Best Places to Visit in Bandung
The capitol of East Java, Bandung is not to be missed. Nicknamed “The Paris of Java” by the Dutch and later called “The Flower City” for its abundance of flora; Bandung is a beautiful city, known for its relatively cold weather and a variety of sites to see and places to visit. Here are some of the best places to visit in Bandung.
The factory outlets in Bandung are nothing like those you see on the outskirts of large American towns. These are actually outlets for actual factories. Bandung is a perfect place for the serious bargain hunter as it is one of the few places in Southeast Asia to find genuine designer clothes at discount rates. They also tend to have more “western friendly” sizes. Be aware that while many stores do carry legitimate outlet items at rock bottom prices some will inevitability be knock offs as well. A good sign it is genuine is if you see the original price in US Dollars on the tag. If you are in doubt, simply try it on. It fits and feels right then go for it! So whether you love shopping or see it as a necessary evil; Bandung’s factory outlets are some of the best places to visit in Bandung.
For many traveling to Java conjures up images of bubbling volcanoes and massive craters. While at Tangkuban Parahu, these imaginary images come to life. Tangkuban Parahu gives visitors the opportunity to see an active smoking volcano within a massive crater just minutes from their car. One of the first things you will notice is the smell of sulfur. If you want to get closer to the action there are two other craters within hiking distance, including Kawah Domas which offers a hot springs. Visitors to Kawah Domas claim dipping your feet into these waters will increase the smoothness of your skin. Seeing an active volcano is on many visitors lists of must dos in Indonesia, that is way we call it one of the best places to visit in Bandung.
Strawberry Fields (forever)
When the Dutch colonized Indonesia they brought along their native strawberries and it turned out that strawberries grew incredibly well in Bandung. Today Bandung’s hills are home to an abundance of strawberry plantations, many of which are open to the public So for those visitors not scared to get their hands dirty there is a delicious reward in it for you. Many of these strawberry farms grew them organically and some even have restaurants serving locally sourced produce.
Whether you are a fashionista or a outdoors type (it is 2016 so why not both?) Bandung has something for you. Bandung is also world famous for its plethora of unique, one of a kind, luxury hotels such as the Dago Highland resort (check the details.) No matter where you stay or what you do, Bandung is sure to be one of your favorite destinations in all of Indonesia.