Bandar Lampung is the capital of Lampung Province. Refer to the map, this city is on the southern tip of Sumatra Island. Because of the position, it becomes the main gateway of the Sumatra island, especially for logistics distribution and tourism matters from Java.
Bandar Lampung is one of the most populous cities outside Java, the third largest city in Sumatra, after Medan and Palembang. Bandar Lampung tourism offers a variety of charms, but the most prominent is the extraordinarily beautiful maritime tourism. One of the example is Teluk Kiluan which offers a dazzling sea and dolphins.
Tourists can visit this city by air transportation through Radin Intan II Airport. The futuristic designed airport is located on Jalan Alamsyah Ratu Prawiranegara, Branti Raya Village, Natar District, South Lampung. Currently, flight tickets to Bandar Lampung easier to get because Traveloka always innovate and offers interesting promos.
With an area of around 169.2 km2, Bandar Lampung has a variety of tourist attractions. Up until now, tourists are most often come to the following destinations:
Location: Kabupaten Lampung Timur.
One of the oldest national parks in Indonesia that has become a place for people to see elephants "go to school". The TNWK is not just as a center for the preservation of Sumatran Elephants, but also as a training center for the trunked mammals. Here, tourists can learn to recognize types of elephants, feed and also participate on bathing them.
Location: Desa Pulau Pahawang, Kecamatan Marga Punduh, Kabupaten Pesawaran, Lampung Selatan.
The island has a tropical panorama that is very beautiful with crystal clear sea. Tourists can enjoy free snorkeling to discover the clean and well-maintained underwater world. Sunset views on Pahawang Island are often referred as one of the most exotic in Bandar Lampung.
Location: Bumisari, Natar, Kabupaten Tanggamus, Lampung Selatan.
Currently, there are a lot of people who are buying flight tickets to Bandar Lampung with the main purpose of visiting Kiluan Bay. This destinations rose since the last few years and have invited tourists to see the activities of bottlenose dolphins and long dolphins in their natural habitat. By taking a boat to the middle of the bay, tourists can greet these intelligent mammals at a very close distance.
Bandar Lampung has a special cuisine that makes everyone tempted to try. The best place to have it are:
Location: Jalan Pramuka, Rajabasa, Bandar Lampung.
Open every day, 10:00 - 22:00 WIB.
The freshness of Pindang fish soup with its spicy and sour flavor is the main teaser in this dining lodge. A serve of fresh soup at Pindang Meranjat Riu is sold at price range of IDR 20,000 - IDR 60,000, with a choice of baung, patin and simba fish types. The dining hut is designed with a touch of bamboo makes the atmosphere feels like a traditional home and suitable for big group dining.
Location: Jalan Raden Intan, Way Mengaku, Liwa Lampung Barat.
Open every day, 10:00 - 22:00 WIB.
Tourists come to this restaurant to experience the delicacy of Gulai Taboh which is said to be the king's food of his time. Gulai Taboh is a Nila fish soup with yellow coconut milk soup. Another menu that must be ordered at RM Khang Mengan Jejama is the Baked Nila Bakar with fresh vegetables and chili sauce. Because it is located in the tourist area of Lake Ranau, this restaurant has become a mandatory spot for tourists who want to explore the second largest lake in Sumatra.
Location: Jalan Ikan Bawal number 23 - 24, Teluk Betung, Bandar Lampung.
Open every Monday - Saturday, 13:00 - 19:00 WIB.
Mie Khodon is a legendary eating place that serves the original Lampung type of noodles since the 1960s. This family-business food stall has always been simple and served noodles at very cheap prices, around more or less 10 thousand rupiah per serving. The taste of Mie Khodon is very special because it uses homemade wet noodles mixed with various vegetables, chicken meat and dried shrimp. Visitors can ask for the noodles to be cooked fried or gravy style.