Lampung offers dozens of attractions that highlight the richness of nature as its main attraction. The city also boasts a selection of culinary spots, historic places, and interesting cultural sites for tourists. On top of that, all of the fascinating tourist attractions here do not cost much at all.
This is what makes Lampung a great option for holidays. Especially now that reaching Lampung is much easier with the various transportation options available. Tourists who wish to spend their holiday in this city can fly by airplane which will land at Raden Inten II Airport, located on Brantiraya, Natar, South Lampung District. The airport is equipped with sufficient facilities, including the Trans Lampung shuttle bus for an easier access to the city.
Once arrived in Lampung, tourists will find that office buildings, shopping centers, and monuments are decorated with siger. Siger, or sigokh in local Saibatin language, is a golden crown that becomes a symbol of honor and status of Lampung women. As a tradition in this city, siger has become more than a jewelry, but a symbol of pride of the Lampung Province.
Therefore, a visit to the Siger Tower is a must in your itinerary. Reflecting the identity of Bandar Lampung, the tower located on Mount Gamping, Bakauheni, South Lampung Regency, with a height of 110 meters above sea level. On this height, visitors will be treated with a view of the Sunda Strait crowded with ships docked at or departed from the Port of Bakauheni. With its exquisite architecture, this tower is an ideal spot to take photographs.
After admiring the beauty of Siger Tower, continue your journey to Bandar Lampung, specifically to the Thay Hin Bio Temple. Located on Jalan Ikan Kakap No. 35, Pesawahan, Teluk Betung, Thay Hin Bio Temple is not your typical monastery, but a witness to the eruption of Mount Krakatau in 1883. Among the many buildings that were destroyed, Thay Hin Bio Temple, although partly damaged, stood tall. Visitors are now able to adore its beautiful architecture, thanks to its post-eruption restoration.
Visiting Lampung is not complete without visiting the Kiluan Bay which has been a magnet for nature lovers. Located in Desa Kiluan Negeri, Kelumbayan Subdistrict, Tanggamus, or about 80 kilometers from downtown Bandar Lampung, here dolphins swim freely in the open water in the morning. Tourists can also go swimming and snorkeling to see the beauty underwater.
The city of Lampung also offers quite a handful of delectable culinary selections. One of them is Taman Santap Rumah Kayu, a famous spot amongst locals that offers a wide selection of Indonesian cuisines. Small huts are available to further enhance the feeling of dining in a village. The restaurant’s calm and cozy atmosphere also makes it a perfect place to dig in to its extensive menu. Taman Santap Rumah Kayu is located on Jalan Arif Rahman Hakim No. 45, Way Halim.
While in Lampung, a visit to the Metro area is also a must. Find Bengkel Perut D’Sawah, a restaurant located in the middle of the rice fields that serves a wide range of Indonesian dishes at affordable prices. Located at Yosodadi, East Metro, it adopts an open-air dining concept by using semi-permanent lodges and lesehan seating (sitting on the floor while eating) to make the dining experience feel more authentic. Bengkel Perut D'Sawah is guaranteed to complete your holiday experience.
Finally, take time to stop by at Lampung’s most famous coffee shop, El's Coffee House. The cafe offers coffee beans from across the regions in Indonesia, including Aceh, Toraja, Kintamani, Mandailing, and many more. If you are interested in tasting their variety of coffee creations, El's Coffee House has a number of shops in Lampung with its main store located at Jalan MS Batubara No. 1. 134A, Teluk Betung.