Bandar Lampung the largest city in Lampung and it also serves as the administrative capital of Lampung. Lampung is seldom a tourist destination due to its cramped and somewhat disorganized nature of a city, Bandar Lampung surely has a few interesting spots for tourists to visit. From calm countryside ambience, with cold breeze and serene river, to modern cafes and pubs, you will surely be occupied in the city of Lampung.
Radin Inten II International Airport (TKG) formerly WICT, is an airport that serves the city of Lampung. This airport is named after Radin Inten II, the last Sultan of Lampung. This airport is located on the Jalan Branti Raya in Branti, Natar, northwest of Bandar Lampung in the South Lampung regency. This airport handles flights from destinations such as Jakarta-Soekarno-hata, Bandung, Jambi, Batam, Palembang, Jakarta-Halim-Perdanakusuma and a few others. There are many airlines that operate here, including Batik Air, Citylink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and many more. There are many amenities available at this airport such as ATMs, prayer room, restaurants and many more. Travellers arriving at this airport can take Trans Lampung buses, taxis and train available at this airport to get to the city.
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The weather in Bandar Lampung is pretty much similar to other parts of Indonesia. Thus, the average temperatures in Bandar Lampung vary barely at all. If you prefer to visit during the warm season, it is best to visit Malang, in September, October, or May where the temperature can reach up to 33.7°C and dropping to 23.9°C at night. For those who prefer the dry season, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bandar Lampung are August, September, and then July. However, it’s most likely to rain in late January and early February. It is recommended that you avoid visiting Bandar Lampung in June, May and February, as it is the busiest. Instead, it is best to visit in December.
Way Kambas National Park – One of the must-visit locations in Lampung is the Way Kambas National Park. This park is home and sanctuary to the endangered Sumatran elephants, Sumatran tigers, and Sumatran rhinoceroses. At this park, you can get up close to the elephants and see them perform tricks and even play football. If you are feeling adventurous, you can hop on a canoe ride at Way Kanan River and explore the forest inhabitants through the waterway. There is an entrance fee of SGD2.00.
Child of Krakatoa Mount – People say that a trip to Bandar Lampung is not complete without visiting the Child of Mount Krakatoa. Mount Krakatoa holds a lot of history and tragedy. In 1883, the Mount Krakatoa erupted and destroyed over two-thirds of the Sumatra Island, unleashing massive tsunamis, and killing over 36,000 people. People say that the explosion can even be heard in Europe. In 1927, the “Child of Krakatoa,” emerged from the 1883 caldera. To visit this mountain, you will need an entry license from the Krakatoa National Park, as it is an active volcano. It is recommended that you join a guided tour and be prepared with correct hiking attire.
Kiluan Bay – if the sun, the sea and the sand sound like a perfect getaway, you must not miss visiting Kiluan Bay. Kiluan Bay is located at the edge of Sumatra Island and it can be reached by sailing for 20 minutes across the Indian Ocean. Here, you will be able to witness the wild dolphins making their way to the Pacific Ocean. It is recommended that you book a guided tour to Kiluan Bay, which includes transportation, the homestay and the "jukung” boat for the dolphin watch. Get your camera ready because the hundreds of dolphins are not afraid to get up close to your boat and jump in the air out of the water. Besides seeing dolphins, you can also stroll along the sandy beach where you might find baby turtles making their way to the ocean.