
Paris Van Java Mall
Among numerous shopping malls spread across Bandung, this mall is the unique one. Paris van Java Mall offers a modern shopping center with a green open concept. This building carries a Mediterranean architectural style, inviting visitors to feel like in Europe. The mall which is located at Jalan Sukajadi No 137 – 139 has been operating since July 2006. There are hundreds of shops from various famous brands here, such as Sogo Department Store, Carrefour, Gramedia, CGV Blitz, and H&M. As a recreation and lifestyle center, Paris van Java Mall also has an ice rink called "Gardenice" which has been operating since 2010. As a recreational center with a green open park concept, Paris van Java has Skyfield. Skyfield is 2,000 square meters artificial garden that filled with flowers, rice fields and various animals. There are also butterfly parks, fish and turtle ponds, also dairy cages.
Alun-alun Kota Bandung
The 1,200 square meters city square is uniquely spread on the roof of a parking building. Here, the green grass is made from synthetic material, so it is very durable and well-maintained. Bandung City Square is on the side of Jalan Asia Afrika. This public park facility is complete and modern with playground, flower garden, library and WiFi connection. Masjid Raya Bandung also complements the charm of the city square, even being the main icon. Bandung City Square until this moment is an affordable recreation destination. Local people like to enliven this park, especially in the morning and evening, and weekends. Local people use the bus to get here because the bus stop is available on the north side of the town square. Meanwhile, tourists from out of town usually use car rental services to visit Bandung City Square. After completely satisfied, the trip can continue to the Museum of the Asian-African Conference, Gedung Merdeka, Jalan Braga, Pasar Baru, and Jalan Sudirman.
From a long time ago, Cihampelas was the center of Bandung's typical souvenirs. This street is full of shops that sell t-shirts and typical food of Kota Kembang. There are two main destinations in Cihampelas, namely Cihampelas Walk and Teras Cihampelas. Cihampelas Walk is a modern open concept green mall. Tourists can enjoy complete recreation here. The culinary center with open concepts, boutiques, hotels, cinemas, to lifestyle shops, everything is there. Meanwhile, Teras Cihampelas is Bandung's newest popular destination. This pedestrian bridge stretches 450 meters at an altitude of 4.6 meters on Jalan Cihampelas. This 9-meters vast bridge is so beautiful with a variety of colorful ornaments. There are also many foods, beverage, clothing, and typical souvenir shops in Bandung. You are recommended to use a rental car to enjoy Cihampelas perfectly because anyone will shop here. The drivers are also ready to take home if tourists are tired of shopping.
Traveling Around Bandung by Car
Bandung is a romantic and family-friendly city. People are usually getting around the city by car, especially if come together. To explore the city maximally, tourists ought to take car rental services in Bandung instead of carrying a private car or loan car from hometown. Rental cars are generally available completed with local drivers who are ready to take tourists to the key destinations and ensure they make a trip without hassles. Moreover, tourists who travel to Bandung will do shopping. After the exhaustion of shopping, it would be enjoyable if tourists can enjoy the next trip in a car, that contains many goods, without having to bother driving themselves. Tourists who are interested in renting a car in Bandung, ought to use an online car rental service. With online car rental services, the tourists can save more time and effort. Traveloka has now provided the service, both on the official website and mobile app. This new service offers complete options, easy to use, affordable prices and security guarantees.
The Best Time to Visit Bandung
Check out the best time if you want to enjoy Bandung at the perfect time:
- Bandung has always been the short trip destination for Jakarta's residents. To not get stuck in the crowd and heavy traffic jam, avoid visiting Bandung on weekends and during public holidays.
- The school holiday season (between June and July) is the peak season of Bandung. If you want to enjoy Bandung more comfortably, avoid this time. However, if you are going to watch a variety of exciting events, Bandung has the most populous agenda at this time.
- Rainfall in Bandung is high and the rainy season is quite long. If you want to visit natural destinations, the best time is the dry season during June – September.
- For tourists who take a car from outside the city, a night trip is effective enough to avoid traffic congestion.
- Special for workers, you should take leave outside the holiday season and avoid weekends to visit Bandung which is more deserted.
Traveling Tips in Bandung By Car
Riding a car to Bandung always provides a fun experience, especially by applying the following tips:
- If you come to Bandung from outside the city, a night trip is the better option because the congestion level decreases. Prepare the physical condition of the driver, passenger and car to ensure safety.
- Take advantage of car rental services to visit many destinations in limited time, especially on family vacations. The driver of the rental car providers has experienced driving to various parts of Bandung. They also know a variety of interesting recommendations that may not exist in anyone's travel review.
- Booking at Traveloka to get the right car rental provider. Traveloka car rental services offer a variety of rental cars from verified providers. The process is fast and easy. Travel security and payment are also guarantee, even the cost is more affordable.
- Make a daily route that is in the same direction, then determine which one should be visited first. Discuss this with the driver to get more relevant and useful input.
- Do not forget to ask the emergency contact of car rental provider to minimize unwanted risks during the trip.